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Old 03-11-2011, 08:18 PM   #46 (permalink)
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This is crazy. No way did I think this could happen this year.

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Orlando loses a thriller to the Warriors. Ellis and Wright went crazy from deep. There's no way they come back and catch up to the Bulls now.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:23 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Orlando loses a thriller to the Warriors. Ellis and Wright went crazy from deep. There's no way they come back and catch up to the Bulls now.
You never know what might happen. Nobody thought the Heatwould have such a drought, but it happened. The key is to keep implementing the coaches game plan, take one game at a time, and NOT LET GO OF THE ROPE!
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You never know what might happen. Nobody thought the Heatwould have such a drought, but it happened. The key is to keep implementing the coaches game plan, take one game at a time, and NOT LET GO OF THE ROPE!
Bulls would need to go 12-6 and Orlando would need to go undefeated for them to catch up. If the Bulls manage to go 12-6 in their last 18, then they don't deserve a top 2 seed.
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This is crazy. No way did I think this could happen this year.

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Me too. I didn't even think we'd be #2. Truth be told,#3 was a stretch in my mind. #1??? If we even hold that spot for a second I'll be shocked. Rose & Thibs are phenoms!
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Re: The race for 1st

When the season started I predicted #2 seed was our "peak", mainly b/c I thought the probability of #1 going to neither of Boston or Miami was so low it wasn't worth considering.

The Perkins trade changes things a bit, and that Miami lost Haslem for the season is significant (plus, haven't gelled as well as expected). And our chemistry is just so good. Main thing is to keep guys healthy for the playoffs.
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By getting #1, the Bulls will only have to play either the Celtics or Heat instead of both in the playoffs. Not only that, we will have home court advantage. Thats huge.
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A lot of the media is expecting the Bulls to be a title contender this year. I do think the Bulls have drastically improved, but I am trying not to get overly excited. I think Boston and Miami have the potential of winning a game at the United Center. If the Bulls make it to the eastern conference finals would that be good for you guys, or are you expecting them to go to the finals?
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A lot of the media is expecting the Bulls to be a title contender this year. I do think the Bulls have drastically improved, but I am trying not to get overly excited. I think Boston and Miami have the potential of winning a game at the United Center. If the Bulls make it to the eastern conference finals would that be good for you guys, or are you expecting them to go to the finals?
Personally, I will be happy if we just make it to the 2nd round. I'll be ecstatic if we make it to the ECF. If we win it all??? OH BOY!!!!

But seriously, the regular season only gives one piece of the puzzle. Just because a team has the best record doesn't mean they will go anywhere in the playoffs (#1 seeds have been beaten in the first round). So I would still put my money on teams like Miami, Boston, L.A., and the Spurs. It doesn't mean we can't sneak in and win it all, I'm just not going to put too much stock in it just yet.

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If we get the 1 seed, then I expect an ECF appearance. Finals are possible, but both Miami and Boston have the pieces to beat us. We might beat them, but they might beat us too. If we get Orlando in round 2, I expect us to beat them, ever since their trades they've been far from dominant and if we can't beat them in a 7 game series, then we need to change a lot.
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Personally, I will be happy if we just make it to the 2nd round. I'll be ecstatic if we make it to the ECF. If we win it all??? OH BOY!!!!

But seriously, the regular season only gives one piece of the puzzle. Just because a team has the best record doesn't mean they will go anywhere in the playoffs (#1 seeds have been beaten in the first round). So I would still put my money on teams like Miami, Boston, L.A., and the Spurs. It doesn't mean we can't sneak in and win it all, I'm just not going to put too much stock in it just yet.

Gooooooooooooo Bulls!
I do agree that the playoffs are a different season. There have been more than once that the 1st seed lost in the first round. However, there have been more 1st seed teams winning it all. The regular season record is definitely a good indicator of how good a team is. Unlike teams like Dallas, Phoenix, or one of those very offensive minded teams, we are built and winnng based on defense, depth, good coaching, and great chemistry.
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Bulls should see themselves as favourites right now in the EAST.

After the Perkins trade the Celtics don't seem like the same team and Heat need to get their mojo against the top teams.
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Bulls would need to go 12-6 and Orlando would need to go undefeated for them to catch up. If the Bulls manage to go 12-6 in their last 18, then they don't deserve a top 2 seed.
I don't think orlando is an issue with catching up with the Bulls. I was referring more to another team like Miami for instance.
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We're tied for 1st!
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We're tied for 1st!
This is a nice surprise. Never expect this before this season.
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