This series has become a full-on war of attrition. The Cavs and the Bulls are nearly evenly matched and the drama has been overwhelming. And I’m only talking about the on-court drama. There are enough stories (real, embellished, manufactured) off the court to fill a small library. Game 4 was a dogfight from start to finish, an often unsavory spectacle befit two midwestern teams. Both squads had prolonged periods of drowning in quicksand: After harnessing all the momentum and looking to stomp on the Cavs’ throat, the Bulls suffered through seven minutes without a point in the second quarter. A 16-0 run by the Cavs during this stretch tipped the balance towards the Wine and Gold. In the third quarter, the Cavs went scoreless for just over seven minutes. The Bulls’ 13-0 run during this stranglehold gave them a double-digit lead, which, in a game like this seemed insurmountable, especially given the battered Cavaliers’ roster. But there would be one more period of sustained “YOU SHALL NOT PASS”-ery, and it was the Cavs defense completely stifling the Bulls pick-and-roll attack in the middle of the 4th quarter. The Bulls managed a measly six points in the first eight minutes of the quarter, and the Cavs regained control of the battlefield behind some timely pipe-laying by Earl Smith III. The final moments of the game will be discussed for a very long time. In the end, Jimmy Butler hit a huge 3, and Derrick Rose turned back the clock a few years, blew by Iman Shumpert, and squeaked a contested layup past the help defense to improbably tie the game at 84, setting up a grueling overtime. But with 1.5 seconds left, Delly pitched the easiest inbound pass of his life to one LeBron James who drilled a line-toed, long-2 off one leg as the buzzer sounded and the United Center crowd gasped for the wind that had been knocked out of its lungs.