The Bulls haven't lost three in a row, but that means little

One of the quotes flying around the web about the series is that the Chicago Bulls haven't lost three games in a row all season.  As such, expect them to come out and win on Tuesday.   That might be fair.

In fact, I feel these games with Miami are largely coin flip type affairs that could go either way.  However, here's the thing about flipping a coin.   While it's most likely if you flip three times you won't get heads three times, once you have heads twice, it's still 50/50 on the next flip. 

The past flips don't influence the future flip.

The Bulls also haven't played three coin flip games in a row frequently

How many times this season have the Bulls played three games in a row against teams that were really their peer?   There were only a few teams in the league that live up to that status.

You could maybe argue twice.
@Spurs, @Mavs, @Lakers (LWL)
@Atlanta, @Orlando, @Miami (LWW)

So while the Bulls have generally gotten their stuff together over any three game stretch, there's typically always been a patsy in there to do it against as well.  

However, after three games, the closest the teams can be is 2-1

The Bulls are on the brink, much like Miami was on the brink when they went down 0-1, because if they lose the next game, the series is all but over.  

However, if the Bulls win the next game, the series is all knotted up and Chicago now has home court in a best of three series.   LIke Miami, Chicago only needs to split it's games on the road.   Like Miami, they would have preferred to win the first one, but if they can win the second it will all be okay.

Can the Bulls come out and win in game four?

Yes they can.   Both of the past two games were fairly close.   Miami had a couple spurts the Bulls didn't have to maintain their lead.   A couple loose balls that didn't go Chicago's way.   A couple bad calls at a point where Chicago was gaining momentum that could have swung things.

The Bulls are still right there with the Heat.   This isn't a case where Chicago is simply done and can't stand up to Miami.   Miami may go on to win this thing in five, but Chicago could just as easily win the next to games as well.  

What can Chicago change to get back in this series?

I noted a few things in the post game thread:
1: Chicago must figure out a way to defend LeBron/Wade without leaving the 14 foot jumper for the pick setter open.   Maybe they decide to keep ceding this jumper to Miami, but Miami has knocked it down all series, so that doesn't seem like the right plan.

2: Chicago can't play Kyle Korver if both Wade and LeBron are on the floor, they can close out too fast for him to get good shots, and they kill him on defense.  Play him strictly when one of them is resting.

In addition to that...

More Boozer/Rose pick and roll

The Bulls were getting great looks out of the Boozer/Rose pick and roll, but they didn't run it enough.  Carlos Boozer also has to feel comfortable shooting that open 14 footer immediately without pump faking or hesitating.

If he does, and can knock it down, he'll get plenty of wide open opportunities and can repeat his game three performance.   Boozer off the pick and roll was very effective.   Boozer in the low post was very ineffective. 

A little more luck converting the offensive boards into points

The Bulls had a ton of offensive rebounds again, like they have all series, but they haven't found a way to convert them into points the past couple games.  Lots of tips that rimmed out, lots of times they went up immediately and were blocked or rushed the shot and missed.

In game one, when the Bulls dominated the offensive glass and turned 19 offensive boards into 31 points, they kicked out a lot of those offensive rebounds and turned them into open three point looks.

I'm generally a fan of going up strong immediately after the offensive board as you're highly likely to draw the foul or score, and frequently with a tip you have little choice, but when the Bulls do come down with the ball and are in a crowd, they may need to look at kicking the ball back out occasionally as well.

Final thoughts

I felt good about game three going into it, but the Bulls lost.  Leaving game three, I still think the Bulls have plenty of good basketball in the tank left that hasn't gotten onto the floor.   They played well enough to win in most phases, but their philosophy of ultra trapping James/Wade and giving Bosh whatever he wanted bit them in the ass and lost them the game.

Can Chicago come through with the right defensive adjustments to win game four?   Can they get a bit luckier on the offensive put backs?   HIt a few more threes?  Just get the couple extra plays that put them over the top?

Yes, they can.   However, it doesn't mean they will.   The Bulls are on the brink, the Heat have some cushion, let's see who takes care of business tomorrow.

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  • Note to Bulls fans...we're OK!

    Yeah..write that pandering Joakim Noah (expletive deleted) article again. Its quite pedestrian when a sports blog tells the fans what emotions they should be feeling.

  • In reply to Dionysus:

    get out of here u hater!

