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Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 9:17 am  |  93 responses

Post Up: Believe in Me Now

Bulls are back in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Chicago 93, Atlanta 73

The Bulls have taken a lot of flack this postseason for not being the dominant team that their regular season record and postseason accolades have suggested that they should be. But last night they showed the world just how dangerous of a squad they can be when everything is clicking. In closeout games in the Playoffs, the Bulls have been dominant, and Chicago destroyed the Hawks from the very outset leaving little chance or hope that Atlanta’s season could be extended by one more game.

The Bulls finally got solid production from Carlos Boozer who finally showed that he is a legitimate second option to Derrick Rose. He started out the game on fire and helped Chicago put some distance between themselves and Atlanta that they Hawks were never able to overcome.

Derrick Rose basically had the night off as his supporting cast took the load off his shoulders for really only the second game in the entire Playoffs, but it was good for him to be able to rest offensively because a much bigger challenge awaits. The Miami Heat.

This is the series that everyone has been waiting for and been talking about for at least a week now. Neither Heat supporters, fans or “Stans” are giving Chicago any chance of beating the team from South Beach, but the Bulls are ready and there definitely won’t be any backing down. The series should be epic, one that basketball fans everywhere, regardless of allegiance, should really enjoy. See you Sunday! — Bryan Crawford / @_BryanCrawford

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  • Myung

    Congrats to all the Bulls fans on SLAMonline. My favorite team played well in 4 of the 6 games (2 of which were wins). Last night, they didn’t even show up, but it wasn’t just a poor Atlanta showing that led to the loss. Chicago dominated from start to finish. The BETTER TEAM clearly won the game and series. I’m disappointed in my favorite player (Al Horford), who barely showed up at all this series (very unbecoming of an All NBA 3rd team selection). I think Teague’s emergence was huge for us, and I hope we can build on his star (probably too strong a word, but you get what I’m saying) turn. We need to let Jamal walk. Thanks for the memories. I hope we trade Hinrich (thanks for 3 months of service, Kirk, but you’re expendable). I hope we trade Josh Smith, and this isn’t just my bias talking. He is our most tradeable asset (other than Hinrich) because of his contract and stature. No one will touch Joe, and Horford just got extended too. I think LD is a better coach than Woody (not saying much there), but I wish we could get someone else to run the show… but I know that’s not going to happen. I am not his biggest fan, but he certainly deserves to be brought back next year. He’s earned it.

  • Myung

    It’s been fun re-joining the SLAMonline community for the past week, but I’ll be taking a break again (life beckons). I know my man eboy is going to fight all you Bulls fans off Bruce Lee style, and it’s going to be a very entertaining series, both on the court and here in The Post Up. I’m thinking Miami in 6 over CHI. I’ll take OKC in 7 over DAL. Miami over OKC in 5. In my heart, I would LOVE to see Chicago and Dallas (my two remaining favorite teams), and I’d REALLY REALLY love to see Dirk, JET, and Kidd (3 of my all time favorite players) win their first rings. Or I’d love to see the 2006 re-match (MIA-DAL) or the 1996 re-match (let’s not forget the Thunder used to be the Sonics), but I’m picking OKC and Miami to emerge, which has no connection, other than maybe Daequan Cook. Haha.

  • JTaylor21

    Bulls vs Heat ECF >>>>>>>>>>> Grandma’s Cookies

  • vtrobot

    Peace, Myung. Thanks for coming back for a bit. Good luck to yr Hawks in the future.

  • lexluther703

    Chi city back in the ECF! Gonna be a great series, but I think we match up extremely well with the Heat. Can’t wait to see how it goes

  • Myung

    Thanks for the kind words, vtrobot!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Myung….congrats to your boys for having a season that was stellar and bypassed the fans expectations. Seeing you around here for the last few weeks has been fun and a reminder of the cool, grey days of the SLAMOnline past.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    To the three or four real Bull fans on this site (you KNOW who you are) I wish you congratulations as well. A feel good story all season, breaking ground as you went and fulfilling destinies in a way that made Chicago Bull basketball more relevant than in has been in a decade and a half. The future is as bright as the present for your franchise and here’s hoping to a great series between two teams built in different ways, but both ready to venture into the rarefied air of the NBA Finals if the “stars” align. Best of luck from the one true Heat fan that won’t dilute my fandom with mob mentality thinking. See you on Sunday.

