Archive for the ‘Pre-Game’ Category
Posted on Nov 6
There used to be this 1960’s TV show which you can still find on reruns, the Munsters, about a curious family led by a gentle Frankenstein sort of family head who thumped around somewhat awkwardly in heavy boots.
No, it wasn’t Pacers center Roy Hibbert.
But Indiana’s somewhat deliberate 7-2 center suddenly has become a center of attention, a monster …
Posted on Nov 5
The Bulls, especially coach Tom Thibodeau, do not like to talk about games being crucial or vital, especially this early in the season. But when Chicago visits the Indiana Pacers Wednesday, it’s something of a showdown given Indiana’s undefeated start and that the Bulls and Pacers are considered rivals for the defending champion Miami Heat.
“For us getting off to …
Posted on Nov 1
The Bulls now pretty much know their No. 1 guy is healthy and ready to go, Derrick Rose making his points most dramatically Friday with a fantastic running shot to beat the Knicks with 5.7 seconds remaining.
But as the Bulls Saturday are in Philadelphia to play one of the remaining two undefeated teams in the Eastern Conference, the concern …
Posted on Oct 31
Derrick Rose is dealing with a sore neck but the Bulls point guard doesn’t expect it to sideline him for Thursday’s home opener against the New York Knicks.
Rose is under the assumption he tweaked his neck at some point during Chicago’s regular season opener in Miami on Tuesday, though he doesn’t know exactly when it happened.
“I don’t know …
Posted on Oct 31
Much changes quickly in sports, and so it is for the Bulls who a few days ago were having visions of championships as they headed for Miami to open the season against the two-time defending champions.
So Thursday as the Bulls prepare to play their home opener against the Knicks, also on national TNT, the issue is whether the Bulls …
Posted on Oct 29
It was like the Finals Tuesday before the beginning, the first game day shootaround before the first game of the 2013-14 NBA season.
The TV networks, TNT and ESPN, were there with cameras rolling as the Bulls prepared to play the Miami Heat in Miami’s first game since winning the championship in the same arena five months ago. The commissioner’s …
Posted on Oct 28
The Bulls aren’t certain what they’ll be doing when the Miami Heat receive their championship rings and raise their 2013 title banner before Tuesday’s NBA season opener between the Bulls and Heat.
Though it would be hardly surprising if there’s some Black Eyed Peas lyrics making the rounds:
“Let’s get it started in here;
Let’s get it started in here.”…
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 …
Posted on Oct 18
In a departure from the normal routine, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau conducted the team’s game day shootaround on Friday at the United Center rather the Berto Center.
“It’s great; it’s different,” said Thibodeau. “We’ve got some new guys who want to get some more work down here so I think it makes a lot of sense.”
When asked if he’ll …
Posted on Oct 18
Joakim Noah made his preseason debut on Wednesday, but Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said on Friday the All-Star center continues to experience soreness in his groin and will miss the next few games.
“We’re going to shut Jo down,” Thibodeau said following the team’s shootaround at the United Center. “He’s got a little soreness (in his groin) so we want …