Archive for the ‘Post-Game’ Category

Nov 10

There are a lot of great things that have happened in Philadelphia.

There were the First and Second Continental Congresses that led to American independence; there was the writing of the Declaration of Independence, America’s founding document; there was the Constitutional Convention, which established the framework for the American democracy.

Then Monday there was the Bulls 111-88 victory over the …

Nov 7

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg was bewildered Saturday following the Bulls 102-93 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves in which the Bulls not only were scoreless in overtime for the first time in franchise history but also missed 19 of their last 20 shots.

“I don’t understand how we play with as much energy as we did the other night (in …

Nov 6

Well, that crisis is over.

At least until the next loss.

This once promising Bulls season that seemed over a few days ago after the loss in Charlotte amidst speculation Derrick Rose would be released or traded for a low second round draft pick lives again.

The Bulls with Thursday’s 104-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder behind 12 of …

Nov 4

The Thunder is coming; the Thunder is coming.

“Two of the top players in the league,” the Bulls’ version of Paul Revere, coach Fred Hoiberg, acknowledged Wednesday about Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. “Those two guys against Orlando go for 48 and 41. It’s a very difficult tandem to stop. And they’ve got other weapons around them that can knock …

Nov 3

Anyone get the license plate number of that tractor trailer?

There are signs you are having a bad day. You know, like when your financial manager is hitchhiking; when the fortune teller sends you a sympathy card; when as an NBA player you have just come from a workout wearing your NBA jersey and the cashier gives you the senior …

Nov 3

The Bulls may be heading to a first this season, the first back to back Most Improved Player winners in NBA history.

Nikola Mirotic, who looks like he’s solidified the role as starting power forward, has been one of the team’s most productive players in the 3-1 start with the Bulls in Charlotte Tuesday.

Mirotic is second on the Bulls …

Nov 2

The Bulls with Sunday’s 92-87 victory over the Orlando Magic have won 75 percent of their games. That’s very good. Though the message in it may be, at least early in the season with this Bulls team attempting various forms of transition, is they haven’t played particularly well in 75 percent of their games.

“We had an 81-66 (fourth quarter) …

Oct 31

On Halloween eve in Auburn Hills Friday, the Bulls and Detroit Pistons dressed in very clever costumes that made them look like the greatest athletes in the world. It was a heck of a disguise.

“We came out lackadaisical,” said Jimmy Butler. “Can’t happen. Not in this league. Every team, especially on the road, you are going to get their …

Oct 29

The Bulls Wednesday defeated the Brooklyn Nets 115-100 for just the Bulls’ second 2-0 start in the last 13 years.

“Guys are continuing to work on their games; they are knocking down shots and getting guys open in rhythm. That’s team basketball,” said Jimmy Butler, who led the Bulls with 24 points, six assists and a dominant defensive effort against …

Oct 28

Could it be the Bulls made their coaching change for defense?

It turned out Tuesday in the NBA season opener after all the preseason talk of a new, high powered, fancy offense that the Bulls relied on several big defensive plays down the stretch to defeat LeBron and the Vandellas (aka Cleveland Cavaliers) 97-95.

“Defense is always going to be …

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