NBA PLAY-IN GAMETHREAD: Chicago Bulls @ Miami HEAT

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Injury Report

Miami Heat:

  • Duncan Robinson (facet) — AVAILABLE
  • Jimmy Butler (MCL) — OUT
  • Terry Rozier (neck) — OUT
  • Josh Richardson (surgery) — OUT

Chicago Bulls:

  • Alex Caruso (Left Ankle; Sprain) — AVAILABLE
  • Andre Drummond (Left Ankle; Sprain) — AVAILABLE
  • Ayo Dosunmu (Right Quadricep; Contusions) — AVAILABLE
  • Patrick Williams (surgery) — OUT
  • Lonzo Ball (knee) — OUT
  • Zach Lavine (surgery) — OUT
  • Julian Phillips (midfoot) — OUT
  • Onuralp Bitim (retinal) — OUT

Starting 5:

Miami Heat:

  • Tyler Herro, G
  • Jaime Jaquez Jr., G
  • Caleb Martin, F
  • Nikola Jovic, F
  • Bam Adebayo, C

Chicago Bulls:

  • Alex Caruso, G
  • Coby White, G
  • DeMar DeRozan, F
  • Ayo Dosunmu, F
  • Nikola Vucevic, C

Broadcast Info:

  • Tipoff: 7:00 PM EST
  • TV: ESPN (Mike Breen, Dorris Burke, JJ Redick)
  • Radio: AM 560 Sports WQAM & The HEAT Radio Network (Jason Jackson)
  • Spanish Radio: WAQI 710 AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda)

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heat for life

dasoula just clanked another shot.these guys were missing wide open looks playinoff teams should not miss looks like that,pathetic.the real season starts now go heat.jjj and love have been our 2 best players for a while.props to them.delon does things that impact winning games.ty needs to give us 20 pts a night with efficient shooting.bam needs to quit being so tentative with his offense.cant remember last time he made a few jumpers in a game pathetic.bam u can beat the bulls scoring 13 but with jim out need 20 from u son.caleb played his best overall game in a while last night.he was arguably our best player vs boston last year in playoffs .gimme something 10 dayer gonna need u.hh shot not going now d needs to smother tatum and turnover brown.go heat make it competitive series please.nothing better than beating ny and boston teams

SunManFromDogBone

Is Jaquez the new Butler? I love the pace with Butler out. Hope Rozier can play vs Boston. Miami played great defense most of the game. Coby White looked very human. 13 pints on 5/16 and 2/8 shooting. Wright is a great defensive player.

Reality Czech

13 pints? No wonder his shooting was off. (Sorry, couldn’t resist 😀)

SunManFromDogBone

I’ll remember that for future reference.

Reality Czech

Uh-oh 😬

Bout30man

Very proud of the Heat’s effort as they beat a decent team without their best player. I did not think it would happen, sorry for underestimating our guys.

heat for life

panthers heat conflict 30?

Big_guy305

Miami just built different, we’ve suffered so many injuries, but spo’s special coaching ability is maximizing talent to overachieve even with deficits in the roster.

Reality Czech

I have no problem seeing an extra game with Sabonis, Fox, Murray, Ingram, Valanciunis, McCollum.
A lot of teams get a chance to go to the playoffs, even if they’re 10th in the division with the play-in. It helps to prevent tanking. And we’re spoiled. Just getting in is a big deal for some teams and their fans. Kings went 16 years without going to the playoffs and it’s been 20 years since they won a playoff game.

heat for life

both of these teams are 10 games over 500 a below 500 team should not be allowed tobe in playoffs.chi not worthy .when i was young u win your division if not to bad get better next year.like it that way much better.winning a division meant something

Reality Czech

Times change. You either change with them or get left behind. I’d rather have this system that gives 2/3 of all teams a chance to make the playoffs via play-in. Having half the teams deliberately tanking every year a la Sixers would be painfully boring.

heat for life

tank for tua

heat for life

u like 70s rock or new rock.70s tv or new tv,70s rocks

Reality Czech

I like 60s through 80s music. There was good tv then and good tv (mostly cable) now.

