Archive for February, 2012

Feb 29

Richard Hamilton is back in the Bulls lineup, Derrick Rose still is really, really good, and the Bulls Tuesday beat the New Orleans Hornets 99-95.

Other than that there wasn’t much positive to say about the Bulls’ start of the second half of the NBA season.

“Defensively, I don’t think we did as well as we wanted to,” said Joakim …

Feb 27

Kobe Bryant broke Michael Jordan’s All-Star Game career scoring record in Sunday’s 152-149 Western Conference All-Star victory. Blake Griffin threw in a bunch of dunks, eight in his nine field goals. Dwight Howard had a quiet game with nine points and 10 rebounds in what could be his final All-Star Game in a Magic uniform.

There was a record for …

Feb 25

The magic slipper Sunday will be orange, Florida orange as it were, the color of the Adidas sneakers Derrick Rose will wear to start for the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star Game.

One of the most enduring tales in literature is the story of the unfortunate but pious and dutiful child who remains humble and virtuous amidst the greed …

Feb 24

To Bulls fans, Derrick Rose appears to be a super hero. So what if he were really a super hero? What would be his power?

“I’d want to be invisible,” said Rose.

His sneaker company might not think was too good an idea. But that’s what it was like Friday as the NBA All-Stars, with Bulls representatives Rose, Luol Deng …

Feb 24

It was perhaps the most curious deal in Bulls history, and it probably was the effective beginning of big time pro basketball in Chicago.

And Thursday the principals in the deal, Pat Williams, who became Bulls general manager, and Chet Walker, were honored by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Williams was named winner of the 2012 John W. …

Feb 23

The NBA’s annual midseason gala is going to have a distinct Bulls tint with Derrick Rose among the Eastern Conference starters, Luol Deng in his first All-Star appearance an Eastern Conference reserve, and Tom Thibodeau coaching the East team.

Joining Thibodeau will be his staff of assistant coaches, Ron Adams, Adrian Griffin, Mike Wilhelm, Ed Pinckney, Rick Brunson and Andy …

Feb 23

The Bulls concluded their first half of the 2011-12 season Wednesday with a dominant 110-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in which Joakim Noah had his first ever triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, the first triple-double for a Bulls center since Artis Gilmore in 1977.

Call it “party time,” as Noah left with his teammates to …

Feb 22

Prior to starting his second consecutive game after missing five in a row with lower back pain, Bulls guard Derrick Rose declared himself pain-free and said he’s a go for the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday in Orlando.

“My back is feeling good,” said Rose before the Bulls defeated the Bucks 110-91 on Wednesday at the United Center. “I’m not …

Feb 21

For the last two weeks, the story with the Bulls has been Derrick Rose’s back, which kept him out of the last five games and with other maladies 10 overall on the season, nearly a third of the team’s games. But Monday the story was Rose being back, and it was a relief for the Bulls in their 90-79 victory …

Feb 18

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau likes to say every game reveals something about your team. So what do you suppose the New Jersey Nets’ 97-85 domination of the Bulls in the United Center revealed about the home team?

I’ll make it the top 10 things we learned about the Bulls Saturday.

10. They don’t do well falling behind 22-3 in the …

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