L 99-97 The Bulls made another big man look good, with Andrew Bogut torching them in this tough loss. It came down to a last second shot for Rose, who passed it up for a Brad Miller jump shot. Oops.
W 92-85 Ben Gordon returned to the United Center and had a very BG-type night, scoring only 18 points on 16 shots. Salmons had 22 points on some very good shooting, while D-Rose started looking much more aggressive against a poor Detroit defense.
L 87-101 The Bulls got blown out in this one, with LeBron snaring a double-double. Taj Gibson posted a double-double for the Bulls, but it wasn’t nearly enough. The third quarter did them in, with the Bulls outscored 29-15 in the period. Oh and Noah let LeBron know he was acting like a bitch.
L 78-110 This is possibly the worst loss the Bulls have taken at home in years. They came out of the gate with a lackluster effort and didn’t really show anything all game. They shot terrible from everywhere, going 39% from the field, 20% from 3-point land and 58% from the free throw line. Gross.
Player of the Week — John Salmons
On top of the huge game he had against the Pistons to help the Bulls to their only win, he also played very well in the Milwaukee game and has been taking care of things on the defensive end all season. He shot 51% form the field this week (finally!) and averaged 17.5 points. Add a steal and a block per game and you’ve got yourself the player of the week in a bad, bad week for the Bulls.
Not Player of the Week — Lindsey Hunter
Okay, I know he didn’t plan on playing all that much and the Hinrich injury has forced him into service. That being said, he is going to have to do a little better than 19% from the field in 20 minutes per game. And that number doesn’t even begin to describe the liability he is on the defensive end.
Bulls Weekly Grade — D+
The win against Detroit was great, but that loss to Toronto was painful to watch. With Hinrich and Thomas on the pine, the Bulls lack of depth is being exposed.