Friday, October 31, 2008
Why the Bulls Can Win Tonight
Change of pace. Baseball season IS over, but it doesn't stop me from liking it more than the Whine-B-A. Even so, the Bulls head to Boston to play against the reigning champs...and I think they can win? Here's why:
#1. That guy in the picture above. Derrick Rose has provided the Bulls with the "star" player they've been waiting for all these years. Lots of guys with fundamentals is always good, but having one beast makes everyone that much better (see: Lakers). Interested to see what he can do against the champs - and you know he's got to be beating himself up over those four turnovers against the Bucks.
#2. The offense was spread and involved against Milwaukee. Yeah, I know it's only one game and one win, but the fact that the Bulls had six players with double-digits for points is always good (and directly a result of Rose's 9 assists the other night...). Oh, and Tyrus Thomas looked like the big rebounding machine we need him to be.
#3. Statistics. The Bulls lost every game against Boston last year, so you know they're going to try and get a bit more fired up this time around. Not only that, but Boston isn't playing that well - Paul Pierce is a one-man show to be sure, but if Garnett and Allen can't get their shooting percentages up, they may open themselves up for a beating.