INDIANAPOLIS--Now that the Bulls hold a 3-0 lead, many people will assume they're going to wrap up their best-of-seven series with the Indiana Pacers in Game Four on Saturday.
The Bulls are not among those people.
``A close-out game is the hardest game to win, because they've got nothing to lose,'' said Carlos Boozer, who's been through a few close-out games in his career. ``We expect their best game.''
Here's another reason: Even though the Bulls are 3-for-3, each game has been a nail-biter that could have gone either way in the final moments.
``They're going to come out firing,'' Korver said. ``We're going to have to play well.''
Chicago sports fans need look no further than the Blackhawks, who have won a pair after being down 3-0, to know that strange things can happen in playoffs.
On the other hand, basketball isn't hockey, where surprises are more common. And unlike the Blackhawks, the Pacers are a young team that's still feeling its way, not the defending champions coming off a difficult regular season.
On brink of sweep, Bulls still wary of Pacers
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