The Chicago Bulls lost their second consecutive game last night at the hands of the Washington Wizards. Now down two games to none in the quarterfinals, the Bulls are becoming frustrated. In Game 1, Chicago fell 102-93 in a tight battle that could have gone either way. Three days later, the Bulls lost by a mere two points (101-99) after an overtime period. Joakim Noah put up 20 points with 12 rebounds, yet he still saw his team fall farther out of championship contention.
The Bulls have been dubbed the mentally toughest team in the league over the past few years. However, two games away from elimination and heading to our country’s capital, the series favorites are not looking so hot. Joakim Noah needs to separate himself as a clear leader, and key teammates such as Jimmy Butler and Carlos Boozer need to play more efficiently as a unit. Undoubtedly, Chicago will need to overcome their latest falters on Friday. No NBA team has come back from a 3-0 deficit, and right now, the Bulls do not look like a team that is about to make history.