Archive for May, 2012

May 6

This season mostly has been one beautiful view for the Bulls with the league’s best record and confidence they could reach the top of the NBA mountain. Now, one more bad step backward and it’s all over. Yes, the Bulls have found themselves on the edge of the NBA playoff cliff with nowhere else to go.

It’s either all the …

May 5

How could this happen?

How after a second straight Bulls best record in the NBA could first Derrick Rose go out in the first game of the playoffs, and Joakim Noah, certainly for the rest of this series with the Philadelphia 76ers, in the third game?

So the Bulls, the No. 1 seeded team going into the playoffs, suddenly are …

May 5

It was something of a surreal scene Saturday morning at the Bulls’ hotel in Philadelphia as players filed in for a team film session instead of practice.

Reporters were asked to wait in the lobby, which didn’t please the hosts at the upscale hotel. Reporters then watched a pained Joakim Noah on crutches, his badly sprained left ankle hanging limp, …

May 5

The Bulls’ championship hopes for this season likely ended last Sunday when Derrick Rose suffered that torn anterior cruciate ligament late in the Bulls Game 1 playoff victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

But there seemed hope against the 76ers and possibly in the conference semifinals. Though that seems all but gone now with Joakim Noah sustaining a severe ankle sprain …

May 4

The Bulls gathered in Philadelphia Friday morning knowing what they have to do physically to beat the Philadelphia 76ers and retake home-court advantage and control of this first round playoff series tied 1-1.

“We’re a help defensive team,” said Carlos Boozer. “We can’t let our guards be on an island out there by themselves. We’ve got to show our help, …

May 3

Joakim Noah probably has been the Bulls’ best player in this opening round playoff series with the Philadelphia 76ers, certainly with Derrick Rose out injured.

And, yes, there’s much talk heading into Game 3 in Philadelphia Friday night that Carlos Boozer, Richard Hamilton, Luol Deng and Kyle Korver have to be better with the series tied 1-1. But, really, the …

May 2

Now that 109-92 Philadelphia 76ers win Tuesday over the Bulls to even the first round playoff series at 1-1 is a game in which the Bulls could certainly have used Derrick Rose.

Yes, I know, we’ll be thinking that often for a long time to come, and it’s also time to get past that. Reporters in the wake of the …

May 1

Doug Collins had several messages for his team as the Philadelphia 76ers prepare for Game 2 of the first round playoff series with the Bulls Tuesday trailing 1-0.

Yes, the big story is the absence of Derrick Rose after his awful anterior cruciate ligament injury that put him out of the playoffs and well into next season. So Collins showed …

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