Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  25 responses

Video: Luol Deng Scores Game-Winner vs Atlanta Hawks


Everyone in the building figured that Derrick Rose would be the go-to-guy last night in Chicago on the final possession, but Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau had them all fooled by designing a great last-second play for Luol Deng.

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  • Hambone

    C’mon man, the play was designed for rose but they had an option off that.dont make out like it he faked them all out.No he doesn’t fake, he thinks about faking

  • http://nba.com GP23

    Luol Deng for the All-Star game !

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Nice score!

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    The play was designed exactly how it played out, with Deng as the first option. Noah hadn’t played the entire 4th quarter but was put into the game to get the ball at the top of the key specifically because he’s a great passer and can see over the top of the defense. Its not a coincidence that Deng is the inbounder and Rose is setting a screen for him. Deng is the first option and if it wasn’t there, then you give it to Rose and let him create something on his own. Ugly game for the Bulls but they pulled it out when it counted.

  • http://www.twitter.com_dfrance dfrance21

    I disagree hambone, Noah didn’t even sell the fake, he was looking for Deng the whole time.

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    stacey king gets on my nerves…

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    I’d still rather listen to him than Tommy Heinsohn though. Does anyone know what happened to Chuck Swirsky? When he left the Raptors I thought he was leaving to become the bulls play-by-play voice?

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    Chuck is the play by play voice on the radio.

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    ohhh aight, glad he didn’t just disappear

  • bull22

    iam going to dare say it, rose is MINI-JORDAN..

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    Diesel, Thibs himself said the plan was to get the ball to Rose, but Noah saw he had two defenders on him so he passed it to Deng instead.


    Nice play & good execution by the Bulls.

  • http://www.twitter.com_dfrance dfrance21

    I think the play was to throw the ball directly in to Rose, second option is Deng off the backscreen, third is Rose on the hand off. If you look at Noah, he doesn’t even try to get Rose the ball, he’s eyeing that pass to Deng the whole time.

  • http://shinefluid@aol.com yada

    if the plan was to get d.rose the ball then why didnt they give it to him? he was open for the inbound. but instead he went back to set a screen for deng lol thibs might be saying that but it was obvious the play was designed for deng

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    Of course Thibs is going to say that. You think he wants to let other teams know his thought process? Everyone keep thinking Rose is always going to get the ball so you fall for a similar play down the line.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    Shhhhh… Y’all ain’t helping Thibs out right now lol

  • http://www.huwlhopkins.com #6marjons

    great play

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I know stations want to promote their local team, but why do they think fans want their commentators to be insane homers? We want good, quality commentating, not fake yelling and screaming to get us amped on EVERY shot our team makes… I actually prefer watching my teams play away games.

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    same ^^ I’m always happy when I turn it on and I see that im getting the other teams play by play. Unless you have to listen to Boston’s people, thats the worst…

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    Stacey King gets tons of love in the Chi.
    He really doesn’t care what non-Bulls fans think.
    Long as Bulls fans still love his style, he ain’t gonna change a thing.
    Yeah, he’s homer as hell but it’s like watching the game with one of your boys so I don’t mind at all.
    Theres always the mute button.
    That’s what I always did when Tommy Heinson was calling a Boston game.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    And people who complain about Stacey King woulda hated Red Kerr (RIP)

  • feez_22

    … I assume stacey king’s tone in the eastern conference finals was monotone, sad and boring… right? I hate homer announcers period. Stacey king is the kind of announcer i hate with a passion though. why? they are OBNOXIOUS like crazy with it. Same with the blazers, celtics announcers. just completely loud obnoxious homer commentators that complain like crazy about the home team reffing and say absolutely nothing when the away team is getting the short end of the stick. just had to say that… on to the game. just an excellent play drawn up by thibs. rose was killing the whole 4th Q so to use him as a decoy for deng was brilliant. just pure execution there. great pass by noah as well.


    you guys are all argueing like a bunch of nancys who cares who the play was for it was rad and the bulls won ! GO DROSE GO DENG GO NOAH GO BULLS! SUCK IT HATERS HAHAHA

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    This was a really good play. Whoever drew that up made a great decision.

  • Theking06

    Bad defense by Joe Johnson, looks like he try to deny d pass to D.Rose or double him allowing Deng d easy cut back door. J.Smith is tall and athletic enough to guard Rose. Good play by d Bulls tho.