NBA Game of the Day – 3/14/12 – Heat at Bulls

Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls

3/14/12

9:30 PM Eastern time / 6:30 PM Pacific time

United Center inChicago,Illinois

TV: ESPN (206 directv)

Line: Chicago Bulls -2

2011-12 Records:

Miami Heat: 31-10 (2nd in Eastern Conference)

Chicago Bulls: 35-9 (1st in Eastern Conference)

Record vs. each other: Miami 1-0 over Chicago

Players of interest:

Miami Heat: Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh

Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose

Why you want to watch:

  • Heat beat the Bulls in their only match this season, 97 to 93 in Miami.
  • Heat have won 5 straight regular season games over the Bulls.
  • Bulls are on a roll having won 10 of their last 11 games which included an 8 game winning streak.
  • Heat have only gone 3 and 3 in their last 6 but prior to those 6 games had won 9 in a row and 12 of 13.
  • Heat beat the Bulls in last year’s Eastern conference finals 4 games to 1.
  • Rose struggled in the last match with the Heat having to take 28 shots (made 11) to score 34 points.
  • Heat are just 1 loss in back of the Bulls for the Eastern conference lead. They will play each other 2 more times after today.

– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern”