It was supposed to be an unbroken chain of wins for the Miami Heat, one after the other until LeBron James came one title closer to fulfilling his initial promise to Heat fans. The Bulls, however, had other ideas, beating the Heat 93-86 in Game 1 of their series. Miami looked rusty after an eight-day layoff and was unable to overcome a patchwork Chicago team, which has found ways to win despite a host of injuries to rather important players. It's not panic time yet for the Heat, but a hungry Bulls team must make them feel less-than-secure about their championship chances.
The Heat were able to keep it close for three quarters, but a 10-0 run by the Bulls to close out the game was too much for them to overcome.