Monday 7 p.m. – Chicago at Miami: The big three are looking like prohibitive favorites for another NBA title, and with Derrick Rose still not playing this series looks lopsided. When you get past the top three players, the Bulls bring emerging star Jimmy Butler, who is their best chance to slow James and Wade, while the Heat counters with the answer to their problems at center in tattoed Chris Anderson. The Bulls’ upset Saturday was huge, but winning a whole series from the Heat is an even longer shot.
The Bulls had to fly straight from the win in New York to Miami, so they are going on little rest, with players out and coming off the flu (Deng and Robinson) against a Heat team that had more than a week for Dwyane Wade to heal.
|Rnk||Visitors Best in Order||Edge||Rnk||Home Best in Order|
|36||Joakim Noah, CHI||Heat big||1||LeBron James, MIA|
|65||Carlos Boozer, CHI||Heat big||8||Dwyane Wade, MIA|
|94||Nate Robinson, CHI||Heat big||27||Chris Bosh, MIA|
|131||Jimmy Butler, CHI||Bulls||153||Chris Andersen, MIA|
|164||Taj Gibson, CHI||Heat||140||Ray Allen, MIA|
|285||Kirk Hinrich, CHI||Heat||231||Mike Miller, MIA|
|302||Malcolm Thomas, CHI/GS||Heat||180||Mario Chalmers, MIA|
|315||Richard Hamilton, CHI||Tie||307||Rashard Lewis, MIA|
|9||Derrick Rose, CHI (inj)|