Thursday, December 18, 2003
Ugh, The Life of a Blogger I had a nice post all ready to go, and lost it all. So you will never get to read what golden words were about to be posted. Oh well. :( to summarize: -Bulls win in Orlando, behind 26 3-point attempts and 9 free throw attempts, which is not a good way to do things. Kendall Gill was the obvious star of the game with 29 points, but Kirk Hinrich is consistently playing fantastic ball. Oh, and E-Rob hurt is ankle. -The team puts up 25 points in the first half against Detroit, but still manages to only lose by 4. Every paper labels them 'scrappy', which irks me as saying they're not very good. Had to give Rick Brunson, Chris Jefferies, and Linton Johnson way too many minutes (i.e. more than 0). Conclusion: The win at Orlando was nice, and a win at Detroit would have had me going through hoops. Not because they're signs of progress, but any game that the Bulls win in the next month with so many of their contributors injured is a gift. Just try and stay the course until these guys come back, and they can start winning games in bunches. I really believe that. As much as i hate the term 'scrappy', its better than lifeless, which is a nod to coach Skiles and the work he's done so far. Saturday's game at home against the Cavs is another one that the Bulls need to win if they're going to stay afloat with this undermanned roster. Corie Blount is expected to be back, and I assume Robinson as well, although I haven't heard an update on his status. But to show the true story of the season, look at the bench for that game: Tyson Chandler, Eddy Curry, Jay Williams (yes he'll be there saturday), and Scottie Pippen. As my Dad said, "that's going to be a lot of expensive suits". Even with practically the franchise's entire future sitting out, Crawford, Hinrich, and the role players should be expected to play as hard as they have been lately and get this win. It looks like the most important teammate of all this month will be the schedule.
Posted by Matt at 12/18/2003 01:02:00 PM