SunManFromDogBone

Motown, Classic Rock, 80’s Pop, Oldies and Reggae with a little hip hop and rap works for me. Throw in some Gypsy Kings, Greek and Arabic music for variety. I’ll even get into a little country music once in a while, if it’s good. Like this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOIJecsnaWg

Last edited 2 months ago by SunManFromDogBone
ManilaHeat

whaaaaaat?! gm1 is 1AM here again!! oh well…GO HEAT!!

Reality Czech

Another reason I’m glad we won is when we didn’t get Lillard, some idiot from the Blazers blog said we wouldn’t make the playoffs. So we can check that box.

heat for life

jrue holiday hands down best def guard in nba.if ty looks good i will give him his props.dont see it happening.if ty avgs 20 and shoots 45% he will be anofficial hfl good player .prove me wrong ty go ahead im rooting for u.

2qbn

Are you?

heat for life

when nick batum and a crippled embid beat u it doesnt give me much confidence w/o jim less confident .bulls were 3943 so i thought it was a 50 50 game my original post later changed to thought bulls would win celts were like 63 19 .totallt diff squard than a sub 500 team we shall see thats why they play the games go heat.if the heat pull this off it would be one of the biggest upsets in history of any sport

Reality Czech

No way. Or Duncan. Or Martin. Or Jovic. And for at least 3/4 of the season, we were asked ad nauseam times why Spobot keeps playing broken down old Love.

ManilaHeat

thankfully Heat players dont need hfl’s approval, affirmation hehe. Go Heat!

heat for life

ty has been up and down his whole career.ty meter up after this game ty meet jrue jrue meet tygo heat im rooting for a shocker. f boston teams ny phily wash etc.only root for miami teams.gotta be real though.

Reality Czech

We’re being set up for an ‘I told you so’ moment as if we don’t realize how difficult playing Boston will be.

Reality Czech

Lol, he hasn’t averaged 45% his entire career and now you expect him to do that. I’ll be very happy if he averages 20 points per game, 5 assists and 5 rebounds. That would be a very good accomplishment.

ManilaHeat

just read this from a Heat fan post…”without Butler, Celtics has 3% chance to make second rd” lol

2qbn

Hahahaha! That’s funny

heat for life

when u play vs bad teams u look good when u play versus good teams we shall see.hope the heat win id be shocked if they did.games are not played on paper but if we win w/o butler it would be one of the biggest upsets in sports history .go heat,i hate all boston teams next to all ny teams

Reality Czech

It will come as no surprise to anyone if we lose to Boston. And, yes, it would be a shock if we win. It would even be a huge surprise if we took them to 6 or 7.

heat for life

rc id be surprised if we win a game.go heat

Reality Czech

I don’t expect them to win a game, but I am hoping they win 1,2,3, or 4 games. (In this way, if the Heat gets swept, I can say told you so. And if they win 1 or more games, I can say how happy I am. Love it, I can’t lose.)

Reality Czech

Bottom line, I’m happy we won. It’ll be a good learning experience for the young players.

2qbn

Exactly. All things considered, I think that was the best game of the year. Win or go home. No Jimmy. Everyone doubting and pull it off convincingly. Now our young guys get playoff experience, and Herro and Terry get to try and get revenge. What’s not to love?

Last edited 2 months ago by 2qbn
ManilaHeat

its Boston’s series to lose. no shame in bowing out in the first rnd vs the Celts. actually the rest of east playoff teams are rooting for us lol

heat for life

the big boys are waiting no more scrubolas left

Reality Czech

NFL, and I ain’t talking football.

heat for life

holiday and white on ty whats his #s after boston series rc.over under 40% over under 15pts what u taking

Reality Czech

Over on the 15 ppg. 40% on 3p%? Under. 40% on fg%? Over.

Reality Czech

heat for life:
“if we lose tonight which i think we will unfortunately”

2qbn

How this site doesn’t have a functioning Bartle’s & James ban button is beyond me

heat for life

based on way they looked vs atl and no butler thats what i thought.yes

heat for life

how could a 39 43 team be in payinoffs so fkn stupid adam .u play below 500 and your in playinoffs fkn joke

Reality Czech

Looks like we’re going to play Atl – wrong!
The way the Bulls played and without Butler , no chance – wrong!
Let’s go Heat !

heat for life

might play atl.i think no chance vs boston hope im wrong.i thought the bulls would win this game.

