On Tuesday, the Miami Heat plays the Chicago Bulls in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Heat leads the series, 2-1. Game time is set at 8:30PM ET which will be held at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Chicago Bulls do have a chance to win Game 4 and tie the series. However, it was quite evident in their last two losses MVP Derrick Rose could not carry the team alone. He's having a hard time scoring as well as orchestrating the Bulls' offense. Luol Deng, Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer must step up their game on Tuesday night.
The Bulls have been successful in limiting the touches of Dwyane Wade and Lebron James. But they always tend to ease up on Chris Bosh. In Game 3, Chris Bosh was very aggressive from start to finish. His full arsenal was in full display. The Bulls defense must also rotate much faster once they loaded up on Wade and James.
The Miami Heat are slowly building up their confidence as they handed the Bulls' first back-to-back loss since February. Lebron, Wade and Bosh are now comfortable with each other. Each of them has accepted their roles and responsibilities.
The Heat has reached the Eastern Conference Finals because of their ability to shutdown their opponent's offense. It has been their philosophy from the start that defense wins championship. If they continue to stifle Derek Rose and make him earn his points much harder then there's no way the Bulls could beat the Miami Heat.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Miami Heat as a 5-point favorite to beat the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. Expect the Bulls to fight valiantly on Game 4, going home with a 3-1 series would be hard for them to stage a comeback.