[dropcap]C[/dropcap]HICAGO – No Derrick Rose, no Luol Deng, no Kirk Hinrich, the only thing that’s left to do in these 2013 NBA playoffs is to throw in the proverbial towel.
As if the under-manned—and hilariously—out-matched Bulls had a chance against the defending champions from South Beach would be akin to a mild case of delusion and serial folly, it’s safe to say that being down 3-1 with Game 5 in Miami, it’s all over in the Windy City except the crying.
Going into this series, I gave the Bulls two games, based on their gutsy, the-little-engine-that-could story of inspiration, guts and moxie against the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Man, was I wrong, as the Nets clearly are not even in the same league the Heat.
Forgive me for stating the obvious, but the Heat are too fast, too athletic, too talented and simply beyond the reach of the mortal Bulls at this point. While Chicago has done an admirable job with a skeleton crew consisting of Nate Robinson, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah, they were no match for the hardwood demigods in LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.
The Bulls did not help themselves in laying an egg that a dinosaur would be proud of in setting franchise playoff lows in shooting 25.7 percent(19-of-74 from the field) and points scored with 65, which makes their inevitable elimination from the playoffs all but complete.
Going into this series, there was so much hype about how these two teams did not like each other, and how physical and chippy the series would get.
There was even the self-proclaimed notion of Rose making a possible cameo and being the Second City’s playoff savior, who would ride in to save the day against the dreaded Evil Empire from South Beach.
Yeah, how’s that working out for you now, Chi-town?
While Chicago would come out with their trademark grit in sucker punching the heat in Game 1, the Heat would respond in the best way champions do, winning on the scoreboard.
Nazr Mohammed may have shoved the self-proclaimed King in Game 3, after their 25-point win on the Bull’s home court and up three games to one, the Heat have now shoved the Bulls to the proverbial edge of what promises to be a very long summer.
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