Posts Tagged ‘chris paul’
Posted on Jan 2
The Bulls’ 104-64 annihilation of the Memphis Grizzlies was wonderful for the Bulls in their home opener, but worse than anyone can imagine for Memphis, and perhaps legions of music lovers worldwide.
Elvis has to be dead. Because he had to be rolling over in his grave about this one.
“Embarrassing and humiliating,” lamented Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins.
Though it …
Posted on Jan 1
We don’t really celebrate the calendar year in the NBA because of the fall-through-spring season. But as we start 2012 with the Bulls much delayed home opener Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies, here’s a look at the top 20 Bulls events of 2011.
1. Derrick Rose wins MVP: Individual awards are not what any season is about. But 2011 was …
Posted on Dec 31
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau likened it to heavyweights exchanging gasp inducing blows. Joakim Noah called it one of the best performances he’s ever participated in. Luol Deng marveled it was the Derrick Rose show.
Rose? With “MVP, MVP” chants raining down on him despite it being the Los Angeles Clippers home opener Friday and a mostly spectacular game from Blake …
Posted on Dec 24
The NBA generally tries to set the premier Christmas Day game matchups as possible Finals previews. So, predictably, the Miami Heat play the defending champion Dallas Mavericks and the Bulls play the Los Angeles Lakers.
And how delicious would that encore be once again after 20 years when the Bulls won their first NBA championship in Los Angeles in 1991.…
Posted on Dec 10
The Bulls Friday finally opened training camp for the 2010-11 season, two months late because of the NBA labor dispute but still with the same questions hanging over the team as when it walked off the court in the United Center last spring after the conference finals loss to the Miami Heat.
Can the Bulls acquire more shooting, just a …
Posted on Dec 9
When the New Orleans Hornets’ trade of Chris Paul to the Lakers was revealed Thursday, the first thing I thought about was Bowie Kuhn in 1976 invoking the Best Interests of Baseball clause to stop the Oakland Athletics and Charlie Finley from selling his stars Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers to the Red Sox and Vida Blue to the Yankees, …
Posted on Mar 23
Let’s get this straight. Wasn’t Thibodeau supposed to be the defensive guru?
But there the high scoring Bulls go again Tuesday, this time with a 114-81 thumping of the Atlanta Hawks. On the road in the second of a back to back no less against a fifth seeded, a playoff team. It was the Bulls second straight win by more …
Posted on Mar 8
The Bulls played a very good game Monday in beating the New Orleans Hornets 85-77. Unless, of course, you saw the game.
It was a brutal, slow, plodding type game—like the old line about watching laws and sausages being made—between one team coming off a five-game road trip and another, the Hornets, finishing up a five-game road trip and without …
Posted on Mar 2
Rasual Butler, a veteran shooting guard waived this week by the Clippers, will be signed by the Bulls, league sources confirmed Wednesday.
Butler, a 6-7 nine year NBA veteran, is expected to sign a contract for the rest of the season and join the Bulls in Orlando Thursday in time for Friday’s game with the Magic.
Although Butler averaged 11.9 …
Posted on Mar 1
I don’t get many questions anymore about John Wall vs. Derrick Rose, and there’ll likely be even fewer after Monday’s Bulls 105-77 win over the Washington Wizards with Rose dominating a mostly invisible Wall.
Did you even know he was in the game?
This is supposed to be the era of the point guard, but the latest youngsters have stumbled …