The Bulls pulled off quite a feat last night. They somehow were able to make a 35-point, 3rd quarter lead disappear. That’s simply amazing. I’m not sure if many rec teams would be able to accomplish such a feat. The Bulls scored 67 first-half points and led by 24 at the half. But some porous defense and a sickly 10 4th quarter points let the Kings comeback and win the game.
The Kings were without Kevin Martin and playing at the United Center. So now the Bulls have lost to the Nets, a team that was 0-12 on the road and the Kings, who evaporated a 35-point lead.
The mental side of the loss goes like this: the Bulls don’t believe they are 35-points better than anyone. And so they gave it up. There is nothing left for this team to do under Vinny Del Negro. The more I think about it, the angrier I get at John Paxson for hiring a coach with zero experience to run the Bulls. This isn’t New Jersey or Charlotte or Oklahoma City. This is Chicago. And you had the #1 overall pick and brought in Vinny Del Negro to coach him. Ridiculous.
We have ourselves a nice race here in Chicago– who will get canned first? Lovie Smith or Vinny Del Negro?