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Old 03-09-2011, 10:07 AM
 
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The 2 seed is becoming a bigger reality with the Heats struggles lately, but with the 76ers on fire the Bulls could still end up facing the Knicks in the first round. While I think the Bulls can beat them, its still not exactly a reward for a great regular season. Usually a 2 seed in the East will get you a cupcake in the first round, doesn't look like it will shake out that way this year.

Bulls in Charlotte tonight, where the Bulls seem to be snake bitten. Hopefully they can put a good game together tonight in the queen city.
It will be interesting to see. Seed won't matter much as all roads still lead through Boston. It would be nice to have home court up until then though.

P.S. Atlanta is falling apart, the Knicks and\or 76ers may pass them for the 5th seed at this rate which opens up the possibility of Bulls vs. Atlanta as well.

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Old 03-09-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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Unless because of an earlier matchup with the Celtics... I see the Bulls making it to the Conference finals. But Celtics are coming out of the east... period.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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Yeah, if the Celtics stay healthy their experience will make it tough for the Bulls to overcome them. Certainly Boston will be favored in a match-up between the two teams.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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Celtics lose, Bulls steam rolling towards a win. 1/2 game out of first.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:32 PM
 
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If the Bulls finish #1 in the east. Rose is the MVP lock.
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:25 PM
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Man..the Bulls are really growing on me....they are play really really well. I guess no one should be surprised if they make the Finals anymore.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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The bulls are still figuring out how to beat teams without their best players. No matter if Boozer or Noah go down, someone off the bench can replace them and still be productive. We all know that Gibson can be placed in the starting line up at any time during the season. But the person who impresses me the most it Kurt Thomas. This guy is 38 years old, cannot play a game for 10 weeks and still be put in the starting line up as if he was starting the entire season. Watson is starting to hit three's more consistently and Omir Asik is developing into a strong rebounder and defender. This team is deep. The only people Chicago can't afford to lose are Rose and Deng, but they are deep at every other position (although, Watson did score 33 points when Rose missed a game). I think this team has shown that they are real contenders even without a "legit" shooting guard.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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Also, I actually see can see the bulls beating Boston, but I find it very hard for them to beat the Lakers. I think the Bulls rebounding, defensive intensity and D. Rose will be the defining factor against Boston. However, LA is just too damn big. I Gasol is too big for Boozer and his minutes will be limited at times due to poor defense and foul trouble. If Noah, Asik, Gibson and Thomas can be more productive offensively or at least win the rebounding game against Bynum, Gasol, Odum and Artest (and stay out of foul trouble), I think they have a chance. Brewer, Deng and/or Bogans will have their work cut out for them guarding Kobe, which means Korver will have to step up huge on offense. We all know how Kobe can take over games, so D. Rose will have to match him pound for pound; Boozer will have to average 20+ points, 10+ rebounds a game and stop Gasol when it matters the most. And of course, the Bulls will have to be scrappy on Defense, like they've been all year.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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I think it's possible, but will Boozer even be healthy. I would trade him next year.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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Also, I actually see can see the bulls beating Boston, but I find it very hard for them to beat the Lakers. I think the Bulls rebounding, defensive intensity and D. Rose will be the defining factor against Boston. However, LA is just too damn big. I Gasol is too big for Boozer and his minutes will be limited at times due to poor defense and foul trouble. If Noah, Asik, Gibson and Thomas can be more productive offensively or at least win the rebounding game against Bynum, Gasol, Odum and Artest (and stay out of foul trouble), I think they have a chance. Brewer, Deng and/or Bogans will have their work cut out for them guarding Kobe, which means Korver will have to step up huge on offense. We all know how Kobe can take over games, so D. Rose will have to match him pound for pound; Boozer will have to average 20+ points, 10+ rebounds a game and stop Gasol when it matters the most. And of course, the Bulls will have to be scrappy on Defense, like they've been all year.
I'm less scared of the Lakers than Boston, but both have the deep playoff experience that matters and that the Bulls lack.

The Bulls can throw 3 different guys at Gasol and with the depth they have I don't see them needing so much from Boozer.

Again, the Bulls are young....I'm hoping they make a deep run but I'm being realistic that rarely do young teams like that suddenly bust out and go super deep.
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