Withstanding the Heat

In a lost season, Bulls remind how tough they can be in halting Miami's streak

Updated: March 28, 2013, 11:13 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- There was a revival in the United Center, and it had nothing to do with The Return.

As expected, rapper Waka Flocka Flame's Twitter prediction of a Derrick Rose return proved hollow. The only thing that returned on this late March evening was the Chicago Bulls' outsized sense of pride and that once-familiar feeling of extinguishing the Miami Heat -- in the regular season, at least.

The atmosphere was unusually charged for a regular-season game. It's not every day ...

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