Meanwhile back in Chicago
I stayed up late last night and watched my old boys Chicago Bulls
lose by 10 to Boston Celtics in the 7th and final game of 1st Round of the play-offs. It had been a superb series with all but two games being decided by less than 3 points. However to my disappointment the reigning champions Boston just had too much for the young Bulls missing my favourite player Luol Deng to a shin injury.
The Bulls seem to have the heart and players to push onto the next level, but then again I've been saying that for four years. Hopefully London born Ben Gordon can be re-signed after the expiry of his one-year $6.4m contract, and Deng can get fit. Talking to mates back in Chicago, the public have fallen back in love with Da Bulls
all over again particularly rookie of the year Derrick Rose. Hopefully they can find that missing ingredient.
Meanwhile back in Chicago the cities ice hockey team, the Blackhawks have continued their end of last season promise
and made the play-offs for the first time in 7 years. They came through the Conference quarter-finals against Calgary Flames and are tied at 1-1 with Vancouver Canucks in the semi's. The Blackhawks won last night in Vancouver 6-3
and they move to the Windy City on Tuesday for Game 3.