Chicago Bulls – Joakim Noah & Taj Gibson Might Cost Them the Series
Sometimes, teams fall apart, and they can’t avoid a huge loss. The Chicago Bulls, already shorthanded due to old and more recent injuries, might have to do without two more players, at least for the next game. Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah let the humiliation of being in the franchise’s biggest playoff loss ever get to them, not to mention some of the calls by the referees, getting themselves ejected, which might be costly in the long run.
Chicago Bulls – Luol Deng Rises Above the Ejections
As much as NBA officials try to make some games about themselves (you know, ego and being human), there was still enough of good basketball from the Chicago Bulls in Madison Square Garden to rise above the ejections and technical fouls, especially from Luol Deng in what was his best game of the season.
Lakers Silence Rockets Fans in Convincing 108-94 Win, Lead 2-1
Kobe Bryant didn’t mind the booing and rained 33 points on the Houston Rockets to cap off a 108-94 win in Houston, giving the Los Angeles Lakers a 2-1 lead in the series. Ron Artest was ejected again and Yao Ming is doubtful for the next game (injury) as Houston find themselves in trouble.
Lakers Tie Things up in a Rough and Aggressive Game, Beat Rockets 111-98
The Lakers decided that beating up on Yao Ming and the Rockets gives the a better shot in winning this series. So they did, tied things at 1-1 as Kobe Bryant scored 40 while Gasol and Odom limited Yao Ming to only 12 points.