Can the Chicago Bulls make it to the 2011 NBA Finals?

@rencarl (620)
Philippines
April 15, 2011 9:24am CST
The regular season has formally ended with the bulls winning their 8th straight game. They now have the league's best record overall with 62 wins against 20 losses. The san antonio spurs fell number 2 in the overall standing with 61 wins against 21 losses. With this record,the bulls now have the luxury of having a homecourt advantage all throughout the playoffs and even in the finals if they can reach to that point. The only question would be, can they make it to the finals? What do you think?
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@rosie14 (80)
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
It will be a much tougher road ahead of them. They have to beat either Boston Celtics or Miami Heat, if they luck to beat those power house team, sure they will be in the Finals. I don't think Heat can make it to the finals as of now, maybe next year, but still they are a contender. Celtics, yes they have older players but experience can bring them back to the Finals. What can the Bulls do to reach the Finals again after the Jordan era, someone who will help Derick Rose. Basketball is a team sports, and not all the time Rose can deliver. He needs help from his teammates, like before Jordan has Pippen, Kerr, Rodman, and others. Someone should step up beside Rose if they want to be in NBA Finals.
@rencarl (620)
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
That is true. Rose needs somebody not just one but all of his team mates. Deng and boozer has been solid for the bulls too. Noah is a ferocious rebounder. They also have a defense-oriented coach in tim thibodeau. Chicago also has the best overall record in the league which means they will have the homecourt advantage all throughout the postseason. Not to mention also that they are the league's number 1 defensive team this year. I said so many things about the bulls. We will see how they will use these advantages against top contender teams.
• Canada
15 Apr 11
I think the Bulls have all the tools; the question is: do they have the experience. The Celtics are playoff tested, and even though they suffered some bumps in the second half of the season with the trade of Perkins, they are still a group of really polished and experienced pros. And then of course, there's the Heat, who, against San Antonio looked like BEASTS. Lebron and Wade were really going for it on defense, and if they do that in the playoffs, they are going to be tough to beat. I think the Bulls definitely have a shot - it's just going to come down to consistency and who plays the best.
@rencarl (620)
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
I think the key for the bulls to win a title this year is the health of noah and boozer. 5 days ago, noah tweaked his right ankle,if im not mistaken, the ankle that he nursed out of injury. Boozer also left the game during one of their last remaining games. How well the bulls perform depends on the two.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
16 Apr 11
yes, i think they are capable of doing it. actually getting it done remains the question. i also think derrick rose will also get the 2011 mvp award.
@rencarl (620)
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
Derrick rose is the runaway winner of the MVP award this season. There is no doubt about it. When it comes to the bulls making it to the finals, im also optimistic they can win one this year because as of late,there is nobody that could keep up with rose at the point guard spot.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
16 Apr 11
The Chicago Bulls are on a hot streak with one of the best teams in basketball. I can see them going all the way in glory and style. I don't see how anything can stop their determination to be the champions they are!
@rencarl (620)
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
It is still early to say though. Like cleveland last year, they ended the regular season in a beastly fashion but then suffered painful setback against the celtics. But they still have a great chance at the title, only if they can get past either boston,miami,or orlando.
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
We really don't know if Chicago Bulls can make it to the finals. There's a lot of great team on the way to the finals. But I am hoping too.