Bulls Lack of Playmakers Costing Them?
After a season full of fighting through every obstacle in their path, a cold, hard truth hit Tom Thibodeau and his team square in the face on Sunday afternoon. They no longer have more than enough to win with.
That’s the message that came across loud and clear during the Bulls’ 89-82 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers. All the bravado and positive energy in the world can’t erase the fact that the Bulls don’t have enough playmakers on the floor to scratch out a close victory.
Thibodeau wanted his team to believe it could win without Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah on the floor, but their absence appears to be too big to overcome.
“It’s not the way we thought the series would go a week and a half ago,” Bulls guard Kyle Korver admitted. “It’s a lot different situation for us but this is just the way it goes. This is why you play the playoff games.”
The Bulls haven’t lost control in this series because of a lack of effort. They fought in attempt to even up this series and head back to Chicago with some momentum, but it wasn’t meant to be.