Perfect time for peak performance

If embattled Carlos Boozer can maintain his Game 6 effort, the sky's the limit for Bulls

Updated: May 13, 2011, 9:32 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

ATLANTA -- Yep, Chicago fans are tough all right, the media unforgiving. And we've all been hard on Carlos Boozer, who proved Thursday night in Game 6 why we were right.

When Boozer is the player he can be, the player he was brought to the Bulls to be, the player signed to five seasons for $80 million, the Chicago Bulls are a legitimate contender for an NBA title.

"We're 10 times better," said Taj Gibson after Boozer's best playoff game as a Bull.

Coming just in the nick ...

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