Drink: NB Vesper Martini
The San Antonio Spurs welcomed the Chicago Bulls with an 8-1 record coming into this one. They are having their best start since blah, blah, blah, with surprises coming from blah, blah, blah. Roll the ugliness…
The first quarter saw the two teams trading blow for blow early on. Derrick Rose picked up where he left off, knocking down some jumpers. Taj Gibson also picked up where he left off from last game, missing every f#&%ing jumper. The Bulls’ D tightened up as the quarter went on, and they gained a 25-18 lead at the end of the first. Wha-what?!
The second quarter started with Unit: DJ Trainwreck the Bulls core of Rose, Noah, and Deng on the floor?! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! Worry not, fellow Bulls fan, Unit: DJ Unit Trainwreck reared its ugly face within a few minutes into the second and… kept it close?! Wha-what?! Then they went ahead and did the unthinkable; Unit: DJ Trainwreck broke open a double digit lead. A timeout sounded. The Spurs jammed every possible starter on the court. The Bulls stuck with UDJTW and kept it going. It was infinitely amusing to see the starters blowing up on the bench with a Korver three and an Omer one –handed-drummer slam. When said starters got back into the game, the Bulls seemed to struggle a bit, but still hit the break up by ten.
The beginning of the third started off poorly for all parties involved. The Spurs were attacking a Bulls team who looked clueless and I poured way too much vermouth into the shaker (a costly move when you are using premium liquor). The result of the coinciding mishaps were the loss of a lead and me reshaking a new martini. I was not thrilled by either. The Spurs continued to rip into the Bulls, over-turning the lead to flirt with double digits themselves. (time to slam a NBVM)
Hey, WTF, fourth quarter? How did this happen? Bulls down by 15? A 37-12 third quarter? Is this possible? I know the NB staff was not in the game because I was conversing with them during said game, so what happened? I think the NB three staff members plus our guest contributor against the SA Spurs five could have done better. Instead, with the majority of the fourth left, garbage time’s stench was filling the court. Then the Bulls made a run… but never came closer than seven.
This was a tough one to crew the fatty parts and then swallow. It was a typical Minnesota Twins/SA Spurs victory. It was upsetting and at times nauseating. There were several points where you felt that a comeback was right there, but it was not meant to be.
I will give a hell of a pat on the shoulder to Unit: DJ Trainwreck. This unit is developing an understanding and is starting to gel. Beyond them just “filling in,” I feel that UDJTW has potential to offer some match-up problems. If this lineup is able to be effective while most of the starters are taking a breather, they will be immensely valuable. This River Walk was a rough defeat, yet your Chicago Bulls need to bounce back and win in Dallas Friday night.