Bulls slump back to where they should be after losing another to the Celtics 108-97
The Chicago Bulls drop game five after playing really tough but losing it down the stretch of the fourth quarter to the Celtics.
Who would have really thought that the Bulls would be in this spot right now? If we would have talked mid-season that they would be hanging in there with a one seed in the playoffs I would have said you are crazy. Even if you would have told me that the one seed was the worst of all time they should have been able to handle the Bulls and how terrible they looked at some points in the season.
The next thing I would have never thought could be true is that Rajon Rondo was the deciding factor in this series. Going into the playoffs I thought that Rondo would have gotten way up for this series but who would have guessed he would have played like a wild man in the first two games. They were super close to flat out releasing him middle of the season. Chicago falling apart should really be an inditement on Gar/Pax’s terrible free agent pick ups and trades this year. How we can not have a competent point guard to at least give the ball to Jimmy and Dwyane is undeniably crazy. Just have a guy that at least won’t make turnovers.
Isiah Thomas is statistically the worst NBA point guard on defense. If you are even in the league you should be dropping at least 15 on him each game. Not to mention the height. But you have to be happy with Isaiah Canaan’s first career playoff start. He did his best trying to control Isiah Thomas holding him to 1-10 on threes.
Now the Bulls go down 3-2 in the series after at least a good showing last night. I don’t really know what else they can do. None of their lineups work because you have D-League talent bringing the ball up the court. Jimmy Butler has done exactly what they needed him too, which is be on the court all the time. We even had the Dwyane Wade game last night. That alone should have stolen us a game. I was waiting for him to have one of these nights, 26 pts with 11 rebounds.
You can just see how pissed off Fred Hoidberg is with the players he has to deal with on the roster.