Tom Thibodeau needs to loosen up his rotations a bit. His 40 minute-per-game center Joakim Noah was out with the flu, so what does he do? He plays the backup 45 minutes! While barely playing the only other big man on the roster. It’s madness.
But I’m sure Taj didn’t care that much, and he made the most of things, coming within 1 point of his career and notching a clutch rejection against Jameer Nelson. Forget about Derrick Rose, there’s a new game in town, and his name is Taj Gibson.