Derrick Rose Scores 36, Beats Boston Celtics and Saves Tom Thibodeau’s Job

January 8th, 2011 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
Wednesday night, the Bulls lost to the New Jersey Nets in a game they should have won when Carlos Boozer was sat on the bench due to a lack of defensive effort. Friday night, the Bulls lost again in a game they should have won, but again awkward rotation choices were the reason for the loss. Or at least that's the way a panicked Bull's nation would have you think. 

The Internet was aflame with questions about whether head coach Tom Thibodeau had lost control of the team. Should the Bulls have signed Amar'e Stoudemire? When were they going to get a better shooting guard? Why is he starting Keith Bogans?

You could have thought the Bulls were struggling for a playoff spot, not firmly perched with an eight-game lead on top of the division, sitting very comfortably on the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference and realistically still very much in the chase for the overall No. 1 seed.

In fact, with a win tonight the Bulls stood to move within four games of the top Conference's top spot. This in spite of the fact that they had only played with their entire starting five only seven games this season, and in none of those games were their second and th ...

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