Bulls Young Guns Take Heat

Chicago's young guns demoralize Heat, 107-89
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 25, 2007 5:32 AM CDT
Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich, left, and Luol Deng of Sudan, right, celebrate as Ben Gordon watches play during the fourth quarter of their first-round NBA playoff basketball game against the Miami Heat...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Bulls became the playoffs' first team to exceed 100 points, and Luol Deng did a convincing Dwyane Wade impression in dominating the fourth quarter, scoring 14 and 26 overall. Wade and Shaq, Miami's stars, were subdued in the latest setback to their defense of last year's championship. Chicago shot 55% from the field.

However, history favors the Heat on two counts: Last year, Miami stormed back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Dallas in the NBA finals, and in 2005, Chicago coughed up a 2-0 lead against Washington in the first round.