Chicago Bulls 103, Miami Heat 82 (Series: 1-0 CHI)
That was Taj Gibson’s first monster dunk against the Miami Heat last night – he had two – and I think it says it all that Taj Gibson had two monster dunks. The Bulls led the Heat by 15 with 5:35 left in the game and I thought to myself, “Goodness, I am ridiculously handsome and this has ‘Here comes LeBron James’ written all over it.” Instead, LeBron was a non-factor as Chris Bosh (30 points) tried his hardest to keep the Heat in the game, but 3-pointers by Luol Deng and Kyle Korver pushed the game out of reach in the closing minutes.
Derrick Rose scored 28 while missing 12 shots, but his less-than-stellar shooting percentage was saved by LeBron and Dwyane Wade, who combined for just 33 points while missing 10 shots each. Oh, and here’s that second dunk by Gibson: