Chicago Bulls blown out 107-86

Chicago Bulls blown out 107-86

There are 164 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 23, 2009, titled Chicago Bulls blown out 107-86. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Commissioner David Stern joked before Thursday's Game 3 that Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf had called him The Grim Reaper for Stern's propensity to make home teams lose when he attends playoff games.

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thatsallfolks

Crest Park, CA

#43 Apr 23, 2009
Just a pathetic effort by all involved. They looked like they had never played a basketball game before in their lives. They couldn't even make a FT when the game was still relatively close.

And someone had better explain to Derrick Rose that he isn't good enough to get away with being routinely torched by opposing point guards. Rajon Rondo has thoroughly outplayed Rose, for two simple reasons:(1) he plays defense; (2) he plays aggressively from start to finish.

Boston will win this series. The question is whether the Bulls can find their pride and possibly force a 6th game, rather than losing meekly in 5.

Since: Aug 08

Springfield, IL

#44 Apr 23, 2009
The Bulls defense was awful most of the season. Boston's was soild and at times good. In a playoff setting, godd defense(and two All-Stars) are going towin over no All-Stars and poor defense just about every time. The way the Bulls handle the pick and roll both offensively and defensively is antiquated. Teams now run the picking big across the top of the key while the point is swopping by stopping the pick at the last second as to not get the moving screen viloation. Sometimes they even have two bigs running across the middle or the top of the lane and stopping even putting hand on the defensive pursuer which somehow the league/NBA curiously allows. Too bad the Bulls Mom and Pop store crew along with vincent haven't adjusted their old school style of handling pick and rolls offensively and defensively all year long.

And let's not forget Scottie Pippen, one of the best one on one defenders of all time, was originally a horrid defender nicknamed highway 33 in his early years. Derrick suffers as many rooks do defensively lacking, but he also doesn't have Johnny Bach or Phil Jackson, or even Boston's Tom Thibedau coaching him either. If not for lucking into Derrick and having the ebst salary matches for sacramento's struggling "franchise" to dump thirty million dollars, we wouldn't have had John Salmons and Miller either. This season would have been utter implosion as it much of the time looked like it would be if not for derrick, and Paxson would have been fired in disgrace after season's end. How in gods name could you ever expect to win defensively in the playoffs spending a No. 3 Lottery pick on a 6'1 scoring guard in ben Gordon or a no post game or offensive game period No. 2 or No. 4 pick in Tyrus Thomas. Paxson has no business being GM. Some day he will be gone, and the only thing we really have to look forward to is the socially awkward, but immensely talented one year removed from high school rookie Derrick Rose. A great kid and some day the first or second best point guard in this league. Too bad the seasoned and very properly prepared and coached Rondo is making him look so bad right now. Oh well, maybe a miracle will happen and somehow the Bull's coaches will learn how today's pick and rolls are supposed to be executed and covered.
Jet Walker

Mundelein, IL

#45 Apr 23, 2009
Well, Bloomie and Nada owe me a case of Chivas. This is series is over, and talk about two decidedly different teams, one with deeper talent and several franchise caliber players and a more successful style of play. Also, one has a better point guard, a more reliable leader, several bangers on the front line, and intimidation factor on their side. Also, their MVP doesn't even have to put on a uniform, and the residual talent is still superior to the Bulls. Let's start discussing the draft, free agents, unloading Deng, and trade scenarios to help this bunch. They need more and better players at all positions, bar none. And, where is Larry Hughes when we need him?
CubbieFansDotCom

Twin Lakes, WI

#46 Apr 23, 2009
It's far from over. The Celtics had a similar game to their first 2 and the Bulls were aweful. It happens, remember the Bulls are still quite young. These kind of games happen now and again. O well, forget about it and move on. With that said, much respect to the Celtics for the ass whoopin they dished out on the road. Kudos to Rondo also, didn't realize that kid was actually that good.
Huh

Libertyville, IL

#47 Apr 23, 2009
Rick wrote:
Bulls "fans" in the United Center: you are a disgrace!!! Instead of supporting your team you were sitting on your hands, then you started to boo, when your team needed you the most. The team didn't play their best but come on, you could hear the pin drop. Either make some noise or save your money, and go back to your pathethic lives where you choose not to make the difference. Next time somebody mentions Chicago is a great sports town I am going to puke. GO BULLS!!!
I was at this game and this crowd wanted to explode in support of the Bulls....the only problem was the Bulls reverted to their early season form and were outcoached, outplayed, outhustled, etc.....The crowd was cheering pretty loud when the Bulls cut the Celtics lead from 26 to 20. You are completely wrong about the fans. The Bulls were pathetic tonight.
Chuck D of Valpo

