It's probably easy to over-hype the Bulls win over the Lakers on Friday night. It's one out of 82 games and if you beat the World Champs and then come out and lay an egg against the T-Wolves, what have you really gained? BUT...from a confidence standpoint, it's a sign that the Bulls can compete against the NBA Champions. From a fan's perspective, it's a great win because it shows the United Center faithful that their team is competitive with the NBA's elite and that fires up the fans and gives the Bulls a great home-court advantage.
Carlos Boozer has been in the line-up for about a week and a half and you can see the difference his presence makes. It allows the Bulls to play inside-out, which is what Coach Thibodeau preaches. I still don't think we have seen the real Carlos Boozer; it's really still training camp for him. As much as the Bulls are looking for Boozer's scoring and rebounding, you can also see what a good passer he is out of the low post.