Bulls dominant in Game 1 victory over the Heat

May 16, 2011

By Associated Press & City Room

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Derrick Rose #1 attempts a shot against Mike Bibby #0, Joel Anthony #50 and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat.

The Chicago Bulls blew out the Miami Heat in Game One of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night. The Bulls took control in the second half and won 103-82. Derrick Rose scored 28 points to the delight of the hometown crowd at the United Center. Luol Deng contributed 21 points and 7 rebounds.

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James had an off-night offensively shooting just 5-for-15, and the Heat's defense became unglued in the second half Sunday night as the Bulls took control in a 103-82 victory.

James, averaging 26.1 points in the playoffs so far, finished with 15 - only five in the second half. Chicago native Dwyane Wade had 18, eight under his playoff average, while shooting 7-for-17.

Game Two will be Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Chicago.