  • logues

    the hawks will never go anywhere if they dont change their style of play. their offense looks like an open gym where everyone is tryin to do it themselves, esp joe johnson

  • logues

    they got talent, but not enough heart and work ethic. plain and simple

  • http://www.pablasso.com pablasso

    Atlanta was impressive this playoffs. That could only mean that they will suck next year.

    Everytime they give us reasons to take them seriously, they screw it up.

  • Nella

    Finally got to see the ball movement that had been missing since the regular season. Cutting, pick and pop, pushing the pace, as well as defensive stops. Hopefully we can get back to that full time in the ECF.

  • JTaylor21

    Someone took some acting classes, sounding like a real thespian.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    YEAAAAH BOY
    the city is buzzing because of this upcoming series, CAN’T WAIT.
    if boozer can play like he did last night all series, i will take back every single bad word i said about him and demand that he get a raise. but only “if”.
    pretty efficient night for rose eh? see what happens when his team shows up.
    if any bulls or heat fan is coming to game 2 in chicago, lemme know, i’ll buy a round of beer, we’ll get drunk and if we lose we’ll start the malace at the madhouse.

  • eyal

    I loved how rose said in the postgame how great it was that he ‘could take a break’ because boozer showed up and he didn’t have to shoulder the offensive load. To all of you looking to compare DRose to westbrook, there is the proof that they clearly don’t think alike. Hero ball only works when your team NEEDS you to be the hero…

  • http://Slamonline.com Datkid

    Myung you’re a cool commenter…one of the most balanced and intelligent ones here. Come back soon fam.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Great win. ECF is gonna be fun.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Eboy, that comment was classic Phil(osopher).

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Yes that was a hang over reference.

  • HAMMER

    That’s the Booz I’ve been waiting 2 c! And couldn’t come @ a better time. On the “ro-ad” 2 close out the series. That’s what championship caliber teams do. No doubt its been a successful, more than successful, season 4 los Toros

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    It was actually meant to be truthful….

  • HAMMER

    And yes, that was a “Black Sheep” reference

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    yikes, this place is quiet.

  • http://slamonline.com zoom

    Co-sign eyal. One of the things I learned this postseason was that there really is a huge gap between Rose and Westbrook. I used to think they were nearly equal, but Westbrook himself has killed that noise. Rose>>Westbrook…Can’t wait until both CFs. As much as I love the feel good story that is the Grizzlies, I want to see hurry up and see who’s reppin’ the West in the finals. Thunder or Mavs? It’ll be the first time in 13 years that I root for a team out west to win it all.

  • add

    hawks gave em a scare for a minute

  • http://Slamonline.com Datkid

    Also shoutout to d.rose…I’m critical of him but he’s improved his game and done more than alot of people thought he could..including me.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    To Josh Smith: IN YO FACE!!!! HAHAHAHA!……nah, but really, in yo face.

  • http://Slamonline.com Datkid

    Also cosign eboy and 9:44 Congrats to ‘matic…allball give Westbrook some time he’s improved alot and really he’s only been playing pure pg for a couple years. Plus I like his willingness to take the last shot

  • http://Slamonline.com Datkid

    My bad I said allball and I meant zoom

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    anyone else hear joakim’s interview after the game? it was hilarious, i dunno what language he was speaking but it was towards deng.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Datkid – in all seriousness, it was a second round victory.
    Not really worth celebrating for the number 1 seed.
    If we make the finals I’ll be celebrating a little.
    If we win the title…I’ma take a flight to O’Hare, blasting Kanye’s “Homecoming” and Common’s “Chi City” on my ipod the whole way down, and hit up Grant Park for the biggest celebration in the city since Obama was elected!
    And airs will buy me a beer…
    Speaking of which – airs, if by the “Malace at the Madhouse” you mean you throwing a beer cup at LeBron James, me laughing about it and then LeBron running up the stands to whoop my a**…no thanks, I’ll pass. LOL

  • Jake

    Ill love seeing someone try to guard Rose in this series. I honestly think this is the best matchup the bulls could have hoped for. They matchup well at every position, and noah is going to steal joel anthonys lunch money. Bulls in 7…cause lebron is a choke artist.

