Miami Heat Chokes Away Game One Against Bulls

Well now. That was a bit rough.

A depleted Chicago Bulls came into the American Airlines Arena for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, saw fans clad in white, watched LeBron James receive his MVP trophy, and then went on to systematically bludgeon the world champs by having Joakim Noah swing Nate Robinson around like a medieval flail into Miami's face.

It was a gutsy performance by Chicago, and one worthy of respect and admiration.

But clearly the Heat didn't help by failing to do what it does: namely, bring the ass-wreckage.

Here's what went wrong and why today sucks butt:

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