Regardless of Wade's health issues, Miami is anxious to clear the Chicago hurdle. The Bulls nearly wasted a 3-1 lead in the first round against Brooklyn, advancing by winning a Game 7 on the road. And Spoelstra is leery of giving Chicago any glimmer of hope.
"We have to go in with the mindset to really approach this with desperation and urgency," Spoelstra said. "You don't want to give this team second life. They're far too dangerous for that type of mentality because they just continue to grind and they compete and we know that. We respect that."