Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics

Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics

There are 122 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 1, 2009, titled Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The Bulls were pretty much like everybody else late Thursday night--giddy and disbelieving, silly smiles on their faces, trying to make sense of it all.

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“Think First, Speak Second”

Since: Jun 08

Washington D.C.

#1 May 1, 2009
Bulls must learn to close out if they want to have even a remote chance of winning Saturday.

Officiating will a major factor again. Expect 2-3 ejections if it is a close game.
NBA isfixed

Phoenix, AZ

#2 May 1, 2009
the nba is against the bulls. they want the celtics to win so that they get more ratings and more tv views which turns into more money for them. this is an example of the nba wanting a certain team to win:
Natural gas

Georgetown, TX

#3 May 1, 2009
This has been the best series of any kind in NBA history and i have been watching since 68. The reason The Bulls will win Saturday is there care free nothing to lose attitude and there tenacity in refusing to give up. This series has had many a moment that looked real bleak for Bulls fans but the team never quit. A great life lesson as well..Expect a lot less fouls and a continuation of the rough play. I love it

Since: Apr 09

Northbrook

#4 May 1, 2009
Game 7 1990 Detroit. Thomas says,
"You aren't gonna do it today Michael." We got blown out then.
Game 7 1994 Bulls vs Knicks refs job us at the end of the game.
We have seen this show too many times before. In the NBA there are no game 7 upsets. But I will watch & hope it happens & probably go to bed mad. What else is new in this town!
Stephen

Houston, TX

#5 May 1, 2009
pro_who_knows wrote:
Bulls must learn to close out if they want to have even a remote chance of winning Saturday.
Officiating will a major factor again. Expect 2-3 ejections if it is a close game.
That seems a little redundant. The Bulls have to learn how to close out if they want to close out the series? Brilliant analysis. Couldn't you also say that Boston has to learn how to close out? They have blown games this series too.
Stephen

Houston, TX

#6 May 1, 2009
Natural gas wrote:
This has been the best series of any kind in NBA history and i have been watching since 68. The reason The Bulls will win Saturday is there care free nothing to lose attitude and there tenacity in refusing to give up. This series has had many a moment that looked real bleak for Bulls fans but the team never quit. A great life lesson as well..Expect a lot less fouls and a continuation of the rough play. I love it
You are being a little dramatic. I would say that every Finals series that the Bulls have played in has been better.
Stephen

Houston, TX

#7 May 1, 2009
Sugmag wrote:
Game 7 1990 Detroit. Thomas says,
"You aren't gonna do it today Michael." We got blown out then.
Game 7 1994 Bulls vs Knicks refs job us at the end of the game.
We have seen this show too many times before. In the NBA there are no game 7 upsets. But I will watch & hope it happens & probably go to bed mad. What else is new in this town!
That foul in 1994 was in Game 5, not Game 7.

“You have NO idea!!!”

Since: Jun 08

Romeoville

#8 May 1, 2009
Bulls in 7!!!!!!!!
Toocram from Bethesda

Rockville, MD

#10 May 1, 2009
Seems very strange that NBA Commissioner's office has not made any statement about the incident last night with Kirk. In the past they have made public statements and set penalties. I dis see at least 1 Bull leave the Bench. Didn't Gray go out on the floor to grab Kirk. Seems like they don't want to make any statement to avoid the obvious negative reaction. Remember what the NBA did to the Spurs few years ago and killed their chances of a championship. Boston seems to have a special dispensation with the Commissioner.
Stephen

Houston, TX

#11 May 1, 2009
Brian wrote:
<quoted text> Shouldnt you stop commenting on e/1, and go back to TEXAS where the rest of ya all are assbackwards.
Go back to Texas? I am in Texas, no need to go back.

What about Texas is backwards exactly? Our thriving economy, great housing market, beautiful year round weather? Have you ever been or do you just watch TV?
Boston BullsFan

Boston, MA

#12 May 1, 2009
What has been encouraging is seeing the Bulls win their last two games with DEFENSE!!!
If they can play some D for extended stretches, they can win.
Brian

United States

#13 May 1, 2009
Stephen wrote:
<quoted text>
Go back to Texas? I am in Texas, no need to go back.
What about Texas is backwards exactly? Our thriving economy, great housing market, beautiful year round weather? Have you ever been or do you just watch TV?
i feel sorry for you then ! been there wont do that again !
NBA isfixed

Phoenix, AZ

#14 May 1, 2009
The lion is a cub

Oak Park, IL

#15 May 1, 2009
If this game doesn't go into at LEAST six overtimes, I for one will be disappointed...lol
Stephen

Houston, TX

#16 May 1, 2009
Toocram from Bethesda wrote:
Seems very strange that NBA Commissioner's office has not made any statement about the incident last night with Kirk. In the past they have made public statements and set penalties. I dis see at least 1 Bull leave the Bench. Didn't Gray go out on the floor to grab Kirk. Seems like they don't want to make any statement to avoid the obvious negative reaction. Remember what the NBA did to the Spurs few years ago and killed their chances of a championship. Boston seems to have a special dispensation with the Commissioner.
I agree except that suspending Horry did not kill the Spurs chances since the Spurs went on to win the championship that year.
Stephen

Houston, TX

#17 May 1, 2009
Brian wrote:
<quoted text>
i feel sorry for you then ! been there wont do that again !
Whatever. I am just sitting here enjoying the 80 degree weather.

No reason to hate on Texas when you know not of what you speak. I am originally from Michigan, but I love Texas.
Toocram from Bethesda

Rockville, MD

#19 May 1, 2009
Stephen wrote:
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I agree except that suspending Horry did not kill the Spurs chances since the Spurs went on to win the championship that year.
I goofed. I meant that the Suns got the worse of that decree with 2 players suspended for getting up to look.
AZBearsfan

Phoenix, AZ

#20 May 1, 2009
As a Celtic's fan I did not think this would be an easy series but I assumed the older, more experienced team would win out in 6 or less. Now that I think about it, I should not be surprised as another young, athletic team gave us this kind of series last year and we were younger, healthier and deeper on our bench. That being said, the Bulls are the ones who are making plays, and playing looser in crunch situations. This has been a very tough, intense series and I hope that game 7 is not close, because if it comes down to a possession late or OT, the Bulls have proven to be much better so far in this series
ForeverBulls

Missouri City, TX

#21 May 1, 2009
DRose, please stop trying to tread those passes into your man when he's double or triple teamed, just make the easy ones especially in the 4th quarter. And no more lasers. Thanks. GO BULLS!! WoHoOo!!!
Mr Belvedere

Lincolnshire, IL

#22 May 1, 2009
NBA isfixed wrote:
the nba is against the bulls. they want the celtics to win so that they get more ratings and more tv views which turns into more money for them. this is an example of the nba wanting a certain team to win: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =D6slIc75VI0XX
I'm not so sure about that. Chicago is the 3rd biggest market in the NBA, and have ALOT of fans around the country too. And if they did win, it would be the story of the playoffs, and everyone would be watching to see what they did next.

And that is the reason why Rondo is not suspended right now. And quite honestly, I didn't want him to be. I want my Bulls to beat this team as is, and truly earn a series victory.

Though it would be nice if LJ the III got into the game and gave that lil ET-lookin mofo a forearm shiver to the face.

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