I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Chicago.
A victory over the Boston Celtics still carries more weight than most. Don't believe me? Here’s what the Bulls players had so say after their big 90-79 win at the United Center on Saturday night.
"It means a lot," Bulls point guard Derrick Rose said. "Knowing that we can compete with some of the best teams out there. Especially coming in, getting a win after losing two. Especially against that team. It means a lot to us. Hopefully, it will boost our confidence up and I hope we start playing well."
"Great for our morale. Great for our team spirit,” said Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer. “Our whole thing is to improve and keep winning and tonight was a great challenge. It just shows you how good we can be. And we just got to keep striving to be better every day, and tonight was a step in the right direction."
Way to Chicago! You beat the (short-handed) Celtics in January!! (For those Bulls fans who point to Joakim Noah's absence, I counter with Exhibit A – Delonte West and Exhibit B – Kendrick Perkins.)
Here's what Boozer should have said:
"This win means squat. The Celtics are a different team without KG. You think I'll be able to perform like I did tonight against Garnett? No freakin' way."