Bulls put blowout loss to Celtics behind them in Game 4

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Coach Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics expected a more serious effort from the Bulls in Game 4 of their first-round NBA playoff series at the United Center on Sunday, and that's what they got in the first half.
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Tony

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Apr 26, 2009
 
I have never seen a bulls team so disorganized out of a timeout. Is Vinny drawing anything up?
Stephen

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Apr 26, 2009
 
Fun game to watch. Bulls blew in regulation; Celtics blew it in OT. Finally someone steps up and hits some clutch FTs.
Nada Surf

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Apr 26, 2009
 
Ben Gordon sucks.
Mr Bull

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Apr 26, 2009
 
Ben Gordon is The Man!

Hugh Clutch Shots!
Doug

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Apr 26, 2009
 
Rondo is in his 3rd year, not 2nd. C'mon, writer-dude.
Master Mind

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Apr 26, 2009
 
Tyrus Thomas and Ben Gordon really confuse me with their play sometimes. The Bulls are headed in the right direction but one of those 2 has to go. Neither has any concept of time and score. Good win though.
Stephen

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#7
Apr 26, 2009
 
Tyrus almost cost them at the end of regulation. He should have given up the ball to a better FT shooter; Rose was right there.

Apparently, they don't know how to defend against Ray Allen either. It seems pretty simple to not leave him wide open. VDN needs to beat his players over the head with a stick until they understand never to leave him open.
Bearsfan

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#8
Apr 26, 2009
 
A win is a win, but the Bulls played a sloppy game. TT has not clue. Trade him while you can.
Benny the Bull

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#9
Apr 26, 2009
 
Ben Gordon is GOD! Give him all the money he wants. Bulls will win this series in 7. Mark my words.
michael jordon

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Apr 26, 2009
 
Nada Surf wrote:
Ben Gordon sucks.
you suck! did you watch the game?
Benny the Bull

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Apr 26, 2009
 
Master Mind wrote:
Tyrus Thomas and Ben Gordon really confuse me with their play sometimes. The Bulls are headed in the right direction but one of those 2 has to go. Neither has any concept of time and score. Good win though.
Did you even watch the game? Ben Gordon won this game with an assist from John Salmons. However, the Bulls' team doctors might want to look into getting Tyrus Thomas a brain transplant. He is as dumb as a drunk Charles Barkley.
Hardliner

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Apr 26, 2009
 
Why was is it that when time was running out and everybody and their mother knew the Celtics were going to foul the guy with the ball that Tyrus Thomas stupidly held onto the ball like it was a recovered fumble?

I'll tell you why because Vinnie Del Negro is the absolute worst coach in the NBA. It's bad enough that he can't prepare himself to do his job like knowing when and when not to burn timeouts but he can't even prepare his players to be aware of what to do in one of the most frequent late game situations. Get the ball into the hands of your best free throw shooter!!! Del Negro is the worst hire in this town since Terry Bevington.
Dave Corzine

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Apr 26, 2009
 
man why didn't that play like that in game 3 - they'd be up 3-1 now.
GM in Logan Square

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Apr 26, 2009
 
The Bulls made a lot of mistakes characteristic of being the young team that they are. I see it being very difficult, especially playing in Boston, for the Bulls to take this series away from The Celtics.
Deep Dish

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Apr 26, 2009
 
Tyrus Thomas is a complete moron.

Moron-a person with a mental age located between 8 and 12 on the Binet scale.
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Apr 26, 2009
 

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Gordon 22 points; Salmons 20.

But, how many points did Gordon's defense cost the Bulls?

Dump Gordon [sign and trade?] and put Salmons at shooting guard.

Get a solid power forward [in trade for Gordon plus whatever] and, if Deng can't hack it, trade him next year.
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#17
Apr 26, 2009
 
The Bulls should have wrapped it up in regulation. Poor free throw shooting by the Bulls didn't help.

But Boston was torching, everything was dropping for them what are you going to do? Boston deserves a lot of credit here.

Dudes, that was an exciting game. VDN is learning by fire here, and he's getting better.
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#18
Apr 26, 2009
 
Hey at least we had timeouts at the end of the match this time.
kenny

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Apr 26, 2009
 
Shorewood wrote:
Gordon 22 points; Salmons 20.
But, how many points did Gordon's defense cost the Bulls?
Dump Gordon [sign and trade?] and put Salmons at shooting guard.
Get a solid power forward [in trade for Gordon plus whatever] and, if Deng can't hack it, trade him next year.
i dont know, why dont you tell us how many points he cost the bulls.
ForeverBulls

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#20
Apr 26, 2009
 
WOW, what a game!! Salmons is truly the "Silent Assassin". Gordon was clutch too but played one-on-one ball again and NEVER looked to pass the ball up. I was shouting at him like crazy to give it up to Rose but that idiot is ****ing hard headed! Good thing he made that big trifecta but I still hate him.

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