  • Oh Nose

    @airs on espn 1000 waddle & silvy show said that it was Sudanese and jo was talking to luol hahaha. apparently he was saying something about either dancing/cutting the pressure or something along those lines.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    rigo -what?! cmon thats the fun part. you’ve changed, smh.
    jk, i’d never throw a beer, or anything actually, at a 6’8″ 265 lb beast.
    there will be no maliciousness.
    oh noes – yeah i caught a little of that, trying to win the grand they’re giving away haha, i could use it.
    im also feeling a little bittersweet because this is the first playoff game i have ever gone to in my life, and its the ECF against miami which is freaking awesome.
    but the tickets cost me my first born child so…
    should be fun!

  • http://slamonline.com zoom

    @ Datkid: I’m not sure one can grow out of selfishness. See Kobe for an example.

  • Oh Nose

    @airs yeah man i feel you, I’ve been trying to get that 1k allll week, unfortunately no luck. I also tried to get some tickets this morning but….I couldn’t find myself to drop $176, 325 row 7 game 7 haha :(

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Thibs better play Kurt Thomas against the Heat.
    He’ll scare the sh*t outta Bosh with his crazy eyes, and would do well against Z and Anthony as well.
    Also, if Haslem plays well, Thomas can match his toughness and grittiness.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    you think thats bad?
    im in club level, bruh. once you go 100 level its so hard to go back
    but i’ve been saying all year if bulls make it to ECF, im going. i saved up for months so i don’t feel TOO bad about it.

  • Oh Nose

    dang…i envy you!

    i spent a lot of my money for the home game vs OKC, bulls baseline 7 rows up :)

    if only i could predict they were gonna make the ECF…ugh

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    damn! must’ve been dope.
    yeah best seats i ever had were like 100 level 10 rows up. i kinda got a hookup so i take advantage when i can haha.
    not this time though =T

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Screw you both.
    At least you’re not forced to watch the games on DVR delay from your duplex in Palmer, Alaska!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Jamal Magloire will be waiting for Kurt, Pablo Montero . If that’s a matchup you’re hanging your sombrero on, this series may become comical.

  • JTaylor21

    Huge gap my a**. Rose is slightly better than Westbrook and the only reason people dislike Russ at the moment is because they think he shoots too much for a PG, which makes no sense because everyone’s favorite player is quite fond of shooting too much. What happened to fair and unbiased criticism?

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Rose makes the game so easy for Deng. He attracts all the attention, and Deng is pretty great off the ball. It’s no coincidence that Rose huge improvement has resulted in Dengs best year.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    haha, sorry matic.
    i’ll eat another order of fries in your honor.

  • Oh Nose

    dang airs…next time you can’t use your hook-up, i’ll be more than obliged to take your seat :P

    @Rigo, you’re right..I should be blessed to watch it on non-DVR.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Magloire? Scary.
    If you think that’s a matchup I’m hanging my anything on, you must have no respect for me as a commenter on here.
    That’s a minor matchup.
    And I don’t wear sombreros, closet racist!

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    There’s nothing closet about his racism lol.
    The Hawks should not trade Josh Smith right now. This series could have been the turning point for him. After the last six games you should be thinking trade Horford. Noah owns him, and they will have to go through the Bulls at some point for how ever long Rose is healthy.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    You brought Kurt’s name up as if he was going to come in and change the series by scaring Bosh. If Bosh is more scared of a 5 minute a game player than a guy like KG who basically punked him in the last series and the dude STILL got 4 double doubles, I’ll GIVE UP commenting here. GTFOH. And yeah, you wear f*cking sombreros….they’re just fur lined, b*tch! :)

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    AllBall, you really think they should trade their All-NBA center because he doesn’t match up well with his old college buddy?
    Sounds a little extreme.
    Wouldn’t the better option be to trade Smith for a good starting center, and move Horford permanently to the 4?

