Heat beat the Bulls 115-78 in Game 2

The Heat responded pretty well to their Game 1 loss

5/9/13 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

May 8, 2013; Miami, FL, USA;  Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls shooting guard Marco Belinelli (8) during the second half in game two of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY SportsLots of people were pleasantly surprised when the Chicago Bulls won Game 1 of their series against the Miami Heat. The questions immediately started flying around, with people wondering if the Bulls could take down the NBA's Goliath.

The Heat put all that noise to rest in Game 2, handing the Bulls their worst postseason loss in team history, by a score of 115-78.

The Heat had 6 players with double digit scoring including Ray Allen, who led the team in scoring with 21 points off the bench.

One of the more ridiculous stats from last night's game: Shane Battier was +42 in 22 minutes, despite only scoring 3 points.

The Heat were dominant in nearly every way. They outrebounded the Bulls 41-28. They outshot the Bulls, by a lot. The Heat shot 50% from beyond the three point line, and 60% from the field. The Bulls shot 39% and 35.5%, respectively.

If you had any questions about who the best team in this series is, the Heat answered all of those questions pretty emphatically, and reminded us that we're in for another year of the same thing we saw last year: Heat dominance.
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5/9/13   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

The Bulls beating the Heat shorthanded was as much an aberration as the score of last night's game. The Bulls under Thibodeau are .500 against the big 3, including playoffs. They have beaten the Heat 3 times this year. Do not think for a second the Heat will cruise and win another game in this series as lopsided as last night's score. Adjustments will be made and hopefully a few bodies for the Bulls win return.