So this one you had to be an intrepid gambler to see it coming. Not that we did not believe in the talent of this team, but let’s say that we rather imagined the band with Billy Donovan squatting an already very honorable Top 6. Except that this team is finally running at full speed, carried by two All-Stars in great shape and lieutenants who respond present, except that the back line is a mixture of intergalactic flow and manly defense, except that … in short, they are kiffer these Bulls, and they could well end 2021 in pomp and party favors.
On paper it is very possible, even very probable, since the evening meeting against the private Pacers of Malcolm Brogdon or Chris Duarte (pending the next update) is not necessarily expected as the most complicated of the season. We will still be careful not to put the cart before the horse since in terms of oxen the Pacers still know quite a bit, but the facts are there since the defeat of the Nets last night against the Sixers: in case of victory facing the payous the Bulls will therefore spend their New Year’s Eve in the shoes of a conference leader. Wow. Incredible sentence but ultimate logical however, Chicago has surprised and detonated so much since the end of October. DeMar DeRozan plays like an MVP, Zach LaVine like an All-Star, Lonzo Ball like a DPOY, Nikola Vucevic finally plays like Nikola Vucevic, Alex Caruso still plays like a god and Billy Donovan closes mouths as his team wins matches. . Exactly 22 victories, five in a row before tonight to end 2021 with a cannonball, and sacred promises already in stone even if a warm winter does not always mean spring at the Lido.
In case of victory tonight (match at 9 p.m. French time)? In any case, no one will be able to dispute the place of the Illinois franchise, a place deserved from all points of view as the comic book group often dominates on both sides of the field, so much it offers for the moment individual guarantees that collective, both the efforts made by the group are matched only by the talent available to the coach. To project a chouïa on 2022? The Bulls will start the year against Dallas, the Magic and the Wizards twice, with three postponed games to fail (two against Toronto and one against the Pistons). You see us coming, and before encountering more fierce competition in mid-January (Warriors, Grizzlies and Bucks in particular) the bulls will therefore have the opportunity to maintain themselves more than ever in the heights of the East. , with the objective more and more assumed … to position itself before the Playoffs.
We knew it would be cool, but not necessarily so cool. For the moment the Bulls are closing their mouths by the dozen and if nothing is ever acquired, what is taken is in any case no longer to be taken. Come on, let’s move on, and happy new year of course.