The Chicago Bulls pulled out a surprise victory over Lebron James and the Miami Heat Friday night 96-89. The Chicago Bulls can attribute this win to two things: their superior offensive rebounding and the fact that their bench out-scored Miami’s bench 33-14, which is big because their bench has struggled throughout much of the year thus far. This was a great team performance by the Bulls to help get them the victory over the defending champions and shows that the Bulls are a team to be taken serious for a run at the title once Derrick Rose returns.
The Bulls were led by Carlos Boozer as he came to play against the Heat posting 27 points to go along with 12 rebounds, including 6 offensive rebounds, as wells as Joakim Noah and Nate Robinson who both chipped in 13 points. As a team the Bulls shot a solid 45.0% from the floor (36-80) which was lower than the Heat’s percentage of 46.2% but the Heat only attempted 65 shots, making 30 of them. The Bulls had a great team effort this game as their defense was a big factor in this game as they held all of the other players besides the “big three” to 23 points total and limited Miami to 25.0% (5-20) shooting from behind the arc. This is the motto of the recent Bulls under Coach Thibodeau with solid defense and inside shooting on the offensive side.
The Bulls will hope to continue to play as well as they did against the Heat in order to keep stride and maintain a firm hold on a playoff spot during the absence of superstar Derrick Rose.
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