Last night the Miami Heat proved too hot for the Boston Celtics, and with five minutes to go the Celtics melted under the heat. One man, Lebron James, became a fiery furnace and the Celtics could not stand it. They were out scored 15-0 and the Miami Heat is moving on to contend for the Eastern Conference title.
The first question I want to pose is this, now that the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are out of the playoffs, are the Miami Heat the favorites to win it all?
I hope not, but their chances look pretty good. The Chicago Bulls have basically tired out Rose, so if they beat the Hawks they are going to be tired. One of the reasons the Boston Celtics lost to the Heat is that they were older and tired. The Bulls can beat the Heat if they can best the Hawks tonight and get some days to rest. The second question I want to ask you is this, can the Bulls beat the Heat or the Atlanta Hawks?
I believe the match up most sports fans want to see is Bulls versus Heat. For many reasons there would be so many story lines like the MVP versus the best player in the league. Dwayne Wade not coming home to play for the home team. Derek Rose trying to get the Chicago Bulls back to where Michael Jordan took them on six amazing championship runs. It would be great for television and for those fans who are still tuned in. It is not uncommon for people to lose interest as their team gets eliminated. So, we wait and we will see what the next round holds in the East.