  • In reply to Dionysus:

    Pedestrian? Well, spectator sports are pedestrian to begin with. Sorry we are too pedestrian for your advanced tastes, Dionysus. Really, we apologize.
    On the other hand, kiss my left one.

  • 1. The Bulls never played Miami three times continuously. I don't think any fan with some sense would believe in that statistic.
    2. Thibs is getting a little bit out-coached by Riley/Spoelstra/other asst coaches from the Heat. This is the Heat coaching staff which won a championship. And, I am not saying Thibs is not making adjustments but he is not making anything which works.
    3. Noah is not working as a passer near the 3 pt line to initiate the offense. That play takes too much time and leaves Rose and others to cut only 6/8 sec to make a play.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Riley/Spoelstra have a bit more to work with on the offensive end than Thibs. It's a little easier to outcoach a guy when you have more weapons than him. It's going to come down to guys stepping up and knocking down jump shots consistently.

  • In reply to magestew:

    Agree. But, there are things like the post below of setting picks by Noah...Noah can't shoot a jumper and when they draw Bosh towards the 3 pt line, that size will over-whelm Rose. I think it is a combination of the offensive talent and the inability of the coaching staff to come up with a better offensive plan against the Heat.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    True, but it's going to be tough to come up with something new at this point in the post season. That's why I think the only real chance the Bulls have is for their shooters to step up and knock down shots. They have to loosen up the Heat on the inside or make them pay for not loosening up. Basically the Heat defense is daring the Bulls to beat from the perimeter and the Bulls haven't been able to do it for a couple of games.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    i havent lost hope and wont lose hope the bulls win tomorrow night and everything change heading back homme 2-2 and, if they do lose tomorrow then its 3-1 and we still have a fighting chance. untill we lose 4 we got a shot! note to rose we need you to do your mvp thing and will us to victory tomorrrow night your biggest fan twothree

  • More improvements:

    1) Let Rose take Bibby off the dribble. If Rose has Wade or James on him, fine, set a pick. But he doesn't need help to drive around Bibby.

    2) Stop setting picks with non-offensive players (Noah, Asik, even Taj). The screener comes out and sets picks 30 ft from the basket for Rose. He gets doubled every time because the Heat know they don't have to defend the screener so far from the basket. It kills the 'play', takes time off the shot clock, and causes turnovers.

    3) Get Noah's grandpa a ticket to the next game. Hopefully that'll help him get his head out of his ass.

  • In reply to DanFrystak:

    There was one play where Chris Bosh came all the way out almost to the half court line to double Rose with total disregard for his man.

  • In reply to DanFrystak:

    Three very good points.

  • In reply to DanFrystak:

    I agree with everything you wrote except I like Rose/Noah pick and roll action. Jo usually makes a solid pick and creates space. He also usually slides in the middle which creates openings for a second pass to the other big down low which is usually open for a dunk or layup. Plus, Noah is a great interior passer.

  • wonder if Chicagos love fest with Noah is over yet? constantly injured,can't score, bad ft shooter, oh but he rebounds,I forgot.... if we had Melo we win games 2 and 3.

  • In reply to sabixx:

    People keep forgetting what it would've taken to get Melo. It's not like they could do Melo for Noah deal straight up. If the Bulls had given Denver everything they wanted for Melo, the Bulls wouldn't even be in the ECF.

  • In reply to magestew:

    With the draw the Bulls had, I think they would have been in the ECF either way.

  • In reply to DougThonus:

    Is that assuming the Bulls would've still finished with the best record in the east? That's how they got that draw, right? The Bulls would've been a better offensive team, but I don't think the defense and rebounding would've been good enough for them to finish at the top of the east if they'd given Denver all the players it would've taken to get Melo.

  • In reply to magestew:

    even if they could I wouldn't want Melo for Noah straight up

  • In reply to magestew:

    You're right Tech, they wouldn't be anywhere near the ECF.

    Take out Noah, Deng, and Gibson and insert Melo?
    And expect THAT defense to get us past the first round?
    I don't think so.

  • In reply to magestew:

    I think 3 pt shooting is definitely killing us.
    Game 1: 10-21
    Game 2: 3-20
    Game 3: 3-9

    I definitely don't want them just jacking up a ton of 3's if they're not making them, but all season long 3 pt shooting has been the difference between a blow out win and a tight, grind it out game. The Heat defense on Derrick and his inability to regularly get into the lane has taken away the Bulls ability to win those close grind it out games. If the 3's and Derrick's driving are clicking, I think the Bulls are in good shape. If neither are, they're pretty much screwed. If only one is, the have a good chance. IMO, they need at least one of those two things to get things going in Game 4. I'm praying for both!

