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Game One was a Nets blowout of the Bulls, but Game Two was a totally different story. The Chicago Bulls stole Game Two and evened the series at one each as the team’s return to Chicago for Game Three. Tom Thibodeau’s team clamped down on the defensive end to put together a gutsy win on Monday night. Let’s take a look at how Game Three might look.
Chicago will quickly need to put its dreadful performance in Saturday’s Game 1 loss behind to avoid falling into a 0-2 hole in this best-of-seven opening round playoff series. After managing to score just 14 points in the first quarter of that series opener, the Bulls went on to lose 106-89 as 4.5-point road underdogs. The total went well OVER the 181.5-point line as a result of Chicago giving-up more than 100 points for just the fourth time in their last 11 games.
The Chicago Bulls have stormed into the postseason as one of the top contenders in the conference. However, they are the underdogs in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets in the first playoff game ever played at the Barclays Center.
The last time the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat got on the court together, it was the Bulls that were ending Miami’s 27-game winning streak, the second longest in NBA history. Now, the two meet again in South Beach for their final regular season meeting in what could be a precursor to a second round meeting in the postseason.
The Knicks’ 120-99 victory over Washington this past Tuesday night as 8.5-point home favorites extended their current winning streak to 13 games. During this impressive run, they have gone an extremely profitable 12-1 against the spread with the total going OVER in five of the last eight games. New York’s lead over Indiana for the No.2 seed in the Eastern Conference now stands at 2.5 games with five games left on its regular season schedule.
The Brooklyn Nets and the Chicago Bulls are both fighting hard to get into the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, and the two will meet on Thursday night with the number of days dwindling in the NBA betting campaign.
After rolling over four of the East’s worst teams this past week, the Miami Heat will now have to put their 27-game winning streak on the line against one of the top four or five teams in the conference. Lately it does not seem to matter who the Heat face as they are playing at an entirely different level than everyone else.
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Portland’s rapidly fading hopes to make the playoffs in the Western Conference took another hit on Tuesday night with a 102-95 loss to Milwaukee as a 5.5-point road underdog. This followed a 101-100 defeat at the hands of lowly Philadelphia as a one-point underdog on the road this past Monday.
The Los Angeles Lakers are back above .500 for the first time in a very long time. Kobe Bryant willed the team to victory Friday night against the Raptors. Chicago has been treading water of late. The Bulls really need Derrick Rose back as soon as possible to contend for a title, but they are good enough defensively to hold their own while he is gone. These two will meet at Staples Center Sunday afternoon on ABC.