By David Schuster–
MIAMI (WSCR) The Bulls appeared confident when we spoke to them Tuesday morning in the locker room. They said they think they have solved Miami’s suffocating defense, but obviously we won’t know that until Tuesday night.
It still boils down to X’s and O’s on the court, but Carlos Boozer feels there’s something else involved, “We have to have more of a sense of urgency. Obviously we have the will and the determination and everyone in the locker room wants to win. We just have to go out there and get it.”
Tonight’s contest is pivotal for both teams. Should Miami win, they will have a strangle hold on the series with a 3-1 advantage. But if the Bulls win, it will be 2-2 series and Chicago will have regained the home-court edge. Derrick Rose knows tonight’s contest is critical, “We know this is the most important game of our life. We have to go out there and try and get this one.”
Rose said he has to be more aggressive from start to finish and plans on attacking the rim throughout the game. He said he doesn’t necessarily have to score a ton of points, but it’s on him to get the offense going any way needed.
Omer Asik did not practice this morning and will be a game-time decision with a strained muscle in his left leg. If Asik can’t go, then Kurt Thomas will be the backup center and get the bulk of the minutes behind Joakim Noah.