NBA Playoffs 2011: Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls Game 3 Live Blog

Sean O'DowdContributor IIIMay 22, 2011

MIAMI, FL - MAY 22:  Carlos Boozer #5 of the Chicago Bulls looks to pmove the ball against Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2011 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The regular season was all about Derrick Rose. The league's MVP led the upstart Bulls to the best record in the league and finished off the Hawks and Pacers. Rose and co. followed up with a definitive game one trouncing of Miami's Big three.

If the regular season was all about Rose, the offseason was all about Lebron James. Courted by many teams, he decided to team up with Wade and Bosh to form the most potent Big Three in the league today. Although they did not play well together in Game 1, they followed up with a convincing win in Game 2.

Both teams are outstanding defensive units. The Heat have more star power. The Bulls have a better bench. The Heat have arguably the best player in the league. The Bulls have the league MVP. Any way you slice it, the game in Miami is certainly going to be phenomenal.

That being said, welcome to the Bulls-Heat Game 3 live blog, and please take part in the discussion yourself by posting a comment.