With Rose out of the picture, the No. 1 Bulls are far from invincible, meaning the Eastern Conference is there for the taking. Sure, the Heat look good as they take a 3-0 series lead against the Knicks, but Boston has shown this season that they might be in Miami’s heads.
If that’s the case, the C’s may be able to turn back the clock just long enough to make one more deep push.
They must, however, get by the Atlanta Hawks first, and they can go a long way in doing so with a win in a crucial Game 3 matchup on Friday night.