Chicago Bulls stun Miami Heat with NBA playoffs Game One comeback win

Chicago Bulls 93-86 Miami Heat

Bulls lead best-of-seven series 1-0

A well-rested and seemingly invincible Miami Heat came undone in Game One of the NBA playoffs second round at the hands of the walking wounded but relentlessly resilient Chicago Bulls.

With two minutes to go the Bulls were trailing 86-83 but then scored the last 10 points of the game to shock the Number One seeded-Heat.

This was a Bulls missing Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich. A Bulls who had only just overcome the Brooklyn Nets in a Game Seven on Saturday.

Meanwhile this was a Heat that had been resting up after their first round sweep of the Milwaukee Bucks. A Heat who had won eight straight playoff games.

Nate Robinson again led the way with 27 points and nine assists. He also briefly joined the list of Bulls walking wounded after he collided with LeBron James and got a cut upper lip for his trouble and went to the locker room for treatment. Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 14 rebounds and Joakim Noah with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Perhaps this Chicago side have been underestimated. Not least because the Bulls are 9-8 against the Heat in the Big Three era - the only team over .500 during that period.

James collected his (so-nearly-unanimous) MVP award before the game. By the end of the evening he just looked exhausted.

Game Two is in Miami on Wednesday.

San Antonio Spurs 129-127 Golden State Warriors 2OT
Spurs lead series 1-0

The San Antonio Spurs rallied from a 16-point deficit with just over four minutes remaining to force overtime and then finally overcame the Golden State Warriors 129-127 in double OT.

The Spurs trailed for almost the whole of regulation - having led at 3-2 and not again until 113-111.

Steph Curry played 57:56 minutes and his 44 points were a Warriors playoff record. But the young Golden State team succumbed to an 18-2 run in the final minutes which took San Antonio to overtime.

The Warriors have now lost 30 straight in San Antonio, stretching back to 1997.

Game Two is on Wednesday. In San Antonio.

Hunter Felt's latest NBA playoffs blog will be online on Tuesday

Powered by article was written by Steve Busfield, for on Tuesday 7th May 2013 03.49 Europe/London © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010


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