The Miami Heat are on their way to a championship rematch against the Dallas Mavericks (The Heat won in six in 2006), courtesy of a fourth quarter collapse by the Chicago Bulls. Down by twelve with three minutes to go, the Heat finished on a 18 to 3 run to to beat the Bulls 83 to 80, and clinch the series, four games to one.
Lebron James was the high scorer, and he proved again why he is the "King" and Derrick Rose is a "pretender" to the throne. For the second game in a row, Rose missed critical shots at the end of the game that could have earned victory for his team. To be fair to Rose, he is the only real scorer on the Bulls, while the Heat have three proven scorers in Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh.
The Chicago Bulls may have the best defensive team in the NBA. The Miami Heat may have the second best. Everyone likes to talk about the trinity of Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh, but make no mistake, it was the defense of the Heat that allowed them to win this series.
The next big question is which Hall of Famer will win his first NBA title? Lebron James or Dirk Nowitski of the Dallas Mavericks? My prediction is that the Miami Heat will win in six games, and King James will grab the golden ring.