On second thought

Bulls' second-chance points demoralized favored Miami in Game 1 of East finals

Updated: May 16, 2011, 4:47 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Nine minutes remained in the first game of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday, more than enough time for the Miami Heat to whittle away a 14-point deficit. But before imploring his team to block out on the boards and move the ball on offense, coach Erik Spoelstra seemed to have his doubts.

"If you are real about winning this game ..." Spoelstra began.

It didn't seem to matter by then.

If every game and every series in an NBA postseason is made up of momentum shifts, ...

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