Post Up: Bulls Break Cavs

by November 06, 2009

by Holly MacKenzie/@stackmack

How do you know when your body is actually getting rundown and you can’t just brush it off anymore? When you go to the pharmacy and come out with more soup, tea and popsicles than you can carry. Yes, your girl is feeling a bit under the weather. Good thing the Raptors are out of town for  three-game road trip, giving me some time to catch up on sleep.

I was thinking about the NBA lifestyle today. While it must be amazing to get paid like that and never have to worry about finances (assuming, of course, you’ve got the right people in control of that sort of stuff), and while the parties and hookups and connections must be fun, the aspect that appeals to me most –besides just getting to immerse yourself in basketball every single day, which I thankfully sort of do myself–? Napping.

Seriously. Isn’t anything sweeter than an afternoon/early evening nap, especially when it’s dark outside at 5:30 p.m. and it’s starting to get cold as Winter is looming. I took one today, shut out the world and it was lovely. Of course, I also emailed while still a little groggy and signed myself up to liveblog Nuggets/Heat tomorrow at the same time that the Raps are playing in NO.

This is why you don’t use your Blackberry when not fully awake.

Naps everyday? Imagine. That’s the life.

Because I’m a little bit worn down, I’ve been watching the two games tonight, but I didn’t really take much in. The Bulls managed to grab a huge win in their young season by taking down the Cavs in Cleveland, hanging on for the 86-85 victory as LeBron James shockingly didn’t get a call on his drive to the hoop with 3.2 seconds remaining. While he finished with 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists, his team lost despite all five starters finishing in double figures. The loss was the Cavs second at home already this season, equaling their regular-season total from last year.

Derrick Rose continues to look better and better with each game, after he missed the preseason with that foot injury. He finished with 14 points and 11 assists and Luol Deng added 15.

13 rebounds and 12 points for Anderson Varejao, but Mo Williams was just 4-of-13 from the floor, including an awful attempt at going glass that resulted in hitting only glass in the final minute. Shaquille O’Neal finished with 14 points to go with 10 rebounds in the loss.

In Utah, the Jazz jumped on the Spurs early and went on to the 113-99 victory in a game that never really felt close in the second half. The story of the game –in my opinion– was undrafted rookie Wesley Matthews who finished with 12 points in his 23 minutes of play. That’s got to feel good. I love surprise stories and rookies. Undrafted surprise rookies? That’s almost too good to be true.

Deron Williams was DWIll, filling up the stats sheet with 27 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Carlos Boozer also had 27 points, to go with his 14 rebounds as the Jazz had six players reach double-figures.

Tim Duncan led the way for the Spurs, finishing with 15 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots. Tony Parker scored 21 and rookie DeJuan Blair had 14 points and nine boards in just 21 minutes of play.

You all ready for the hype tonight? Bron in NYC. Get ready. Pesonally I just want to see the Raptors play New Orleans. And also, Melo against Dwyane, of course.

And, I almost typed LeBron Wade. It is time for me to go to bed. Imagine the superhuman that would be, though?