Archive for the ‘Pre-Game’ Category
Posted on Oct 23
Though he hasn’t spoke to Derrick Rose since Rose began attacking the rehabilitation of his left knee, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant believes he has a pretty good idea of what to expect from someone he’s considered a friend for the last two years.
“I’m sure he’s going to have a really, really nice comeback here for the Bulls and be …
Posted on Oct 16
The last time the Bucks saw the Bulls, Derrick Rose was putting the finishing touches on a 30-point, 11-assist night by draining a 20-foot jumper at the buzzer to give Chicago a 106-104 victory in Milwaukee.
It was Chicago’s fourth victory in as many meetings last season and eighth overall in the series.
“He keeps the constant pressure on you …
Posted on Oct 9
When the Bulls took the court and opened the preseason against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday at the United Center, they did so with a different look.
The most significant change, of course, was that Derrick Rose remains on the sideline as he rehabs a torn ACL. With Rose out, Kirk Hinrich started at point guard in his return to …
Posted on Oct 9
It didn’t appear like the Bulls would able to count on Luol Deng this season.
Deng seemed to be facing wrist surgery. Nevertheless, he was playing in the Olympics, which produced some tension between he and management. There were trade rumors.
But as the Bulls prepare to open the preseason Tuesday at the United Center against the Memphis Grizzlies, Deng …
Posted on Oct 8
Following a week of training camp at the Berto Center, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau moved practice downtown to the United Center on Monday, affording his team the opportunity to spend a few hours on the court where it will open its seven-game preseason schedule on Tuesday.
“We have a long way to go,” said Thibodeau. “We’re building habits and hopefully …
Posted on May 6
And then there was one.
Perhaps just one game left in this most remarkable and unusual — if not ultimately fulfilling — Bulls season ever. The Bulls after Sunday’s 89-82 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers trail 3-1 in the opening round playoff series. Game 5 is 8:30 p.m. CT Tuesday in Chicago.
Cue the NBA music, perhaps a dirge for …
Posted on May 5
How could this happen?
How after a second straight Bulls best record in the NBA could first Derrick Rose go out in the first game of the playoffs, and Joakim Noah, certainly for the rest of this series with the Philadelphia 76ers, in the third game?
So the Bulls, the No. 1 seeded team going into the playoffs, suddenly are …
Posted on May 5
It was something of a surreal scene Saturday morning at the Bulls’ hotel in Philadelphia as players filed in for a team film session instead of practice.
Reporters were asked to wait in the lobby, which didn’t please the hosts at the upscale hotel. Reporters then watched a pained Joakim Noah on crutches, his badly sprained left ankle hanging limp, …
Posted on May 4
The Bulls gathered in Philadelphia Friday morning knowing what they have to do physically to beat the Philadelphia 76ers and retake home-court advantage and control of this first round playoff series tied 1-1.
“We’re a help defensive team,” said Carlos Boozer. “We can’t let our guards be on an island out there by themselves. We’ve got to show our help, …
Posted on May 3
Joakim Noah probably has been the Bulls’ best player in this opening round playoff series with the Philadelphia 76ers, certainly with Derrick Rose out injured.
And, yes, there’s much talk heading into Game 3 in Philadelphia Friday night that Carlos Boozer, Richard Hamilton, Luol Deng and Kyle Korver have to be better with the series tied 1-1. But, really, the …