Sixers Take Apart Rose-Less Bulls76ers, BREAKING NEWS, Eastern Conference, NBA, News Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Well, that was the most fun I had in a very long time with the Sixers. Man, I am fired up!! Obviously, the Bulls not having Derrick Rose helps a lot as well. The Bulls have played extremely well without Rose all year going 18-9 during the regular season though. Listen, you are going to hear that the only reason why the Sixers won was because Rose did not play. If they lose you will hear, I can not believe that they can’t beat the Bulls with out Rose.
I really do not care either way. That was fun as hell. Of course I would rather beat the Bulls with Rose in the lineup and it would make the win sweeter. That’s not going to happen now. Any win in the playoffs no matter who is playing is a good win.
The best part of this game was that it was Jrue and Evan leading the way. Doug finally said, “go a head boys, just go out and play.” Something he should have done from the start of this season, by giving the KEYS to this team to the young guards. Another great part this is that did this on the road in a hostile place. Say what you want but Chicago is not an easy place to play even if Rose is not playing. Sixers came out of halftime down by 8.
Their first half defense was just awful. They made John Lucas look like Rose out there. Iggy seemed like he did not feel like playing. Lou was the one making Lucas look like an all-star in the first half.. Though the second-half might have been the best I have seen the Sixers play in ten years. Sixers tightened up their defense and rebounding began running the Bulls out of their own building, by out scoring them in the second half 62-37.
I only have one little thing that bothered me about this game. I am nitpicking. I know I am. I just did not like the fact that Doug went to Lou again in the fourth to close out the Bulls. He runs that dumb ass 4 corners, where Lou tries to break down his man while everyone else stands around. I really hate that. Lou got a ton of garbage points tonight.
This was ET and Jrue’s game. They were the reason why they had that lead and they should been the ones with the ball in there hands in the 4th. I am tired of Lou’s act. I cannot wait to say good-bye to Spencer Hawes as well and it was good to see Jodie Meeks on the bench were he should be. I do like Meeks but Doug makes me hate him because the way he uses him. OK, I will stop bitching now. LOL. This game was too much fun to keep doing that.
Was that statement by the Sixers? I say, yes. At least for one game it was. Bulls are a good team and most likely will make adjustments for Game 3 on Friday night in Philly. Are the Sixers going to win this series now? Not sure. The one thing I am sure of is, if they played anything close to what they did in the second half it will be interesting. Rose or no Rose if you watched this game you enjoyed it and you know you did…
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