BY Danica Bellini, Mstars Reporter , Mstarz reporter | May 06, 2013 06:49 PM EDT
The Chicago Bulls vs. the Miami Heat battle it out on the court at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Read on to see where fans can watch and listen to a live stream of the 2013 playoffs basketball game online and catch up-to-date feeds and coverage on highlight plays and scores.
The Bulls ended the 2012-2013 NBA regular season as the no 5 team in the Eastern Conference of the Division Regular Season with 45 wins and 37 losses. Brooklyn currently ranks the no 9 team overall in the NBA post-season. According to Bleacher Report sports columnist Josh Martin:
"It's pretty amazing that Kirk Hinrich has suddenly emerged as the fulcrum upon whose ailing leg the Chicago Bulls' hopes currently rest. With Derrick Rose all but officially ruled out until the fall, Captain Kirk had done a solid job of filling in as the team's floor general on offense while pestering Deron Williams on the other end. Well, that is until a bruised left calf forced him to sit out Games 5 and 6. As if the Bulls needed another injury to worry about, what with Rose's knee, Joakim Noah's foot and the flu-ridden bodies of Luol Deng, Taj Gibson and Nate Robinson already consuming the full efforts of the team's training staff. Luckily for the Bulls, they've shown that they can win on the road. This group will need to do just that in Game 7 at the Barclays Center. That is, if limping into a second-round slaughter at the hands of the Miami Heat is something that still appeals to them."
The Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
The Heat ranked 1st in the Eastern Conference with 66 wins and 16 losses. Miami currently holds the no 9 overall spot in the playoffs (out of 9 teams). As Martin points out:
"LeBron James is upset that the Miami Heat won't play again until Monday? Really? Rough life this guy has right now. I mean, what's a soon-to-be-four-time MVP to do with himself during a full week of down time after sweeping the Milwaukee Bucks? Relax on his own private stretch of Biscayne Bay? Chill out with his wife and kids? Stop into Escobar Barber Shop for another needless trim? Been there. Done that. Still, it's difficult to imagine any measure of ennui hindering this team's inevitable march back to the NBA Finals. When they do return to American Airlines Arena on Monday, they'll be matched up against either the beat-up Brooklyn Nets or the even-more-beat-up Chicago Bulls. Perhaps Miami should sit Dwyane Wade for a game or two in the next round, just to make things interesting. Otherwise, LeBron might find himself overcome with boredom after another four-game sweep."
Tonight's game should prove a fierce battle on the court between one of the best NBA playoff teams, and one of the lower ranked teams.
For complete NBA standings for the regular 2012-2013 season, check out NBA.com.
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