Bulls silence the Jazz
Lost in all the talk yesterday of Jerry Sloan stepping down as the coach of the Utah Jazz was the game that was played the night before. In a epic showdown between two of the best young point guards in the league Derrick Rose and the Bulls bested Deron Williams and the Utah Jazz. Towards the end of the game I tweeted that the other 8 players should leave the court and just let Drose and Williams finish it 1 on 1 because it seemed like every time down the court it was one of them making the play.
Does anyone else think it is kind of fitting that Jerry Sloan's last game was against the team he played for as well as coached before he took over things in Salt Lake City?
Drose lead all scorers with 29 and played some pretty solid defense on his counterpart. Did you hear that Batum? Drose can play defense. Deron Williams tallied a double-double with 12 assists but only 11 points going 5-13 from the field including 0-3 from 3 point land.
The Bulls again got burned inside allowing Al Jefferson and Paul Millisap to combine for 46 points and 22 rebounds. Joakim Noah can not come back soon enough as every team that has talented power forwards have been destroying the Bulls interior defense. The one bright spot for the Bulls was the play of Omer Asik who only played 15 minutes but provided much needed energy and rebounding.
The Bulls next play Saturday night as Drose will have another chance to go against one of the best in Chris Paul as the Bulls take on the Hornets to end their 5 game Disney on Ice road trip. With a win they will earn a winning record on the trip since they have split the first 4.