- John Carroll, Scouts, Basketball Recruiting
Heat Offense: I stated before this series started that Shaquille O'Neal was the biggest factor in this series because the Chicago Bulls had no answers for him. Shaq had two monster performances in Games 1 and 2 and the Heat won. But in Games 3 and 4, Shaq was on the court only 24 minutes in each game and was a nonfactor.
This series is now a best of three and Miami cannot win unless Shaq gives an All-Star performance in the next game. He must stay on the court and stop getting offensive fouls. He's got to be the dominant low-post player that causes the Bulls frontline players to get into deep foul problems and open up the court for the rest of his teammates.
Scouts Inc. breaks down Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first-round series between the No. 7 Chicago Bulls and the No. 2 Miami Heat and picks the winner.