Game 7: Wakeup call

Well, that was a bummer. The Celtics shut us down (39 percent). They also enforced their will in the paint (44 points). Eddie House lit us up (16 points, 5-for-5 from the field, 4-for-4 from three). So did Brian Scalabrine, sort of (8 points, 2-for-3 from downtown). Ben Gordon was broke (7-for-23). The Bulls never could figure out how to switch or defend the pick and roll. Free throws (32-for-39) kept them close, but the bottom line was Chicago couldn’t get the shots they wanted down the stretch, and they couldn’t stop Boston from executing or getting fouled.

Not the epic ending I was hoping for. More tomorrow.

Extras: Recap, Box Score, Play-By-Play, Shot Chart, Photos.

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4 Responses to Game 7: Wakeup call

  1. Anonymous May 3, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    Everyone is talking about how the Celtics didn’t play their best and still won. No mention that the Bulls obviously weren’t on top of their game. The last 6 minutes of the game were really tough to watch as the Bulls were given so many golden opportunities. A couple Celtics turnovers, a couple missed open Bulls threes. And Ben Gordon had plenty of opportunities to hit shots at the end of the game. Rough way to lose.

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    Belize May 3, 2009 at 5:15 pm #

    yup..im bummed out too

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