I don't want to get too excited about the Bulls big win against the Cavs last night. Thanks to StevieY, a noted Bulls hater, for keeping my excitement in check with his annoying sarcasm. Here is our conversation from last night towards the end of overtime when the Bulls had a 10 point lead (Edited a bit, I took out a lengthy conversation about the Nazi Shark's love for Duke basketball):
Stormin Norman: Do you see this game?
StevieY19: What game?
SN: The Bulls are up 11 in overtime against the Cavs. It's on national TV.
SY19: The Bulls?
SN: I know I'm shocked too.
SY19: I'm not shocked, I just couldn't care less. Are the Cavs even good?
SN: Lebron hasn't made a fg since the first minute of the 2nd half. Its like the opposite of what he did to Detroit that one time. Quick question: Guess who got DNP-CDed?
SY19: Who? Larry? Maybe they'll bring him in for a late collapse.
SN: I love that this game is nationally televised.
SY19: Why? So everyone knows the Bulls are back? Deng just got hurt from that back bump, I bet he'll be out 3-4, or probably 6-8 weeks.
SN: You're a dick.
SY19: Before you write 4 posts tomorrow about this meaningless January game, I have a post going up at 9 AM, so you'll have to post them at a different time.
SN: The Bulls look impressive, admit it.
SY19: I didn't watch the game but having Hinrich and Deng back obviously makes them better.
SN: And Gooden back too.
SY19: I already said one nice thing about the Bulls, I'm not going to start praising players I hate.
The conversation goes on and on, but you get my point. I know I said I would temper my excitement, but after reading this conversation again it just makes me think about how StevieY is sour grapes. This is a huge win for the Bulls. Does it mean they are "back"? No. But its one of the flashes this season that show they can be great with just a little tweaking here and there (most notably at the coaching position). Back-to-back wins against playoff teams is nothing to laugh at, especially after the rough stretch the Bulls just came out of. Go Bulls!