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Bulls Fall Down 0-2 to Heat

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Apr 25, 2006 1:32PM

The Bulls dug themselves an 0-2 hole in their best-of-7 first-round playoff series with the Miami Heat, after last night's 115-108 loss. They lost the series opener 111-106.

2006_04_sports_bulls_heat_game2.jpgIn each game, the Bulls fell behind by substantial amounts, then staged heroic comebacks, only to fall just short. Last night saw the Bulls cut a 19-point Heat lead, at the beginning of the 4th quarter, to just 4 points with about 3 minutes left to play. The rally was much like Saturday's, which saw the Bulls down by 12 at halftime, before coming back to take a lead early in the 4th quarter.

However, in both games so far, Miami's offensive has proven to be too much for the Bulls. The Bulls' lack of size and their young roster have just not been able to overtake a Heat team that is lead by Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade, and includes veterans like Antoine Walker, Jason Williams and Gary Payton as well.

Game 3 brings the series back to Chicago on Thursday night, with Game 4 at the United Center on Sunday. Can the Bulls win even one game in this series? Their toying with our emotions have suggested that they can steal one here on their home court. But we realize the Bulls are simply overmatched, and it'll be a real feat for them to take the series to even Game 6.

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