Al knows few people be giving the Bobcats a to upset the Miami Heat the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. That doesn’t matter to the veteran center. They didn’t give us a October, if you remember, said. We were going to be last the league, right? So we don’t worry about what is said outside of these walls right here. The Bobcats defeated the Chicago Bulls 91 overtime on Wednesday night to finish the 43 and as the seventh seed the East. Not bad for a team that was a combined 28 over the previous two seasons.
But now there is the monumental task of beating the two-time defending champions, something the Bobcats haven’t done the LeBron. The Heat are 15 against the Bobcats since signed. It’s going to be a challenge, but it’s the playoffs and anything can happen, Bobcats guard Kemba said. It’s not going to be easy. We’re going to go out there and give it all we got just like we have been doing all year. The series starts on. It’s going to be a dogfight, said. The Bulls finished as the No. 4 seed the East and face the Washington the first round after the Wizards Bryan Walters Authentic Jersey leap-frogged the Brooklyn Nets on the final night of the to grab the fifth spot. They are a great transition team with a lot of shooters and size, Bulls forward Boozer said. To make the playoffs you have to be a good team, and they’re a good team. After missing a jumper that would have won the game regulation, scored eight of his 22 points overtime to help the Bobcats beat the Bulls for the first time this and finish the regular with eight wins their final nine. added 10 points and 18 rebounds for, and Chris -Roberts finished with 13 points after being held scoreless for the first three quarters. McRoberts made a key play overtime, his block of D.J. Augustin’s 3-point attempt leading to a fast-break layup by that gave the Bobcats 88 lead with 1 minute left. This was the type of game we needed going into the playoffs, said. That’s a playoff team and that’s a C. J. Prosise Authentic Jersey playoff game that we played tonight. Joakim finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds for Chicago, Boozer added 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Augustin scored 17 points. The Bulls came having won 10 of their last 11 against the Bobcats, including five straight by average of 22 points per game.
And it looked early on like this would be another road blowout for Michael ‘s former team. The Bobcats started the game cold, missing 21 of their first 29 shots from the field to fall behind 3But hit a short jumper and the Bobcats made 11 straight shots to take 43 lead at halftime. After a back-and-forth third quarter, the Bulls entered the final period leading 60. Every time Chicago attempted to pull away, -Roberts seemed to have answer. Two nights after a buzzer-beater to sink the Atlanta Hawks, -Roberts had 12 points the fourth period, including a left-handed layup off offensive rebound with 3 left to tie the game at 75. After Taj Gibson missed a jumper with 25 seconds left, had a to win the game but missed open step-back jumper from 18 feet at the buzzer. I had a great look at it, said. Just missed it. ‘s big overtime helped the Bobcats improve to 20 since the All- break. The guys have done a great job, Bobcats coach said. We won’t think about it right now, but when we reflect back on the year we. We didn’t have a definitive number because I didn’t know how good we could be. It’s a good group and hopefully we have a lot more us. It was good to the locker room tonight. They’ve worked hard. They’ve been grinding from the jump. NOTES: was taken to the locker room for observations with a left knee contusion midway through the third quarter. He did return to the game and played the entire fourth quarter.. With the win, the Bobcats avoided a series sweep by the Bulls.