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One man can only do this so many times before running out of gas.
The Bulls were the best team in the NBA during the regular season. They really seemed like the team to beat and rightfully so. But nagging concerns have risen since then.
For one, how much longer can Derrick Rose carry the team offensively like he has. Every time the Bulls are in trouble offensively, Rose bails them out with his hyper-athleticism.
That's all well and good, because Rose is an otherworldly talent, but it's got to be scary to be a Bulls fan right now, because honestly, he's showing signs that he can't keep this up throughout the entirety of the postseason.
He's got a hell of a motor, but every car breaks down on a long enough road trip. All it takes is one bad pothole. Rose is about to live the life LeBron James has lived for the past seven years, but with a better supporting cast.
I'd bet LeBron is sitting around somewhere saying something to himself, "This is why I teamed up with Dwayne and Chris. Three Motors."
That being said, their defensive prowess will carry them to the Conference Finals at least, but it'll be a feat for them to get to the Finals, let alone win it. The Celtics and Heat will take advantage of how much the Bulls are being worn down by the Pacers, and how much the Hawks or Magic will wear them down after that.
Bulls in five.