  • In reply to kayak0109:

    No doubt. Even consistent shooting of mid-to-long-range 2pt jumpers would give the Bulls an edge.

  • In reply to sabixx:

    Noah is being asked to do too much right now ... and the indecision and confusion in his mind is showing.

    I would like to see things simplified for him right now.
    Less thinking, more reacting.
    It's how he plays his best.

    And I realize there's nothing "simple" about trying to defend against this level of talent, but Noah's job needs to be clearer and better defined.
    Too many times he's roaming around trying to cover 3 or 4 guys.

    Put Noah out there with Taj or maybe even Asik ... let Noah be mainly responsible for shutting down Bosh while Taj or Asik covers the primary help defender job.

    We're not forcing the Heat bigs ... Anthony, Big Z, Magliore, or even Haslem to be an offensive force.

    Everyone keeps talking about how we have a limited offense.
    Well guess what, SO DO THEY ... when you force them to actually use it.
    Who's really scared of having Bibby, Chalmers, Anthony, Miller, Jones, Haslem, Big Z, and Magliore beat the Bulls?

    So far, those EIGHT guys ... everyone outside of the "big 3" ... are averaging a combined 21ppg against us!

  • Ditto. For the Bulls to get that other creator, they're going to have to give up something good. I know Bulls fans and management have a tendency to fall in love with certain Bulls players, but the Bulls have decent depth on the front line. They have to have a SG that create, knock down an open J and defend his position. That's not going to come cheap unless the Bulls get incredibly lucky.

  • In reply to magestew:

    exactly. Bulls managements are dreamers. They think they can improve the team without sacrifying something.

  • In reply to magestew:

    Rose needs to step up, he's been quiet in games 2 and 3. Also we need more production out of Deng. I know he's got a tough assignment guarding Lebron, but if Rose can either get to the line or the rim, then that also creates the outside shot for Deng. I didn't think the spacing was that great for the Bulls, as the Heat just clogged up the lane. If their defense is going to collapse like that, the Bulls need to make them pay.

    I'm expecting an MVP type performance from Rose in the biggest game of the season for them.

  • In reply to bpmueller:

    agreed. Rose said before Game 3, that he will keep driving the whole game. But he didn't do that, he attempted only 3 shots the last quarter. He is our MVP, our fourth quarter guy ! he has to wake up. imo i don't think it's because of heat defense. Rose is a lot better than he showed the last 2 games.

  • In reply to bpmueller:

    I told you this before, flipping a coin is random probablity. The Bulls avoiding 3 game streaks is not. There are very real factors at work here that keep them from avoiding streaks. There are no factors that keep a coin from landing on one side or another other than luck, or about a 12.5 % probability

    I just want a fair shake from the refs though.

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    A fair shake from the refs would be an amazing gift. There were too many momentum killing bad calls in the last 2 games. My guess is we'll start to see some calls tomorrow night. Stern wants this money maker series to continue, so he'll make it happen.

  • In reply to kayak0109:

    Jaffe still has it out for the bulls. The 2nd qaurter of game 2 was the worst officiating I have seen in a while. It was that other white balding guy that was killing us.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I can't stand Javie, you're right, he definitely has it out for them.

  • In reply to kayak0109:

    Thats really how you fix a ball game. Just control the momentum. Throw some calls the other way to make it look more fair when the game is out of reach. But its all about early calls, and calls when a team is making a run. Controlling rhythm.

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    the good thing (I guess :) though is game 4's refs should be on our side

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    I sure hope so!

  • In reply to bpmueller:

    Rose is a big part of the problem right now.

    And it doesn't have anything to do with whether he's actually getting to the basket and scoring ... although that's a big part of his game and needs to happen.

    It has to do with him putting pressure on the Miami Defense.
    Rose appears to be seeing the double team coming now and just getting rid of the ball ... rather than forcing the defense to react to him.

    Yes, he needs to get rid of the ball, but he could exert so much more pressure on the Heat defense if he would force the double to come at him much harder.
    He has the ability to make things much harder for the Heat's defense in so many ways ...

    Force the double team out farther from the basket giving the Bulls more space inside to work.
    When the second defender comes, dribble hard at him if he's not set ... and force the officials to make foul calls on their bigs.
    When he gets around the second defender, don't just stop ... even if you can't get to the rim, keep probing because now you have the defense in a more vulnerable position while they attempt to recover.

