Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls
Tip-off: Wedneday, March 27, 2013 – 8:00 PM ET
United Center, Chicago, IL
The Los Angeles Lakers impressed many by winning and winning 33 straight games for a NBA-record .
In contrast, the Miami Heat aren’t impressing many of their online betting fans at all.
Those Lakers of 1971-72 won 17 basketball games during that streak by 15 points or more. Miami takes more of a grind-it-out approach, often getting into trouble before flipping a switch and pulling away.
That’s why instead of savoring the 27 in a row they’ve already won, the Heat are getting ready for what just might be one of the biggest road tests so far in their pursuit of that Los Angeles team. The Heat (56-14) play against the Chicago Bulls tonight, a renewal of a rivalry that, on paper, without a doubt has lost some of the sparkle it had a year or two ago.
Chicago (38-31) still doesn’t have injured point guard Derrick Rose back in the lineup and has lost 13 of their last 22 games. However, Miami expects a playoff-type, rough-and-tumble meeting.
In the past few days, that has been pretty hard. The Boston Celtics had Miami down by 17 early and 13 in the fourth quarter. The Cleveland Cavaliers put the Heat in a 27-point hole, and versus the Detroit Pistons and the Charlotte Bobcats, the Heat trailed by 11 before pulling away.
Earlier this week, the Orlando Magic and Miami were tied late in the third quarter before James keyed a 20-2 run that changed everything.
As YouWager experts point out, the Bulls have already beaten the Heat once this season, on Miami’s turf.
On Friday, Miami will make it to meet the New Orleans Hornets, where the latter just snapped the Denver Nuggets’ 15-game winning streak. And Sunday’s game versus the San Antonio Spurs is against not only the Western Conference leader and potential NBA Finals opponent, but also likely will have a great deal of implications for the No. 1 overall playoff seed.
Whether the rival is a NBA playoff team like the Bulls or a lottery-bound club, James said the approach has been steady.