A pivotal game for Eastern Conference playoff seeding is taking place with the Bulls (39-39) visiting the Heat (45-32). Chicago is playing for their playoff lives being two out with four to go behind the Pistons. Meanwhile, the Heat are trying to get home court advantage for the first round and rest Dwayne Wade. Find out how this dynamic plays with the Bulls getting five points on the road for this 4/7 game.
NBA Free Pick : Heat Going for Sweep
Miami has handled the Bulls no problem in their previous three meetings winning them all. This situation will be very difficult because of all the players they are missing. Bosch is out with a blood clot. Tyler Johnson’s shoulder is still bothering him. Whiteside is questionable with a leg problem and even if he plays, his minutes and effort will be limited. Combine all of this Wade needing rest and the short handed Heat have all the reasons to fall at home.
Before one considers this a slam dunk, the Bulls ran into a similar circumstance against Memphis. With key players out for the Griz, Chicago fell short 108-92 to go 3-6 in this key stretch to the playoffs. 20 turnovers were cashed in by Memphis to the tune of 32 points. Rose wen 5 for 15 from the floor with most of the other Bulls equally listless.
Miami shows off their depth by overcoming the Bosch injury since the All-Star Break. Deng, Johsnon, and Dragic are feeling it with rookies Justice Winslow and Josh Richardson providing quality minutes. However with no real sense of imperativeness other than home court, the Heat will not have the energy to cope with the Bulls. Last stand time gets the Bulls through with the winning wager bolstered by their +5. Good fortune and we will see you later on today here at the HRW.