ManilaHeat

cnt hurt if you get one more wrong lol

Reality Czech

We will be extreme underdogs against the team with the best record in the league. But, games aren’t played on paper, so bring it on.

2qbn

Tyler needs this bad, but you know who else needs this? Terry. How sweet if he can have a few good games against his old team and keep the Heat alive through a 6 or 7 game series, along with Tyler. Dream big while we can lol

ManilaHeat

Good point. Hope Terry is good to go

Reality Czech

Me too. We need a puncher’s chance.

ManilaHeat

Playoffs!!!

2qbn

5 years in a row

heat for life

finally hh hit.bryant hit hardest shot of night wow footer bank off board baseline

2qbn

We back! 😛

ManilaHeat

sorry hfl bulls cnt finish it off…and ur suffering 😁

heat for life

w/o butler dont see it happening.its da bulls manilla.not a good team.go heat

heat for life

terrys very cool looking

heat for life

my brothers from boston .bragging rights at stake

heat for life

i klove terry to

heat for life

k love wright

ManilaHeat

White flag. But no Ty

heat for life

guys the better the team the worse u look,the bulls were like 6-10 games under 500.ty will get eaten up vs boston holiday derek white.hope im wrong

2qbn

feel free to go bowling on game nights vs Boston

heat for life

im a sports fanatic be watching also panthers not marlins

Reality Czech

Lol, a no lose comment. If Herro doesn’t do well, you’ll say told you so. If he does do well, you’ll say I’m glad I was wrong. Heads I win, tails you lose.

heat for life

i dont think he will do well i hope he does.holiday a beast

Big_guy305

Off to the gym, I’ll talk to yall later.

heat for life

6 3 250?

Big_guy305

6’1 228 last time I checked

heat for life

hh shot off now hes standing to close to dasoula

2qbn

Need Terry, but still a little concerned how he meshes with Herro.

Big_guy305

Suffocating defense, coby white with 10 points.

ManilaHeat

Disregarding the injuries…if this Bulls lineup were a Heat team do you think they’ll be different?

Reality Czech

I do think they should let Herro get that assist

Big_guy305

JJJ IS AN ALL-ROOKIE.

2qbn

Boston isn’t scared, but no doubt they know they can’t eff around and make it a longer series than necessary. Heat’s job is to make it as long and mucked up as possible

ManilaHeat

Hope it goes the distance

Big_guy305

Triple j making cutting look so easy.

heat for life

love outplaying bam hands down

Big_guy305

Should of been a foul

heat for life

my fav player dasoula keep him shooting billy

Reality Czech

Jaquez ‘the bum’ scores again!

heat for life

thought he was their best player for 2 months

Reality Czech

Yup, then a bum, now the bromance has been rekindled. Heartwarming.

Big_guy305

Everyone needs love ❤️

heat for life

i love kevin more then my wife for 3 hrs

Big_guy305

Lmao rec for you

heat for life

love playing better than bam way i see it

Reality Czech

Keep seeking out the negatives. Leopard doesn’t change its spots.

ManilaHeat

KLov3

heat for life

can we reduce the # of teams for these playoffs adam this is embarassing playoff bball.sports just aint the same all about $$

Reality Czech

I’m fine with it for reasons previously noted.

heat for life

no it waters down the sport,makes reg season meaningless

Big_guy305

If herro continues playing like this in the playoffs his stock would rise.

Reality Czech

Understatement? 😀

Big_guy305

I’m not sure yet tbh lol, but I’m leaning towards that 😅

heat for life

if i knew hoops i would be a good poster big if

Big_guy305

Herro Saving miami world 🌎 🙌

ManilaHeat

Ty the eff you keep shoo…

Reality Czech

So selfish at 24/10/9

2qbn

He’s on his way to a triple egotistical

Big_guy305

I guess you can say today was a good day – ice cube

2qbn

HA! Well played, sir

ManilaHeat

Wow…get that triple double

Big_guy305

Jaquez ballin baby.

2qbn

Enter the Dragon

2qbn

You can tell when the Bartle’s & James starts kicking in

heat for life

a wright swipe man he does that alot

heat for life

f rick ross show the opera singer espn

heat for life

20 out of 32 teams in playin offs ridiculous what has happened to sports

Reality Czech

Opinions are like a-holes, everybody has one

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