Bulls can stand the Heat

CHICAGO -- In early December, a reporter wanted to get ahead of the big story and ask some Chicago Bulls about facing the Miami Heat in a playoff rematch.

This was before they had played a game. Not that it matters. Most look at the regular season, not to mention the first two rounds of the playoffs, as a warm-up act to the real playoffs.

The way the Bulls have started the season has only served to validate that line of thought.

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