The Chicago Bulls have been in a collective funk over Derrick Rose not returning, and though I don’t want him to return, I imagine he is getting tired of all the questions. For the Bulls team though, they wanted to get back to their old intensity level against the Golden State Warriors.
“I do know we have pride,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We’ve taken a hit. We’ve lost some guys along the way. Our guys will battle. We know that we’re short-handed. But if we have the right intensity and we do it collectively, we have a chance. And we’ve shown it throughout the year.”
Warriors Head Coach Marc Jackson was not pleased with his team’s effort, and if the Warriors expect to get into the playoffs, then they will need to do much better than they have been lately.
“Loose balls, rebounds, screens, moving without the basketball — any way you want to measure playing with force, we failed,” coach Jackson said.
Most of the crowd left before the game’s final result of 113-95 had finished.
“This was an embarrassing performance by us, point blank,” said guard Stephen Curry. The Warriors really need to turn this around and soon; they are currently the sixth seed in the West, but they have lost six out of their last ten games. Coach Jackson doesn’t want his team to lose anymore, but they would be wise to copy the Bulls’ defensive effort to get back to their winning ways.