Posts Tagged ‘ben gordon’
Posted on Dec 27
It was just like old times Sunday in Detroit as the Bulls battled the Pistons to overtime, finally hanging on for a bruising 95-92 victory.
Except it wasn’t exactly Jordan and Isiah and Scottie and Rodman, but Mark Landsberger and Ollie Johnson and Leon Douglas and Ben Poquette.
This one was badly played, badly coached, probably badly written, watched by …
Posted on Dec 24
Bulls and Knicks, Christmas Day in Madison Square Garden. Yes, that’s a rivalry.
No, the Knicks and Celtics are not a rivalry, as the Knicks wanted to make it a week ago or so when they played Boston and Paul Pierce laughed about it. The Bulls and Knicks, yes, that’s a rivalry.
The nation’s No. 1 city, at least in …
Posted on Dec 14
Joakim Noah, nursing his own foot and hand ailments, paused and went silent after talking to reporters as Derrick Rose stepped from the shower into the locker room late Monday night after the Bulls had defeated the Indiana Pacers 92-73.
Rose shuffled toward his locker stall, moving cautiously, his right arm hanging limp. Rose, seemingly the fastest man alive, certainly …
Posted on Nov 29
He’s back! Well, not actually since he really never was here.
Carlos Boozer, the Bulls’ major summer free agent acquisition, went through a full practice Monday with the team for the first time in nearly two months, since he broke his hand at the end of the first week of training camp.
So the big question—the only one, really, at …
Posted on Nov 15
The United States sometimes can be a baffling place of mixed messages. We condemn cigarette smoking. Yet, we subsidize tobacco farming. We scream for business incentives, yet watch quietly as the same businesses outsource jobs all over the world to enhance their corporate profits.
And so it is in the NBA as well, and Derrick Rose doesn’t understand or know …
Posted on Nov 6
These Bulls players are trying really hard, trying so hard they seem consumed with anger and defiance after losses, like Friday’s tough 110-105 overtime defeat against the Boston Celtics.
The Bulls once again scraped and clawed their way out of a big hole, trailing by 16 points in the third quarter to take an 82-81 lead with 5:44 left. They …
Posted on Nov 4
For former Bulls guard and current TNT analyst Steve Kerr, the transition from the Suns front office back to the world of television wasn’t exactly all that challenging.
“It’s great, I’m undefeated,” said Kerr. “I’m home five days a week. It’s been great to get back with TNT and a lot of old friends and great people. To have a …
Posted on Nov 2
It wasn’t a great start to the season for Luol Deng, though his defensive play on Kevin Durant and Ben Gordon was good. But the numbers, the expected offensive support for Derrick Rose, especially in the absence of Carlos Boozer, were not there.
Deng was averaging just 11 points and two rebounds, shooting 30.4 percent after a promising preseason which …
Posted on Oct 31
It was the home opener for the Bulls Saturday in the United Center, and it was the beginning of a season long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the franchise’s first NBA title.
So Derrick Rose played his part perfectly in the Bulls’ thrilling 101-91 comeback victory from 21 down and 15 behind in the fourth quarter.
For when …
Posted on Oct 30
Returning to the United Center to host the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, the Bulls will take aim at securing its first win on the young season, the team’s 45th in the NBA.
“It’s great and we’re looking forward to it,” said Coach Tom Thibodeau of the home opener. “It’s an opportunity to play in front of our fans and we’re …