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Jimmy Butler's dunk on Bosh may be indicative of how the Bulls would play the Heat in the playoffs.
Taking down a team that's won 27 straight games is no easy task. But that's exactly what the Chicago Bulls did on March 27 when they took down the Heat.
That win has all of Chicago believing that this team, with or without Derrick Rose, has the potential to make a deep playoff run.
The Bulls have a winning record against the Heat this year at 2-1, with one game between the two teams in the regular season. So the worst-case scenario for the Bulls is that they'll finish the season .500 against the league's best team.
Even without Rose, the Bulls have fared pretty well this season with a 40-32 record. They're currently tied for the fifth seed in the playoffs with Atlanta. A tough schedule down the stretch, that includes dates with Miami and New York, though could see the Bulls take the sixth seed. That means if the Bulls advance to the second round, they would potentially face Miami in the second round.
A balanced approach has been the defining factor of the Bulls this season. Five players currently average double-figures in scoring, with Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer both averaging over 15. Joakim Noah has been the team's top rebounder with just over 11, followed closely by Boozer who averages just over nine.
The Bulls are also the third-best defensive team in the league, as they only give up 92.5 points per game.
Last season left a sour taste for the Bulls with them being ousted in the first round of the playoffs, primarily due to Rose suffering his torn ACL during the series. This season, the Bulls have gelled together to become a very formidable team and one that is certainly hungry.
If Rose returns, he could provide a spark to a team that has improved as a whole during his absence. If Rose doesn't return, the team has already proven that they can beat the Heat consistently without him.