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Who's better: Heat or Bulls?

Eastern Conference finalists Miami and Chicago do battle in our head-to-head matchup

Updated: May 14, 2011, 4:32 PM ET
By Chris Palmer | ESPN The Magazine
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Derrick RoseGetty ImagesIt'll surprise no one if these three superstars decide the Miami-Chicago series.

Throughout the season, we've used this column to dissect the most intriguing individual matchup of the week. But on the eve of the conference finals, we're flipping the script and breaking down the clash between the two teams left in each conference as they battle for a spot in the Finals, seeking to get one step closer to the ultimate prize.

In the East, there's no shortage of players or angles to analyze. LeBron. Rose. D-Wade. Boozer. Bosh. Miami. Chicago. Before they hit the court, we're asking one simple question: Who's better?


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Chris Palmer

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