Archive for April, 2012

Apr 28

Everything was going so well… and then he was gone.

That’s what it felt like in the wake of the Bulls’ 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs when Derrick Rose fell clutching his knee in what was later confirmed to be a season ending torn anterior cruciate ligament.

It felt like a death, …

Apr 28

The Bulls Saturday opened the NBA playoffs with the definition of a Pyrrhic victory, that being a win at such unpleasant consequences that it mitigated the effects and muted any celebration.

“It might be one of the saddest wins we’ve ever had,” said Carlos Boozer.

That perhaps best summed up the Bulls dominating 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in …

Apr 27

The Bulls are supposed to win this playoff series with the Philadelphia 76ers. This is not hockey. No. 8 seeds don’t win playoff series in the NBA. Though it did happen last season when the Memphis Grizzlies beat the injured San Antonio Spurs, and in the last lockout season when the New York Knicks beat the Miami Heat.

But it’s …

Apr 27

The Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers open the NBA playoffs Saturday at noon Central time in the United Center. And if the first round doesn’t hold all that potential suspense—though there is some with Miami and the Knicks—then the answer to the ultimate question certainly does.

Because the identity of a potential champion is as uncertain this season as it’s ever …

Apr 27

Saturday at noon in the United Center for the Bulls begins what they’ve been waiting for, the 2012 playoffs with the Bulls hosting the No. 8 seeded Philadelphia 76ers, the team with the poorest record in these NBA playoffs.

But before beginning what the Bulls believe can be another march to an NBA championship—really, they do—it’s worth taking some time …

Apr 27

The Bulls open the 2012 playoffs noon Saturday in the United Center against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Bulls have played the 76ers just twice in the playoffs in franchise history, both times winning in five games. Both times with home-court advantage, the Bulls won the first two, lost Game 3 in Philadelphia and then won the next two. Those series …

Apr 26

The Bulls still don’t know who they’ll take on in the opening round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs, but they do know they’ll be in action Saturday at the United Center for Game 1.

The NBA announced that much Thursday morning, but a game time has yet to be set. Game 2 will also be in Chicago, with the Bulls …

Apr 26

You can breathe now. Go ahead. Derrick. He’s all right. Yes, really.

“I’m going to be all right,” Rose said after Wednesday’s relatively meaningless 92-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

See, he said it himself. Derrick said it!

He really did. He walks! He talks! He shoots!

Well, not that great, three for 11 for 10 points with seven assists …

Apr 24

The Bulls play the Indiana Pacers Wednesday in what should be the final meeting this season between the Central Division’s top two teams.

That’s because with Boston’s win over Miami Tuesday, the Bulls clinched the No. 1 seed and record in the Eastern Conference. That likely means a playoff opening against the Philadelphia 76ers, though that is not assured yet. …

Apr 22

It’s all about the seeds now, and the Bulls saw some of their most important growth in their 93-83 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.

Yes, the Bulls are on the verge of clinching the No. 1 seed and thus home court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs with their win and Miami’s loss that leaves the magic number …

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