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.
The deafening roar almost seemed like a wail from the crowd when Derrick Rose was announced, upon recognition this was the first time Rose would perform in a game with true meaning since…that day.
If the Bulls expected to win their playoff opener by way of mere presence against the green Milwaukee Bucks, they were dead wrong.
With all the season long talk about how the Bulls managed their bodies all season, with limit restrictions to Joakim Noah and a careful approach all around, Bulls GM Gar Forman addressed the team’
The narrative surrounding the Bulls now revolves around — what else — their health, as the curiosity with Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah will no longer be hidden with Game 1 of their playoff series