Chicago Bulls Disappointing in Loss To Sacramento Kings

December 22nd, 2009 by Kendall Salter Leave a reply »
Very disappointed. That should not happen to a professional basketball team. No. Let me rephrase that. That should not ever happen to any basketball team, whether it be the Chicago Bulls or my middle school team that went 0-18 in eighth grade (true story). And yet, it did .

With 11:26 remaining in the third quarter, Derrick Rose made a free throw to put the Bulls up 68-43 over the Kings. For those counting at home, that is a 25 point lead. As if that wasn't sizable enough, the Bulls would only make the lead larger. This is the second half, mind you.

Then with 8:49 to play in the third quarter, a John Salmons jumper made it a 35 point lead. At home. And then, it seemed as if the Bulls fell asleep. They got lazy, they began not to care, and they immediately became vulnerable. But it's not as if the Kings are a modern dynasty, capable of historic outbursts on any given night. It's Sacramento, not the Lakers or Celtics.

This is a team led by a rookie point guard (albeit, a very good one). But they plugged away at the game, turning the Bulls' complacency against them and slowly turning the tide.

With 1:31 left in the 3rd quarter, the lead is down t ...

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