Bulls Defense Cause for Concern
After watching the Chicago Bulls struggle for the second consecutive night in a 102-94 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, even the veteran coach is searching for answers. His team continues to struggle offensively, but it’s his tried-and-true defense that has become the larger issue. For the fourth consecutive game, the Bulls gave up more than 100 points.
“The defense right now, the intensity, we got to get that part right,” a frustrated Thibodeau said. “We got to get that right. The rebounding’s not good, the turnovers … so the defense the rebounding and the turnovers, all three are a problem right now so we got to correct that. Those three things put you in position to win. Then the inside out and sharing the ball. So we got to correct that.”
“Guys are still learning each other,” Hamilton admitted. “Especially on the floor. Not just offensively, but defensively. At times we’re good and at times we’re bad. We got to get better at playing at a high level for 48 minutes and understanding how we’re going to be great.”