These comments are definitely more fun to gather when we win. It is still amazing to me that both sides swear that the refs called it completely one sided. I guess we only notice when the calls go against us. In spite of the Bulls shooting 4 more free throws and the Celtics being called for 3 more fouls, the Bulls' fans insist that the game was given to the Celtics by the refs. Enjoy this edition of Comments from the Other Side!
While I don't like Rondo and I think hes overrated. Very overrated at that but I'm hoping this will become a nice PG rivalry for the next decade. Like the D-Will - Paul rivalry of the East!
I am hoping Ray Allen will continue to struggle in the playoffs. He had a couple of open looks cause of the doubles we had on Pierce but he missed them, if he continues to miss I like our chances.
I'm afraid that if Boston starts to get in trouble early, they'll turn dirty.
Boston leads the NBA in technical fouls, so hopefully they will indeed get frustrated but the Bulls will keep their composure. By catching Boston in an angry mood, the Bulls may have to take some hard fouls but it will be worth it in the end if they don't stoop down to Boston's level.
I sure hope they keep it clean. I hate Boston sports enough as is, if they hurt our guys, especially Rose...I might just take a trip to Boston and punch anyone wearing green
I just don't want to see this turn into a Celtics blowout and then they regain their confidence. Crush them now!
So I noticed something after watching several highlights of game 1... Boston gave up on multiple plays. Hopefully for the Bulls they continue to give up on plays with KG out of the series!
They definitely did not play like the defending champs I don't think they gave up... KG is the quarterback of that defense and they miss him on the floor. Plain and Simple. He IS their identity.
I expect the Bulls to lose tonight. Boston has had 2 days to sit and listen to the media and everyone else talk about the great job Derrick Rose did on them and that should have them fired up. So tonight their sole mission will be to shut him down.
I found this Leon Powe quote quite interesting: "We didn't realize what they do at first," said Powe. "Some people crash the glass. But some people, when they contest the shot, they take off and keep going. They don't go for the rebound. They go for the other end. I noticed that when I went to crash and I noticed my man was way down the other way. I had to start thinking of whether to crash or stay with my man. We have to come up with something for that." Little does Leon Powe know that that isn't strategy, just our team's allergy to boxing out.
Bulls by 5...
I predicted a sweep in the beginning and I'm sticking to it
This game will be solely on the shoulders of miller, salmons, and Gordon. Boston will NOT allow rose to beat them again, and will leave guys open in doing so. Doc and thibodeau will tell their players to trap rose every chance they get.
I think a lot of people are really overexaggerating how bad the refs were in game one, sure they made some boneheaded calls, but most of them were corrected by either another bad call which got the team that was originally wronged the ball back, usually on the following possession, or by the original call being reversed(salmons travel).
But, what about when Noah got decked? NO FLAGRANT? "just a hard playoff foul" - B.S.! Then you breathe on Pierce, and FOUL!
This next game, I think, is going to be the hardest of the series. Boston got embarrassed on their home floor and I could tell by their post game interviews that they felt like they blew it against an inferior team. I expect them to come out and really look for blood. You can't lose your first two playoff games at home as defending champs.
Guys, let's win the next 7 so that we're well rested for Cleveland
Philly just upset Orlando in Game 1. How about a Bulls/76ers 2nd round? Not going to happen but it's awesome that the two favorites were defeated on their home floor.
PP had 23 but if ray was anywhere near decent we may have lost. I just hope they had bad nights because of our D and not because they were cold in general.
As bad as Pierce and Allen played............. Kirk, Miller, Salmons played just as bad and Gordon wasn't up to what he usually does as far with his shooting % so if I was Boston I would be someone nervous that the Bulls bad was better than the Celtics bad
People have mentioned Paul Pierce's quote about how the Celtics didn't play "good", yet they still almost beat us. Well, it's not like it took a perfect game from us to beat them. Quite on the contrary, I actually think we played one of our worst team games of the year (with the exception of Rose, Noah, and maybe Tyrus).
I won't be surprised one bit if we SWEPT them.
I still think the Celtics pull this out, mainly because of Pierce. They'll make it to the ECF and lose badly to the Cavs, Imo.
Don't let our guards down. KG will probably make a dramatic entrance in this game.
Game 2 is the most CRUCIAL game of this season. Lose it and we're toast. The Bulls need to treat this game as the 'Game 7' of this series. Boston will throw everything including KG in it to try to win this game. Boston is dazed but ain't on the ropes.
If KG proved ANYTHING, it's that he's a warrior for HIMSELF and not his teammates. He abandoned them when they needed his support, not to mention he could help out their bigs by watching and giving advice. If I were a Boston fan, I would be so upset that the "Big Ticket" is actually "Big Baby." KG is not coming back. At his age with his miles, I'm not sure he'll ever fully come back and there is serious drama in Beantown.
I expect brutal and unrelenting foul trouble all game long for the Bulls. You thought it was bad when Pierce chucked the ball out of bound and got it back, and they called a 3 second call on Noah with 90 seconds left the possession immediately following one where Perkins was in the lane for at least 6? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Now hold on a second. This is an evenly matched series. The only thing the first game did is confirm that. This series is going to be a war.
I think us Bulls fans have to brace ourselves here. Boston, at home, highly motivated not to go down 2-0, will probably rock us early. I think we'll give it a go, but end up losing.
Rondo is known to be a defensive player and Rose isn't, yet Rose scorches him for 36 points. But Barkley talks about Rose giving up 29 points to Rondo.
Let's get some athletic intimidation going here in the paint. Boston does not have the athletes we have inside.
Perkins is a surprisingly ok offensive player. I know he's been ok for a while, but after seeing him play in his first few seasons, "ok" would have been a monumental improvement.
Paul Pierce, 2 fouls in that possession, not called. Refs suck again tonight.
