In Game 4 win over Celtics, Bulls kin...

In Game 4 win over Celtics, Bulls kings of heart

There are 194 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 26, 2009, titled In Game 4 win over Celtics, Bulls kings of heart. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

It feels a little foolish to use the word "epic" to describe a first-round playoff game featuring a seventh seed and a second seed.

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Jim Bob

Pensacola, FL

#1 Apr 26, 2009
Another memorable Bulls game. Lots of good and bad moments.

Bad: D Rose 7 turnovers, Tyrus trying to dribble up court not passing the ball to D Rose after a Celtic miss in regulation--Boston has to foul --Tyrus hits 1 of 2. Ben's inability to fight through screens. Rondo's ability to drive and rebound.

Good: D Rose drives in the 4th Q, Ben 's incredible shot at the end of regulation. Bulls battling back in second overtime. And of course, the eventual win.

Overall, a very entertaining game. Bulls showed alot of heart.
This young team is getting some excellent playoff experience. Who knows, we just might win this series. Go Bulls.
Jim Bob

Pensacola, FL

#2 Apr 26, 2009
I made a mistake in my previous post. Ben 's tying shot was in the first OT period.
crumbs

Orlando, FL

#3 Apr 26, 2009
Lots of potential, leave the core together and this will be a very tough team.
Mr Bull

Mason, MI

#4 Apr 26, 2009
Ben Gordon is The Man!!!!
Chuck D of Valpo

Valparaiso, IN

#5 Apr 26, 2009
That game was a barn burner.
Nada Surf

Aurora, IL

#6 Apr 26, 2009
This team will NEVER be allowed to stay together and Ben Gordon is NOT the man.
manny

United States

#8 Apr 26, 2009
Congrats to the bulls. Now go at em with the same effort in boston and shock the world.
props

Chicago, IL

#9 Apr 26, 2009
good job gordon hitting that three,,... but all his other plays down the stretch, we were going crazy watching.

gordon was a ball hog once he got it, never passing, taking terrible shots, the worst team player out there. and then he missed that free throw! incredible that they actually won.

gordon needs to stop being so selfish with the ball... i wish rose always had it.
Jerry D

Allentown, PA

#10 Apr 26, 2009
How did the Celtics (other than Rondo) look so old all of a sudden? Now it seems that the series will depend on whether the Bulls can control their energy and emotions or else keep making the dumb mistakes that young teams make -- this series is suddenly the Bulls to lose.
MGray

United States

#11 Apr 26, 2009
What date is Paxson resigning?
Ashley

Chicago, IL

#12 Apr 26, 2009
I agree with the previous poster, Ben Gordon's ball hogging was ridiculous.
He had so many wide open teammates and never bothered to pass the ball. Tyrus Tomas not giving the ball to Rose was just ridiculous. What killed me many times during the game was when there was a lose ball or a rebound and they would just stand there and stare at it and not go after it!! Rose seemed like the only one who was awake and would go after the lose and rebound balls.

They had a subpar game and still won. Imagine if they were playing well, lets hope to steal one in Boston and come home and win it.
Scott42444

Elmwood Park, IL

#13 Apr 26, 2009
Not resigning. He is actually taking on more overall responsibilities. Gar Heard is taking his spot and he is getting promoted. I know that makes you happy.
Gordon makes a lot of selfish plays, all the time, to where you want to pull your hair out. But, that is what he needs to do to be able to find his stroke. The Bulls need him to find his stroke to have a chance to win this series. It's one of the flaws to his game.
I could do without him LITERALLY finding his stroke after hitting the game tying shot though.
Tony T Bone

Lincoln, IL

#14 Apr 26, 2009
Nada Surf wrote:
This team will NEVER be allowed to stay together and Ben Gordon is NOT the man.
You are the DUMBEST HOWEVER!!!
JoJo English

Chicago, IL

#15 Apr 26, 2009
Man it felt good to shut up Kevin Garnett. He was doing all kinds of gesturing/posturing during the Game 3 blowout. I love payback. Love it.

The Bulls will have to play a little more unselfishly if they want to win this series. Tyrus not passing to Rose at the end of regulation, and then missing 1 of 2 free throws which would have iced the game - inexcusable! Also, BG...love the guy, but he was forcing some wild shots at the end.

What's up with Mark Jackson's strange Boston accent? He's not from Boston. "Pool Pierce."
maddog

Chicago, IL

#16 Apr 26, 2009
I'm glad to see the Bulls play well in the playoffs, but honestly, you take Garnett off this team and they go from great to merely good. Ray Allen is old, and Paul Pierce led them to mediocrity for years before Garnett arrived. The Bulls still need an great player to go along side Rose and some better support players. But at least they're fun to watch.
sweet home

Boulder, CO

#17 Apr 26, 2009
tyrus thomas not handing the ball to rose was unbelievalbe. go bulls - that was fun. but it may have been over in regulation without that selfish play.
bgbg

Chicago, IL

#18 Apr 26, 2009
Not epic? I have been attending Bulls games since the the age of six--when Superfan was the highlight for crowds of 5,000 or less and I'd force my father to wait around after the the buzzer sounded to hear the PA man reel off Reggie Theus' game totals. I was there for the Jordan years, and I was there today. It was one of the greatest basketball contests I have ever witnessed in person. Hats off to the fans for their intensity--it almost felt like the old building in there. Epic it was.
Mel

Cicero, IL

#20 Apr 27, 2009
It truly was one of the most entertaining Bulls games in a while. The closest being Chicago's humongous comeback against Houston. Derrick and Noah have to keep bringing the energy if the Bulls are to extend this series as far as they can. The Bulls get an A+ for effort but the execution is something that didn't do them in Sunday.

Somehow the Bulls must find a forward with a back to the basket ability and one that can hit a consistent jump shot. It would be great if the Bulls could find that all in one player but at least the Bulls are headed in the right direction again. The longer the series is the better. Oh yeah, it's great to shut KG up for at least one game.
Rocknroll

Park Forest, IL

#21 Apr 27, 2009
Have Never realing been a basketball Fan But used to watch in wonder when Jordan and the boys worked their magic. I follow them in the paper, flip to their games inbetween a Sox or Hawks Game and Want the to win but i must admit, yesterday i saw a team that really wanted the win badly something i think has been missing from this league for a long,Long time. Go Bulls and their Fans!!
Rocknroll

Park Forest, IL

#22 Apr 27, 2009
Meant Really Not Realing. Man Thats what you get with No sleep.

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