NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 08: Head coach Tom Thibodeau of the Chicago Bulls reacts to a play during the game against the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena on February 8, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Wrapping up last night's loss to Bulls:
Monty Williams on the Bulls defense:
"Absolutely. They are a fine defensive team. At the same time, we missed so many shots tonight. In that third quarter, I don’t know how many open looks we had or layups, but you cannot take any credit away from the way that they approach the game. I believe that is the way you play if you want to win a championship. Everyone one on that team knows their role, they have an identity and they live it out every night. I thought we had a tough time with their pressure. They only scored 90 points, that wasn’t the issue tonight it was that we couldn’t throw in the ocean. We got 75 attempts and 19 turnovers. It’s hard to combat that with anything other than something extraordinary happening like somebody score 30 points and somebody else drop 20-25 for you to overcome that. We didn’t have that for sure."
Trevor Ariza on the Bulls:
"They all played hard as hell. They play great together. They are a really good team."
Will Ferrell Doing Player Introductions
Will posted the Hornets and Bulls videos in yesterday's recap. Couldn't get those to embed, so here's one of the Bulls from Youtube: