Archive for the ‘Post-Game’ Category
Posted on Apr 3
And just like that after trailing by seven points with 43.3 seconds left in perhaps the most important game of the Bulls season Saturday, there was Jimmy Butler hustling over in front of a driving Reggie Jackson for what looked like an offensive foul, an amazing chance to get the ball back with 20.4 seconds left and a chance to …
Posted on Apr 2
The games keep coming, big as they are for the Bulls, as well as the injuries. Both Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson, after frustrating efforts this week to play through injuries, were unable to play Saturday as the Bulls faced the Detroit Pistons in the contest for the last Eastern Conference playoff position.
Gibson was uncertain right up until 30 …
Posted on Apr 1
Pssst, pass it on. Derrick doesn’t like Jimmy.
Did you hear, Pau doesn’t like Derrick.
Did you know Jo was mad at Pau.
Hey, how about Jimmy hating Fred like that!
“They need to just shut up,” an exasperated Taj Gibson told reporters after Bulls practice Friday when asked about reports in nmedia that coach Fred Hoiberg didn’t fit with …
Posted on Apr 1
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, mothers and fathers, fans and doubters, step right up. Come closer, you won’t believe your eyes. Yes, we’ve got ourselves a playoff race here.
It may not be the greatest show on Earth, but there aren’t clowns running around anymore.
“There is a lot more fight out of our guys,” …
Posted on Mar 31
So the doctors looked at the X-ray. Then they looked at Taj Gibson. Huh! Looked back at the X-ray with the big spot on Gibson’s rib, where it was fractured. You’ve been playing with this for how long? they thought.
“I didn’t know (it was cracked/fractured),” Gibson was saying before Thursday’s game in Houston. “I was just playing through it. …
Posted on Mar 30
The Bulls arrived in Houston for Thursday’s TNT nationally televised game—talk about your preseason scheduling assumptions—and basketball was the talk of the city. Not the Bulls and Rockets, though, even with the Bulls’ superior 37-37 record to the Rockets’ 37-38.
Hey, if you are disappointed in the Bulls season, this Rockets team, mostly healthier than last season, also is just …
Posted on Mar 30
When the Bulls showed up Tuesday in Indianapolis, it seemed like a funeral and they’d be in a casket. The four consecutive losses dropped them below .500, they’d suffered humiliating blowout losses to non contending teams, and the obituary was being written.
And then they sat up and declared, “We ain’t dead yet!”
That was with Jimmy Butler’s 10 footer …
Posted on Mar 29
We know close counts mostly in horseshoes and hand grenades. That it did count somewhat for the Bulls Monday in their 102-100 loss to the Atlanta Hawks suggests how far they are from the team they believed they were.
“I was proud of them for fighting back from a double digit deficit,” said Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg. “We were able …
Posted on Mar 27
As the Bulls jet traveled back to Chicago following the disastrous 111-89 loss to the Orlando Magic, a somber Saturday night transitioned into Easter Sunday, and it was a Bulls team seeking a resurrection of its own.
A lively playoff chase has quickly become a death spiral with Saturday culminating perhaps the Bulls’ worst week in a decade, three consecutive …
Posted on Mar 24
Perhaps this is what it’s come to. Are the New York Knicks better than the Bulls?
Watching the last two nights, an unbiased observer would have to say yes considering Knicks’ back to back victories by an average of 10 points with an average of a plus-15 rebounding margin and shooting more than 51 percent in each game.
“Hell, yeah, …