The Chicago Bulls are going about their business as best as they can with all the hoopla they faced this week. This team has been through a lot over the third of the season with injuries, uncertainties and trades. But the latest trade of Luol Deng has fueled this team and they are taking that frustration out on other teams. They used that motivation to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 81-72.
This charge of frustration the Bulls are running is led by coach Tom Thibodeau. He seems to have a grip back on the team and has them playing well again. The team is clamping down on defense and following the blueprint of their success in recent years. With this win over the Bucks, the Bulls have won four straight and seven of their last nine games. This run is the best the Bulls have looked all year.
The Bulls started out extremely slow in this game going down 10-1 early in the first quarter, but they finally got it going in the third quarter to pull away from this bad Bucks team. Carlos Boozer returned to the lineup after missing two games with a sore knee to lead the charge with 19 points and 13 rebounds. He was very active and had his way bullying the Bucks. Mike Dunleavy, Jr. had a strong performance as well with 18 points. Joakim Noah continued his all-around play with eight points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
This week for the Bulls have been full of shocks and surprises. The team is trying to focus on the task at hand and keep getting better as a team. Winning will solve that problem, and if it means taking out frustrations on opponents then so be it.