Philly steals home-court over the Bulls in a 109-92 victory

Philly steals home-court over the Bulls in a 109-92 victory

 

Everybody wanted to know how the Bulls would do without their MVP. Well I guess Game 2 answered the question right? Maybe not.

 

This game was emotional from the very start, Derrick Rose presented the game ball as the crowd cheered emphatically. The Bulls came out of the gate strong behind the marvelous efforts of Joakim Noah and John Lucas. The Bulls led at halftime 55-47 and seemed like they would run away with the win. John Lucas shot 5-8 from the field adding 11 points, 14 points for Noah.

The second half was as ugly as it got for the Bulls. Constant turnovers and horrible sloppy defense really hurt them. It also didn't help that Philly was shooting lights-out. The second half was almost impossible to watch, possibly because this game showed flashes of the real Bulls without Rose.

Before the city of Chicago freaks out, let me set the record straight. This was just one game, last year Chicago also struggled against a number 8th seed even with Rose. Secondly, the Bulls were horrible even for a Rose-less team, we know that's not really who they are. Third, Chicago will most probably get home-court back because they are the number one road team in the NBA, with-or-without Rose.

The Bulls will be fine, just as long as they play Bulls basketball. Rip Hamilton and CJ Watson really have to step it up on offense. Carlos Boozer has to be a reliable threat in the post, if not, the Bulls will have a hard time staying in any game.

 

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    Very Optimistic. What I seen is what's expected. Holes in there defense with the lose of Rose. Lou Williams and Jrue Holiday torched the Bulls guards. Both combined for 46 points!!! The Bulls may make it a series, but after watching game 2, it looks doubtful. The regular season and playoffs are completely different. The Bulls will be exposed especially without Rose. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Philly will end the series in game 6.

  • When the city of Chicago is down, best thing to do is be optimistic. Philly in 6 is a fair prediction. But I believe with the loss of Rose, Chicago will take it in 6.

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    Yea, Bulls may still pull this out in 6. Regardless, it's going to be a tough series. I'm leaning towards Philly though after watching game 2. The Bulls don't have good defensive point guards anymore. The Phillies point guards will have a field day all series long. Maybe Mike James comes to the rescue? He may be the best option defensively. Game 3 will be a pivotal game cause if the Bulls lose by a good margin, then I expect them to lose again in Game 4. The snowball effect is in effect and the Bulls need to get out of it with a win. Derrick Rose is the Bulls biggest loss of the season, the second biggest will be losing to the Philly.

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