CHICAGO (WSCR) The Chicago Bulls routed the Miami Heat for a 103-82 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. In the wake of the 21-point loss, much of the discussion revolved around what the Heat weren’t able to do.
But there’s another way to look at that very same question.
“I don’t know if it’s as much as what happened to the Miami Heat as much as it is, you know, the Bulls played their game,” Mike Wallace, of ESPN.com, said on the Danny Mac Show. “Sometimes there’s just not anything that goes wrong with you, sometimes your opponent is just better on a particular night. And, you know, we saw that.
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“When you break down the game and you look at how the first quarter was played out, Miami got away from what they were doing, for whatever reason. And Chicago had a lot to do with taking them out of that sort of attack that they were in. But hey, Chicago had the deeper bench obviously, they’re more relentless on the boards and they’re able to expose Miami’s weaknesses, especially when LeBron [James] and Dwyane [Wade] aren’t getting the calls they need to get to the free throw line.”