Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Break time

The All Star break is here, and the Bulls improbably stand at 26-23 after a 121-115 victory in Toronto. After jumping out to an 11 point lead in the 1st quarter, and a 14 point lead in the 3rd, the Bulls managed to let the Raptors tie the game on both occasions before taking hold for good. While the Raptors did manage to go on these runs, the Bulls never relinquished the lead and always seemed to be in control, especially inside. Rookie Rafael Araujo had major problems against Eddy Curry, and the Bulls guards shot very well from the outside, hitting 11 of 15 3-pt attempts. Overall the Bulls shot 58% from the field.

Not that defense was much to talk about for both teams tonight (the Raps shot 51%), but it was good times watching Jalen Rose feign any attempt at defense. Not that Bulls fan needed many reminders, but it's glad to know that a guy who seems to enjoy letting people go by him so he can run back to the other end and shoot isn't on their favorite team anymore. Oh and of course his frustration after an opponent's easy basket, which usually was because of him. At one point he threw the basketball off of the backboard in disgust, but somehow avoided getting a technical. Maybe even the Refs stopped caring about him like much of the league has already.

And to think how excited I was when he came to town :-p

The Bulls don't play until next Tuesday against Miami, so there should be plenty more to discuss until then.