Found November 13, 2012 on Celtics Town:
Rondo made life very difficult for a short-handed Bulls team.Let me start you off with a few relevant stats. Coming into this game, the Chicago Bulls’ opponents were averaging just 88 points per game, fourth in the NBA. Pace adjusted, the Bulls were second in the NBA in points per 100 possessions, at 96.1.Now read that headline again: the Celtics just hung 101 points on a team that hadn’t allowed over 100 points all season.A few disclaimers: Obviously, this isn’t last year’s Bulls team. Nate Robinson, he of the supremely inefficient shooting and the piss-poor defense, got significant minutes thanks to an injury to Kirk Hinrich, who is by far a superior player to the aggravating Robinson. And of course, the Bulls will be without Derek Rose until February at the earliest.But injuries and all, this Bulls team is likely a playoff contender purely based on their incredible defensive acumen, a fact which terrified me before the game. After somewhat of a foot-finding win, I reasoned, it wo...
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