Archive for the ‘Berto Center/Practice’ Category
Posted on 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. …
Posted on Apr 20
As shootaround got underway at John Jay College in Manhattan on Saturday morning, Bulls center Joakim Noah took to the floor to test the plantar fasciitis in his right foot that plagued him as the regular season came to an end.
How it responds could very well determine if he plays in Saturday’s Game 1 at the Barclays Center in …
Posted on Apr 10
With the NBA season very much in its stretch run, the Bulls will play four out of their remaining five games in the next five days beginning Thursday night.
That’s when the streaking New York Knicks, winners of 13 straight games, will be at the United Center as seeds for the Eastern Conference playoffs begin to take form.
Whether or …
Posted on Mar 29
With an 82-game schedule that usually doesn’t provide more than a day or two in between contests, the NBA season rarely allows teams to enjoy any one particular victory for too long.
So it’s easy to understand why neither Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau or his team are spending much time basking in the glow of Wednesday night’s victory over the …
Posted on Mar 26
As they have all season, the Chicago Bulls remain focused on winning the next game on the schedule.
It just so happens that on Wednesday, the opponent comes in the form of LeBron James and the Miami Heat, winners of 27 games in a row.
Following the team’s practice Tuesday at the Berto Center, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau downplayed the …
Posted on Dec 11
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is one person who isn’t surprised about Marco Belinelli’s recent hot stretch.
“He’s one of the best shooters you’ll ever see,” said Paul on Tuesday following his team’s shootaround at the United Center. “The thing is, Beli can shoot off the move [and] he can shoot standstill. So a lot of times, it’s …
Posted on Oct 30
Training camp is past with the two-a-day practices. There are no more relatively meaningless preseason games. It’s a normal 82-game season. Yes, it’s time to begin the regular season for the Bulls Wednesday in the United Center against the Sacramento Kings. And while everyone is relieved, perhaps no one will be more so than Taj Gibson.
Because once the Bulls …
Posted on Oct 16
The last time the Bucks saw the Bulls, Derrick Rose was putting the finishing touches on a 30-point, 11-assist night by draining a 20-foot jumper at the buzzer to give Chicago a 106-104 victory in Milwaukee.
It was Chicago’s fourth victory in as many meetings last season and eighth overall in the series.
“He keeps the constant pressure on you …
Posted on Oct 16
Taj Gibson may be the Bulls, at least the Bulls without Derrick Rose.
“It’s up to us to fill in the blank spots and recover for what we lost and do what we need to do,” Gibson said as with the Bulls also preparing to host the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday at the United Center in the team’s fourth preseason game. …
Posted on Oct 9
When the Bulls took the court and opened the preseason against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday at the United Center, they did so with a different look.
The most significant change, of course, was that Derrick Rose remains on the sideline as he rehabs a torn ACL. With Rose out, Kirk Hinrich started at point guard in his return to …