Unfortunately, I didn't get to watch the game, or perhaps that's fortunately given the outcome. The Bulls lost to Memphis at home, perhaps the most winnable games on the schedule in the upcoming three weeks. It's not going to get any easier.
In doing so, the Bulls have fallen down to 7th place in the playoff standings only a half game ahead of Miami, but two games up on Charlotte. The only good news is that Charlotte is in as big a funk as we are right now, and they're fighting through a very difficult schedule as well.
Milwaukee is only a half game up on us, but the trend between us and them is terrible. Milwaukee is just rolling through the competition and is on a strong upward trend, and giving them John Salmons certainly helped their performance.
He's putting up a 19.4 PER since heading to Milwaukee averaging over 20 points per game. It's a shame the Bulls weren't getting that John Salmons here, because if they were they would have never traded him [Salmons is going to opt out if he's playing that well the rest of the season]. However, they needed certainty and they got it.
So while I can't describe many details surrounding this game my biggest fear is that Flip Murray and Hakim Warrick are now performing more like I thought they would rather than what they actually did in their first couple of games here. We'll have to just hang on and hope that trend doesn't continue, because if it does, the Bulls are in trouble. Especially for the rest of this month.