Bulls Sweep Heat
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Apr 30, 2007 2:00PM
But the young Bulls proved everybody wrong, closing out the series with their 92-79 victory on Sunday in Miami. The Heat put up a good fight for most of the game, leading much of the way until late in the third quarter. The Bulls out-hustled the Heat and proved they simply wanted it more, doing everything possible to close out the game and the series. Ben Wallace — a 41% free throw shooter — even hit a half-dozen consecutive free throws down the stretch!
Luol Deng led the Bulls' offense in the series by scoring 26.3 points/game, with Ben Gordon close behind at 25.5 points/game. Ben Wallace averaged less than 10 boards/game, yet the Bulls as a team outrebounded the Heat by over 10/game.
Next up for the Bulls are their old rivals, the Detroit Pistons, who also won their opening-round series with a 4-0 sweep. The two teams will have nearly a week to rest before that series opens next weekend.
Photo by AFP/Getty Images/Eliot J. Schechter.