Friday, January 4, 2008
Bulls lose in double OT
I was on Blog a Bull ( http://www.blogabull.com/) last night before the game and I mentioned I had a bad feeling about this game and someone replied way to think positive. I believe that was a valid reply since it is a site by a Bulls fan for Bulls fans. But the Blazers had won 14 out of the last 15 so I was a little pessimistic. At one point the Bulls were up by fourteen points and I thought that they had this one. Boy was I wrong Kirk went cold, Deng was sidelined by Achilles stiffness, Noce could not buy a bucket and we had no answers for Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge, Jared Jack, and Travis Outlaw. I could not believe my eyes we were being beat by Jack and Outlaw I live with getting beat by Roy and Aldridge but man alive we had no answers whatsoever. Aldridge would go to the perimeter and forced Wallace to come out and guard him basically taking away his help defense inside and either dump inside forcing Wallace to shift down to help out or hit an open jumper. Roy just torched Hinrich all night I can't believe we passed on him. I believe in that draft a big man was the mandate and we had Aldridge but traded him for Tyrus Thomas who I believe would develop if he ever sees the floor. On the bright side Ben Gordon continues to light it up, he scored 32 last night followed by Joe Smith with 31. The biggest disappointment for me is the blown fourteen point lead this team has no killer instinct. If you look at the Lakers, Celtics and Pistons in the 80's and the Bulls dynasty of the 90's they had that instinct when they had you down it was over. However those teams had Magic, Kareem, Isiah, Dumars, Bird, McHale, Michael and Scottie and no one on this current roster is in that rarefied air.