Playoff lessons are excruciating, painful and often illuminating, schooling that takes no prisoner and no one is held captive.
Tom Thibodeau's fifth season with the Bulls may have been his most trying, with Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler all missing extended time with injury.
The worst nightmare and greatest feeling of optimism for the Bulls was on full display in Game 2 against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Consider the imagery.
While Tom Thibodeau wouldn’t agree with the assessment that this year’s offense is better than the team he coached four years ago, he acknowledges he can make modifications to the team’s offensive
If Game 1 is the courting phase of a typical playoff series, the second game is usually the adjustment game, especially for a young team like the Milwaukee Bucks.