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Posted on Dec 10
The Bulls Friday finally opened training camp for the 2010-11 season, two months late because of the NBA labor dispute but still with the same questions hanging over the team as when it walked off the court in the United Center last spring after the conference finals loss to the Miami Heat.
Can the Bulls acquire more shooting, just a …
Posted on May 24
As if losing two games in a row against a team it had defeated four consecutive times this season wasn’t bad enough, there have been other distractions that have surfaced since the Bulls’ arrival in Miami over the weekend.
First, a report by ESPN The Magazine claiming Derrick Rose said that there is a performance enhancing drug problem in the …
Posted on May 24
Sometimes the other guy is just better.
Which is not saying the Miami Heat is better than the Bulls and hardly that this Eastern Conference finals series is over with Miami having a 2-1 lead with Game 4 in Miami Tuesday.
But the Bulls have lost two straight after a brilliant opening game win, and while they were in Games …
Posted on May 22
With three days off in between games as the series shifts to Miami, Derrick Rose and the Bulls are more than eager to get back on the floor and reclaim homecourt advantage, which a win in one of the next two games would accomplish. And Rose believes they’ll be ready to do just that.
“I think that we’re well prepared …
Posted on May 19
To paraphrase the old joke about the condemned man with a last wish, he was asked his preferred method of execution. He picked the Bulls since that made it less than a 40 percent chance they’d hit anything.
Derrick Rose: 37.8 percent
Luol Deng: 40 percent
Carlos Boozer: 40 percent
Joakim Noah: 34.8 percent
Keith Bogans: 33.3 percent
Those are …
Posted on May 18
Though it was tied at halftime of Game 1, the Chicago Bulls dominated the Miami Heat in the second half and secured a 21-point victory.
Seventy-two hours after that contest in which Chicago owned the boards for a fourth straight meeting, LeBron James revealed he’s been battling a cold at the Heat’s Wednesday morning shootaround. Yet, Miami insists it’s in …
Posted on May 16
When is a loss simply a loss?
Is there a psychological difference in losing a close game, as the Heat did three times to the Bulls during the regular season, as compared to being blown out, as Miami was by Chicago in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals?
Heat forward LeBron James offered one perspective prior to his team’s …
Posted on May 15
When the Eastern Conference Finals between the Bulls and Heat tips off Sunday at the United Center, Miami guard Dwyane Wade knows what to expect from the 23,000 or so on hand. But it’s nothing this Heat team hasn’t experienced before, he said.
“We’re used to hostile environments,” Wade said following the Heat’s Sunday morning shootaround. “We’ll just come out …
Posted on May 10
Of the last 12 NBA championships, 10 have been claimed by the Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs or Boston Celtics. This season, all three teams have been sent home or are on the brink of elimination.
First, the Western Conference’s top-seeded Spurs went down in the first round. Then, the two-time defending champion Lakers were swept in the second …
Posted on May 9
I recall the time he was firing away in that playoff loss to the Boston Celtics, that nine of 30 shooting game in an 11-point loss. There was that 13 of 30 game when his Bulls lost to the Knicks in that playoff game and later in that same playoffs a wild 10-29 night in a win over the Pistons, …