Just as I thought, the Pistons victories in the first three games were a fluke, and now the Bulls, who defeated Detroit 102-87 today, are poised to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1998. Sure Detroit won the first two game of the series at home by an average of 23.5 points and erased a 19 point deficit to win game three on the road, but the Bulls gave notice that they can shoot better than 35% once every four games. History won't be on Chicago's side however:
The Bulls still have a long way to go to join the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1975 New York Islanders and 2004 Boston Red Sox as the only major pro teams to win a best-of-seven series after falling behind 3-0.
These Bulls might just be the first NBA team to achieve the feat, but it will certainly be overshadowed by the Cubs World Championship later this year. Too bad boys. In the unlikely event the Pistons take this series, this may be my last chance to formerly request that the Chicago Luvabulls include a redhead on the '07-'08 squad. Don't make me beg ladies, it's not pleasant. Until then, enjoy lovely Shanon who quotes Melville and is a DePaul grad. I think my heart just melted. Well not my heart exactly, but it's a throbbing muscle and it's doing the exact opposite of melting. -KD