After committing 21 turnovers and shooting 39 percent from the field against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, the Bulls aren’t ignoring their less-than-stellar play in the Games 1 and 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. But they do have a point — they’re still up 2-0.
“We’re not concerned. We’re not,” insisted Bulls forward Luol Deng. “Indiana’s a good team. We’re finding ways to win. Even though we know we’re not playing our best basketball, this is the playoffs. Teams don’t make the playoffs that can’t play.
“We’re going to make mistakes out there. And maybe everybody is expecting us to blow out Indiana, but I keep saying, this is a very good team. This series we have to lock in and focus. It might be all close games. Every game is going to be a different story. [Monday night] it was turnovers. We were sloppy. So we have to watch tape and fix those things. As long as we don’t repeat the same problem, I think we’ll be making progress.”