For tonight's live blog, we feature a play-by-play of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals series between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls.
The Bulls routed the Heat in Game 1 with a 103-82 victory after a dominating second half performance.
MVP Derrick Rose led the way with 28 points and six assists in a game where the Bulls size, length and aggressive defense proved to be too much for Miami to handle
The story of the game was the Bulls large edge on the glass, in which they out-rebounded Miami 45-33. In addition, they outscored the Heat in second chance points, 31-8.
Despite Chris Bosh's 30-point, nine rebound effort, the Heat didn't get much production from the rest of the team. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were limited to an uncharacteristic 33 combined points as the Bulls defense shut down Miami's superstar duo.
Luol Deng also came up big for the Bulls with 21 points and seven rebounds. But it was his defense on LeBron that was the noteworthy part of his Game 1 effort.
Chicago's huge advantage in rebounding, second chance points and overall effort put down the Heat in Game 1.
Now, they are facing a deficit for the first time in the 2011 postseason and are trying to avoid an 0-2 hole before the series heads back to Miami.
Miami will look to rebound in Game 2 and attempt to even the series at one a piece.
Game 2 begins at 8:30 pm ET with the Heat keeping the same starting lineup of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Mike Bibby and Joel Anthony and the Bulls sending out Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Keith Bogans.
Inactives for the Heat include Erick Dampier, Dexter Pittman and Zydrunas Ilgauskas, while the Bulls sit John Lucas, Jannero Pargo and Brian Scalabrine.
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