The Bulls Win! 2-6

Look who turned in a solid performance...Ben Wallace made me eat my words by turning in the type of game that I expect from him on a nightly basis - 9 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks, 6 steals, and 1 assist. I have no problem eating my words and hope to do it on a regular basis. Good job, Big Ben.

Ben Gordon and Andres Nocioni both had good games as well. Gordon had 25 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and a block; Nocioni chipped in with 21 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, a block, and a nice flagrant foul that rattled the Clippers. One thing that I can say about Nocioni is that he is a scrappy guy who gets under the skin of everyone he plays against. He's definitely the kind of guy who you love to have on your team and hate to play against.

It ain't all peaches and cream though...bad news on the home front is that Luol Deng is going to be missing in action due to a back injury that forced him out of last night's game. He was on his way to a good game as he contributed 10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and a block in 27 minutes of action before being sidelined. This is not the news that Bulls fans want to hear and hopefully the injury isn't too severe and he returns to action quickly. Point guard play continues to be an issue as our starting point guard dished out 4 assists while coughing the ball up 3 times. That isn't a terrific assist-to-turnover ratio, for those of you counting at home. Four shots made out of fourteen attempts isn't helping the team cause either. Kirk - get it together, QUICKLY. Tyrus Thomas appears to be chained to the bench and that fact bothers me. Eight minutes of action? I know that we got great play out of our starting front court, but only eight minutes for Ty? The bench play was pretty much non-existant; although I do appreciate Chris Duhon's 4:1 assists-to-turnovers. Is Thabo on our team any more?

The Bulls did a good job of containing the Clippers last night. Cuttino Mobley was kept in check and didn't play nearly as well as he did in the United Center. Chris Kaman was held to single-digit rebounds and only three players on the Clippers reached double figures.

This was a much needed and good win for Chicago. Next up for the Bulls will be Kobe Bryant's Lakers. It should be an interesting game to say the least.

Posted byEnigmatik at 2:40 PM  


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