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Do not let that final score fool you, it was not even that close. The Rockets have been racking up points with great abandon lately, and the mighty Bulls D fell to the tide of the Rockets O. It came early and often, as the Bulls looked as if they had never defended against transition offense, while the Rockets moved the ball quickly upcourt for gift-wrapped points. Marco Belinelli was pulled early and James Butler was thrown in as a stop-gap, but it hardly made any difference. It was soon after that that Christmas dinner was served, with the Bulls offering little argument to not leave this one on in the background and spend time with friends and family.
The positives in this one were some decent play by the developing Marquis Teague and some rest for the starters -that is how big the fricking lead was, Thibs actually sat his horses. Well… kinda. Luol Deng did lead the team in minutes (35:53, a virtual vacation for Lu), all while spraining his right ankle IN THE FIRST QUARTER. Deng is questionable for tonight’s game, which probably translates into 40+ minutes for him.
The last two efforts by the Bulls have been particularly wretched, which followed two very encouraging performances. Tonight’s contest against the Pacers represents the last of a very tough stretch of ten games, which they currently have a 5-4 record. A win tonight would give them a winning record for the stretch – an impressive run for a team lacking its two starting guards.