Derrick Rose led the Bulls on Tuesday night with 33 points, five rebounds, and four assists. But his last second shot fell short as the Bobcats defeated Chicago 83-82 in the United Center. The Bobcats improved to 2-0 versus the Bulls during the season.
Turnovers leading to fastbreak points for the Bobcats, and points in the paint, did the Bulls in…
Rose was disappointed with the team’s performance after the loss.
“The way that we played tonight was definitely not the way that we were supposed to play.”
I never want to be in position where I have to take a tough shot to win the game,” Rose said. “We should have easily won that game.”
The Bulls were lacking the inside presence of Carlos Boozer for the second straight game. Despite being short-handed in the front-court, the Bulls held a small lead until Gerald Wallace was called for a technical foul after kicking Ronnie Brewer (after Brewer landed on Wallace’s ankle). Wallace then had a put back jam and the Bobcats played much more assertively on offense. He and Stephen Jackson hit clutch baskets in the Bobcats’ final few possessions.
The Bulls gained one more chance after the officials reversed a call that would have given Charlotte possession with only eight seconds remaining in the game.
Unfortunately every basket cannot fall for the Bulls’ MVP candidate.
The Dallas Mavericks will meet the Bulls in the United Center on Thursday night. The Bulls will look to capitalize against a struggling Mavs’ team in their next game—who have lost their last six consecutive games.