This Tuesday, the Chicago Bulls played a close game against the Miami Heat. They lost in overtime, but if they had won, they would have tied their Eastern Conference Finals series at two games apiece. Last night, the Bulls got off to a good start against the Heat, but still managed to lose by blowing a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter. With that untimely collapse, they were eliminated. Even though the Bulls dropped four out of five games to Miami, each of their losses proved to be excruciatingly close. Perhaps with another year or two of seasoning, they’ll be able to win those nail-biters, but for now, the oh-so-close losses sting something fierce.
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It’s possible (maybe even likely) that watching sports is a giant waste of time. What’s the point of sitting lazily on a couch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon watching basketball? Wouldn’t it be healthier (and more enjoyable) to grab a ball and head to the park yourself? Sure it would, but every spring I nevertheless find myself tuned in to the NBA playoffs. This year’s tournament is especially exciting since my hometown Chicago Bulls have made it to the conference finals where they’re playing the Miami Heat. The series is currently tied at one game apiece; a tie that will be broken Sunday evening; an evening I’ll spend sitting on the couch.
Do you know what’s wrong with basketball? Nothing. The NBA playoffs started today, and my hometown Chicago Bulls got the tournament off to a good start by staging a comeback against the Indiana Pacers. The Bulls played poorly, at least on the defensive end, and found themselves trailing until the final minute of play. That’s when Chicago superstar (and presumptive league MVP) Derrick Rose took over the game. After driving to the basket for two baskets (dude is unbelievably fast), he passed the ball to sharpshooter Kyle Korver who sank a tie-breaking three-pointer. For a minute there, I thought I was watching Michael Jordan and John Paxon do their thing. I wasn’t, but it was awfully close.
Last night, I had the privilege of watching the Chicago Bulls beat up on the Boston Celtics at the United Center. I don’t see a lot of basketball games in person, but I was glad I made an exception for this one. Ever since Michael Jordan retired, the Bulls have gone from terrible, to average, to being a team with a lot of “potential.” This year, they’re the best team in the Eastern Conference and stand a very good chance of winning 60 games. Last night, the Bulls thoroughly thrashed a team that came close to winning a championship in 2010. It was such an exciting game that it kept me focused for two-and-a-half hours. I didn’t eat stadium food, I didn’t chit-chat with my friends, and I didn’t get distracted by the “Swingin’ Seniors” dance troupe that stormed the court during a time-out. Go Bulls!