Thibs: We're still striving to be a 48-minute team
Wed, 30 Jan 2013|
Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau discusses Taj Gibson stepping in for Carlos Boozer as well as Nate Robinson's big game and the Bulls' ability to keep their guard up and stave off the Bucks' comeback attempts - 1/30
The thing is we still striving to be a forty minute -- so giving will be. And you know the fact that we lost a couple leads against these guys before. We were all our guard them. There -- very good team and they keep coming you and you know stay ready -- lug our stuff up. Who thought Taj was terrific. -- stuff but it for Carlos who taught me in Jimmie gave us some big lift that -- -- rebounding. And -- always solid well he played big minutes and anchored the defense. To -- the defense in the fourth quarter. And third youth. And you know Willie. As we said if you like your garden against them at all -- -- so good at getting the ball floor quickly. And they don't need much room to get shuttle and so we'll both vote who was slow getting back I thought we took some tough shots. And -- noticed that -- of that and so but I liked our our toughness -- thought we showed -- mental toughness and some -- -- that. Pitching wholesome place. Thought Kirk played great defense all night. An attitude that seems hard to guard. Did you know. Or the front of his scoring game. We've seen from offensively this season Iraqi frustrated Jennings. Well you know Jennings is great color so. Yeah that -- does we've seen all year. It he could go slow first and also it only takes one or two. Shots together and -- and then he can explode on me you know -- -- quarter before you blink so thoughtful and you know he missed some shots it. He normally makes it that you know we've we've benefitted from the schedule they played last night. Little that goes into notebook. -- played with great energy which was a huge plus but like the -- are seeing her play together but they were very effective. You have to match up with their quickness. What that allowed us -- -- Jennings in all of salute him there if they're so tough to draw match up because what they do often -- It's cumulative it gets better. You know. Please everybody. Big lift. As it stood before the game doesn't matter whether. He starts -- comes off the bench. And you know he's he's he can guard he can score he can play multiple positions. Makes hustle plays. Sensible to look for guys so. He's doing a lot for us -- it or lose. If you're. Points and -- -- -- reports. When football yet it doesn't. Yeah look the rebounding reasonable floor thought our spacing was better. In transition. I think getting some easy baskets -- it was critical for us. I don't know Mavericks who have been on Gibson and especially. Came out really strong early in the seasons have -- -- -- that have happened -- going to get into offense at times and it was great but thought you know he's been playing better voter. Also it and I think. You know you can use -- for supplies and logic to a lot of switching. So. But -- a likelihood -- authority get good post position I think when he gets deep post position. He's so much more efficient. And his team. The there are great help team. So. You know if you're not Smart with the ball remotely compare. I thought he he -- Good position going meet the right reads shop when she she thought perhaps we should best. Tell you you mentioned dungy being able when multiple positions like more more a lot of your players are definitely. More than one position -- an advantage is that for you won't have to -- that you -- -- -- I think a big part of it comes down to. You will your quickness your feet your intelligence. Utilizing technique. And I think also being tied together as a team or we -- -- for each -- we have situations in which the ruled. A big into looked into the post with a small the weak side reacted recognized it kicked a small allow you know those are things that you have to do. All in order to win.