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Playing with fire

While Bulls deal with injury, frontcourt woes, all that matters is competing with Heat

Updated: January 12, 2012, 3:18 PM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

The schedule said Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, but of course the Bulls were playing the Miami Heat. Coaches and players remind us all the time that they take 'em one game at a time, that they're playing the opponent in front of them that night, and, yes, the great players and best teams compartmentalize and narrow their awareness for a couple of hours on game nights.

While they're obligated to deny any interest in what's down the road, the teams with legitimate ambition are ...

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