NBA Power Rankings: Miami Heat Should Be Scared of Chicago Bulls

March 20th, 2012 by Ryan Rudnansky Leave a reply »

This was supposed to be the Miami Heat's year.

After one season of playing together, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were supposed to take the NBA by storm, with renewed chemistry and vigor.

But something's off. The Heat may be 33-11, but they are currently trailing the Bulls in the Eastern Conference. They were supposed to beat the Bulls last Wednesday, given the Bulls were without their star Derrick Rose, who is still nursing a groin injury. Instead, the Bulls beat them. Why? Because the Bulls simply played with more heart and showed the chemistry fit for a championship team.

The Bulls' leading scorer was John Lucas. As for the Heat, James and Wade combined for 71 of the Heat's 102 points. The Heat's bench was outscored by the Bulls' second-stringers, 56-15, and shot 4-of-14 from the floor.

You can attribute the Heat's loss that fateful day to Bosh if you want. After all, he shot 3-of-15 from the floor, committed four turnovers and grabbed a grand total of three rebounds.

But the fact of the matter is, the Bulls simply looked like the better team. Even when Michael Jordan was dominating in Chicago, he had ...

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