Bulls could build early playoff lead against Heat tonight

May 18, 2011

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Dwyane Wade attempts a shot against Joakim Noah in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Chicago Bulls will be looking to build an early lead in their playoff series against Miami Wednesday night.

Chicago hosts the Heat at the United Center for Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals. And if the second game goes anything like the first, Bulls fans will likely be satisfied.

Chicago's win over the Heat on Sunday was a decisive 103-82.  The Bulls' Derrick Rose scored 28 points, while Miami's LeBron James was kept at 15, thanks in large part to the defensive work of Chicago's Luol Deng.

But as Deng told reporters Tuesday, the team isn't taking much time to revel in their Game One victory.

"We did a good job, and now it's over, right?" He said.  "But you know ... the last two days is really about [Wednesday's] game. You know, I think till the last game, that's when you really look back and, you know, enjoy it. But right now, everything else is on the side."

Tip-off at the United Center Wednesday night is 7:30.

Then the Bulls head to Miami for Games Three and Four. The winner of this round will face either Dallas or Oklahoma City in the NBA Finals.