Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat: Eastern Conference Finals THROWDOWN!

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In the NBA Western Conference, we have a “broken bracket.” The San Antonio Spurs and L.A. Lakers (thank goodness!) went down. But in the East, we have #1 vs. #2, the match-up everyone in the media and the league wanted. The match-up we all expected, a re-match of the 1997 Conference Finals.

A match-up like requires the old NBA on NBC them from the ’90s. You know it, it’s composed by John Tesh, did you know that? And then in 2004, Nelly sampled it for the opening track on his album entitled “Sweat.”

Well, that’s enough hype for now, let’s get to the preview. “It’s getting hot in here,” so I hope you’re reading this shirtless, cause I’m certainly typing it that way.

By Paul M. Banks

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Miami Heat are an UNFAVORABLE Match-up for the Chicago Bulls

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The Chicago Bulls might have owned the Miami Heat this regular season, but Chicago fans shouldn’t let that 3-0 mark versus the NBA signature villains fool them into complacency. And that’s especially difficult; given how the last time the teams met, the Bulls literally made them cry.

The cliche is true; NBA playoff basketball is a totally different animal (especially this year since the East has gained so much strength). Bulls fans don’t have to look back any further than the last time (prior to this season) that they won a playoff series.

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NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

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Well, it appeared the Boston Celtics threw in the white towel last night and gave the Big 4 the night off. The subs then promptly lost in overtime to the lowly Washington Wizards. With that loss, and Miami’s win over the Atlanta Hawks, the playoffs are now set in the Eastern Conference.

This year’s playoffs are going to very hyped up and rightfully so. There are four or five contenders in the East and many questions that will be answered in the coming weeks. The Chicago Bulls have won 60 games to date and are the top seed while the Heat are second and Boston third. Many would say one of those three teams will represent the East in the Finals but watch out for the Orlando Magic and maybe even the New York Knicks.

I’ve broken down each first round matchup and predicted the winners starting with the Bulls vs. Pacers so let’s take a look…

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