Archive for April, 2013

Apr 30

This was the kind of game in Brooklyn Monday for the Bulls you almost wanted to skip, let the other guys take the win and go back home after the stunning Saturday victory and perhaps a bit healthier and more rested and end it in Game 6 Thursday.

After all, it’s about winning the series. But it’s also about playing …

Apr 28

That’s why you keep coming back to the NBA.

For days like Saturday when the Bulls and Brooklyn Nets gave basketball a gift, a fabulous, breathtaking, wondrous and thrilling 142-134 Bulls triple overtime victory.

Perhaps not so wonderful for the shocked Nets, who gave up a 14-point lead with less than three minutes left in regulation and head home for …

Apr 26

We know Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau isn’t exactly Mr. Happy, though he does enjoy the occasional guffaw when someone reverses the pinch post action in the triangle offense.

But it was a very somber Thibodeau late Thursday night in the United Center, grimly breaking down Game 3 of the Bulls/Nets series.

“We had a hard time scoring,” Thibodeau lamented. “They …

Apr 25

It turns out Chicago’s Joakim Noah isn’t the only one dealing with plantar fasciitis in the Bulls and Nets first round playoff series.

As the teams prepare for Game 3 at the United Center on Thursday night, Brooklyn’s Joe Johnson sat out of the team’s practice on Wednesday and his status is uncertain.

“I feel a little better than I …

Apr 25

Is Charles C.J. Watson the fulcrum in this Bulls/Nets series?

No, not because Joe Johnson also has plantar fasciitis and is a game-time decision for Thursday’s pivotal (they all are, but we like to say it, anyway) Game 3 of this first round series now tied 1-1. Though if Johnson can’t play, Watson likely would move into the starting lineup.…

Apr 24

By now, most Bulls fans are all too familiar with the term plantar fasciitis, a condition that plagued Joakim Noah the second half of the season and has persisted on during the first two games of the playoffs.

But unless you’ve experienced it, you likely cannot truly appreciate Noah’s Game 2 performance in which he endured immense pain on the …

Apr 23

Joakim Noah didn’t have the most points in the Bulls 90-82 win over the Brooklyn Nets Monday to even their playoff series at 1-1. The Nets’ Brook Lopez had 21.

Noah didn’t have the most rebounds. That was teammate Carlos Boozer with 12 along with 13 points while Luol Deng had his own double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. …

Apr 21

It was the first round of the playoffs, the Bulls on the road and with a chance to get on an underdog run in the playoffs despite losing the opening game. It seems if they just had that one more guy who was sitting there on the team bench, looking pretty good, but still not playing. If only get could …

Apr 21

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau more or less admitted that there weren’t a lot of positives to take from his team’s Game 1 loss to the Nets in Brooklyn on Saturday night.

However, on Sunday afternoon following a meeting at the team’s hotel in New York City, he reported that Joakim Noah and Kirk Hinrich feel “pretty good,” adding that as …

Apr 21

When the 2013 NBA Playoffs began, Bulls forward Jimmy Butler had a mere four minutes of postseason experience under his belt.

That changed dramatically on Saturday during Game 1 in Brooklyn when Butler started and played 39 minutes, recording 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting. The Bulls, however, suffered a 106-89 loss which saw them trailing by 25 at the half. …

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