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Final - 10.31.2008 1 2 3 4 Total
Chicago Bulls 13 18 23 26 80
Boston Celtics 24 25 21 26 96

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The Bulls started out cold and sloppy and the Celtics never let them back in the game. Here are some more thoughts from the game.

  • Derrick Rose is as good as advertised. He is lightning quick and has no trouble getting to the hoop and creating his own layup opportunities.
  • On the other hand, Rondo nearly matched him point for point and added 6 assists to Rose's zero.
  • KG became the youngest player ever to play in 1,000 career games. And they still haven't figured out a way to guard him.
  • Nice to see Ray Allen get going. I guess we can lay off the panic button for another day or so. Seriously though, some nights one of the big 3 is going to have a quiet night and more often than not, it will be Ray Allen. As long as we are winning and he's putting in his share of good nights, no worries.
  • 17 shots for Tyrus Thomas in 26 minutes of play. That can't be part of the gameplan. To be fair, there was one series where he took 3 shots in a row - getting the ball back on good hustle, but the C's D wouldn't let him score.
  • It sure is fun to see what Perkins can do on the floor when he doesn't foul out. Too bad we don't have a backup 7 footer. (Somewhere Patrick O'Bryant hits snooze on his alarm clock one more time)
  • That's ok, the Leon Powe Show (also featuring Big Baby) is enough to handle teams like the Bulls who have nothing down low.
  • It was a good opportunity to get the Big 3 some rest. Both KG and Ray were under 30 mintues and Paul played an easy 34.
  • Hard to take a game too seriously when you see Scalabrine in the first half.
  • Nice to see Gabe and O'Bryant get in the scorebook.

Starters Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
R. Rondo G 29:36 4-8 0-0 6-11 +16 0 3 6 3 1 0 0 1 14
R. Allen G 28:27 5-11 1-4 3-3 +16 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 14
K. Perkins C 27:35 4-9 0-0 0-0 +19 4 10 1 3 0 1 2 5 8
P. Pierce F 34:18 6-11 0-1 2-2 +22 0 9 2 1 1 1 0 3 14
K. Garnett F 26:21 7-11 0-0 4-4 +19 1 10 3 3 2 1 0 2 18
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
T. Allen 24:36 1-8 0-1 4-4 +1 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 2 6
E. House 19:08 1-3 0-1 1-1 +1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 3
L. Powe 18:00 3-6 0-0 7-10 +9 1 6 1 3 0 1 2 4 13
G. Davis 16:01 0-3 0-0 2-2 +8 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 5 2
B. Scalabrine 6:15 0-1 0-0 0-0 -13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Pruitt 6:03 1-1 1-1 0-0 -6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
P. O'Bryant 3:39 0-1 0-0 1-2 -12 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 1
Totals 32-73 2-8 30-39 9 49 15 20 8 7 6 27 96