Riding on a surprise blowout victory against the Denver Nuggets last night, ending the game with a final score of 117-89, the Bulls have proven that they are a team people should keep their eyes on.
The Bulls have won their last five games, surprising many around the NBA who questioned whether Chicago would enter the second half of the season in a mood to compete. Based on what they have shown on the court so far, the Bulls have answered this chorus with a deafening “yes.” Now the only question left is how far the Bulls can ride this competitive stretch. A possible drive far into the playoffs is not without its possibilities.
Miami, despite its vocal critics, should be respected as one of the better teams in the league. Miami is expected by many analysts to make their fourth visit in so many years to the NBA Finals, and secure a possible three-peat of the NBA Championship.
The best rivalry in the league right now is Chicago and Miami. The Bulls are one of the few teams in the league that always make the Heat fight for their victory. The bad blood between both teams makes every matchup a definite must-see. They have faced off against each other twice this year, splitting the season series 1-1. A victory tomorrow would catapult the winner one step closer toward winning the season series.
Seeing as the Bulls are coming into this game high off their win streak, Chicago should be expected to give Miami their all. Expect a hotly-contested battle between both sides, with the outcome being decided in the final quarter. An upset by Chicago should not surprise anyone, but they will have to fight for their victory. LeBron James and company will not give up this game easily.