Monday, May 23, 2011


Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls have lost 2 straight playoff games. With one more game left in South Beach before the series shift back to the Windy City, the Bulls need to dig down deep and pull game four out some kind of way. Personally, I don't see it happening. Since game 1, the Bulls have just been out played and out hustled. Part of that is because their primary ball handler and scorer has been somewhat shut down. Not just him though, the team as a whole is struggling.In game 1, the Bulls shot 44% from the field and out rebounded Miami by 12. Since then, 34% and 41rebounds in game 2...and 41% and 41rebounds in game 3. Sounds very productive right...WRONG. In every game this series Miami has shot higher than 47%, which is very efficient. All this with D.Wade not playing as dominant as he can. He's had times where he has scored in spurts, but nothing too overwhelming. LeBron is just being himself out there. In game 3 he had 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 10 assists, with ZERO turnovers.  Not to mention his defensive effort with guarding Rose and Deng. At times he has played up to 4 positions in the playoffs. Chris Bosh has been the primary offense for the Heat this series. Last game he missed his first 3 shots, then went on to make 13 of his next 15...finishing the game 13-18 34 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 block. He's averaging 25 for the series, LeBron 22, and Wade 20. I think the Bulls will win one more game, but they should start looking for a second scoring option this summer. D.Rose can only do so much...he carried the team through the season, now in the playoffs!! He's what LEBRON was for the CAVS!! The Bulls are starting to look confused as to where their scoring is going to come from, and at this point of the season...its too late to be trying to figure that out.

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