The Celts are murdering us in transition, this shouldn't be happening, we're the quicker team
Wow. Boston has a 15-2 rebounding advantage and we're only down seven?
Well Big Baby started thinking he was Steve Kerr and they just paid for it. Good riddance.
Boston stinks when they slow down their game. If we rebound more the ball more we can be on the run where we succeed.
How are we even still in this game?
Well Boston expended all that energy and they only have a 2 point lead.
Celtics don't scare nobody! Haha
Color me impressed. I knew that the Celtics stretch of lucky rebounds would end. And once it did the bulls got back in the game.
Rondo comes in and BANG (that's my Emeril impression) they go on a run.
No Perk means attack
Rondo is down...never wanna see that
You don't want this series enough son!
I hate how sports make me want someone injured
GET THE WHEELCHAIR OUT A CELTICS PLAYER IS DOWN
Somebody give Rondo an Oscar, he's not hurt, he's just acting because he's mad he didn't get the call. Remember last year with Paul Pierce, give me a break Celtics, have some professionalism.
Rondo is going to attempt a Pierce-like game tonight.
Can't complain about the refs now
LOL! Rondo is as fine as all of you guys are sitting in your chairs in front of your laptops. These Celtics just like being melodramatic.
The Celtics are running out of mediocre big men
Does it make me a bad person to want rondo to be injured? Not badly mind you, just enough so he can't come back tonight.
If I were a Celtic fan, I'd be down right annoyed - well pissed. Bulls have shot 20 free throws, to Bostons 10 on their home court.
I understand what you're saying, but Boston isn't getting many cheap calls. They're down right earning them with playoff intensity fouls.
Rondo is acting, its kind of annoying. I'm not hoping injury on the kid but if he pulled a soccer like injury, that's just annoying about Boston because they did it last year
Stephon Marbury... What a classless joke of an NBA player. I can't believe Boston signed him.
Wow...Collins said he thinks the Bulls are the better team!!!!!!!!
I think he said he thinks that the bulls think they're the better team
Celtics are very different without Rondo
I see us taking this game, C's are close to collapsing
Refs have totally kept the Celtics in this game!
Rondo will probably be back, but he'd also probably lose a step or two, That should help us on the defensive end
Doc is an idiot for not playing Rondo every minute he can. Scrubs like Marbury and Moore should never get a sniff of the court.
Glen Big Baby Davis making 15some points is ridiculous.
I feel really bad that I hope Rondo's leg falls off.
Rondo is noticeably limping.
Can you please someone explains my why Noah get's technical foul??????????????
Not sure, apparently walking is a technical for the Bulls. Taunting and screaming is not for the Celtics.
Rondo has a triple double..that kid really is something else
If we don't win this game we are in trouble. Allen is starting to find his stroke.
I hate everything Boston, it's been decided. I still like Ray Allen though, but he's more Coney island.
Awesome... Perkins pushes Noah... Flat pushes him. Foul on Noah
All the calls we were getting in the second quarter? The refs just even'd it out in the third.
It's not even like it's 5 on 8. It's like there are 10 refs and it's 5 on 15.
Rondo is moving way worse than pre-injury to me
Boston builds a wall up front against great slashers. It's not easy even for superstars. And Rose isn't even a star.
Davis is on automatic
I don't know why Davis is making shots. Probably should guard him though.
I don't get it. Davis is fat, he shouldn't be able to shoot.
Ben Gordon>Ray Allen
Perkins is KILLING us.
The offensive rebounds are downfall if we don't pull this out. Some are just bad luck, but a lot are just Perkins and Baby muscling us to death.
Tyrus doesn't match up well with their fat front court
I can't believe how much Glen Davis and Kendrick Perkins can do to us. Are they really that good?
Rondo is deadly today.
Unbelievable. Rajon Rondo **** hits a luck shot.. Give me a break!
Win or lose, Rondo was a stud
Farragut h.s. Or not, its getting very very old the camera focuses on kg. Dude has no class! he's not a true rep of Chicago!
Not sure how many more times I can take a close up of garnett cursing. He's getting more camera time than most of the bulls
50 rebounds to 36. Game story. **** worthless big men.
Boston has had lady luck on their side.
Well they won't win anything in Chicago.
If we could rebound the ball we would have destroyed these arrogant bastards.
And there is no way a scrub like Perkins should be owning us.
Unless the Celtics get away with everything the refs let them get away with, Chicago has this series in 6, if not 5.
I hate Ray Allen. **** Ben Gordon owned him all night and that idiot hits a contested 3 for the win. All I have to say is a lucky win for Boston. They better like getting destroyed in Chicago. OVERRATED!
So I guess Perkins kinda....ya know made everything he said in that interview happen huh ?
Well the refs were very good at disguising their preference in this game. Let Boston push off inside all night long. Get both Bulls PGs in foul trouble in the first quarter. Never don't call a touch foul on whoever is close to Rondo. Still the Celts barely eek out a win. Not very impressive IMO.
What is with Garnett sticking his chin out with that little crap eating grin? What a punk, I hope is knee is screwed for good. I hate him.
The way the Celtics celebrated, you would think the series is over. Seriously, that town is trash and so is that organization.
All of a sudden I don't feel good about this series, that kind of loss can take a lot out of a team, especially a young one like ours..
Boston is perfectly capable of winning games on the road. Bulls blew a huge opportunity tonight. Rondo was gimpy, yet he STILL outplayed Rose by a mile.
Davis and Perkins dominated the Bulls big men. Chicago doesn't seem to know how to play physical inside. You can't expect to win games when you give up 21 offensive rebounds. That's insane. Boston also had 50 points in the paint -- which is about 10 too many.
The two days of rest will be BIG for the Celtics. That sucks for us