- Tom Haberstroh
See, Chicago Bulls fans? It's not as bad as it seems.
Tuesday's 45-point romp over the Philadelphia 76ers, one of the hotter teams in the league, should have washed away many of the concerns left after a loss to one of the NBA's worst teams, the Los Angeles Clippers (who aren't the sorry doormats their record suggests). And, perhaps more importantly, the victory underscores the fact Joakim Noah could not have picked a better time to be sidelined with an injury.
The Chicago Bulls will miss Joakim Noah, sidelined six to 10 weeks after recent thumb surgery. But an easy upcoming schedule should take some of the sting out of losing their talented big man and should keep the Bulls on track for the East's fourth seed.