Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is a no nonsense type of guy. He doesn’t care about the glitz, glamour, show time or the bright lights of the NBA. He’s all about handling the business on the court and getting results to his liking. Those results are simple: just win. The Bulls have found that formula once again and are getting wins.
The Bulls were supposed to be a team that was going to slide out of the playoff picture and become a lottery team after the trade of Luol Deng. They must not have gotten that memo because they are playing some of their best ball of the season. The Bulls just took care of business once again and got their fifth straight win by beating the Charlotte Bobcats, 103-97.
This was a very balanced attack by the Bulls. For one, they reached a pinnacle they haven’t done since Dec. 5, scored 100 points. This is a rarity for this group who have been inconsistent on offense. But Chicago is finding its rhythm and finally getting it together.
Leading the balanced attack was Joakim Noah, who is pushing for another All-Star game appearance. N0ah put up big numbers once again, scoring 19 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. DJ Augustin, who has really provided the Bulls with a lift, had 20 points and 12 assists. They had seven players in double figures and three of the players had double-doubles. When this team gets production like that, they are very difficult to beat.
Chicago is back to playing some inspiring basketball. That credit goes to its coach, Tom Thibodeau. He is proving once again that his system is very simple and he is one of the top coaches in the league. If you always play hard and give consistent effort, everything else will fall into place, and that is how winning is done. That’s all coach Thibs and the Bulls care about.