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Posted on Nov 17
The natural order of things, at least how the Eastern Conference of the NBA was supposed to be, seemed to begin to adhere to the predicted natural laws Saturday as the Bulls dominated the Indiana Pacers 110-94 in a game in which Chicago led by at least 20 points for most of the game.
“A couple of days ago that …
Posted on Nov 16
It’s the run and shoot NBA again. Thirteen teams for just the second time in the last 19 years are averaging at least 100 points per game.
There are more than 20 players averaging at least 20 points per game. Last season there were nine. Contending teams like the Clippers, Thunder, Rockets and Heat are playing games to 120 points. …
Posted on Nov 12
There are a lot of sentences with “Derrick Rose” and “injury” that are no laughing matter. The one Monday late in the Bulls’ 96-81 pulling away victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers made you smile.
Because this time Rose was joking about it.
Rose sustained what he and the Bulls afterward termed a minor strain in his right hamstring, apparently …
Posted on Nov 9
So long sad times, we are rid of you at last. You are now a thing of the past. Happy days are here again.
Let’s sing a song of cheer again. Happy days are here again.
Those are some of the classic lyrics from one of the great songs, Happy Days Are Here Again, an attempt at uplifting a stunned …
Posted on Nov 7
This Bulls team for 2013-14 sure looked good on paper.
Though now we’re starting to wonder if we were writing with invisible ink.
“It’s frustrating,” admitted Derrick Rose Wednesday after the Bulls collapsed down the stretch once again and lost 97-80 to the Indiana Pacers, who closed the game with a 30-11 run in the last seven minutes. “But we’re …
Posted on Nov 3
It may not be time to panic after Saturday’s 107-104 Bulls’ loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
But is it a quarter to time?
“I don’t think he’s playing poorly,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said about Derrick Rose, who had the basketball game equivalent of a bad cheese steak, or just a cheese steak, with 13 points on four of 14 …
Posted on Nov 1
Derrick Rose really didn’t do that, did he? Derrick knows drama, too.
First regular season game back in the United Center since his serious knee injury 18 months ago, the fans erupting like it was a championship celebration when Rose was introduced, and then with the Bulls trailing 81-80 with 5.7 seconds left Rose puts in a ridiculous, running 11-foot …
Posted on Oct 30
Derrick Rose Tuesday in his first official NBA game in 18 months since reconstructive knee surgery shot four of 15 with one of seven on threes, added four assists but five turnovers in a 107-95 loss to the Miami Heat in which the Bulls trailed by 25 points in the fourth quarter.
“If anything I’m disappointed in the …
Posted on Oct 26
Time to start over now, Derrick Rose was saying after the Bulls Friday completed an 8-0 preseason with a 94-89 come from behind victory over the Denver Nuggets.
“If anything, we accomplished what we wanted to accomplish, which was to go out there and try to win every game,” said Rose, who added 15 points and eight assists to finish …
Posted on Oct 25
One of the most popular players in Bulls history returned Friday in the final preseason game. He didn’t start much for the Bulls and his name won’t appear on any banners.
But the United Center audience greeted Nate Robinson warmly when he entered the game to open the second quarter.
“This is something special to me just because of the …