The days when you could identify the no-brainers, the games the Bulls would definitely win, well, that’s over.
But thankfully, last night, they man-handled the 76ers, beating them 103 to 78. Oh, how good it feels to be on the right side of a blowout.
The UConn women would be proud.
Taj put the 76ers in the spin cycle. Jo created several posters. Big Naz throws down a dunk. DJ adds 19 points.
Thibs sits down. You heard it here – with a few minutes left, when it seemed pretty clear the 76ers couldn’t recover from the 20-something point deficit, Thibs took a seat on the bench.
Happy belated birthday!
So now, everyone’s sights are on Jo’s All-Star pursuit. He had 21 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks. That’s his career-best 12th straight double-digit rebounding game.
“He’s doing just about everything — laundry, everything,” coach Tom Thibodeau cracked. “You can’t play any better than he’s playing right now, in every aspect of the game. He’s playing as well as any big man in the league.”
“He’s been winning us games,” said Butler. “That’s what Jo’s been doing. Huge for us on both ends of the floor, making shots, passing well. His leadership role, the energy he brings. He’s an All-Star in my eyes and he’s been playing like one.”
Let’s hope the Jimmy’s not the only one who believes Jo is worthy of his second All-Star appearance.
Beat the Lakers (Note: the A team, Neil and Stacey have been tagged to call the game after TNT pulled the DRose-less and Kobe-less teams from their broadcast. Hallelujah! Now I don’t have to listen to the TNT Bulls haters, and instead, can enjoy the call from my hometown pals).