Posts Tagged ‘chicago bulls’
Posted on Apr 26
No, no Nene for the Washington Wizards noon Sunday in Game 4 of the first round playoff series against the Bulls.
And the Wizards, leading 2-1 in the series, have to be shaking their head and exclaiming, “Oh, no Nene!”
That’s because the NBA Saturday afternoon announced a one-game suspension for the Wizards’ big man who had been the star …
Posted on Apr 25
Facing adversity is hardly anything new for the Chicago Bulls. So perhaps as they prepare for Friday’s Game 3 in Washington D.C. facing a 2-0 deficit, they are as equipped as any team to respond with a victory.
“We’ve been counted out all season long, many times,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau after Friday morning’s shootaround at the Verizon Center. …
Posted on Apr 16
The fourth-seeded Chicago Bulls will open the 2014 NBA Playoffs on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. CT when they host the fifth-seeded Washington Wizards in Game 1 of their first round series.
The series opener will appear on Comcast SportsNet Chicago locally and TNT nationally. Game 2 will be played on Tuesday at the United Center and start at 8:30 p.m. …
Posted on Apr 16
The last night of the NBA season may not be the most exciting, but it may be the most intriguing.
Because it may be more like a John le Carre novel, something of the Season that Came in from the Cold, and not just because it’s finally becoming warmer outside.
The Nets supposedly are easing off with the speculation that …
Posted on Apr 10
How does that slogan go about the NBA playoffs? Forty days and forty nights? No, that’s the Noah movie. And no, there’s not a movie about Joakim Noah, who had yet another triple-double Wednesday in the Bulls’ 102-87 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Not yet, anyway. Come see our big, sweaty ballerinas? No, that’s not it.
It’s that you want …
Posted on Apr 3
As March Madness comes to an end, Joakim Noah and Nazr Mohammed will be keeping track of this weekend’s Final Four games with a vested interest.
Noah is a former Florida Gator, while Mohammed spent three seasons with the Kentucky Wildcats.
Florida, the tournament’s top overall seed, will face the University of Connecticut, coached by former Bulls guard Kevin Ollie, …
Posted on Mar 26
The Chicago Bulls are on the verge of clinching a spot in the 2014 NBA Playoffs.
And while that moment could happen in the next day or two, don’t expect a great deal of celebration from the Bulls, who see it as another step in a long process.
Though as Taj Gibson admitted, it would be fun to go crazy …
Posted on Mar 11
Winners in six of seven games at home and 11 of 14 overall, it’s been an impressive run for the Chicago Bulls as the stretch run approaches.
While Joakim Noah has garnered some well-deserved national attention with his play, he’s hardly done it alone. Noah is the first to admit as much, so it came as no surprise when he …
Posted on Feb 26
It’s not unusual for a lockdown defense to face a high-powered offense when teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences meet.
That will be the case again on Wednesday when the Chicago Bulls try to hand the Golden State Warriors an 11th loss in 12 visits to the United Center.
The Warriors are 10th in the NBA in scoring at …
Posted on Feb 21
If the Chicago Bulls are able to match a season-high with a fifth consecutive victory on Friday night against the visiting Denver Nuggets, they will likely need to rely on one of the team’s staples: defense.
“It’s huge,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau on Friday morning of being ready defensively when facing the Nuggets. “Obviously they can put a lot …