Bulls struggle again trying to capitalize on 2-0 lead
We’ve got a series here folks… okay maybe not, but the fact is what was once a 2-0 lead and what seemed to be an upset in the first round, the Bulls look like the Bulls again. The whole city of Chicago is in disgust today and will be hoping their beloved Bulls team can quickly did what they did in games 1 and 2–win on the road. I get it, the Bulls were clicking early on in the series. Jimmy Butler became “Jimmy Buckets” and Dwayne Wade had a hard time missing shots. They were hitting on all cylinders, Rajon Rondo completely took over as the team captain, and most importantly their winning ways immediately shot down all the negatives that surrounded them all season.
Not only were the fans out of it, Fred Hoiberg looks completely lost, like a dog who wandered off too far from his home and can’t find his way back from another neighborhood. He’s been lost the past two seasons and a lot of it is mismanagement, he has no control over the locker room, and now his team is yet again falling apart when it really matters.
As for Boston they’re not looking like a number one seed at all, but Isaiah Thomas seems to have gotten back to basketball after a horrible loss, and from the looks of it this might be over in six. Gerald Green who has played in 47 games this season for the Celtics was huge last night having scored 16 pointed early in the second quarter. The Celtics quickly jumped to a 20 point lead, which was washed away by Chicago who momentarily snapped out of their slump and even took a five-point lead for a while. But Marcus Smart, Al Horford and Avery Bradley were able to chip in and help Thomas tie the series for Game five at the Garden.
It wouldn’t completely shock me if Chicago takes a 3-2 lead in game five because defensively Chicago should be able to give Boston nightmares, but are failing terribly. Expect more physical style basketball and the barking to continue between these two teams, as the bad blood will only heat up.