Archive for March, 2012

Mar 8

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard said he’s trying to live in the moment amidst continuous speculation on where he may—or may not—end up between now and next week’s NBA trade deadline.

Speaking to the media following the Magic’s shootaround at the United Center on Thursday, Howard opened his comments with his best Charles Barkley impersonation.

“Listen, if you want to …

Mar 8

Great players don’t always make potential game winning shots. But they take them, which is what Derrick Rose did Wednesday in Milwaukee, and his step back jumper settled through the net as time expired for a 106-104 Bulls victory.

“It’s a great feeling,” said Rose, who finished with 30 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. “We’re just happy we got …

Mar 6

The Bulls wanted to get a veteran player like Richard Hamilton for the playoffs. It looks like that’s what it might be.

Not really, as the Bulls Tuesday confirmed Hamilton had suffered just a right shoulder bruise and sprain and contusion instead of, as feared, something more serious when he collided with Roy Hibbert just over a minute into Monday’s …

Mar 6

Monday’s Bulls success against the Indiana Pacers may have been the definition of a Pyrrhic victory as the Bulls avenged their January loss to the Pacers, but may have lost Richard Hamilton to a serious shoulder injury.

More wins like this and the Bulls could be in trouble.

Hamilton left Monday’s 92-72 win a minute into the game after running …

Mar 5

Chicago’s loss to the Indiana Pacers at the United Center on Jan. 25 left a bad taste in several Bulls player’s mouths.

Reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose, in particular, was less than pleased with the Pacers’ behavior immediately after the game.

“I’ll never forget how they celebrated just from winning this game. I can’t wait to play them again,” Rose …

Mar 5

The Bulls were finished with the pregame warmups and preparing for the last minute instructions before playing the Philadelphia 76ers Sunday. It’s a time when Derrick Rose usually sits stoically and contemplates the game, his facial mask rarely revealing much. This time was different. The specter of the 76ers Feb. 1 win in which the starters were benched down the …

Mar 3

It wasn’t a blowout win Friday in Cleveland like last time for the Bulls, though it looked like it with a 112-91 final in which no Bulls starter scored in the fourth quarter and only Luol Deng played, albeit briefly.

Deng had a season high 24 points and just his second game shooting better than 50 percent since he hurt …

Mar 1

President Barack Obama has voiced his support for the Chicago Bulls before. But in an interview with ESPN’s Bill Simmons on Wednesday, he raised the stakes, saying he believes the Bulls will win a championship before his time in office ends.

When asked by Simmons, Grantland’s editor-in-chief, how many times he has envisioned welcoming the Bulls to the White House, …

Mar 1

The conventional wisdom — and if it’s accepted it’s not particularly knowledgeable — is that Derrick Rose isn’t going to repeat as MVP. It generally seems to have been decided the Bulls played well without him and he missed too many games.

But in scoring 29 points Wednesday to carry the Bulls to a 96-89 road victory over the San …

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