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Matchups just not there in Chicago

Tom Thibodeau can only do so much with his depleted Bulls offense

Updated: December 12, 2012, 1:07 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Perusing the box score, a reporter looked at the Chicago Bulls' 50 percent shooting on 3-pointers, thought back to all of the Los Angeles Clippers' lob plays and had a sobering thought about the Bulls: This looked like a mid-major college team playing a ranked team, and it ain't March Madness.

Facing a bigger, faster, stronger team, the Bulls could shoot 3s, rely on their ThibsBall defense and pray Blake Griffin would stick to missing long 2-pointers.

It didn't work. The ...

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