Another winnable game was in the grasp of the Chicago Bulls, but just like they have most of the season so far, the team fell short. The New York Knicks halted the Bulls’ furious comeback, rebounding from bring down by 23 points and actually tying the game late in the fourth quarter. The Bulls’ rally fell short as the Knicks pulled away 83-78.
This was a game that the Bulls should have won. They just don’t have enough offense and shot-makers with all the injuries. The offense started very slowly, which has been a theme this season, and couldn’t find much rhythm at all. The Bulls fell behind at halftime by 14 points and only managed to score 32 points in the first half.
Then a light came on and the Bulls showed they had some fight left in them. You had a feeling the Bulls were going to turn it around and gain momentum. That’s what they do, and the Knicks are not really a good team. The Bulls ramped up the defense in the second half, and the no-quit attitude this team has kicked in. You just sometimes wonder why it took so long to get in gear.
After the game was tied in the fourth quarter and the momentum shifted the Bulls’ way, the wheels fell off right on cue. A major problem the Bulls have is being careless with the ball and turning it over at such high rates. The Bulls ended up with 22 turnovers and no one in the league will ever win with that many. Over the last three minutes of the game, the Bulls had three costly turnovers.
You have to give kudos to the Bulls for not folding after being down by such a big margin. They always play hard and are never out of a game. The injuries and adversity they are facing are just too much for any team to overcome. Once they can get some healthy bodies back in the lineup, fans can get a true assessment of this team.
Make sure to grab your Bulls tickets for the upcoming home stand as they return to Chicago from their difficult road trip.