Just got the news that Bron’ Bron’ will not be suiting up against the Bulls today. Had he decided to play I think the rough and tough Bulls would still get after his nose even with a mask on. The Bulls are a extremely physical team with rugged post players like Boozer and Noah. Gibson gets you points on or off the bench and hustles hard to crash the glass. Point guard situation for the Bulls is questionable with DJ Augustin at the helm. He plays well and reminds me of a 2 guard turned PG, think Westbrook but less athletic. Coach Tom Thibodeau always hypes his team up and the added Noah factor and his hatred toward Miami could propel them moving ahead in this game. Dwayne Wade will need to be big time today but will his knees allow him to do so? Bosh is consistent but they might need a 30 point game from him. In this game I like the Bulls depth and aggressive attitude to win and it all comes down to the Heat bench and finding a playmaker other than Lebron James. If it’s close I like the Bulls and if it’s a shoot out maybe lean toward Miami. Regardless I expect Noah to have an emotional and maybe a triple double game. Boozer will add in his 15 points 8 rebounds and look for Dunleavy and Hinrich to quietly play smart basketball. Hoping for a physical game which I presume will happen and a Bulls victory. Check back for the postgame recap after!
Well as I mentioned earlier in the preview, Bosh would have to score 30, he had 28, and Wade needed to play above his knee injury, which he also did. The two combined for most of the Heat offense, over 50%! Noah had the big game as expected with 20 points and 15 rebounds, but the team shot 32%, horrific! Snell, Augustin, and Hinrich combined 6-30 from the field. I said in the preview that DJ would need a nice game, he proved way off. It was another double double for Taj Gibson and Boozer was quiet (only 8 shots). Overall it was the two big stars from Miami that won the game and the struggles for Chicago keep dwelling on and on.