Drink La Fin Du Monde
Not since Golden State was added to the union to make it an even 51 United States, have the Warriors had this much to chirp about. With an exciting team that has bought into Mark Jackson’s “system”, they are somehow a bigger surprise than your Chicago Bulls. The fact that this weekend’s games against the Warriors and Washington Wizards are legitimate tests, makes this season even more bizzaro than ever.
The Bulls jumped off to a ridiculous lead in the first. Though the Warriors were in sizzle-mode during the next frame, the Bulls were still up 13 at the half. The second half was all Bulls, leading to appearances from Vlad Rad, Mini Teague and Artis Gilmore’s corpse. Kirk Hinrich was droppin’ open 3’s all night, while Little Man Nate Robinson clowned Golden State with his mixtape session. The odd couple combined for 47 points, outscoring Steph Curry and Jarrett Jack. The Bulls out-rebounded the Warriors by a cool 72, led by double-double trio Noah, Boozer and the Jimmy B Foundation. Noah celebrated his first All-Star bid by adding 14 points and 3 blocks to his 16 boards. Luol Deng celebrated his second All Star selection on the bench by watching Jimmy B. make Deng’s future contract extension obsolete. Seriously. Jimmy B. is gettin’ the job done! One by one, you can come and caress him…
Boozer’s 24th double-double of the season makes him look quite the All Star snub. He’s clearly got more lift in his hopper, with regular dunks, and less faking of the funk. He goes up strong on the regular and rarely gets his shot blocked…for Boozer. So can we assume that nagging injuries plagued his first two seasons?
The Bulls travel to D.C. to take on the newly relevant Wizards. John Wall is back and looking mighty fine, so let’s hope that our guard play can once again hold its own. If J-But has another big game, expect him to take Deng’s spot on the All Star team and start speaking with a British accent.