Rebounding and defense led the Bulls to a 21-point rout of the Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. But just like it during the regular season, it wasn’t just the starters who contributed for the Bulls.
It’s the matchup that basketball fans dreamed of since the Chicago Bulls established themselves as a legitimate title contender back in the regular season.
The Chicago Bulls ended the regular season with the best record in the NBA. Coming into the season no one saw this kind of a jump from the 41-win team that lost in the first round of the playoffs last season.
This season, Derrick Rose has stolen the majority of headlines surrounding the Chicago Bulls, and rightfully so. The Bulls’ third-year point guard is the odds on favorite to win the league’s MVP award.