Heat win 105-93!
30.8 — Boozer gets his 20th rebound (probably the quietest 20 rebound game you will ever see) and then throws a terrible pass to Kirk Hinrich
1:10 — Bosh HUGE block on Kirk Hinrich!
3:49 — How are the Bulls still in this game (they’re only down by eight)?
Jeff van Gundy: “Shamockery. Sham and Mockery.”
7:10 — NORRIS COLE WITH THE BEAUTIFUL REVERSE! FIRST BIRDMAN, NOW FLAT-TOP!
8:00 — 1st 2-point field goal of the second half for the Bulls…can you believe that?
Jeff van Gundy on Ricky Davis returning to the NBA (quoting Hubie Brown): ” Often, when you learn to say hello, it is time to say goodbye.”
9:45 — Ray Allen chase-down blocks Belinelli? Jeff van Gundy: “Marco Belinelli needs to go to the penalty box if Ray Allen is blocking his stuff.”
Nate Robinson is now 5-15. First Half Nate = Good Nate, Second Half Nate = Bad Nate
- Heat lead by 9 points (86-77).
- There have been 15 total rebounds by both teams this game.
Most Bad-Ass NBA Playoff Commercial To Date:
9:30 — Chicago Bulls have the lead off of a Hinrich three — until Mike Miller hits an open corner three of his own!
8:30 — Boozer gets away with an elbow and shove on Bosh. Bosh is unhappy and keeps jawing. Gets a technical.
8:18 — HINRICH HITS A THREE AND GETS FOULED! SECOND POTENTIAL FOUR-POINT PLAY IN THE PAST FIVE MINUTES!
7:50 — Mike Miller corner three off of a LeBron lob pass to Wade, who then finds Miller in the corner. Apparently, Mike Miller has a 41% 3-FG percentage — better than Ray Allen’s 40%.
6:55 — Belinelli with another three — there’ve been something like 120 threes this quarter already.
4:39 — Tom Thibodeau just got called for a technical foul.
Jeff van Gundy — “Who would win the official Olympics?”
Probably, Ed Hochuli
3:40 — Clear path foul on Boozer (questionable call), so two free throws and possession for Heat.
Here’s Chris Anderson’s Reverse Layup:
2:24 — Heat on the semi-fast break, LeBron finds the Birdman who finishes for the and-1. Heat up by 10!
STATS UPDATE: Bulls are now shooting 50% from three (11-22).
Half-Time Thoughts and Updates: Heat 56 – Bulls 54
Predictions for Second Half? Tweet me @jaebradley.
Here are my three bold predictions:
- LeBron finishes with at least 40 points.
- Nate Robinson does the discount double check.
- Wade and Jimmy Butler get double technicals.
Nate Robinson’s bank shot to end the half:
Nate Robinson has kept the Bulls in the game.
- The Bulls are +10 when he has been on the floor.
- He’s 2-3 from three point range — the rest of the Bulls are shooting 27%.
Mario Chalmers has been superb.
- 13 points on 4-7 shooting.
- 3 assists, 1 turnover
LEBRON IS PERFECT
- 6 for 6 from the field
- 1 for 1 from three point
- 3 for 3 from the free throw line
- 16 points
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10:33 — RIDICULOUS BIRDMAN REVERSE LAYUP!
- Ray Allen got the ball on a curl to the basket, Birdman’s defender came over to help, Allen hit the Birdman, and then the Birdman did an up-and-under to finish at the hoop.
My reaction to Birdman’s reverse layup
7:20 — Chris Bosh jumper over Boozer. Apparently, Carlos Boozer is the only person in the NBA that doesn’t realize that Bosh is one of the deadliest mid-range shooters in the game. Also this gem from Jeff van Gundy: “If you give up a mid-range jumper to Chris Bosh, that’s good defense” — apparently, van Gundy also doesn’t realize that Bosh is exceptional from mid-range.
5:13 — Chalmers to James for the big slam dunk after the pick-and-roll. Heat up 15!
3:46 — LeBron James gets called for the BS offensive foul — and then immediately goes to whine to the official.
3:30 — Nate Robinson with a pull-up three (I still can’t believe he’s 5′ 9”). The Bulls depend on Nate Robinson for a huge chunk of their three point scoring.
When are we going to have hockey assists as an official stat? That needs to happen now.
2:40 — LeBron James picks up an offensive foul after
pushing off of giving Nate Robinson a love tap.
1:00 — Daequan Cook hits a three — Bulls within three (when the hell did that happen)?
34.8 — Nate Robinson hits a three from Cuba — WTF?!?!
18.0 — LeBron James “Bulls” his way to the basket….see what I did there?
3.0 — Nate Robinson bank shot — uh oh, can we get a heat check on this guy?
12:00 — 1st Quarter: No Deng and no Noah. We’ll see how this changes the Bulls.
11:oo — LeBron drills a three. He already has five points. You think he’s forgotten about March 27th?
9:40 — Bosh hits a nice mid range jumper. He’s been shooting 50.3% from 15-19 feet away from the basket.
7:30 — LeBron finds Wade with a 3/4 court pass, who then finds Chalmers in the corner. Swish. That was beautiful.
7:00 — Bosh with a nice up-fake, makes Boozer look silly…
6:00 — Chicago is ice cold. They’re currently shooting 20% (2-10) from the field.
5:54 — van Gundy is just tearing Carlos Boozer a new one. I wonder if Boozer has made cereal references about van Gundy’s loved ones….
3:58 — Birdman fouled hard by Nazr Mohammed after a nice feed by LeBron. Looks like he tweaked his left shoulder.
2:00 — Chicago on a 7-0 run…until Mario Chalmers hits a three. Chalmers has 11 points to lead all scorers. The Bulls as a team, have 18 points.
Except, everything is going right in Miami right now.
1:00 — Nate Robinson vs. Norris Cole
0:10 — Mike Miller tips in a missed free throw!