Tom Thibodeau’s Chicago Bulls will probably not be a contending factor in the playoffs this year, especially considering the recent buzz that Derrick Rose will not return this year. But he may have just handed every other team in the league the manual on how to beat the Miami Heat. Beat them up on defense, move the ball on offense, and then try to finish over the top. (Hellllo Jimmy Butler! by the way)
I was actually in attendance at the game last night, and I’ll be writing a piece about what it was like to watch the ending of the second longest winning streak in league history. It was a standing room only seat, so no real stunning pictures unfortunately.
Back to the point though. The Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett is currently healing up for the playoff push, and you have to wonder if he was watching last night’s game and taking notes. LeBron James took exception to some of the hard fouls last night and admitted that they got to him a bit. He lost his usually cool demeanour on the court and delivered a crushing elbow to the chest of Carlos Boozer.
“It’s tough. It’s tough. It’s very tough, and I’m not sitting here crying about anything because I play the game at a high level,” James said. “I play with a lot of aggression, and I understand that some of the plays are on the borderline of a basketball play or not, but sometimes you just got to … I don’t know. It’s frustrating.”
If you are KG; that is exactly what you want LeBron to feel in the playoffs. Frustrated.