  • JTaylor21

    AllBall, umm this is not actually Deng’s best all-around season, that would be the 06-07 season when he put up 19ppg on 51% shooting. He’s having a great year without a doubt especially on the defensive end but in terms of offensive production, he’s been better.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    I brought up Kurt’s name because I think he can contribute well in short periods of playing time.
    The Bosh thing was a joke, considering dude stays scared.
    And f*ck fur, I don’t mind the cold!
    If cold weather bothered me, I’d be down south with you and all the other scared of the cold p*ssies! :D

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Non-extremism is for p*ssies. I don’t know, but Smith may have turned the corner.
    Jtaylor, factoring in team success, this has to be Dengs best year.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Horford is not an All-NBA center.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    If you love the cold…then you should feel great when the frigid feeling takes over your little, saddened heart about 14 days from now and you’re looking to build an igloo to “chill” out in until next season with with your D.Rose MVP microfiber blanket.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Or perhaps you’ll wallow in your own pity on your Miami Heat hammack in your “White Hot” shirt and your Burnie slippers, throwing down not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven Coronas as you spend the next few months blaming the “Philipino Simpleton” for your “superteam’s” shortcomings.
    We shall see.

  • JTaylor21

    AllBall, my fault thought you were talking about individual success. I gotta give it up to Deng, dude has been balling since about his second season but only recently he received his just due.The only problem I have with him is that he’s too predictable on the offensive end. When he has the ball on the right wing, 9 times out 10 he’s going left and when on the left wing, he exclusively goes to his right. He almost never uses the between the leg dribble and I’m surprised defenders haven’t picked up on it yet.
    Anyways dude seems like a hard-worker and is doing just fine playing a certain way, so I’m probably nitpicking.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Also, JTaylor, when Deng did have his best offensive year, you can’t forget that team didn’t have Derrick Rose or Carlos Boozer, and he was considered the Bulls’ next star at the time.
    I think Deng is the Bulls’ second best overall player behind Rose because he’s so great on both ends of the floor.

  • Myung

    People saying we should trade Horford instead of Josh or that he’s not an All NBA Center clearly didn’t watch him all season long. Horford is more valuable to this team than Josh (and it can be argued, Joe), night in and night out. Please don’t tell me you’re basing your statements on this Bulls series or because you’ve seen maybe 7 Hawks games this entire season. If players got traded based on Playoff failures, then I could come up with a list of All Stars even better than Al. Yes, he had a bad series vs. Chicago. It was very disappointing. And I’ll be the first to admit I wouldn’t put him in my top 15 current player list (if positions didn’t matter), but the way the League has always been is that they HAVE to put a Center on each team. I believe throughout the course of the season, he was the 3rd best center in the NBA. Obviously the voters agree with my sentiment. I still think he’s best suited as a 4, but 5 is the position he’s been forced to play so he’s doing the best job he can. Who would you put over him (clearly this is based on the the regular 2010-11 season)?

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Never thought I’d say this, but thanks Oprah for moving up the start of the ECF from Tuesday to Sunday

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I hope that human blimp Oprah implodes.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    LMAO, one of my co-workers who’s like 60 years old and is from the south side of Chicago just walked in my office and said “Rigo! We gotta rep HARD for the Bulls next week! We gon’ be looking like a couple of vice lords with all the red and black we’ll be wearing!”
    Ha ha people were like “….what’s a vice lord?”

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    I loved Horford during the year. I actually watched about 20 Hawks games this year, start to finish (regular season). Not bad for a non Hawks-fan right? How ever, I think that Smith may have turned the corner, whilst I think Horford is maxed out.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Sorry, only just read your question. Tyson Chandler (maybe).

  • Myung

    77 games. 15.3 ppg. 9.3 rpg. 3.5 apg 1 bpg. 56% from the field (5th in the NBA). 80% from the line. Not eye popping stats, I admit, but again, that’s good enough for 3rd best among centers. I will again agree with detractors that he underperformed in the postseason, particularly vs. Chicago (a team he tends to play well against in the past). But this is a regular season distinction. And we’re in 2011, not 1995. We don’t have Ewing, Robinson, Zo, Shaq, and Dream in the NBA. I think the only guy you could even argue deserves that 3rd spot was Bogut (Horford got 62 votes and Bogut got 13, for the record). If Love qualified as a center, then he certainly should be ahead of Horford, but he’s listed as a F. And for those arguing that Horford is really a F listed at C, then look no further than the guy who got all NBA 2nd team C (Amar’e). If you really, really get down to it, there’s only ONE All NBA worthy Center, and we know who that is. The next TRUE center (if you think Horford and Amar’e aren’t true centers) are Bogut, Bynum, Nene (arguably in the same boat as Horford and Amar’e), Tyson Chandler, Marc Gasol, Hibbert, and Noah (who missed too much time this past season). Slim pickings.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I doubt Smith turned the corner since he played the same way ALL year last year, and still reverted back this year despite copious amounts of praise.
    If he didn’t get it after the great year he had last year, then he will likely never get it.
    I don’t know about Horford. The jumpers is money. But the post moves have not improved in a few years. He still gets pushed off the block too easy at the five, and I’m not sure the quickness advantage he relies on for points now will translate to the four. But I like dude’s defense.
    I don’t know about him.

