The Chicago Bulls officially certified their toughness, stealing Game 1 in Miami, who came in hot off their four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Bucks. They were supposed to be rested and healthy. Instead, The Heat looked out of rhythm offensively and Dwyane Wade didn't look 100 percent. Chicago couldn't get much going of their own, but Nate Robinson put the team on his back despite needing stitches during the game after hitting his mouth on the court diving for a loose ball. He returned like it was nothing, took control of Chicago's offense and before Miami realized what happened, the Bulls took the lead after a 10-point run with Nate scoring the final seven.
The game ended 93-86. Nate scored 27 with nine assists, while LeBron lead the Heat with 24 points, eight boards and seven dimes. Game 2 is in Miami on Wednesday. If Miami can't put Chicago down in the third, we may be in for more fourth quarters like tonight.
"Nate Robinson, doing what he does, putting the team on his back" is an accurate statement.— Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) May 7, 2013
NATE ROBINSON gives the Bulls a 4-point lead with 45.5 left on the clock.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 7, 2013
Nate Robinson is CLUTCH. Robinson has 21 points (24 for game) in 2nd half to lead Bulls to a 4-point lead with less that 1:00 left.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 7, 2013
Nate Robinson made less than a million dollars this season. I think he is getting a raise.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) May 7, 2013
When you look up "clutch" in the dictionary, there's a picture of Nate Robinson.— ESPN (@espn) May 7, 2013
"Nate Robinson just doing what he does -- putting the team on his back." -- Steve Kerr, with a straight face— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) May 7, 2013
RT @normanchad: That Boston guy just changed his MVP vote to Nate Robinson.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) May 7, 2013
Win, lose or draw, this boy Nate Robinson is something else. So much heart, desire. Mad Respect. #TheLittleEngineThatCould— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) May 7, 2013
Bulls take a 1-0 series lead against the Heat with a 93-86 victory! #HEATvBULLS— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) May 7, 2013
Just noticed that the Bulls were +850 to win tonight. By comparison, the Warriors (who haven't won in San Antonio since '97)are +400.— Rich Levine (@rich_levine) May 7, 2013
All the phony Heat fans got their panties n a bunch. Stop saying it's just 1 game. Duh! There's no way they thought depleted Bulls would win— Rob Parker (@RobParkerLocal4) May 7, 2013
Can't underestimate heart! This Bulls team is fearless!— spike albrecht (@SpikeAlbrecht) May 7, 2013
REALITY HAS NO PLACE HERE WINDHORST MT @windhorstespn: Heat have now trailed in 4 of their last 5 playoffs series.— Robert Mays (@realrobertmays) May 7, 2013
We're still in this Heat fans! twitter.com/HeatMemes/stat…— Miami Heat Memes (@HeatMemes) May 7, 2013