L 95-101 Is it okay if I don’t talk about this game? The Wizards have become the league’s joke, but the Bulls have a way of losing games to awful teams. After playing pretty well through the first 2 quarters they melted down. Do you know who Andray Blatche is? Yeah me either. He dropped 25 points and 11 rebounds on the Bulls. Terrible.
W 120-110 With a tough March schedule coming up, the Bulls need to win games like these. They did against the Pacers. Luol Deng had one of his best games of the season, going for 31 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 blocks. Rose contributed a near triple double with 23, 9 and 8. Flip Murray also contributed 16 points.
W 115-111 The Blazers are a very good Western Conference team and the Bulls played them down to the wire. With time winding down Rose exploded to the basket for a layup but the ball went in and out and it went to overtime (he was fouled if you ask me…). Everyone contributed in OT to lead the Bulls to the win.
L 90-100 Which Bulls are we going to get night to night? Rose had 27 and Deng added 18 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Granger’s 30 point 8 rebound revenge game. The Bulls trailed for most of the game and the Pacers finally pulled away in the 4th.
Luol Deng may have had a good week, but Rose has been ridiculously hot for a few months now. He averaged 26 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists on a spectacular 57% shooting. His near triple-double against Indy was fun to watch. If he can play this well for a whole season, he will forcibly thrust himself into future MVP talk.
Not Player of the Week — Brad Miller
Stop being the not player of the week Brad Miller! 33% shooting is no way to play. In general he seems to help the offense flow better, but he needs to find that mid-range stroke that made him such a dangerous threat on the offensive end.
Bulls Weekly Grade — B
I’m not sure what to make of these guys. One day they are losing to the Wizards and the next they are showing some toughness and grit in overtime against one of the better teams in the Trailblazers. 2-2 is okay against the competition, but they are going to have to do better than that against the opponents they’ll be facing in March.