Bulls look to beef up defense for Game 4

May 24, 2011

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The Bulls were bested by the Heat in Game Three.

The Chicago Bulls will be looking to tie up their playoff series against the Heat when the play in Miami Tuesday night.

A victory could be just what the Bulls need after a tough couple of days. They lost Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday, putting Miami up two games to one. Chicago hadn't lost back-to-back games since February, and they haven't lost three in a row all year.

A loss tonight would put the Bulls on the brink of elimination. But a win would tie up the series and restore home court advantage for the Bulls.

Meanwhile, Bulls center Joakim Noah is in the spotlight for using a homophopic slur against a heckler at Sunday's game. There was a barrage criticism from the press, an apology from Noah, and a $50,000 fine from the NBA.

Noah says the team is now focusing on tonight's Game Four, where the Bulls will look to beef up their defense after the Heat's Chris Bosh scored 34 points in Sunday's game. And Chicago star Derrick Rose will try to relocate his shooting game after finishing just 8 for 19 in Game Three.

Tipoff in Miami tonight is at 7:30 CT. Game 5 is in Chicago on Thursday.

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