Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls NBA Playoff Predictions Game 4

Abe Luciano By Abe Luciano, 13th May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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The Miami Heat look to take a commanding 3-1 lead over the Chicago Bulls in tonight’s game four of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls NBA Playoff Predictions Game 4

After stealing home-court back from Chicago in Game 3, Miami will look to put some serious Heat on the Bulls by also taking Game 4 of their NBA Playoff predictions series tonight.

The United Center in the Windy City will be the site for tonight's crucial Game 4, which has an opening tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m. EST on TNT.

2013 NBA Playoff odds makers have Miami listed as 8-point favorites tonight over the Bulls and the OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 187 points. Alternate money-lines for this game also go as follows: Heat (-370) vs. Bulls (+305).

Chris Bosh certainly made his presence felt for the first time in this series, as came up huge with a 20-point, 19-rebound effort in Game 3. LeBron James led the way for Miami despite having a bit of an off-night shooting, finishing with a game-high 25 points on 6-for-17 shooting.

In the end, Miami showed that it possess the ability to play pretty much any style of basketball, including getting down and dirty. After the game, Bosh explained how this team adapted to its environment and also addressed the heated on-court argument with Mario Chalmers.

"You can't win a championship being pretty and shiny," he said. "You're going to have to get dirty. You're going to have to play physical. You're going to have to dive on the floor. You're going to have to do things that are extremely tough.

"I think people forget just two years ago we were a halfcourt, grind-it-out kind of team that was trying to beat you down. Just because we've moved to more of a free-flowing offense, we're more spread a little bit, that doesn't mean that we are just a run-and-gun team."

For the Bulls, no Derrick Rose, Luol Deng or Kirk Hinrich meant that this team would need a perfect effort in order to win their second game of the series. That didn't happen, despite the fact that all five Chicago starters finished in double-digits in scoring.

Carlos Boozer led the way with 21 points, while Jimmy Butler and Nate Robinson both pitched in with 17 points of their own. As a team, the Bulls shot 45 percent from the field, 31 percent from long distance and 68 percent from the charity stripe.

Against Miami, those numbers will simply not get it done, especially if the Bulls continue to lose their cool. In Game 3, Nazr Mohammed was ejected after shoving James to the floor following a foul call.

"That's the way our league is now," Robinson said about the ejection. "It's not like back in the day when Isiah Thomas and guys damn near had fights back in the day and nobody use to get kicked out. But you've got to play through it."

NBA Playoff Predictions for Game 4: After letting things get out of control, I believe the Bulls are now ready to settle down and play smarter rather than reckless. No matter what happens in tonight's game, in terms of picking a winner or a loser, there's just no way I see the disparity final score being more than 8 points. Take the Bulls with a nice 8-point cushion in this game and you won't regret it!


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