Heat Show Bulls Why They Are No.2

After starting the Eastern Conference Finals off with a win the Bulls have dropped the last two games to the Miami Heat.

Chicago came out the first game showing off their defense and bench mob, since then the Bulls haven’t been able to get back into that winning rhythm.  The Heat evened the series up Wednesday beating the Bulls in Chicago 85-75.

Miami stopped the Bulls from getting second chance points and held Chicago to shooting under 35%.  With the Bulls not being able to buy a bucket and Miami’s big three combining for 63 points Chicago fell to the Heat for the first time this year.

Sunday night wasn’t any better for the Bulls loosing another game to the Heat in Miami 96-85.  Chicago once again couldn’t get the same support from the bench and the starters didn’t do much better either leading them to drop two straight which the Bulls have not done since February 7th.

Chris Bosh was the lead scorer for Miami putting up 34 hitting 13 of 18 from the field, Lebron James also helped out getting 22 points and dishing out 10 assistts for his team.  Miami has been shooting a lot better than the credit that was given to them, Sunday’s game they were above 50%.

“Our defense isn’t very good at all right now,” Chicago’s Luol Deng said. “We have to do a better job than (50.7 percent). All year, we had teams shoot lower than that, especially in the fourth quarter. That’s how we win. They’re attacking more. We have to present a wall to stop them.”

That tough defense is what has been lacking for Chicago these last couple games, they are also not getting the same production from the bench as was seen the first game.  Chicago knows they need to make some adjustments and not go down 3-1 in the series with another game in Miami coming up Tuesday night.

“We have to bring more intensity to the game.  We have to be the first to the floor, first on the rebounding side.  Guards still have to get in and rebound and help the bigs.  And we have to play more aggressive on both ends.  Way more.”  Said by Derrick Rose after game three.