Valparaiso, IN

#48 Apr 23, 2009
gulp
Nada Surf

Aurora, IL

#49 Apr 23, 2009
CentrILMark wrote:
The Bulls defense was awful most of the season. Boston's was soild and at times good. In a playoff setting, godd defense(and two All-Stars) are going towin over no All-Stars and poor defense just about every time. The way the Bulls handle the pick and roll both offensively and defensively is antiquated. Teams now run the picking big across the top of the key while the point is swopping by stopping the pick at the last second as to not get the moving screen viloation. Sometimes they even have two bigs running across the middle or the top of the lane and stopping even putting hand on the defensive pursuer which somehow the league/NBA curiously allows. Too bad the Bulls Mom and Pop store crew along with vincent haven't adjusted their old school style of handling pick and rolls offensively and defensively all year long.
And let's not forget Scottie Pippen, one of the best one on one defenders of all time, was originally a horrid defender nicknamed highway 33 in his early years. Derrick suffers as many rooks do defensively lacking, but he also doesn't have Johnny Bach or Phil Jackson, or even Boston's Tom Thibedau coaching him either. If not for lucking into Derrick and having the ebst salary matches for sacramento's struggling "franchise" to dump thirty million dollars, we wouldn't have had John Salmons and Miller either. This season would have been utter implosion as it much of the time looked like it would be if not for derrick, and Paxson would have been fired in disgrace after season's end. How in gods name could you ever expect to win defensively in the playoffs spending a No. 3 Lottery pick on a 6'1 scoring guard in ben Gordon or a no post game or offensive game period No. 2 or No. 4 pick in Tyrus Thomas. Paxson has no business being GM. Some day he will be gone, and the only thing we really have to look forward to is the socially awkward, but immensely talented one year removed from high school rookie Derrick Rose. A great kid and some day the first or second best point guard in this league. Too bad the seasoned and very properly prepared and coached Rondo is making him look so bad right now. Oh well, maybe a miracle will happen and somehow the Bull's coaches will learn how today's pick and rolls are supposed to be executed and covered.
This was long, boring and made no sense at all.
Good work, Central/Mark!
beastmaster

Willowbrook, IL

#51 Apr 24, 2009
Rick wrote:
Bulls "fans" in the United Center: you are a disgrace!!! Instead of supporting your team you were sitting on your hands, then you started to boo, when your team needed you the most. The team didn't play their best but come on, you could hear the pin drop. Either make some noise or save your money, and go back to your pathethic lives where you choose not to make the difference. Next time somebody mentions Chicago is a great sports town I am going to puke. GO BULLS!!!
you're the disgrace, fans at the game were desperate for the bulls to do something right, just never happened. you can't really force yourself to cheer for a team down by 20 and playing like crap. everyone was extremely disappointed, what are you supposed to do? fake like you're happy and shout at the top of your lungs? just aint happening
ForeverBulls

Houston, TX

#52 Apr 24, 2009
How can a team be losing by 30 points in only the 3rd of a big game??? Why did we play like a lottery team??? Why does Ben Gordon think he is still the guy (the stupid one on one moves,"I'm the only player on the team attitude",etc.). He's not a leader and is mentally weak & untalented. I've seen enough to say that he can't come through when the game matters the most. Putrid performance by everyone including Rose and just an absolute embarrassment. I'm so mad.
David F

Tucson, AZ

#53 Apr 24, 2009
This game shows why the Bulls need Bosh badly.
Im Just Sayin

Woodridge, IL

#54 Apr 24, 2009
Once again, VDN cannot make adjustments on the fly. Boston forced the Bulls into a half-court game and Bulls could could only respond with one-on-one play and turnovers. Until the Bulls get a real coach who doesn't have to look to his assistants for strategies, then this is what we will be faced with for the next few years to come.
ForeverBulls

Houston, TX

#55 Apr 24, 2009
And what is up with the white shoes in the playoffs. They broke the tradition just stupid. Rose better step it up on Sunday and score like 40 something points and dunk on Perkins' face.
Mike

Meredith, NH

#56 Apr 24, 2009
Thats what you get for coming to Boston and thinking your better then you are.
Waving your hand in your face like you got a hot hand. PLEASE! Never under estimate the heart of a champion. This series is over
Go Celtics!
kenny

Auburn, WA

#57 Apr 24, 2009
ForeverBulls wrote:
How can a team be losing by 30 points in only the 3rd of a big game??? Why did we play like a lottery team??? Why does Ben Gordon think he is still the guy (the stupid one on one moves,"I'm the only player on the team attitude",etc.). He's not a leader and is mentally weak & untalented. I've seen enough to say that he can't come through when the game matters the most. Putrid performance by everyone including Rose and just an absolute embarrassment. I'm so mad.
you must have a bad memory...because in game 1 he had 10 4th quarter points, and he had 42 in game 2...that seems to be when it matters most, 4th quarter.
Mel

Chicago, IL

#58 Apr 24, 2009
Just show the Bulls tape of Kevin Garnett acting like his usual gloating ass self. That isn't enough to get the Bulls motivated for game4?
Hardliner

Saint Paul, MN

#59 Apr 24, 2009
There are no two ways about it. The Bulls must sign Del Negro to a lifetime contract. That way maybe by year 25 he will know what he is doing.
angry bulls fan

Joliet, IL

#60 Apr 24, 2009
CalChiFan wrote:
Had to go to class and missed the game. Good thing. How was the coaching? Did VDN make ANY adjustments like doing something to stop Rondo? Or coming up with some plays for Rose?
I'm sorry but did you see the box score? Or read the headline of this article?
Darryl

Albany, NY

#61 Apr 24, 2009
Wooooooooooooow.......... I guess they will remember, forever, the night they played the Baby Bulls. If I had purchased a ticket to see that game live,It would have been the last time. I hope that you are praying before the games, if not you all should be. You have a loooong way to go. You must learn how to play together better!!!!
Ching Chong Ping Pong

South Bend, IN

#62 Apr 24, 2009
Bye bye Bulls! Never had a chance and don't even think that they will come back. That is the perpetual loser Chicago hopefulness coming through that comes through whenever one of our loser teams falls behind. Same goes for the Hawks. Just admit it - we had MJ and it was good but now there is nothing!
Brian

Northbrook, IL

#63 Apr 24, 2009
Wow, VDN needs to go, He suxs as the head coach and he suxed as a player!

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