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NBA Playoffs 2013: Shorthanded Bulls shock Heat; Spurs win in double OT

Without Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng, the Chicago Bulls marched into Miami and stunned the Heat, 93-86, to take a 1-0 lead in their second-round series. Meanwhile, the Spurs defeated the Warriors in double overtime.

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How the empire struck back

The Heat's offense looked completely different in Game 2 than it did in Game 1. How did Miami bounce back and adjust to the Bulls' defense?

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Miami returns to form

After a stunning Game 1 loss to the Bulls, the Heat had to bounce back in Game 2. And bounce back they did, to the tune of a chippy 115-78 drubbing that saw nine technical fouls, a flagrant foul and two ejections. Ben Golliver of SB Nation and SI.com recaps the action.

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Chicago shocker

The Bulls and Heat have plenty of history, and now Chicago leads the second-round series, 1-0, after stealing an incredible victory in Game 1. Can the Bulls really win the series?

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Warriors' Curry contract coup

If Curry hadn't signed a long-term deal before the season, he'd be a free agent looking at max money this summer.

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Don't blame LeBron

LeBron James played spectacularly, especially in the second half, against the Chicago Bulls. But his teammates didn't step up, and oh yeah, the Heat gave up 35 points in the fourth quarter, and thus the Heat lost a shocker.

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The stuff of dreams

Kevin Durant. Roy Hibbert. Stephen Curry. Joakim Noah. That escalated quickly.

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Give Steph a Big Mac

Given his shooting, he at least deserves a chance to compete with MJ and Bird, right?

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Manu Ginobili earns a Popovich breakfast

Gregg Popovich is making breakfast for one.

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Bulls buck hero ball

Chicago bucked hero ball and ran legitimate, devastating plays to close out Miami in Game 1.

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Butler becomes Bulls' iron man

The Chicago Bulls are asking Jimmy Butler to do everything, all game, and somehow, he's doing it. Butler guarded LeBron James, led all players in rebounds, scored well, and didn't sit for even a minute in the Bulls' shocking Game 1 victory over Miami.

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NBA Monday night in GIFs

Monday night marked the start of two 2nd round series. The Bulls faced off against the Heat and the Warriors challenged the Spurs. Miss anything? Catch up on the night's action in GIFs.

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Bulls stun Heat, Manu buries Warriors in 2 OT's

Monday night featured a shocker early and a thrilling double-overtime contest late into the night.

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How Manu got open

How did Manu Ginobili get so wide open for his go-ahead three-pointer in double overtime? A botched Warriors switch, the second such play of the game.

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Spurs stun Warriors, spoil Curry's big night

The Spurs never stopped coming at the Warriors all night, eventually catching and outlasting them in double overtime of Game 1 thanks to a Manu Ginobili three.

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How Jack let Green get open

Danny Green hit an open three to complete the Spurs' massive comeback against the Warriors. He can thank Jarrett Jack and Stephen Curry for that.

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The Warriors don't understand Stephen Curry

Normally when your teammate hits a big shot, you celebrate. But the Warriors are just stunned.

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Kendrick Perkins isn't a huge fan of Shaq

Kendrick Perkins seems annoyed with Shaq on the TNT halftime show..

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Warriors outshoot Spurs to lead at halftime

The Warriors stood tall to every San Antonio counterattack, but the Spurs are hanging close with Golden State leading ,53-49, at halftime.

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Manu throws down big time dunk

The Spurs found themselves battling back against the Golden State Warriors in the first half, and Manu Ginobili brought the crowd to its feet with this dunk.

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Luol Deng's good-luck bed

The Chicago Bulls pulled off a crazy upset of the Miami Heat to take a 1-0 lead in the series. And they did it with Luol Deng watching from a hospital.

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Bulls shock Heat, 93-86

Nate Robinson - NATE ROBINSON!!! - scored the final seven points, as the Chicago Bulls went up 1-0 despite being short multiple starters against the defending NBA champions.

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LeBron dunks hard off lucky bounce

Nice effort, Bulls. LeBron James is just too good.

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Nate Robinson nutmegs Birdman

Nate Robinson dribbled through Chris Andersen's legs. No, not like his whole body -- just the ball.

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Bulls, Heat tied after first half. What?

The shorthanded Chicago Bulls are somehow tied with a Miami Heat squad that looks a tad rusty and a tad flustered by the opposition's defense.

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LeBron crushes Nate Robinson

The Chicago Bulls are already pretty short-handed at point guard. And they may have just lost another one.

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3 questions as Spurs, Warriors open series

Three-point defense is one of the bigger questions-marks for both the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals.

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Heat host Bulls in Game 1 of East semis

The Heat open up their second-round series against the Bulls on Monday night in Miami. Dwyane Wade is expected to be back in the lineup, while Luol Deng is out and Kirk Hinrich is doubtful.

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Bulls little more than warm-up for Heat

The Bulls survived the first round. Congratulations. Now you get the Heat.

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Dwyane Wade 'good to go' for Game 1 against Bulls

The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade told reporters he'll be ready for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Chicago Bulls.

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Deng out for Game 1 vs. Heat

Luol Deng has still not joined his teammates in Miami and is out for Game 1 against the Heat due to an illness.

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