A battered and banged up Bulls team shocked the Heat, 93-86, on the road in Game One of their Eastern Conference semifinals matchup behind 27 points and nine assists from Nate Robinson. Chicago outscored Miami 35-24 in the fourth quarter to pull out the win. The Bulls were without guards Kirk Hinrich and Derrick Rose along with forward Luol Deng. Jimmy Butler scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds while playing 48 minutes for the third straight game. The Heat shot just under 40-percent from the field including Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combining to go 10-of-26. LeBron James tallied 24 points, eight boards and seven assists as Miami fell behind in the series, 1-0. When the two teams met in the conference finals in 2010-2011, Chicago also jumped out to a 1-0 lead, but went on to lose the next four games. Game Two is Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Game #2 of the series is Wednesday night. WRHL's Pre-Game Show begins at 5:30 on Newstalk 1060.
The Blackhawks and Wild clash tonight in Game Four of their Western Conference quarterfinal series from St. Paul. Chicago won the first two contests at home before losing the first game in Minnesota on Sunday. Game Five of the series will be back in Chicago on Thursday.