  • Myung

    Chandler averaged 10.1 ppg, 9.4 rpg, and 1.1 bpg. 65% fg (VERY impressive). 73% from the line. Pretty good numbers from a pretty good center. I wouldn’t put that above Horford though.

  • http://Slamonline.com Datkid

    Rigo- fair enough…IF they win.
    Zoom- ….you might have a point there. Lol but there’s hope for him..

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Smith is one of those guys you have to take a risk on, IMO. Give him one more year, I say.
    I watched some Hawk games where that jumper was absolutely automatic. Talking about Horford now. I don’t really see much in the way of post moves, although he has decent touch. You can see that his quickness advantage is negated against a quick 5 in Noah. I don’t think he would have a quickness advantage against starting 4′s.

  • Myung

    I agree with Allen. I don’t think Josh turned the corner. He had some very good games this year. He had some very bad games this year. THIS IS WHO HE IS. He is a spectacular ATHLETE who is the ultimate jekyl and hyde player in our League today. He can often put up eye popping all around numbers (particularly blocks). And I agree that watching 20 Hawks games this year is very solid (haha) and qualifies for more than a small sample size but I’ve watched pretty much every game of his professional career. His BEST seasons was last season, only because he didn’t shoot 3′s. But other than that, he’s pretty much been the same player, and I expect him to be the same player. And the reason I said trading Josh would be easier is because Joe is obviously locked under a contract that NO ONE will trade for (eventually, a daring owner might take his contract on, since we DID see Baron’s ridiculous contract get moved, but seeing that it still has 5 years left on it, no one will touch Joe right now) and Al was just extended during the middle of this past season. That makes Josh’s contract (which is relatively reasonable, in terms of both length and money owed) the most tradeable. The two most tradeable assets we have our Hinrich and Josh. Josh’s ceiling is higher than Al’s because of his athleticism, but we’ve been saying this about dude since 2004. He just finished year 7. The word “potential” has an expiration date, doesn’t it? And while his ceiling is higher, his floor is also much lower than Al’s. That’s truth.

  • Myung

    Allen, I again agree with you. Horford is not a good post player. He was at UF, but not in the NBA. Neither is Josh. Our best post player is, well, um, we DON’T HAVE ONE. We are a jump shooting team. Josh, Al, Marvin, Joe, Jamal, Kirk. All jump shooters. Comparing Horford and Josh in the post is like comparing them in a 3 point shoot out. It doesn’t really matter who wins; the result’s going to be ugly. The biggest difference between the two, other than basketball IQ and consistency (advantage: Al) is the consistent midrange jumper. Al is money from midrange (the chicago series notwithstanding). Josh is counterfeit money.

  • http://Slamonline.com Datkid

    How does Noah know Sudanese? Jw

  • r2j

    I’m glad the Bulls are beyond the 1st round. We’re in the East conference finals against Miami. This will be a great series to watch.

  • http://Slamonline.com Datkid

    Maybe it’s bc I haven’t seen as much of the mem-okc series as I should have but I still don’t think rose is THAT THAT much better than Westbrook. Rose is miles ahead of him in passing yeah, but westbrook is a great defender and rebounder.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Westbrook doesn’t have much of an advantage over Rose in terms of rebounding.
    And for me it’s just his superior IQ and knowledge of running the point.
    And I know without out a doubt that if Rose played with Durant, he wouldn’t be throwing up shots wildly in the 4th quarter on too many occasions like Westbrook did. Look no further than last summer on Team USA.
    Rose was more than happy to let KD do all the scoring.

