CHICAGO (WSCR) The Chicago Bulls lost to the Atlanta Hawks 100-88 on Sunday, leaving the series tied at 2-2 and heading to at least six games. But more concerning than the loss, might be the way the Chicago played down the stretch.
“Not only did the Bulls have breakdowns offensively, but they had breakdowns defensively,” K.C. Johnson, of the Chicago Tribune, said on the Mully and Hanley Show. “If you look at the game-changing run, it was tied at 84 and Atlanta closed with a 16-4 run. The first 10 points of that run were all layups or dunks. And that’s just not how the Bulls play defense.
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“They were sending two guys at shooters and just failing to rotate, and it was like a layup drill out there, and that’s not how this Bulls team plays. To see them play that out of character is a little disturbing, especially because Atlanta kind of has the reputation of being a team that doesn’t play smart basketball all of the time.”
Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series will take place at the United Center on Tuesday night, and Game 6 will take place on Thursday, from Atlanta.