The Finals are set.
With 3:53 left in the 4th quarter, The Chicago Bulls held a 12 point lead on the Miami Heat. Miami called a timeout, and it looked like Chicago was well on their well to forcing a Game Six.
This from ESPN:
“We don’t even know what happened,” Wade said. “I’m not going to lie to you and say we do. I can’t remember all the plays. I just remember the timeout, and Coach just looked at us and said, ‘We’ve done this before. We’ve been in games where we’ve gone on a 12-0 or 14-0 run. Just believe.’
“We came out of that timeout believing if we get stops, we can give ourselves an opportunity. That’s all I remember.”
The Heat proceeded to go on a 18-3 run, winning the game and advancing to the Finals.
There’s plenty to discuss for as the basketball world gears up for Mavs/Heat Game 1 (Tuesday the 31st, ABC), but for this morning, let’s take a look some links to see how the FanSided crew (and others) weighed in on last night’s game:
- bennyvargas takes a look at the end of last night’s Game 5. (All You Can Heat)
- Josh Hill has his lens on the Chicago side of the night (Pippen Ain’t Easy)
- Despite it all, Luol Deng still had the Dunk of the Night (Ball Don’t Lie)
- In other news, be sure to check out this interview by Sean O’ Connor of Darrel “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins (The Sixer Sense)