I don't think most fans realize how different the playoffs are from the regular season. Yes it is still basketball, otherwise there aren't a lot of similarities. You must have playoff experience to win. The Bulls would have gotten swept against the Heat this season unless they had two straight years of good playoff experience.
Before someone brings up the question - "what about the Warriors". Well the Warriors most important player has a lot of playoff experience and played great when he was on the Hornets. When your best player has experience you see what happens (Warriors), when your best player doesn't have PE (Bosh) you see what happens.
Bosh telling the media that he had no idea that the Nets would start the game so aggresively