Chicago Bulls squeak by 76ers 121-76 behind 22 points, 12 assists from Derrick Rose

CHICAGO IL - DECEMBER 21: Evan Turner #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers puts up a shot over Derrick Rose #1 and Kurt Thomas #40 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on December 21 2010 in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

I was taking notes in the first half to write a full recap, but abandoned that in the third quarter.  I didn't want to put more effort into the write-up than the Sixers put into the game.  So here you have it.  A lazy, half-hearted, woefully inadequate write-up.  I mailed this one in.  It was the best representation of the game I could think of.

A couple of quick questions to ponder, then you can use this thread to complain:

  • Most effective big men of the game were clearly Carlos Boozer and Kurt Thomas (you read that right).  Does third place go to Omer Asik?  Or did Brand edge him out (despite shooting 2-9)?
  • Which created more suspense: whether Scalabrine would score or whether the Sixers would lose by 50?
  • Bigger surprise: Scalabrine getting in or Songaila ?
Boxscore (not for the faint of heart)
Turning point: Derrick Rose hits a desperation 3 with the shot clock winding down, which was well defended by Iguodala.  It put Chicago ahead 7-2.  With 10:54 left in the first quarter.  It was perhaps the last contested shot Chicago took.

Player of the game: Andre Iguodala (Despite some really bad turnovers.  It's really like picking the tallest midget short person).

Next up: Tomorrow night, 7:30 Eastern, @ Boston (nice opponent for a bounce back game, on a back to back nonetheless.  At least our starters didn't play heavy minutes tonight).

Now, for the highlight of the night, as pointed out by yosoysean in the game thread: When you do a google search for Dongaila, google assumes you mean Darius Songaila.  Well done, LB'ers.

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