L 98-102 Most embarrassing loss ever for the Bulls? An argument can be made. After carrying a 35-point lead at the 8:50 point in the 3rd quarter, the Bulls completely unraveled. They could not find an answer for Tyreke Evans and the Kings. Deng and Rose had decent games with 26 and 24 points respectively, but its hard to find any positives in a collapse like this.
L 81-88 The Bulls tried to pay it forward regarding the epic comeback the Kings had against them by mounting one of their own against New York. The difference? The Bulls couldn’t quite get over the hump. Rose looked good again and Noah contributed 21 rebounds, but it wasn’t nearly enough to beat the Knicks.
W 96-85 Tyrus Thomas is back and doing what he does best: showing flashes of greatness to tempt us. While everyone wants to get excited about his return, its hard to ignore the ugly ugly jumpers he refuses to pass up. That being said he was definitely the spark the Bulls needed against the Hornets. Although Devin Brown got hot for them in the first half, he wasn’t able to keep it up and the Bulls took them down behind strong efforts by Thomas and Noah.
Player of the Week — Joakim Noah
I actually pondered giving it to Ty-Thom, since he was the player of the game in our only win, but Noah was consistently strong once again and its hard to ignore what he’s doing. 12.3 points and 16.3 rebounds for the week earns Noah the honors. Noah as an all-star? I don’t see why not.
Not Player of the Week — Brad Miller
Boy, age really caught up to him fast. He had 0 points all week. Ouch.
Bulls Weekly Grade — C+
The win was nice, and Rose is starting to be more aggressive, but the epic collapse against Sacto made me throw up a little in my mouth.