The Independent Variable
🏀 Bulls @ Boston Celtics - Live Blog
November 14, 2018
Game tips off in a couple minutes. I’ll also be keeping a close eye on Jimmy Butler’s debut with Philadelphia. So far Butler has made his first three shots.
- 18:30 - Philly note: interesting to see all three of Simmons, Embiid, and Butler on the bench at the same time. I thought most coaches utilized staggering these days to make sure you always have one of your best Ayers on the floor at all times.
- 18:32 - Philly note: Didn’t take long for Embiid to come back in.
- 18:45 - If Wendell wants to live up to the Horford comp, he’s needs to get better at moving the ball when his first move doesn’t work. He received a good pass from Parker down low, but didn’t end up with enough space to finish so he lazily pulled it out and through a lazy pass out to Arci. If he acts efficiently he hits Arci for an open three or a potential swing around the perimeter to get LaVine an opportunity.
- 18:47 - Jaylen can take Holiday to the hole. Every. Single. Time. If he wants.
- 18:52 - It’s hard to tell if it’s on purpose but a lot of Wendell Carter’s blocks end up with fast breaks for the Bulls. Another big one on a Jaylen Brown drive.
- 18:54 - Jabari looks good so far tonight. He’s not forcing too much, and he’s knocking down shots. Leads the Bulls with nine points so far.
- 18:55 - Carter Jr. getting a little bit of his own medicine with Horford shoving his layup attempt back in his face.
- 19:00 - Another easy attempt for Jabari converted with the floater.
- 19:01 - And Jabari hits a three at the first quarter buzzer to give him 14!
Bulls 24-19 Celtics
- 19:04 - Philly note: Orlando tried to run a little two man game on the left wing but Butler and Embiid completely swallowed it up and forced a shot clock violation. This is exactly what could make them dangerous.
- 19:25 - Bulls game been absolutely horrendous on the offensive end this quarter. With thirty seconds left, they’ve scored 11 points in the quarter.
- 19:27 - They have just been awful passing the ball. It’s not even about playmaking, it’s about getting your teammates the ball in a position they can do something with. The Bulls just toss it nonchalantly, so the recipient has to jump through hoops before they can even look to attack/shoot/move the ball.
Bulls 35-51 Celtics
- 19:58 - Came back in from walking Bruce Wayne to find the Bulls down 24…
- 20:04 - Bahaha Bulls play Milwaukee Friday and Toronto Saturday. They are going to get crushed this weekend…
- 20:06 - Shaq Harrison with the full court press leads to a steal in the backcourt and a layup. He’s working on earning a spot in the rotation once Dunn is back.
Bulls 59-77 Celtics
- 20:20 - The Bulls announcers just said Cam Payne can one day lead the Bulls second unit. This might be the dumbest thing they’ve said tonight. He hasn’t even played until just now as garbage minutes started down 26 in the fourth quarter.
- 20:34 - Down 29…
Bulls 82-111 Celtics