Archive for January, 2012

Jan 7

If Dwight Howard doesn’t want to play for the Bulls after what he witnessed Friday night in Orlando, then he probably doesn’t care that much about success.

The Bulls methodically made the Magic disappear — I know, corny — in a fairly comfortable 97-83 victory that moved the Bulls to 7-1 with their best start since the 1996-97 season.

“Quite …

Jan 5

So what if the Orlando Magic and Dwight Howard get to the March 15th trading deadline and the best trade for Orlando and the best situation for Howard is the Bulls?

And it could be.

The Bulls come into Orlando Friday concerned more immediately about being 6-1 and the health of Derrick Rose, Richard Hamilton and C.J. Watson, all day-to-day …

Jan 5

It was the kind of night Wednesday in Detroit for the Bulls to keep it simple: Get a win over a non-playoff team and get out healthy.

Well, they accomplished the winning part. And hopefully the other, though there’s always breath to hold and prayers to say when it is Derrick Rose heading for X-rays.

The Bulls rather easily, never …

Jan 4

The kid did it again.

Yes, it was 26-year-old Luol Deng once again with the game winner, this time Tuesday in the Bulls latest unlikely victory, 76-74 over the Atlanta Hawks after trailing by 19, 14 in the fourth quarter.

“I’ve had so many (game winners),” Deng said with a laugh afterward. “I’ve got to go back and watch the …

Jan 3

It was a return of the Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday in the United Center, and the Kirk Hinrich still wasn’t playing.

“It was a tough summer,” conceded the former longtime Bull, who missed last spring’s 4-2 Bulls win over the Hawks with a hamstring injury. “Originally, when I had the surgery it was supposed to be 10 to 12 weeks. …

Jan 2

The Bulls’ 104-64 annihilation of the Memphis Grizzlies was wonderful for the Bulls in their home opener, but worse than anyone can imagine for Memphis, and perhaps legions of music lovers worldwide.

Elvis has to be dead. Because he had to be rolling over in his grave about this one.

“Embarrassing and humiliating,” lamented Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins.

Though it …

Jan 1

We don’t really celebrate the calendar year in the NBA because of the fall-through-spring season. But as we start 2012 with the Bulls much delayed home opener Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies, here’s a look at the top 20 Bulls events of 2011.

1. Derrick Rose wins MVP: Individual awards are not what any season is about. But 2011 was …

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