I made a post of things that I wished would happen, and it's weird, but a few of those have come true in the past few weeks:
* Luol Deng has 35 pt game
He did almost that. He hadhis best game ever maybe on 2/23/07, with the following line:
39min 13-22FG 6-6FT 11reb 2PF 32pts
I would say the 11 reb makes up for the 3 missing points.
* Ben Gordon plays all 48 minutes
He played 47 last night. 47/53 minutes is pretty good, and his career high makes the missing minute, well, minute.
* Wallace getting some energy and 20+ rebounds
He didn't get 20reb, but against Cleveland on 2/22, he had 19 and really helped us win the game with the following line that doesn't capture all he did:
44min 6-8FG 2-2FT 9OREB 19TREB 5AST 2STL 7BLK 14PTS
9 OREB? That's ridiculous! 7 BLOCKS? Also ridiculous. I think he's getting more comfortable here. If only he can understand that his knees do in fact work like hinge joints.
* Knicks losing every damn game
Not working right now, they are around ~10th worst team in the league.
* Tyrus to start for a while
With PJB out, this may happen. He is actually earning his playing time. My guess is that BW gave him a talking-to after his Dunk contest comments.
* Thabo to not throw the ball away
Since my post, he's done the following:
.7TO in 88min, for rate of 2.2To/40min
* Duhon ridin the pine, he's not the future of this team
He has been getting less since Kirk, Deng and Gordon have heated up, but he's playing alright, and will play less as they play more.
* Bulls get 1-3 seed
They have to be the best team not to win a division to do this, and better than one of the division winners as well. They are currently battling with Cleveland for this dubious distinction. Jury's still out, and thank G-d so is Dwayne Wade.
UPDATE: TO SATISFY THE HINRICH FANS OUT THERE:
* Kirk Hinrich gets a triple double or scores 40
We all want Kirk to look for his shot more, and look to handle the ball more generally, and he needs a breakout scoring game to remember what it was like to be a scorer first.