Chuck Swirsky Archive
Posted on Oct 4
The last time I touched soil in the UK was back in 1986 when the Bears played the Cowboys at a sold out Wembley Stadium.
The Bulls left Chicago approximately 6PM Saturday night and arrived here around 6:15 Sunday morning. London is six hours ahead of our great city (take that IOC!). I am wired to say the least but …
Posted on Oct 3
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Posted on Oct 2
Chuck Swirsky and John Paxson
Posted on May 20
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I hope you all have been keeping up with my NBA column on Mondays and my mailbags on Fridays. I can’t believe we’re only …
Posted on May 2
The Chicago Bulls made it interesting during Game 7 in Boston, climbing back from 14 points down to get within five under a minute to go, but in the end it was the defending world champions holding on for the win, 109-99, and a 4-3 victory in what many consider the best-ever series in NBA postseason history.
The Bulls started …
Posted on Apr 30
In an already historic series, the Bulls and Celtics found a way to make it even more epic in Game 6, when Chicago outlasted Boston in three overtimes, holding on for a 128-127 victory to tie it up at 3-3 and force a final and deciding game.
Joakim Noah had another monster night on the glass, hauling in 15 boards. …
Posted on Apr 28
With Kevin Garnett injured and Ray Allen fouled out, Paul Pierce stepped up for the defending champions and hit three huge shots in another overtime thriller. Pierce finished with 26 points as the Celtics escaped with a 106-104 win and took a 3-2 advantage in the best of seven series.
This contest, another seesaw battle with 13 lead changes and …
Posted on Apr 26
It was Chicago’s ability to defend and execute in the second overtime that led to a 121-118 victory that evens its series with the Boston Celtics at 2-2. For the third time in four games of what’s become a breathtaking series, it took the final possession to determine a winner.
The Bulls took their first overtime lead in the second …
Posted on Apr 23
The first two games in the opening round series between Boston and Chicago went down to the wire. But in Game 3, the visiting Celtics took control early and never looked back, cruising to a 107-86 victory to take a 2-1 edge in the series.
Paul Pierce finished the game with 24 points, but it was his effectiveness early that …
Posted on Apr 20
It took Boston’s Ray Allen awhile to get going, but once he did, he made the Bulls pay, hitting a clutch three-pointer with just two seconds remaining in the game to lift the Celtics to a 118-115 victory in Game 2 to even up the series. After missing his first 13 of 14 shots in the series, Allen bounced back …