After a disappointing first three games in a Bulls uniform to begin the preseason, Nate Robinson finally showed the Windy City what he's capable of. Now, fans shouldn't expect the diminutive speedster to duplicate his performance from Tuesday night—24 points on 7-for-16 shooting, including 4-for-8 from three-point range and 6-for-6 from the foul line, along with 13 assists and most remarkably, zero turnovers—on a regular basis, but the fact that he did it proves he can deliver when necessary. Robinson doesn't lack for confidence—but when answering a reporter's question that included, "confidence is your middle name," he responded, "My middle name is Cornelius, but yeah, that works"—but despite his outgoing personality, he was extremely humble when asked about his outing, perhaps his best all-around game since a 33-point, 15-assist, nine-rebound, five-steal, one-turnover night against the Clippers back in February 2009, when he played for the Knicks. "It was just fun to play basketball. It's just a blessing. God blessed me to be on a great team and play with a great group of guys. I'm just happy," said Robinson. "For me, I was kind of hard on myself for not making shots and guys were like, 'Just play, just have fun. It'll come back.' I work on my jump shot a lot and I was kind of disappointed in myself. I talked to my kids the other day and they were like, 'It's okay, daddy. We still love you, no matter what,' so that kind of helped me out today. Just having happy thoughts and going out there, and just playing and having fun, and I did that. "I thought I had one [turnover], but they gave it to Luol, I think, so that was pretty awesome. I was just really trying to get guys involved and find the right spots, and they did a great job, I guess, of making me look good, but it was a team effort, man. They made shots and we played great defense as a team, and it was fun," he continued. "I didn't force anything. I just let everything happen and it just seemed like guys were wide open for some reason. I was just making the right play.
Filling in for Hinrich, Robinson steals the show
CSN Chicago | Oct 17