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The Bulls Ended The Heat's Near-Legendary Winning Streak By Badgering The Hell Out Of LeBron

King gets battered.

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But as a team, the Bulls did this by playing very physical defense. Because the Bulls' mediocre offense had no chance against Miami's in a shootout, they had to make the game as ugly and choppy as they could.


Between that bear-hug tackle of LeBron James by Kirk Hinrich and this assassination of Dwyane Wade by Jimmy Butler, the Bulls' brutal physicality helped keep Miami out of its perpetual-motion offensive ball movement.

Expect a lot more teams to create a gameplan for the Heat that boils down to making LeBron mad.