LeBron out vs Bulls

Per all kinds of twitters or the Cleveland Plane's dealer here:

CHICAGO _ The Cavaliers announced that LeBron James would not play in
tonight's game against the Chicago Bulls. The Cavs are trying to rest
their star before the start of the playoffs. His status for Friday's
home game against Indiana is not immediately known.

Does this make you feel cheap?   Dirty?   This turns an almost certain loss into a game the Bulls should win.   Let's not forget that the Bulls are plenty capable of losing games they should win though.

Still, 10 minutes before tip off, I feel pretty good about getting this one now.   If they're successful, then they'll have largely made up for the Milwaukee a loss.  

This now makes my likely scenario like this:
Bulls win tonight and tomorrow.
Raptors lose to Atlanta

Bulls enter that final matchup with a one game lead over Toronto.   A win then gives the Bulls a magic number of 1 the rest of the way.   Of course, let's not get ahead of ourselves.   As noted above, the Bull losing tonight or in New Jersey wouldn't be particularly shocking.    There's a reason they don't have a playoff spot locked up already.

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  • Yah...Rose's defense scares me sometimes...if Rose and Mo just cancell eachother out, it'll almost certainly spell a loss for us, Rose has to play good offensively and play atleast some defense on Mo...Clevelands supporting cast is better then ours so even though Lebron is out we need to stay focused and give more effort on defense...they already ave 23 points with 3 minutes to go without lebron...

  • This is exactly why Bulls may lose. Dare I say the Bulls had a better chance of winning with Lebron playing ?!

  • In reply to claytonabigsby:

    You say that beause they'd be more focused knowing cleveland is full strength and the odds are against them? If so I'd probably disagree with you but I do agree we play down or up somewhat to our oponents...which is a very bad sign...

  • In reply to claytonabigsby:

    Boy am I glad I was wrong. The Bulls won in spite of themselves. With all those missed free throws! Please don't play down to the Nets tomorrow ;)

  • In reply to claytonabigsby:

    I have never seen the refs give the Bulls a game...until tonite that is...

  • In reply to claytonabigsby:

    Thank you LBJ and Mike Brown. Bulls win...EVERYBODY SING!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHWeuQyFouo

  • In reply to claytonabigsby:

    Why was Rose even playing Mo Williams anyway? Isnt that why we have our defensive stopper in Hinrich is for? lol Vinny is a idiot. Rose needs to save his energy for offense, have him gaurd a no body like Anthony Parker.

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