Well at least the Bulls got one win on the annual circus trip. Because playing the Lakers last night did not go well, a circus unto itself. The Bulls were blownout by the Lakers 108-93.
The Bulls trailed 53-42 at the half, then came out for the third as if they gobbled down some donuts in the locker room during the break. The Lakers busted out a 10-2 run and it was basically game over.
Perhaps Joakim Noah not only praised the Lakers but indicted his own coaches with this statement:
“Their length is definitely their biggest strength. To me, the most amazing thing about it is, you’re out there, you’re competing hard, and these guys are hardly breaking a sweat because they’re so comfortable in running their offense.”
Of course, the Bulls would actually need to have some sets on offense for that to ring true. We’ll see how things go, but with the Bulls struggling to score points, maybe Noah had a Freudian slip there.