The Miami Heat have their sights set on furthering a legacy while the Chicago Bulls aim at fulfilling their promise when these two potential Eastern Conference finalists square off on opening night of the 2013-2014 NBA schedule on TNT. Before LeBron James and Derrick Rose meet, the Heat will receive their championship rings as we watch Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat online free live streaming NBA on TNT opening night basketball game by following the links presented below.
Last season the Heat were pushed to the brink of elimination by the Spurs yet managed to come out on top and win their second consecutive NBA title with LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh anchoring the team. They have been to the NBA Finals three years in a row, and will join two former Celtics and a former Lakers team as the only teams to ever reach the NBA Finals four years in a row if they can make it back this season.
You might think that LeBron has accomplished all he wants with four MVP trophies and a pair of championships. Despite the personal and team achievements, James has his sights set on a third straight title and will be all business with the opening tip off tonight in Miami after the ring celebration concludes.
Last year James averaged 26.8 points per game to go along with 7.3 assists and 8 rebounds to earn that fourth MVP. He’s still in his prime and is widely expected to top each of those numbers this season, and he may need to do that if the Heat are to represent the Eastern Conference in the Finals again. The competition will be stiffer this year when we watch TNT online free live streaming with the return of one of the league’s brightest stars.
After spending the entirety of last season on the sidelines, Derrick Rose is back in action for the Bulls and being called upon to lead his team to the promised land. The Bulls were able to make the playoffs without Rose last year, but his absence was felt as they were unceremoniously eliminated by the Heat after beating the Nets in round 1 and left pondering “what if” Rose had returned, keeping in mind that Rose was actively practicing with the team and reportedly had been cleared to play.
Over his four years playing the NBA, Rose has averaged 21 points a game and 6.8 assists. The Rose of old was alive and well in the preseason as he averaged 20.7 points per game, and it’s a certainty that will he will pick up the pace now that the regular season has begun, especially when we watch Bulls vs Heat online free live stream on TNT and his rivalry with LeBron is reignited.
Last season the Bulls and Heat split their games at two-a-piece. Even without Rose, the Bulls are the best defensive team in the league over the past four seasons and that will be key to slowing down LeBron James and the Miami attack. The added benefit of Rose’s return is the Bulls will get an extra 3.1 points per game on average, plus a go-to guy down the stretch when buckets are at their most important.
Tonight’s NBA opener between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat will tip off at 8pm EST / 5pm PST and be televised on TNT. Be sure to check your local listings for what channel TNT is in your cable or satellite package. Pre-game ceremonies for the Heat will start an hour earlier so tune in online streaming on the Internet as early as 7pm EST to get an early basketball fix before the game gets underway.
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I’m thinking the Bulls have more to prove tonight than the Heat and will score a close upset win over the defending champs to send a message to the rest of the league that they’re for real and ready to challenge King James.