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Archive for April, 2012

Apr 11

Kyle Korver was the spirit and the soul of the Bulls Tuesday in Chicago’s 98-86 victory over the New York Knicks.

Korver had 11 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter as he also had seven rebounds, three assists and three blocks. But it was his full out dive on the floor early in the fourth quarter when he …

Apr 10

Will he or won’t he?

It was the story again before the Bulls played the Knicks Tuesday regarding Derrick Rose.

Rose sustained a sprained ankle early in Sunday’s overtime loss, and was pronounced a game-time decision for Tuesday. Yes, again.

So is this something to worry about long term?

Does the team have to monitor Rose more carefully, given he …

Apr 10

Derrick Rose’s first game back from missing 12 in a row with a groin injury didn’t start out like he planned.

The reigning NBA MVP was limited to only seven points in the first half as the Knicks sprinted out to a 27-6 lead during Sunday’s afternoon game at Madison Square Garden.

The Bulls chipped away at the deficit and …

Apr 9

The Bulls really played the perfect game against the New York Knicks Sunday. Because now they have to know after that 100-99 defeat there is no way they could lose to the Knicks in a playoff series.

I’m going with Bulls by 20 when the teams meet again Tuesday at the United Center.

Unless Derrick Rose doesn’t play. Ooops, now …

Apr 8

It looks like the Knicks at least got the Bulls attention Sunday in that 100-99 Knicks’ overtime victory.

“Hopefully next time we play them we come out with a sense of urgency,” said Derrick Rose, who had 29 points in his return from missing 12 games with a groin injury but along with Luol Deng each missed two free throws …

Apr 8

There’s wasn’t any two word statement to the media. And Ahmad Rashad didn’t accompany him here on a private jet. But after his longest absence from pro basketball, the Bulls star player and the league MVP returns Sunday.

Derrick Rose is back with the Bulls Sunday against the New York Knicks after missing the last 12 games with a groin …

Apr 7

The Longacre Theater on Broadway is featuring the show Magic/Bird as basketball comes to the Great White Way. Though with the Magic/Bird presentation, perhaps Great Black & White Way is more appropriate.

Anyway, as usual, the biggest basketball drama and show still is at Madison Square Garden, where the Bulls will be at noon Sunday to face the New York …

Apr 6

When last we left our Bulls, after a second consecutive loss for the first time in more than a year, they were dangling from a metaphorical rope that apparently represented their suddenly shaky bond of excellence. Would Derrick return and lift them? Could Lu keep it up and pull his teammates back from the brink? Was Rip torn? We had …

Apr 3

Derrick Rose could possibly play Thursday against the Boston Celtics, though I personally doubt he will. And there’s apparently no misunderstanding between the Bulls and coach Tom Thibodeau regarding the discussions on Thibodeau’s future with the team.

Those were some of the issues that Bulls General Manager Gar Forman addressed before a private team fundraising auction and dinner at the …

Apr 3

Who knew March NBA Coach of the Month Tom Thibodeau also was an amateur theologian? Though perhaps that’s what happens when you lose a second game in a row for the first time in almost 14 months, which the Bulls did Monday in a 99-93 loss to the Houston Rockets.

Although Richard Hamilton returned from his shoulder injury to start …

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