LAC starting out strong in front of their home crowd, while the Bulls still playing like they're full from last seasons success.
Griffin in two plays has shown a pump fake, drive and dunk... And then excellent footwork with the up and under on Boozer.
D. Rose looks like a more mature player this year... He's seeing the floor better and playing at an even more controlled pace.
It's clear he's trying to get his teammates more involved this year.
I agree D. Rose is no longer that shot chucker he was last year. He has really in games I've seen slowed and sped the pace up like a Rondo or CP3 he really looks good now.
A lot of people don't realize that Rose took a lot of shots because he had too. He's always prefered to be a pass first point guard.
I think that now his team is healthy, we'll see him getting more people involved first and then taking over when the game is on the line.
This bad boy's on NBATV. Gonna be a barnburner. Already seen lob city twice from Moe Williams and Karen Butler.
Rose was an anti-chucker until last season. He was way too passive.
I'm all for Rose getting his teammates involved, but I actually think he could be more aggressive.
But he can get his whenever he wants... I think it's smart that he's trying to give his teammates confidence. He can't do it by himself, especially vs a great defensive team like Miami.
If he sacrifices some scoring to make the team better come playoffs I'm all for it. He will find his time to score more points when he has too.
As good as a defender as Noah is, he's really no match for Griffin.
15, 8 and 3 for Griffin at the half. He's shown a lot. Reverse pivot up and unders. Fadeaways. Power moves at the bucket. His go-to spin move on the block. Dunks. Leading the fast break and great passes. Hustle plays and hitting the floor for loose balls.
Still not impressed with his defense though.
Who is winning the Rose/Paul battle right now? I can't watch the game and I don't want to box score evaluate.
Paul doesn't seem to be able to guard Rose
Paul has been more of a pest at the defense end, but Rose is definitely winning the battle.
Rose has a gear that Paul no longer has. I've noticed that the only time Paul can score on Rose is when he gets a pick... Yet Paul can't contain Rose off of the dribble. Rose is bigger, stronger, faster and quicker. And in the few plays Rose has attacked the rim, he's made it look so easy. He could obliterate Paul if he wanted.
I'm not so sure Paul is better than Rose...
And defensively, Rose is all over Paul... Paul can't get free without a pick. LAC is setting double screens for Paul right now just to get him free.
Yeah, I found the game online. Blake can't be guarded by anyone.
Paul did just break Rose down off of the dribble something serious...
DeAndre Jordan still thinks he's supposed to block every shot... 4th foul and gives Deng three free-throws. Now Brian Cook in the game.
Blake Griffin was just blessed wit some crazy bounce man lol
D. Rose's defense has improved... He's really done a great job on Paul.
The Bulls pass the ball as a team extremely well.
Deng is very underrated.
I also think I could be wrong on the Rip Hamilton pickup. He looks like a very good fit at both ends.
Ummm so Chris Paul has the best handle still lol he is yo yoing Derrick Rose haha
If Derrick Rose had a handle like that boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy lol
I don't know who's the worst foul machine... Deandre Jordan or Omer Asik.
Wow... Rose just flew right by Paul and it didn't take 30 dribbles.
Lmao same thing I was about to say, Rose just blew by paul like he wasnt there.
It's amazing how much he has improved at the line.
Paul's hands are still quick as F though.
What makes Paul great is because he knows EVERYONE'S game... He understands their strengths and weaknesses and where they like the ball.
LAC can't defend. They remind me of the Suns. It's basically spacing the floor with shooters, and running pick and roll with Paul and Griffin/Jordan.
Rose is killing it right now.
EDIT: Wow, Blake just dominating now.
WOW! My boy D-Rose has gone off for 26 and 15 right now. I think that might be a career high in assists? I dunno.
Rose and Paul have played head to head most of the game.
Rose has 26, 4 and 15.
Paul has 13, 3 and 12.
Here's the BIG stat tho... Rose +16 and Paul -13.
Rose's career high is 17.
Paul can't handle Rose lmao.
THAT WAS DIRTY! 29 pts 16 assists 8 rebs lol
Does Rose have a shot now?
D. Rose 29 points on 14 shots. 3-4 3-PT. 10-11 FT. 8 rebounds. 15 assists.
He was dominate tonight. Wasn't even close between him and Paul.
He sure looked like the best point guard in the NBA to me tonight.
Rose is 5-0 against Chris Paul