That is the question, and based on their play in Cleveland, The Chicago Bulls don’t have the answers.
Former MVP Derrick Rose says it’s playing together as a group. “Just have to gets guys on the same page and go out and compete,” he said. The Bulls have lost 6 of its last 8 games, and in some of those losses, the games were not close. Monday night the Cavs had a good second quarter and the Bulls were left in the lurch. Rose didn’t score a basket until 1:10 left in the first half. Gasol looked like he was working hard just to hit a basket, a far cry from his career 46 point night not long ago. Guard Jimmy Butler was held in check most of the game.
Butler thinks the team needs to tighten up defensively. “We know we can score..we gotta get stops.”
Rose thought the team has to come together in a new and different way. “It’s not just two or three guys playing (well). It’s going to be as a collective group.” That kind of effort hasn’t happened since December and that was for a ten day period.
Coach “Thibs” was quoted as saying, “Enough is enough.” He was not pleased with the team’s focus or effort against Cleveland. According to a recent media report, the injured Bulls should be returning in a week or so. Sounds like good news for a team that needs it.