The Bulls finally put an end to the Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak. The Bulls beat the Heat 101-97 behind balanced team play and overall team defense and hustle and smarts. Kudos to the Chicago Bulls basketball team and Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau for their work against the Miami Heat. The Chicago Bulls and the Brooklyn Nets are two NBA basketball teams I would not want to see in the first round of the Playoffs as it starts. I would like to see the Nets really battle it out with the Bulls in the first round of the NBA playoffs. It’s an interesting matchup to see. The Bulls have an outstanding and menacing frontcourt in Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer, and Luol Deng while the Nets rely on the strengths of overall court smarts and basketball play of Brook Lopez, Deron Williams, and a bunch of role players.
Two great games coming on TV, the Miami Heat visiting the Boston Celtics in Massachusetts and the New York Knicks visit the Utah Jazz. The Heat’s 22-game winning streak is on the line and the Knicks are trying to work off their road woes to win a game in Utah. What will happen to the Heat and their winning streak? Will they return to their winning ways? Will the Knicks find ways to overcome their injuries and win a game in Utah?
The winning streak continues. 22 consecutive victories and counting.
Ahh, just like a regular workday, although it’s Sunday, I expect today’s games to be just as entertaining as any other day. The Clippers are playing the New York Knicks, so expect the Clippers to run with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and De Andre Jordan. The Knicks are ever so inconsistently running with Tyson Chandler and Jason Kidd as their best defensive stalwarts, although they do have a formidable defense at the basket. Expect the Clippers at their best and the Knicks performing somewhat admirably best at running their halfcourt sets. This game is on ABC today, and it really should be a nail-biter if New York makes this game competitive.
I expect the Nuggets to run their quick and fast offense against the New York Knicks tonight. They are so fast they use at least three or four seconds of the 24-second shot clock to get off a shot and watching it go in. I wonder if the Knicks do know they have to get a scouting report on these ultra-fast Denver Nuggets. I expect the Denver Nuggets to get at least 100+ points on the scoreboard and I also expect the New York Knicks to fall flat in their attempt to stall the Nuggets in getting their points. Somehow, don’t be surprised if the Knicks win the game in some way.
I watched this video to commemorate my NBA viewing summary of this season combining my favorite up-and-coming basketball team with my favorite song. Props to David Lee for being a two-time NBA All-Star and Stephen Curry for his fantastic 3-point shooting.
I really dig Mark Jackson doing a good job as Golden State Warriors head coach. He has done a fabulous job leading the Warriors thus far. He’s leading them against a tough Houston Rockets team tonight that is threatening to shoot three pointers, shoot free throws at the foul line, and shoot a high field goal percentage.