Archive for the ‘Pre-Game’ Category
Posted on Apr 15
The Bulls aren’t whole quite yet, but they are getting closer.
No, Derrick Rose wasn’t scheduled to play against the Orlando Magic Monday. And neither was Vladimir Radmanovic.
But Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson were due to play as the Bulls were able to put out a rotation as complete as any time this season.
In the shadow of Disney …
Posted on Apr 11
Didn’t we just do this? Hottest team in the league on an historic winning streak in the United Center with a top MVP candidate.
This time Thursday on national TNT it’s the Knicks with 13 consecutive wins and with perhaps the hottest individual player as well in Carmelo Anthony, leading the league in scoring after five straight games of at …
Posted on Apr 10
With the NBA season very much in its stretch run, the Bulls will play four out of their remaining five games in the next five days beginning Thursday night.
That’s when the streaking New York Knicks, winners of 13 straight games, will be at the United Center as seeds for the Eastern Conference playoffs begin to take form.
Whether or …
Posted on Apr 9
It’s been awhile since the Bulls have received any good news on the injury front. But that’s exactly what presented itself on Tuesday evening when coach Tom Thibodeau announced that shooting guard Richard Hamilton would return to action against the Toronto Raptors.
“We’re going to play him tonight,” Thibodeau declared of Hamilton, who came off the bench. “He’s going to …
Posted on Apr 4
Taj Gibson took a walk in Derrick Rose’s shoes the other day, and it didn’t feel too comfortable.
“You have people saying you shouldn’t have come back so soon, be careful. You’ve got so many different aspects of people in your ear giving you so many different opinions of what they think you should do,” Gibson said Thursday morning as …
Posted on Mar 27
After missing the last two games with a sore right knee, Heat guard Dwyane Wade will return to action on Wednesday when Miami takes on the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.
“I think I’m going to give it a go,” said Wade following the team’s shootaround at the arena. “I’ll get back out there, play, and see how I …
Posted on Mar 27
These days in the NBA, and elsewhere, you wonder about many things. I know I’ve heard it debated whether if a parsley farmer is sued they garnish his wages. If you are a vegan, can you eat animal crackers? And how exactly with 27 consecutive wins can you beat the Heat?
Punk ‘em, I say.
Nothing dirty or sinister, now, …
Posted on Mar 26
As they have all season, the Chicago Bulls remain focused on winning the next game on the schedule.
It just so happens that on Wednesday, the opponent comes in the form of LeBron James and the Miami Heat, winners of 27 games in a row.
Following the team’s practice Tuesday at the Berto Center, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau downplayed the …
Posted on Mar 21
Derrick Rose said Thursday he’s close to playing but not quite there yet.
Is that what they call deja vu all over again?
Hey, didn’t Rose say that in Los Angeles a few weeks back, and in Boston maybe a few weeks before that?
“It can be tomorrow where I feel I can play next game,” Rose told reporters Thursday …
Posted on Feb 20
It’s the Bulls playing the Miami Heat Thursday at the United Center on national TNT, and the Bulls know what’s coming.
Heck, they knew it a few minutes after beating the Heat last month in Miami.
“I know (coach Erik) Spoelstra is going to come in and I know what’s going to happen,” Joakim Noah said after famously suggesting that …