Surprising as it was that the Bulls crumbled so completely against Toronto on Wednesday, we should have seen this coming.
Sure, the Bulls were riding a five-game win streak, their longest since December, 2006. But they really haven't been all that sharp lately.
They played fairly well in a victory over Philadelphia last Thursday, but in the other four wins, the Bulls repeatedly got off to slow starts and always had to come from behind in the fourth quarter. Against good teams, that's not so bad, but this happened against New York, New Jersey, Charlotte (all at home) and a Detroit team that played poorly in its own building.