Carlos Boozer Came Up Short for the Chicago Bulls Once Again

by May 11, 2012

With Derrick Rose sidelined, the task to carry the Bulls fell on Carlos Boozer’s shoulders (especially last night.) He did not deliver against the Sixers. From CSN Chicago: “For the second consecutive postseason, Carlos Boozer will feel the heat and this year the Bulls didn’t even lose to Miami, ironically his offseason home. Boozer snatched 13 rebounds, fitting for a starting power forward in a playoff game, especially in just 27 minutes of play. The reason he only played 27 minutes in an elimination game, one might wonder? Well, Boozer only mustered up three points and not for lack of trying, as he shot 1-for-11 from the field and made his lone free-throw attempt. ‘I just missed shots. Some nights are like that. Some nights you’re on fire. Some nights you’re not. Tonight I wasn’t,’ said Boozer. ‘My teammates did a great job of making shots. My teammates wanted me to stay aggressive, stay confident, keep shooting. They just didn’t go in.’ To his credit, Boozer didn’t run and hide from the question. And in fairness, he was tremendous in both the Bulls’ Game 5 win at the United Center and for most of their Game 4 loss in Philadelphia. But just like last spring, when the Bulls lost to Miami in the Eastern Conference finals, Boozer came up short when it counts.”