Game #17: Chicago Bulls 114 – Cleveland Cavaliers 75

Drink: Turf Toe Hot Toddy

In the Scooby Doo Ghost Town that is Cleveland, the Bulls took on a young point guard vying to be the next Derrick Rose.  (Never mind that Derrick Rose is only 23.)  John Wall, Ricky Rubio, Harold Minor, Kyrie Irving seems to be the next big thing in the Association.  Unfortunately, D Rose was sitting again with turf toe, so when Irving got hot with 11 points in the first 5 minutes, it wasn’t answered with the MVP’s standard determination to put a rook in his place.  Fortunately, CJ Watson and John Lucas III Esquire showed their meddle with strong performances.  Boozer had a very well-rounded game and the Bulls held a comfortable lead throughout.  Chicago also set a franchise record with 16 blocks.

Joelseppi Gentleman Jack Toddy observations:

Love Rip Hamilton’s passing ability and the way he fills the lane in transition.  He also had a sweet and-one posting up Boobie Gibson.  They are a much more fluid team when Rip starts and it also makes Ronnie Brewer a premier Benchman/Henchman/Brunchman?

How fun is Unit: DJ TrainWreck?  Taj and Omer make the paint a black hole on defense and they all really understand their roles off the bench.  Without Rose, UDJTW is where where the Bulls have extend leads.  Taj did leave after rolling his ankle.  Let’s hope it regenerates.

Why is Antawn Jamison still with the Cavs?  He’s wasting his golden years on a rebuilding project.  Maybe he parties a lot, so all the empty Cleveland warehouses provide a plethora of rave venues?  Shouldn’t a contending team pick up this skilled veteran bigman?

During therapy, Jamison often draws pictures of where he'd rather be.

In the 3rd, Boozer was caught on mic counting out “One!  Two!  Three!” as Anderson Varejao lingered in the lane.  Anyone else shocked we haven’t heard Omer on the mic bellowing, “Anybody want a peanut?

The ref crew was old school by letting big men clash.  Players exaggerate push-offs and flop in anticipation of contact, but these refs were unflappable.  Hell, in the past, I’ve seen a blocking foul on Omer for taking off his warm-ups too loudly.

It was nice to watch a blow-out where none of the fans gave a shit when Scalabrine came in.  If Scal is the Bulls’ Victory Cigar, Luke Harangody must be the Cavs’ Defeat Blunt.

About joelseppi

Joelseppi Chmara chose to become a Liverpool fan seven years after they won their last league title. His impeccable timing has led to this Liverpool era being dubbed, "The Polished Turd Generation." Joel is also an unashamed patriot of the US Mens National team and cannot stand when second generation Americans root for their ancestors' country over the Stars and Stripes. His favorite player is Sami Hyypia. His least favorite player is a tie between Paul Konchesky, John Terry and Marco Materazzi. His future favorite player is Xander Halas Chmara. Joel is married to soccer-mom-to-be, Beth Anne, who is very tolerant of his obsession with the beautiful game.
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