Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 15 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls clinch the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 95-92 win over the Washington Wizards in the regular-season finale Wednesday night.
With the Big 3 back and the league’s best record clinched – as well as the winningest season in franchise history – the Miami Heat don’t have much left to do other than tune up for the playoffs.
The Miami Heat return to the court Thursday night for what could be the deciding game in LeBron James’ quest to capture a third NBA MVP trophy.
Forty-eight hours after getting beaten like the end of a ketchup bottle, the Miami Heat are in a must-win situation in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Chicago Bulls.
The Miami Heat lost game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals series by 21 points, beaten down by the Chicago Bulls 103-82.
Derrick Rose scored 26 points and Luol Deng added 20, including the tiebreaking 3, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat 93-89 on Thursday night in a wild showdown between two of the Eastern Conference’s top teams.