    Of course, much of this would also be helped by having his teammates in far more motion than they usually are.

    There are a lot of things that could be done to improve the offense ... and I sure hope they get some of them ready by Tuesday night.

  • In reply to Silverwulf:

    I agree, he doesn't look like the killer aggressor he has been at times. Put the pressure on them early, then spread the ball around.

  • In reply to Silverwulf:

    Rose is still breaking down the first man, but seems not to go up strong enough to finish versus the help guy. It seems like he's afraid James/Anthony/Bosh will be there to block his shot. He also seems to be keeping the ball lower than normal after elevating which makes it easier to deflect.
    He might be feeling like he likely won't get the call when he drives, so he's trying to be more acrobatic than usual in order to make the bucket.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    I feel like he's being told ...

    "the double team is going to come every time and you need to make that important first pass"

    ... but then they fail to mention that BEFORE he makes that pass, there are still several things that he can do to keep the pressure on the Heat defense.

    In other words, right now, we're making it easy on the Heat defense ... when we COULD be stretching them a lot more than we are.

  • In reply to magestew:

    I wish I could say for sure that Rose is better than Wade, but he sure hasn't played like it this series.

    and im sorry if im a fake fan because im very critical of the team. this management team has been bad for 10 years and nobody seems to notice, all they do is give credit to them for overpaying bums and drafting under performers.

  • In reply to sabixx:

    Criticizing doesn't make you a fake fan.
    But failing to see both sides of the issue doesn't help your case.

    I criticize when things are done wrong.
    But that doesn't mean that we haven't had a whole lot more good this year than bad.

    Honestly, we're one of the final four teams and we're going up against the juggernaut Heat ...
    And in my opinion, we're just as good as any of the other remaining teams.

  • In reply to sabixx:

    Every team management has made bad decisions here and there. Most decisions are a risk, so pay off and some don't. I wouldn't say that they've been bad for 10 years. They did just build a team that's currently in the ECF and had the best record in the NBA. They must have been doing a few things right over the last couple of years to put that together.

  • In reply to sabixx:

    How well do you think Rose would look if he had Lebron instead of Deng to play with?

  • I kinda lost confidence in this team after last night. Rose just cant get it goin cus theyre trapping the shit out of him and his teammates arent good enough to make Miami pay. We have to rely on Deng to make plays and he alwasy turns it over. We just dont have the horses (Bulls had their chances but blew it). Hopefully they can show me on Tuesday that they can get it done and change my mind. Everyone knows if we lose tomoro this series is over.

  • In reply to calle3:

    +100. I predicted that sh*t before. Bulls shouldn't have stood pat. trading Asik for a shooter such as Mayo wouldn't have hurt.

  • In reply to deewaves:

    Asik went out then Miami made a big run, you don't think it would have mattered?

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    Asik going out in the 4th quarter of the second game is where the Heat has gone on a real run. But that said, we just cannot have two "no jumpshots" on offense at Center/SG positions plus Boozer showing up once in 4 games. Thibs has to do something to put some confusion on the Miami defense....otherwise, our chances go down because of the doubts that can creep in the players.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Fact is Miami didn't put the game out of reach until after Asik went out, & Noah was gassed.

  • In reply to ChiRy:

    what about Noah ?? can't he do what asik does ?

  • In reply to deewaves:

    a little, but Asik is by far the best post defender

  • Courtney Lee for Asik wouldn't have been the answer, but if OKC were willing to move Harden for Gibson, that might be worth looking at. But I don't know if OKC would be willing to do that deal this summer. In any event, Gibson and draft picks may have to be moved for the Bulls to get the guy the answer at SG. That answer won't have to be an all-star, either (although that would be nice). He'd just have to be solid enough to make teams pay for giving too much attention to Rose.

  • In reply to magestew:

    It doesn't have to be a SG. It can even be a Center who can create(I don't know where you will find one)...Noah does try to do that sometimes but he cannot shoot or has not been able to finish. Ideally, it should be a wing player but anyone who can create at any position other than PG. And, forget Harden. Have you seen their games? Harden seems to be a better creator than Westbrook.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    That's true. ANYBODY that can create for himself and his teammates (while being a decent defender) would be ideal. I've liked Harden since he came into the league. He reminds me of a slightly shorter version of Brandon Roy. At some point, Harden will demand to start and come extension time he'll probably ask for more than OKC would be willing to pay. If I were Gar/Pax I'd definitely make an inquiry as to what it would take to get Harden.

