Bulls show substance and star power

Derrick Rose awed -- as did his supporting cast -- in a statement win over the Heat

Updated: February 25, 2011, 12:16 PM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

If there were a first-round KO in basketball the Miami Heat would have scored it.

Five dunks in the first eight baskets. Mean dunks, dunks with intent. Players can say all they want that regular-season games don't much matter, but this one did. You could read it all over LeBron James' face and hear it in his voice in the time leading up to tipoff. This was a game Miami wanted to take -- and tried to take -- but couldn't, even with James and Dwyane Wade playing in all their splendor.


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