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Rose and the Bulls Clip Los Angeles
Posted By Logan Williams On Dec 31 2011 @ 1:21 am In All Sports,Chicago Bulls | No Comments
Derrick Rose had a near triple-double in the Chicago Bulls 114 to 101 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night. Rose ended the night with 29 points, on 8-14 shooting from the floor and 10-11 from the foul line, as well as 16 assists and 8 boards. Rose helped the Bulls to victory but it wasn’t all him because once again he had a stellar supporting cast with all of the starters scoring in double digits and having at least 5 rebounds apiece. Not to go unnoticed was the great play of Blake Griffin who ended up with 34 points and 13 rebounds and Chris Paul having a minimal effect with his shooting, 7-14 for 15 points, but he did contribute 14 assists. The Paul and Griffiin combination hasn’t worked out as well as the Clippers would have liked so far as the Clippers fell to 1-2 on the short season.
After this victory the Bulls go to 3-1 during the young year and look to make a run for that number one seed and home floor throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs. With how well Rose has been playing and the improved play of his supporting cast it seems to be a realistic goal for the Bulls to get the number one seed and make noise for the NBA Championship.
Through the first 4 games of the year the Bulls have looked very good in the 3 victories and it is going to be a tough task for any team to stop them when they are on top of their game with Rose playing like the MVP he is and his supporting cast showing up and making a big impact on the offensive side of the ball and on the defensive side of the ball. The Bulls shooting has been good this year and they are getting a solid number of rebounds and if they can learn to force more turnovers that is a formula for winning that very few teams would be able to match.
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