Tuesday night, the Bulls, in surprising and unexpected fashion beat the league-leading Golden State Warriors to end their 19-game home winning streak.
Last night, our streak-busting Bulls did it again. This time, they helped the Lakers end their nine-game losing streak.
It’s now being reported that the unexpected is expected with our Bulls. I will say, I finally watched the GSW game last night, and that was some kind of contest. And the Golden State fans know how to do it right and encourage their team. Note to UC crowd.
Evidently, the Bulls thought they were wearing their pajama top uniforms, because I heard they were sleepwalking through the Lakers game. They found a way to come back, and the game went into double OT, but our Bulls lost 118 to 123.
All the tweets on my Bulls team stream kind of summed it up (and I guess I can delete this one from the DVR):
“If we continue to start the way we’ve been starting, anyone can beat us.” [DRose]
“We’re not guarding anybody. That’s what you think when you think Chicago, how great we are on defense. We haven’t been that team.” [JB]
“Our defense is inconsistent. It’s disappointing. I have to play better defensively and do better for this team.” [Jo]
“Couldn’t get anything (to fall): floaters, threes, go to shots, but we were still in the game; just couldn’t pull it out.” [DRose]
On the upside, JB was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve, and scored 35 points versus the Lakers.
Pau Gasol got a warm welcome from the fans at the Staples Center, and a video tribute.
I made it to the gym this morning for practice, and since it looks like Thibs is on the hot seat, and might be leaving CHI sooner rather than later, I’m sure he’ll ask me to follow him to his new team.
Back to reality, though. Another west coast team tonight – Phoenix. I hope the Bulls slept fast, and rested even faster. I saw their plane landed about 2 a.m. local time.
Beat the Suns.