  • In reply to magestew:

    Why on earth would OK want to trade Harden? They have as big a hole as we do at SG without him. And how much does Gibson really improve Collison/Ibaka?

  • In reply to scottplummer:

    I don't think they would. But OKC is going to face some serious contract issues in the next few years, and who knows if the New CBA will make those issues better or worse. It's worth inquiring about.

  • In reply to magestew:

    You want to see some contract issues? Wait until the Bulls re-sign Rose to the max.

  • In reply to magestew:

    We're in worse salary shape than OKC.

  • In reply to scottplummer:

    A lot of broad diagnoses being handed out by posters here. After Game 1 we were the greatest team in the hx of the NBA-now we should of got Melo, we're the worst offensive team ever, Noah is garbage etc. etc. Look, we need one game in Miami-that's it. If we lose tomorrow, then play amatuer GM all you want.

  • In reply to koolking83:

    Whether the Bulls win or lose this series - even they win the finals - they'll still need a 2nd creator. I for one am not writing them off but I also know that no matter how this season ends, the Bulls will have to address their few weaknesses going forward. You can wait to play "amatuer GM" for as long as you want. I'm having fun with it now.

  • In reply to magestew:

    That's fair-nothing else for me to say.

  • In reply to koolking83:

    Good pints Koolking83! A good example is that nut job, below:

    "wonder if Chicagos love fest with Noah is over yet? constantly injured,can't score, bad ft shooter, oh but he rebounds,I forgot.... if we had Melo we win games 2 and 3."
    The idiot quoted above goes by the screen name of "SABIX."
    I don't know what holes these clowns come out from, but they're out there!

  • In reply to magestew:

    Can't see why OKC would trade Harden. I'd love to have him, but he's nto really much of a creator either. Certainly better than what we have at SG though, and he has size to defend + can shoot.

  • In reply to magestew:

    i reply u the same thing i told to "do". Gibson is as important for his position as Harden. I mean Gibson=Harden so why would i give up also korver ?? Besides every bulls fan knows that Gibson should be untouchable

    You want to improve this team, the assets are everyone but Rose, Noah, Gibson and some cases Deng.

  • In reply to magestew:

    I think it does have to be @ SG. There is no room in the rotation for big men. Deng is already a 2 way player and his minutes aren't going down, nor are Rose's. The only minutes to take are one way players like Brewer & Korver, and a guy like Bogans who only shoots 3s while playing decent D. The only minutes to take are SG minutes. For now at least until the frontcourt picture gets sorted out long term.

  • In reply to magestew:

    I have a crazy idea which could back fire. I get the thinking of starting Noah on Bosh instead of Boozer, but it seemed like a bunch of Bosh's points came when Noah switched to double someone and Boozer didn't rotate over quickly enough and Bosh would get layups and dunks. What if Thibs put Boozer on Bosh and then Noah would be free to double without leaving Bosh wide open. If Bosh gets in deep or drives past Boozer, Noah can come over to help. If Bosh gets in deep on Noah or beats him, we all know that Boozer won't get there in time to help.

    For all of the Boozer haters, it could be beneficial. If Boozer gets lit up or in quick foul trouble against Bosh, you'd probably see Taj a lot quicker. Best case, Boozer just stays in front of Bosh and Noah's ability to double and roam without leaving Bosh free helps the overall team D. I can live with Bosh hitting jumpers over Boozer, it's the dunks that are created by slow rotations that are the worst.

    It's a double-edged sword and could fail either way, but it was just a thought since the current methods don't seem to be working perfectly either.

  • In reply to kayak0109:

    When Boozer starts out on Bosh, he'll play off him on defense because he doesn't want Bosh to drive by him for easy baskets.
    This is fine ... as long as Bosh isn't hitting his outside jumpers.

    In a game like game 3, this would have killed us.
    But if Bosh isn't hitting, then I'm fine with it.

    Start him off on Bosh ... and if Bosh hits 2 or 3 outside shots, you'll just have to switch Noah or Taj back on him.

  • In reply to Silverwulf:

    Yeah, that sounds good. If he starts hitting jumpers, switch Noah on him or bring Taj in. I'm pretty sure that early in game 3, Bosh got some easy dunks and layups which could have helped get his rhythm going. Maybe if he stayed outside from the start that wouldn't have happened. Who knows?

