Posts Tagged ‘brian scalabrine’
Posted on Mar 3
It wasn’t a blowout win Friday in Cleveland like last time for the Bulls, though it looked like it with a 112-91 final in which no Bulls starter scored in the fourth quarter and only Luol Deng played, albeit briefly.
Deng had a season high 24 points and just his second game shooting better than 50 percent since he hurt …
Posted on Feb 9
The New Orleans Hornets Wednesday had actor/comedian Will Ferrell, in the city filming a movie, read the starting lineup introductions with his own little twists.
“At forward, No. 5,” Ferrell began for the Bulls, “he still lives with his mother, Carlos Boozer.
“At forward, No. 9, he collects rare birds and has a pet dolphin named Chachi, Luol Deng.
Posted on Feb 7
The euphoria of winning a Super Bowl certainly doesn’t last long. Some 24 hours after New Jersey was celebrating its Giants, the beloved Nets were blitzed by the Bulls 108-87.
OK, perhaps the locals weren’t that upset, at least the few who actually mistook the Prudential Center in Newark for a competitive venue.
And then there’s my nomination for understatement …
Posted on Feb 2
Remember when things were looking pretty darned good for the Bulls? Oh, yeah, Sunday. That was when the Bulls fought the Miami Heat to a virtual standstill without two starters. All Derrick Rose had to do was make his 30th consecutive fourth quarter free throw. Ok, it happens. Miami didn’t seem all that. So that’s all the Bulls have to …
Posted on Jan 29
Yes, the Bulls Sunday lost 97-93 to their newest rival, the Miami Heat, and Derrick Rose was disconsolate after missing two free throws with 22.7 seconds left that could have given the Bulls a one-point lead.
“I’ve been in those situations before and knocked down both,” said Rose, alternately still shaking his head in disbelief and choking up at times …
Posted on Jan 26
About that Bulls/Miami Heat Eastern Conference Finals, well, uh, you might want to wait a bit.
“We believe we are one of the best defensive teams in the league,” Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel was saying after his team effectively shut down the Bulls in the second half on the way to a convincing 95-90 victory.
“They (Pacers’ players) believed …
Posted on Jan 24
Let’s see how that roll call went Monday before the Bulls defeated the New Jersey Nets 110-95.
Derrick Rose: Back playing after missing four games with a sprained turf toe, getting 22 points and eight assists, though admitting his toe injury may not fully heal this season.
“I know that if someone steps on it again it’s going to hurt,” …
Posted on Jan 22
It mostly was an exercise in speculation and imagination, though Luol Deng didn’t much like it. I used to come up with various trade scenarios involving Deng. They weren’t unpopular.
After averaging 18.8 and 7.1 rebounds in the 2006-07 season when the Bulls won 49 games and swept defending champion Miami in the first round of the playoffs, Deng was …
Posted on Jan 21
When Derrick Rose missed his fourth consecutive game with a toe injury Saturday as the Bulls defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 95-89 and improved to an NBA-best 15-3 overall record, he had plenty of company at the end of the bench.
Joakim Noah was a late scratch due to a sprained ankle. Omer Asik started in his place, snagging a career-high …
Posted on Jan 14
It’s a new day, NBA. The Boston Celtics are dead. Long rule the new kids, the Bulls.
There’s no official passing of the torch in the NBA. But the Bulls with an impressive 88-79 victory over the Celtics in Boston Friday moved to the best record in the NBA at 11-2 with arguably the most difficult schedule leading the league …