Sam Smith Archive
Posted on Mar 6
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg after Saturday’s 108-100 victory over the Houston Rockets was considering the team’s effective play in a near end to end victory. Jimmy Butler made a magnificent return with 24 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, Pau Gasol continued his savvy efficiency with 28 points, 17 rebounds and six assists and Derrick Rose darted and dashed for …
Posted on Mar 5
The Bulls got the old gang back together for Saturday’s nationally televised game with the Houston Rockets.
Well, not everyone as Joakim Noah is out for the season after shoulder surgery. Though Noah is expected to rejoin the team next week for at least moral support.
But before Saturday’s game, the Bulls got some more encouraging news with coach Fred …
Posted on Mar 2
The defense was better Wednesday in Orlando, but this time it was the offense as the Bulls lost 102-89 to the Orlando Magic.
The Bulls endured a familiar script, falling behind 33-23 after the first quarter, trying in vain to recover with the likes of Cameron Bairstow, E’Twaun Moore and Justin Holiday trying to make up the difference. It comes …
Posted on Mar 2
And then there were none.
Taj Gibson, who was the only Bulls player not to miss a game in yet another injury marred season, Wednesday had to sit out with a hamstring strain he suffered in Tuesday’s loss in Miami.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said it was, ‘tightness right in the belly of his hamstring,” and the team would evaluate …
Posted on Mar 2
There are certain numbers in sports you don’t forget.
There’s 100 for basketball, 714, 56 and 60 in baseball, and also 42. Obviously, 23 in the NBA and 99 in hockey. And now 67.5 for the Bulls, which was the historic shooting percentage they gave up Tuesday in a 129-111 loss to the Miami Heat.
It not only was the …
Posted on Mar 1
In many ways, America is a compassionate country, proud of its soldiers who serve, good Samaritans and charitable endeavors, billions donated in money and time annually. But we are not often an understanding country.
There is a difference.
Rich people can’t really understand, as much as they may try, what it’s like to be poor. White people cannot fully understand …
Posted on Feb 29
The Bulls need a super Tuesday perhaps as much as Bernie Sanders and Marco Rubio.
They may have about as much chance the way things have primarily gone for the Bulls in this NBA season.
“The big thing, hopefully, is getting our guys back, and if we do that, it’s going out there and…,” paused Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg Monday …
Posted on Feb 28
We hear so often in sports and business and life about the rewards of hard work, that if you give the effort and commit to success it’s there for you. But often the reality of talent interferes. Sometimes no matter how hard you try and how much you care and crave success and commit to it, it can elude you …
Posted on Feb 27
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg Friday seemed pondering among disappointed, disgusted and dismayed over the Bulls mostly passionless and relatively uncompetitive 103-88 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
The adjectives were about the only “D” that seemed to define a Bulls team that trailed since the opening minutes of the game.
“We took a step back today,” Hoiberg said.
If so, it …
Posted on Feb 25
The Bulls Wednesday had a pair of high scoring All-Stars on the bench watching, injured Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, the latter who was a late scratch with hamstring and leg soreness issues. The visiting Washington Wizards had a pair of high scoring stars in the game, Bradley Beal with a team high 19 points and John Wall with 16 …