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Heat vs Bulls, Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 recap from NBA.com
Start your morning with some Taj Gibson ferocity all up in your Fruity Pebbles.
Also, I have something really sweet to show you guys this afternoon, so check back for that. Two words: Blake Griffin.
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James combined for 12/32 from the field, about 37%. If Miami hopes to do anything, this can’t happen again. Bosh’s 30 points were cute, but Wade and LeBron are the Heat’s momentum guys, and if they aren’t hot, Rose’ll grab the torch and take the game over, like he did with his 28 points and six assists tonight.
In other news, Taj Gibson can dunk a basketball hard and over people. That is all.
Bulls/Heat; Shooting stats through first three quarters
Heat shooting 47%, Bulls shooting 39%
Heat shooting 26/55, Bulls shooting 27/68, with more threes than Miami.
What this means: Chicago’s getting more shots off due to more rebounds and fewer turnovers.
Bulls v Hawks Game 6 highlights from NBA.com
Domination. The Bulls beat the Hawks in in every major statistical category: 53% to 36% in field goal percentage, 34 to 14 in assists, 6 to 3 in blocked shots, 4 to 2 in players in double-digit scoring and 1 to 0 in coaches who urgently need a glass of water.
For the first time since MJ donned his #23 Bulls jersey back in 1998, Chicago is going to the Eastern Conference Finals.
As I said earlier, execution from the field was the key to victory for this game. Shooting was even for the game, with both teams shooting around 48%, but in the fourth quarter, the Hawks went 5-16 while the Bulls shot 11/21, a 21% difference.
Derrick Rose enjoys playing basketball, and particularly likes the scoring aspect, so he tallied 33 points and 9 assists tonight while Jeff Teague was the Hawks’ stud, scoring 20 points and dropping 7 dimes. The Bulls now lead the series 3-2, but the Hawks lead in players with the last name “Sy” 1-0.
Kevin Durant reads the Bible before games, and thanks the Lord during post game interviews.
Derrick Rose used his mom’s early struggles to provide for the family, and he thanked her when he became the youngest MVP.
These are the true stars of the NBA. The role models that kids should follow, and adults should also look up to.
Humble players. Great winners.