Well, Michael Redd choked on the FTs, but Luol Deng couldn't knock down the open three to tie the game, and the Bulls fall to the Bucks. The Bulls recovered from an abysmal start to retake the lead in the third quarter when Milwaukee completely fell apart taking bad shot after bad shot after bad shot.
In the end, the Bulls will feel the hurt when looking at all of the missed opportunities at the free throw line. Kirk Hinrich, Luol Deng, and John Salmons all shot 50% from the line to combine for a 8 of 16 performance. That's from three guys you expect to each shoot around 80%. If they hit their free throws, the Bulls win this game.
Oh yeah, that half court Ridnour 3 hurts now too doesn't it?
Derrick Rose had his moments in the game, moments of great aggression and talent, but he also had moments where he couldn't buy a bucket. In the end, he shot 10-25 from the field using 28 possessions to get his points.
Andrew Bogut appeared to dominate Noah at times, but he also used a ton of shots to get his points. Noah didn't play down the stretch as the Bulls opted to go with Brad Miller instead. Miller played respectably and even hit a three that kept the Bulls in the game.
All in all, it was a pedestrian night for almost everyone else. Rose dominated the ball all night long as no one else on the team had more than 10 shots. It was a game where I felt the Bulls played better than the Bucks overall, but they didn't get it done [due to the FTs], and they earn another loss to a mediocre team.