Chicago Bulls-Boston Celtics: Why the Bulls Will Win Thursday

Bryce BedingerContributor IApril 23, 2009

BOSTON - APRIL 20:  Ben Gordon #7 of the Chicago Bulls takes a shot in the second half against the Boston Celtics in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on April 20, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Celtics defeated the Chicago Bulls 118-115. 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 Elsa/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bulls will go up against last year's NBA Finals champion, the Boston Celtics in game three of this knotted-up NBA quarterfinals series. I think the Bulls will walk away with a victory. My reasons—Ben Gordon and Derrick Rose.

Although the Celtics won the second game in this series, I found Ben Gordon to be the real show of the entire game. This is pretty bias being a Bulls fan, I know, but hear me out. This guy put up 42 points, making 14 field goals, 6 three's, and eight-of-nine free throws.

And if not for the astounding three-pointer Ray Allen made with four seconds left in regulation, I'm sure the Bulls would have won the game in overtime.

Rose unfortunately sat out the majority of the first quarter during the game, but proved outstanding in the first matchup that the Bulls won.

Rose scored a total of 36 points, which tied the record for most points scored in a playoff game by a rookie. Rose also made all 12 of his free throws in the first game while adding 12 field goals, 11 assists, and 4 rebounds.