Or, perhaps, more correctly put, it’s Bulls take win streak to Hollywood (Miami) when they head to South Beach for Sunday’s nationally televised game vs. the Heat.
Oh, so many firsts, and oh so many achievements during last night’s victory versus the Denver Nuggets.
The Bulls enter the game injury-free (other than DRose), although they wouldn’t finish the game that way…Bulls manage to score 69 points in the first half alone…a season high, and more than they typically score in an entire game…the team is now 4 games above .500…they currently hold the longest win streak in the NBA, with 5…they were the ones causing the embarrassment, versus being embarrassed on national TV…having conferred with UConn women for advice, Bulls end up on the right side of a blowout…every player on the Bulls’ roster made it into the game…we saw Murph and Toko, and new-comer Jarvis Varnado…the bench scored a total of 65 points, a season high…fans earned their Big Macs [secured by those at the UC when the Bulls score 100 points] well before the close of the fourth quarter…the 117-89 victory marked the Bulls’ largest margin of victory this season…and in an unprecedented and once-in-a-lifetime move, Thibs sat down.
I haven’t yet been able to find a photo on Twitter, and the highlight didn’t make it to the game replay on NBA.com, but they showed Thibs several times during the local came coverage…sitting on the bench between the assistant coaches and some players.
But you knew it was too good to be true, with everyone being healthy. It lasted a few games, but JB took a hit last night, and left in Q1 with a rib contusion, and it’s not looking good for Sunday. He’s one of the Bulls’ best defenders, and gets the “pleasure” of a matchup with that other guy from Miami.
“It’s one of those things, with a rib we have to see how he is when he gets up tomorrow,” Thibodeau said.
Thibodeau said he’s hopeful Butler will be able to travel with the team when they fly to Miami on Saturday afternoon.
But that other guy has a broken nose, and since wearing a face mask might not be the right look for him, we’ll have to wait and see if LeBron plays or not. Jo said he hopes his nose is OK.
No matter what, we have more than enough, and that’s definitely what you need for a game in Hollywood.
Beat the Heat.