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Posted on May 15
This year, including the regular season, Chicago is 41-6 at the United Center. The Bulls posted the best home record in the NBA this year at 36-5.
As far as Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls are concerned, that trend can continue as their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals series against the Miami Heat gets underway Sunday in Chicago.
Prior to Game …
Posted on May 7
It really was an historic night for the Bulls Friday in Atlanta in defeating the Hawks 99-82 with Derrick Rose scoring a career high 44 points.
Yes, the Bulls had a dominating defensive performance in outworking the soft Hawks 47-34 on the boards, 18-9 on the offensive boards and never trailing to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference …
Posted on May 1
There always has been a Zen Master in the NBA. Red Auerbach was perhaps the first, which may be why he and Phil Jackson were so at odds, because they really were so alike.
Red was a teacher, as all the great coaches truly are, and one whose mantra of sacrifice and teamwork transcended the individual.
Phil Jackson most popularized …
Posted on Apr 27
It wasn’t quite the ultimate goal, but all the same for the Bulls in this gift of an NBA season it was an accomplishment and a relief, the first round playoff series win with Tuesday’s going away 116-89 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
This hasn’t been a Bulls team that’s celebrated, not when they wrapped up the Central Division, not …
Posted on Apr 24
It may have best the best play the Bulls ran all game in Saturday’s 89-84 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Though, perhaps, it also crystallized the Bulls’ biggest issue as they try to make their way through these NBA playoffs.
The play drawn up by coach Tom Thibodeau with 17.9 seconds left and the Bulls on the verge of getting …
Posted on Apr 21
That should be all, folks.
Yes, it’s now just 3-0 Bulls over the Indiana Pacers in the first round playoff series with Thursday’s rough and tumble 88-84 Bulls victory.
Sure, the Pacers could decide they want to try to go back to Chicago next week and come storming out in Saturday’s Game 4.
Though it seems like they tried just …
Posted on Apr 18
It came as no surprise that Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard was named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the year for the third consecutive season on Monday.
But what did raise a few eyebrows was that Bulls guard Keith Bogans received one of the six first-place votes that Howard didn’t capture. Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau, though, said the credit is …
Posted on Apr 16
Derrick Rose is scary, scoring 39 points Saturday to rally the Bulls from a 10-point deficit in the last 3:38 for a 104-99 victory in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs.
The Pacers’ Danny Granger crystallized just how frightening.
“With Chicago, no (you never think you have it won),” said Danny Granger, who led the surprising Pacers with 24 points. …
Posted on Apr 16
Pacers forward Danny Granger made headlines recently when he said stopping Derrick Rose would mean stopping the Bulls. While it is easier said than done, Indiana interim head coach Frank Vogel has put a plan in place to try and accomplish just that.
Vogel and his staff have compiled a “Rose Plan”–those words were written on the team’s locker room …
Posted on Apr 13
With a win over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday in the Bulls’ regular season finale, Tom Thibodeau improved to 62-20 in his first season as head coach.
Thibodeau tied Paul Westphal (62 wins with Phoenix in 1993) for the most victories for a first year head coach, this after already surpassing the legendary Bill Russell (60 with Boston in …