Eye of the Hurricane

April 19, 2011


Filed under: NBA — michaelperchick @ 10:18 am

Today, the Bulls have something the Magic, Lakers, and Spurs- three legitimate title contenders have- a playoff win.  In fact, the Bulls’ have two of them.

But in both games, the Bulls have thoroughly been outplayed.  Outside of Derrick Rose, and the clutch shooting of Kyle Korver (5/5 from downtown in the series), no Bull has stepped up to help carry the offense.  With two home games, and getting to face the Pacers without starting point guard Darren Collison for the second half last night, the Bulls still seemed complacent at points, rarely showing the fire and intensity of a championship-bound team.

I don’t think they’re going to lose to Indiana, and they’ll have a big advantage in the second round no matter who they play.  But if they have to play Boston- a team that is pedal to the metal, or a run-n-gun team like the Knicks, the Bulls’ sluggish play won’t fly.

1 Comment »

  1. They’re built to win 60 games a season but unfortunately for them, not to play 7 games against teams like the Heat or the Celtics–who come with multiple threats at every level. Boozer’s going to need to start contributing significantly more, and more emphasis on Noah’s interior game becomes important as they move on. The Bulls were the best in the East in the regular season (thanks, too, to a not too difficult Central division schedule) but they probably don’t have what it takes to go the distance.

    Comment by eadeutsch — April 19, 2011 @ 1:02 pm | Reply

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