    It could definitely go either way, I was just trying to be creative and think about what could be done to switch up the looks he's seeing.

  • In reply to kayak0109:

    I don't think it could hurt ...
    At worst, we're in a similar situation as game 3 ... which wasn't horrible till the end.

    And in my opinion, every possession where Bosh isolates or goes one on one, is one more possession that Lebron and Wade don't have the ball in their hands. And to me, that's a good thing.

  • In reply to Silverwulf:

    Im chalking this series up now purely to which "Big 3" can show up and contribute. We can't have Rose with a 30 game and Deng and Boozer combining for under 40, if our 3 can't put up close to 60 in the next few games, we will be looking for scorer in the offseason sooner than we want.

  • Not going to happen.

  • I don't see OKC doing that. They simply need Harden more than Gibson/Korver. They have almost no use for Korver at all, and very little use for Gibson either.

    After this trade, they have more PF depth, and a huge hole at SG.

  • Don't Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

    Isn't that the phrase from the Wizard of Oz?

    The man playing the organ behind the curtain is Pat Riley.

    Spoelstra freely admits he's using advice from Pat Riley. And who wouldn't?

    So the new factor in all of this is that Coach Thibodeaux is up against the "man behind the curtain": Pat Riley.

    In chess, its important to play the man, not just the board you see in front of you.

    I wonder how it changes things for Coach Thibodeaux to know that he's actually coaching against Riley-Spoelstra, not just Spoelstra.

    Perhaps Thibodeaux can work that knowledge to his advantage.

    Go Bulls.

  • In reply to rkraneis:

    Riley isn't coaching this heat up from behind the curtain.
    Wade and LeBron are the coaches of this team.
    All Riley has left is rah-rah speeches.
    Don't give Riley that much credit.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Actually you're wrong, there's video of Riley drawing up plays for Spolestra during Miami practices during this series.

  • In reply to rkraneis:

    It is a combination effect. Riley couldn't beat the Bulls when MJ was around. Now with more talent, he is able to scheme better. The thing we miss is not just the offensive is also the bench production of both teams.

    Also, Miami got 12 pts from their PGs against 20 from our superstar and 9 pts from their Centers Vs 1 from ours. These are supposed to be our strengths.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    You really think Riley is schemeing and coaching the players on X's and O's? He gets too much credit for bringing Bosh and James to Miami. Wade certainly seemed to be the catalyst.

    Boozer should only play the first 5 mins of the 4th, unless he is on firer and not killing us defensively. Taj 15 to 18 footer is falling right now. Taj has proven he can score late in games when it counts. He must be in to end games for the rest of the series.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    Off-course, Riley is helping out Spoelstra on some schemes. Wade, LeBron are players...they execute(atleast in the last 2 games) the coach's plans. Wade, LeBron would have gone ISO big time if left to themselves and forget feeding Bosh.
    Also, not to go back to you think those 3 sign with Miami if Clippers's GM was in Riley's position. The schemes might not be the greatest like Phil Jackson's with MJ. But the confidence and talent will prevail. It is the same with Thibs and Rose. But, we never know...that's why it is all discussion.

  • In reply to Crowned:

    In my opinion, we aren't shutting down miami's X factor.

    His name is Bosh. That guy has been killing us all the series. He played so well during game 1 and 3. Even in Game 2, he shot 50%, he didn't score too much because he didn't attempt much.

    If we really want to win these series, Noah can't allow Bosh to deliver another great perfomance.

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  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    doug by the way no more boozer at all damn how much of his bad defense we cant take i for one have had enough please less boozer

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    get game four and we are in good shape

  • In reply to rkraneis:

    I don't know that there's much "behind the curtain" going on here.

    It's pretty much out in the open.
    Much of this team's philosophy ... on both ends of the court ... comes from Riley.

  • this has nothing to do with Chess or with Pat Riley. Lebron is better than everyone on the bulls. Wade is as good as anyone on the bulls. Bosh is better than everyone but Rose.

  • In reply to sabixx:

    get out of here you jerk sabix you are one of those fake fan bulls shit i dont believe u are a fan at all

  • In reply to sabixx:

    f*ck off ! Rose is better than Wade.

  • Gibson is as important for his position as Harden. I mean Gibson=Harden so why would i give up also korver ?? Besides every bulls fan knows that Gibson should be untouchable.

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