It’s happening two years later, one round earlier and without Derrick Rose. But the Bulls earned their rematch with the Miami Heat.
They did so by defeating the Brooklyn Nets 99-93 Saturday night at Barclays Center to win Game 7 of their first-round playoff series, following a familiar script to do so.
One man, Kirk Hinrich, sat again to injury. Another, seldom-used Marquis Teague, stepped up to deliver crucial minutes. Another man, Luol Deng, remained in Chicago and spent part of Saturday in the hospital. So Marco Belinelli and seldom-used Daequan Cook, who had played just 66 seconds all series, joined Teague in a first-half run.