Heat vs. Bulls Game 3 Preview and Pick

Written by Thomas | Saturday, May 21st, 2011

The series is tied and now the scene changes to Miami for a home game to be played with game three is scheduled for Sunday May 22nd with television coverage available on TNT with a start time of 8:30pm ET. The Bulls did threaten in Game 2 after drubbing the Heat in Game 1. But the defensive switches for the Heat appeared to work against the Bulls.

Miami had a huge lift in the second quarter when Dwayne Wade scored 12 of points in the second period. LeBron James led the Heat with 30 points and 10 rebounds along with three steals and five assists. James had a complete game and contributed in the fourth quarter to allowing the Bulls just two points in the last 7 minutes of play. The Heat started the second half on a hot streak as Udonis Haslem stepped on the court and added 11 points for the team as they shot 50% from the field in that early second half spurt.

Derrick Rose led the bulls with 21 points but had few good looks at the basket and several times had to put up bad shots as the shot clock was ready to sound a violation. He had scored two points in the final frame of the game. Luol Deng contributed 13 points but added only 4 in the final three periods. Joakim Noah grabbed eight rebounds and had nine points which is under his normal production and Taj Gibson score eight points in the final period which was the only spark they seemed to have at the end. Carlos Boozer was poor for the most part of the game as he added seven points and garnered eight rebounds and sat out quite a bit of the final part of the game.

Another good game is on tap but with the game in Miami there are some definite things the Bulls must do to win. They must limit the turnovers and be the first ones back on defense. The Heat loves the transition game and grabs long rebounds and is out of the gate and going to the basket. Noah needs more rebounds to edge out LeBron James. Chris Bosh is soft around the glass and the Bulls can grab and edge in this department. Miami has the best 3 out of 4 players on the floor. The role players have the ability to keep the series close for the Bulls. Korver needs to find his stroke and stick it in for Chicago to win.

The Bulls are +5 for Game 3 and our pick is for them to cover the spread even on the road.

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