Posts Tagged ‘derrick rose’
Posted on Apr 6
Jimmy Butler Wednesday didn’t quite say the Miami Heat has no chance Thursday against the Bulls. But to paraphrase the Bluto speech from the Animal House movie that was been used—unsuccessfully, mostly–for motivation this season, “He’s not taking this anymore! Wade, he’s a dead man! Whiteside, dead. Deng…”
Of course, the only actual dead man walking anyone has seen around …
Posted on Apr 6
It’s now with Tuesday’s 108-92 loss in Memphis time for the tragic number for the Bulls—the number of games to be eliminated from the playoffs—in a season that started with joy and hope and appears to be ending as a basketball tragedy.
“I told the guys,” related Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg. “I said, ‘I never quit in my life and …
Posted on Apr 4
If the Bulls are going down for the count in this battle to make the playoffs, at least they are going down fighting.
The Bulls Sunday allowed a 19-point lead get away—16 at halftime—and they let the Milwaukee Bucks get within a point three different times in the fourth quarter. But Aaron Brooks, E’Twaun Moore and Jimmy Butler each time …
Posted on Apr 3
And just like that after trailing by seven points with 43.3 seconds left in perhaps the most important game of the Bulls season Saturday, there was Jimmy Butler hustling over in front of a driving Reggie Jackson for what looked like an offensive foul, an amazing chance to get the ball back with 20.4 seconds left and a chance to …
Posted on Apr 2
The games keep coming, big as they are for the Bulls, as well as the injuries. Both Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson, after frustrating efforts this week to play through injuries, were unable to play Saturday as the Bulls faced the Detroit Pistons in the contest for the last Eastern Conference playoff position.
Gibson was uncertain right up until 30 …
Posted on Apr 1
Pssst, pass it on. Derrick doesn’t like Jimmy.
Did you hear, Pau doesn’t like Derrick.
Did you know Jo was mad at Pau.
Hey, how about Jimmy hating Fred like that!
“They need to just shut up,” an exasperated Taj Gibson told reporters after Bulls practice Friday when asked about reports in nmedia that coach Fred Hoiberg didn’t fit with …
Posted on Apr 1
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, mothers and fathers, fans and doubters, step right up. Come closer, you won’t believe your eyes. Yes, we’ve got ourselves a playoff race here.
It may not be the greatest show on Earth, but there aren’t clowns running around anymore.
“There is a lot more fight out of our guys,” …
Posted on Mar 31
So the doctors looked at the X-ray. Then they looked at Taj Gibson. Huh! Looked back at the X-ray with the big spot on Gibson’s rib, where it was fractured. You’ve been playing with this for how long? they thought.
“I didn’t know (it was cracked/fractured),” Gibson was saying before Thursday’s game in Houston. “I was just playing through it. …
Posted on Mar 30
When the Bulls showed up Tuesday in Indianapolis, it seemed like a funeral and they’d be in a casket. The four consecutive losses dropped them below .500, they’d suffered humiliating blowout losses to non contending teams, and the obituary was being written.
And then they sat up and declared, “We ain’t dead yet!”
That was with Jimmy Butler’s 10 footer …
Posted on Mar 29
We know close counts mostly in horseshoes and hand grenades. That it did count somewhat for the Bulls Monday in their 102-100 loss to the Atlanta Hawks suggests how far they are from the team they believed they were.
“I was proud of them for fighting back from a double digit deficit,” said Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg. “We were able …