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Boozer, Bulls too much for Heat (VIDEO)

Dec 6, 2013, 2:11 AM EDT

This is the Chicago Bulls that are hard to beat, Derrick Rose or no Derrick Rose.

Since Rose went down with a torn meniscus the Bulls have struggled at both ends of the floor — they had been giving up 13 more points per 100 possessions defensively than they had with Rose. That was just about focus and not playing at both ends like they normally do.

But that defense was back against the Heat (allowing 96.1 points per 100 possessions). Miami scored just 34 points in the paint There also was a whole lot of Carlos Boozer — 27 points and 9 rebounds — which is what we highlight in that video. For all the talk about Boozer’s contract and flaws, the guy can flat-out play.

  1. belleby123 - Dec 6, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    The weird thing is that the Heat only had one starter out–D. Wade–and one bench dude–Birdman–sitting out, while the Bulls had two starters out in Butler and D. Rose, and I think there was a good chance the Heat would have won if all those guys were playing. I’m amazed they can be as competitive as they are with rebounding ability that is mediocre at best.

  2. beach305 - Dec 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    After three years of failing in the post season, hopefully bulls fans have learn that regular season wins means absolutely nothing against Miami.

    This happens every year.

    • pudgalvin - Dec 6, 2013 at 9:30 AM

      You guys still pretty proud of beating us without 3 starters in the playoffs last year?

      • beach305 - Dec 6, 2013 at 10:08 AM

        Note: you guys will never be healthy, so jt will be your cruch. Heat has have bosh and wade hurt doing the post season every year.

      • dj3garrett - Dec 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM

        Only proud because you Bulls fans talk so much s.hit when you beat the Heat during the regular season… Definitely proud after the way you guys acted after the 27 game win streak… Definitely proud after the way you guys cheered when Lebron James rolled his ankle… Definitely proud after the way Noah talks all of his s.hit about all of Miami and it’s players after one win… Yep, definitely proud… If they meet in the playoffs again this year and the Heat send them home I’ll again be proud… They beat the Bulls with 3 starters out and they Beat the Bulls with their MVP Rose and “bench mob” so it doesn’t matter… Anyways, the bulls played a good game last night and Miami deserved that Whoopin for coming out with a lack of intensity… Miami blew them out once and the Bulls blew them out… Hopefully next game is more competitive…

  3. heat256 - Dec 6, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    The Bulls pretty much own the Heat during the last few regular season games; the playoffs, not so much. And I am sure the Heat and its fans will take that scenario every time.

  4. unfrozencavemanlawyer2 - Dec 6, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    I don’t think anyone in Chicago harbors any illusions that this game means they are legit contenders. The bulk of Chicago fans would prefer to tank. But the East is so friggin awful, that it won’t happen. Bulls fans know a first or maybe second round playoff exit awaits them.

  5. bougin89 - Dec 6, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    That was a pretty pathetic effort by Bosh in particular. 2 rebounds in 27 minutes. The Heat’s starters totaled 9 rebounds for the game.

    • apkyletexas - Dec 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM

      Hibbert, West and George are going to destroy that Charmin-soft Heat interior D this year…

      • dj3garrett - Dec 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM

        I don’t know why you mentioned George… He can’t bully Lebron on the block… More like the other way around… Hibbert and West do it every year…and lose… You can say the Pacers will kill the Heat all you want… The truth is, the Miami Heat are the champions… Until the Pacers actually beat the Heat, all of that dominating talk is pointless…

  6. fnf417 - Dec 6, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Indiana is gonna beat the Heat in the playoffs no 3 in a row for Miami

    • beach305 - Dec 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM

      Three times a charm is that it? What will be the motto next year?

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