Archive for the ‘Post-Game’ Category
Posted on Dec 19
Sometimes it’s such a beautiful morning and a storm comes up unexpectedly and ruins the day. Sometimes you are so certain about something, perhaps a stock or a friend, and maybe even a sports team, and it’s just not what you ever imagined.
Wednesday when the Bulls were in Houston in what would become a 109-94 loss, the Bulls 12th …
Posted on Dec 17
Is the Bulls’ 83-82 home loss Monday to the Orlando Magic time to panic?
Perhaps not, but it may be a quarter to.
“It’s not pretty right now,” acknowledged Mike Dunleavy, who in some respects produced an illustration of the team’s recent plight with a half court three pointer at the buzzer that left the Bulls a point away. “We’re …
Posted on Dec 15
We interrupt this bawdy bratwurst celebration to return to the reality of the Bulls season, which continued to break down Saturday in a 99-77 home loss to the Toronto Raptors.
That made it 10 losses in the last 13 games, basically since the start of the Western Conference trip when the Bulls lost Derrick Rose for the season. The Bulls …
Posted on Dec 14
The best thing about the Bulls’ 91-90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks Friday was not Mike Dunleavy’s banked in three-pointer with 5.8 seconds left.
Though it was pretty kooky.
“When it left my hand I went, ‘This is going to bank in.’ And it did,” said Dunleavy. “I can’t say when I set out to shoot the ball I was …
Posted on Dec 12
There was perhaps one offensive possession for the Bulls Wednesday in their 83-78 loss to the New York Knicks that encapsulated the frustration and ineffectiveness that has been this discouraging season.
The Bulls with a little help from their equally underperforming colleagues in short pants from New York had tied the game at 74 with 3:38 left after trailing by …
Posted on Dec 11
Has it come to the point already where the Bulls are playing spoiler?
It looked a bit that way Tuesday as the Bulls lost at home 78-74 to the Milwaukee Bucks, who seemed well on their way to a top lottery draft pick with the poorest record in the Eastern Conference.
But it’s not the first time the Bulls may …
Posted on Dec 8
How ‘bout that Taj Gibson!
The Bulls forward starting for injured Luol Deng—yes, another one bites the dust—added to the best-in-his-career season Saturday with 21 points and 10 rebounds against the Detroit Pistons. Gibson is averaging 21.4 points and 8.4 rebounds on 61 percent shooting the last five games.
The rest of the starting five?
“We sucked tonight,” explained Joakim …
Posted on Dec 6
Luol Deng was sitting back in his locker stall late Thursday following the Bulls’ overpowering 107-87 victory over the Miami Heat, a smile seemingly of both satisfaction and relief washing over his sharp features.
Deng had scored 20 points, his sixth consecutive game of at least 20 points and eighth in the last 10. Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with …
Posted on Dec 5
For many of us of another generation, you always remember where you were on Nov. 22.
For many in the NBA, even like LeBron James, they remember where they were this past Nov. 22 when Derrick Rose in Portland suffered his second severe knee injury in less than two years.
“I didn’t want to believe it,” James said before Thursday’s …
Posted on Dec 3
The chances were there; they thought they’d make it.
There was Luol Deng, with 37 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, trying a pick and roll pass to Joakim Noah at the buzzer in regulation after Jrue Holiday tied the game with an 18-footer with 3.9 seconds remaining. Deng’s pass did not connect.
There was Deng again at the close …