  • http://Slamonline.com Datkid

    That’s fair, I agree with that…Westbrook hasn’t been running the point for that long.from the parts of that series I did see though, Shane battier and Tony Allen were all over durant. Plus durant wasn’t doing the best job getting open. So I’ll cut Westbrook a little slack. But in general I agree.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Now you know throughout the Heat/Bulls series, everyone will be writing and talking about the battle of the two Chicago natives.
    But for me, just as interesting will be the battle of the two Alaskans who would rather stay in Miami these days than come back home (and you know when they heard that? NOT when they were back…HOME!)

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    BULLSS!!!!

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    okay, that wasn’t me.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    okay yeah that wasn’t me.
    but yeah, the battle of the chicago natives is gonna be pretty interesting.
    but juwan is kinda old, i don’t think he’ll get as much burn =\

  • http://slamonline.com The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    CHI#MIA!!! DAL#OKC/MEM!!! Waoh!
    My C’s are out, now I can pack my PP jersey, make provisions of Pringles and Guinness and enjoy Great NBA basketball; and the anticipated sadist pleasure that by the end of may one of these commenters will be as sad as I was this week : Eboy, RigoMatic, BC, JT21 or Darksaber… I can’t wait and I won’t tell u whose tears I’ll prefer… (Not u Dark).

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Shout out @ The Fresh Prince of Nsam.
    Shout out @airs.
    Shout out @AllBall, and the rest of SLAM in its total AND complete entirety.
    I hope the “Kingsmen”/Bulls series goes 7 games.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    I won’t cry if the Bulls lose.
    Twenty-year old MVP with a good 10-13 year run ahead of him, what’s there to cry about?

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    *Twenty-two, my bad.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Random comment –
    Am I the only one who ever plays the NBA’s version of “Where’s Waldo”?
    Trying to spot where James Goldstein is in the crowd at NBA games on tv?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Rigo
    Do you really believe that the Bulls youth and health will allow them to beat Miami?
    While I agree that the Heat had a huge advantage in those areas against the Celtics and I believe the Bulls are the best defensive and rebounding team in the league, I think they have some obvious weaknesses that the Celtics didn’t have.
    First, Boozer is their second best player.
    Second, Boozer is being depended on to come through big in the clutch.
    Third, Boozer gets big minutes.
    Fourth, Boozer is bald.
    Fifth, Boozer likes to yell…
    Well you get the point.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Allen –
    LOL!
    I tried to come up with a good answer to your “Do you really believe that the Bulls youth and health will allow them to beat Miami?” but couldn’t get over the whole “Boozer is…” diatribe.
    In all seriousness though, if the Boozer that showed up last night can show up like, 70% of the time in this upcoming series, it will negate almost all of Boozer’s deficiencies, imo.
    Except the yelling.
    Taj Gibson is not a bad alternative to turn to if Boozer is not delivering, also.
    Hopefully Noah and Taj will be primarily defending Bosh cause Bosh will eat Boozer up like Eddy Curry eats umm….everything up.
    Also, I diagree, I think Deng’s their second best player.
    AND ONE!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Milk Carton: Sooper Fadeaway

  • http://bulls.com airs

    well, its lookin like today’s post up is just about a wrap.
    monday should be crazy as hell.
    see you guys then

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    I’d rather trade Joe Johnson for 50 cents on the dollar than trade either Josh Smith or Al Horford. At least Smith and Horford are still not that old and could maybe, possibly improve if they get to play a full season with a capable point guard… something neither one has ever had before. This series gives me hope that Teague is that capable point guard. As long as Joe’s contract remains on the Hawks’ payroll their capacity to improve this roster (by making a run at Dwight Howard for example) is going to be limited, especially after the new collective bargaining agreement kicks in with the likely reduction in the salary cap.

  • http://slamonline.com The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    I can c u Phil!

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    My sister graduated today. Couldn’t be here, but guess what? Same conversation about Westbrook which was proven again tonight. Good night y’all

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    That earlier “crying” comment by The Fresh prince of Nsam made me smile bigtime.
    Props, mon ami.
    The bloody Grizzlies are like Arnold in T1: they just…won’t… die.
    Signed: a nervous Mavs fan who just KNOWS the tough-Grizz are gonna be the tougher matchup for Dallas

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