The Bulls returned from All-Star break picking up right where they left off, by losing 2 straight games. They are now on an 8 game losing streak, and have dropped to 11th in the Eastern Conference. At 19-38 on the season, things are looking bleak. Gone is the illusion of a playoff berth. Gone is the dream of competing for the playoffs. Even the hope for a 30 win season is sliding closer to the edge of impossibility. Let’s face it folks, the Bulls have wasted another season.
The Look Back:
Thursday marked the beginning of the traditional post All-Star Weekend death-march-to-the-end-of-the-season for the Bulls. The Charlotte Hornets came to town and controlled the game pretty much from the jump, finding themselves up by 20 points in the first half. Chicago battled back in the 3rd quarter, but didn’t have enough left in the tank to get over the Hornets hump. It ended 103-93, and the season series ended tied at 2 games a piece.
Last night, Saturday, the Phoenix Suns came to town, and this time it was a return to the all too familiar script for the Bulls. Up by as much as 21 points in the first half, the Bulls wasted their lead in the third quarter, and watched the game slip away completely in the last 5 minutes of the game. No one on the Bulls has learned from their previous failures, no one has any idea of how to win. Bulls 104, Phoenix 112, ‘nuff said.
MVP for Week 18: #FireGarPax-ers
All-Star weekend was the perfect time for us Bulls fans to voice our displeasure with the organization. With the world looking on, fans bought space on electronic billboards…
— Barstool Chicago (@barstoolchicago) February 12, 2020
… and hijacked ESPN interviews with anti GarPax chants…
Zach was LAUGHING cause he knows pic.twitter.com/1GqV2dDnpf
— raMEANa. (@Ramina1690) February 14, 2020
… and tweeted so much that #FireGarPax was trending not only on local twitter, but across the globe.
And what’s even sweeter is, it sounds like Michael and Jerry Reinsdorf are finally hearing the fans. Multiple reporters had stories this week intimating that Michael Reinsdorf was sniffing around other team big wigs looking for General Manager candidates. That on top of the already floating rumors of Front Office change could mean the end of GarPax as we know them. I’m not holding my breath, but I will keep at least one set of fingers crossed.
The Look Ahead:
The Bulls have three games this week, including one tonight against the Washington Wizards at home.
BREAKING NEWS: As I am writing this post very late on Sunday night, I can tell you that the Bulls 8 game losing streak is at an end. They have beaten the Wizards, 126-117. I haven’t watched the game yet, that’s for after I publish this post, so I have no idea how they won. I’m guessing Zach dropped 50 and Coby White went off for another 30+ point game. We’ll find out in next weeks recap I guess.
Tuesday, Chris Paul and the 35-22 Oklahoma City Thunder blow into the United Center. This will be a tough game for the Bulls, and I don’t expect a win, but crazier things have happened.
Saturday, the Bulls are in New York to take on the 17-39 Knicks. Another win for the Bulls? Talking Magic 8 Ball says, “Reply Hazy, try again.”
Until it isn’t, thanks for reading, #FireGarPax, and GO BULLS!