The Heat came out flat in the opening quarter, scoring just 15 points. Just about everyone looked rusty, as Shane Battier led the team after the first period with 3 points on 1-5 shooting.
The game was a close contest throughout, with Miami seemingly in control. However, Nate Robinson had other ideas. Little Nate came up huge in the first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets, and his clutch baskets lifted the Bulls to a victory Monday night.
Miami’s late-game execution uncharacteristically faltered, involving a LeBron James airball jumper and Dwyane Wade bricked three-pointer.
Most say that a playoff series does not start until a team wins on the road. Well, the Bulls – Heat series just started.