Drink: Jefferson Bourbon, neat
No Derrick Rose (turf toe), Joakim Noah (ankle sprain), Taj Gibson (ankle sprain), and John Lucas III Esquire (bruised sceptre), saw things like Omer Asik starting – with Brian Scalabrine playing back-up center minutes in the first quarter. We saw Mike James not only get significant minutes (17), but Mike Jimmy also led the team in rebounds (10). We learned that Tyruse Thomas is in his sixth season, when it feels like that failed Bulls experiment happened a decade ago. We also learned that Tyrus was a former Bulls teammate of Carlos Boozer (according to the Charlotte Bobbycats’ announcer).
There is not much to say about this game, other than we all hope that the bumps and bruises the Bulls are experiencing heal up right quick. It does not help that Deng banged up his left wrist and wore a large ice pack on it in the locker room. The Bulls injuries and the Bobbycats being the Bobbycats, made for an drab contest. If you are not a fan of Scal getting louder ovations than Derrick Rose garners, you would have been peeved by the first quarter. I think it is safe to say that those fans are Cubs followers, right? The asshats even did the “SCAL-A-BRINE” chant in the fourth, even though he had already been in the game.
Regardless, the Bulls pulled out another W because they have great depth, save the goofy Scal mascot. They own the league’s best record at 15-3, while not having the reigning MVP for the last week. Go, Bulls, go! Go, Bulls, go!