The Chicago Bulls have a history of starting a series out hot, then falling apart during the latter part of the series, especially when they play LeBron James.
After winning Game 1 in Cleveland 99-92, the Bulls are in the driver’s seat in this series.
NERD NOTES: The last two times the Bulls have played LeBron in the playoffs, they won Game 1 & lost the next four. pic.twitter.com/mbipRbLmlQ— Golic and Wingo (@GolicAndWingo) May 5, 2015
When you look at history, the Bulls are in the opposite of the driver’s seat. When the Bulls win Game 1 against a LeBron James-led team, Chicago tends to lose the next four in a row.
In 2011, the Bulls took Game 1 from James and the Heat then lost the next four straight.
History repeated itself in 2013, when the Bulls, without Derrick Rose, stole Game 1 in Miami but lost the next four.
Fox Sports Live thinks this season is different, and LeBron James and the Cavaliers are in trouble against the Bulls, even though it’s only Game 1.
Here’s what Chicago Bulls fans are saying about Game 1:
Bulls winning Game 1 against LBJ is normal, what's most crucial is getting that 2nd W. Then 3 and 4 of course. #SeeRed— StraTG (@straTGco) May 5, 2015
The Bulls didn't "steal" game one- they took it.— Jeremy Nelson (@houseoftrivia) May 5, 2015
Is it tomorrow yet? Bulls gotta take game 2. Need to capitalize on the Cavs not having JR.— Mike (@MikeSox56) May 5, 2015
@davehelem they got the one win. Defensively this Bulls team is worse. Derrick Rose is worse and Joakim is ineffective— Morgan Sherm (@morganLOOKS) May 5, 2015