CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Latest

Asik’s ‘Magnificent’ Night Helps Bulls Take Series Lead

View Comments
Omer Asik

Omer Asik (Photo Credit: Getty Images, By: Gary Dineen)

boers-and-bernstein_300x300 The Boers and Bernstein Show
Read More
Bulls Central
Shop for Bulls Gear
Buy Bulls Tickets

NBA Scoreboard
NBA Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Don't Miss This

CHICAGO (WSCR) In a pivotal game in this Eastern Conference semifinal series, the Chicago Bulls outscored the Atlanta Hawks by 11 points in the fourth quarter and took a 3-2 lead in the series.

While Derrick Rose ended the night with 33 points and nine assists, and Carlos Boozer had a double-double, it was the performances of two bench players, Omer Asik and Taj Gibson, that made the real difference.

Gibson’s contributions can easily be seen on the stat sheet: 11 points, two rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot in 20 minutes.

Asik, on the other hand, contributed with things that won’t show up in the box score.

“He was great at both ends,” K.C. Johnson, of the Chicago Tribune, told Boers and Bernstein, who were filling in on the Mully and Hanley Show. “And I know sometimes fans may not what to hear about this, Derrick is going to get to the rim a lot of times on his own, becuase he’s so good, but if you looked at some of those screens that Omer set in the fourth quarter, he was just magnificent at both ends.

LISTEN: K.C. Johnson On The Mully And Hanley Show



For the rest of this interview and other 670 The Score interviews click here.

“He’s very very fundamentally sound, which is fairly remarkable for how young he is. You can talk to people within the organization and they will tell you he has the best defensive instincts of anybody on the team, and the basket protection in the fourth quarter was just phenomenal.”

Asik and the Bulls can eliminate the Hawks with a win in Atlanta on Thursday night.

View Comments