After losing game one in a blowout, the Miami Heat storm back to sweep the Chicago Bulls to earn their place in the 2011 NBA Finals.
If there was ever a time for Carlos Boozer to make a statement, it wasn’t in the third quarter of must-win game in which the Bulls were leading by double digits. It also wasn’t when D. Wade was having a nightmare of a game and it wasn’t to be done by flagrant foul on LeBron James.
That was turning the point in game 5.
The flagrant foul by Boozer sparked the Miami Heat back to life and it may have woke up D. Wade. Boozer finished the game with an insignificant 5 points.
After leading the entire game and up77-65 with just over three minutes to play, the Chicago Bulls couldn’t stop a late onslaught by the Heat as they capped off a 18-3 run to win the game 83-80.
LeBron James was dominant defensively and offensively. James carried the Heat the whole game while Wade struggled to find his game. Finally in the fourth Wade found his groove and down the stretch pouring 10 points on 4-5 shooting including a massive 4-point play. After that, as we witnessed all series, LeBron James took over.
The Madhouse on Madison hasn’t seen a take-over in that fashion since No. 23. James went unconscious. LeBron poured in 12 points in the fourth quarter including two huge three pointers to cap one the most exciting fourth quarter comebacks since, well, since the Dallas Mavericks came back on the Thunder in game 4.
The truth of the matter was that this series went the only way it could go. In the preview to this series, I felt the combination of the Bulls not having enough weapons and inability of Rose to be effective against the defense of LeBron James the best athlete in the NBA would make for a frustrating series for the NBA’s MVP.
That held true.
Now the Heat will face the Dallas Mavericks in 2011 NBA Finals.
Sportsbooks get your props up, this series is star studded.
Is anyone willing to bet against the Heat? They said they would be here at the end of the season, many of us doubted it, but here they are.
Anyone willing to bet against LeBron James? They said he wasn’t clutch. That’s no longer true.
They said he couldn’t win when it mattered, that he couldn’t lead a team.
Well, he calls himself the King, he’s played like it.
Is Chris Bosh still soft?
If soft means the best third option in basketball, then yes, he’s soft as hell.