Posts Tagged ‘dwight howard’
Posted on May 30
You don’t get to jump up from No. 29, but it wasn’t a bad night for the Bulls in Wednesday’s NBA Draft Lottery.
The New Orleans Hornets hit the jackpot by jumping up from No. 4 and will get the chance to select Chicagoan Anthony Davis, the 6-10 center from the University of Kentucky.
Davis is regarded as a potential …
Posted on Apr 27
The Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers open the NBA playoffs Saturday at noon Central time in the United Center. And if the first round doesn’t hold all that potential suspense—though there is some with Miami and the Knicks—then the answer to the ultimate question certainly does.
Because the identity of a potential champion is as uncertain this season as it’s ever …
Posted on Apr 24
The Bulls play the Indiana Pacers Wednesday in what should be the final meeting this season between the Central Division’s top two teams.
That’s because with Boston’s win over Miami Tuesday, the Bulls clinched the No. 1 seed and record in the Eastern Conference. That likely means a playoff opening against the Philadelphia 76ers, though that is not assured yet. …
Posted on Apr 8
It looks like the Knicks at least got the Bulls attention Sunday in that 100-99 Knicks’ overtime victory.
“Hopefully next time we play them we come out with a sense of urgency,” said Derrick Rose, who had 29 points in his return from missing 12 games with a groin injury but along with Luol Deng each missed two free throws …
Posted on Apr 7
The Longacre Theater on Broadway is featuring the show Magic/Bird as basketball comes to the Great White Way. Though with the Magic/Bird presentation, perhaps Great Black & White Way is more appropriate.
Anyway, as usual, the biggest basketball drama and show still is at Madison Square Garden, where the Bulls will be at noon Sunday to face the New York …
Posted on Mar 31
It’s not exactly the most salient element of Sunday’s national TV Bulls game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. But both the Bulls with Joakim Noah and the Thunder with Russell Westbrook have players who mimic old West six shooters when they do something special.
It’s likely we’ll get to see them much more from Westbrook.
“They are really good. It …
Posted on Mar 20
It really was historic stuff for the Bulls in their 85-59 domination of the Orlando Magic Monday. Sure, there was the official history of Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau setting the alltime NBA record for fastest to 100 victories in his 130th game as Bulls coach.
“I think it speaks to the job he’s done,” said Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. …
Posted on Mar 13
Late Tuesday afternoon, Derrick Rose was rear-ended by a Saturn. Later that evening, the Miami Heat felt like they had rings run around them in an overtime loss to the Orlando Magic.
Welcome to the next chapter of the battle for the Eastern Conference universe Wednesday at the United Center. The Miami Heat are already moaning about having to play …
Posted on Mar 9
There are two ways to play Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic. You single cover Howard and stay with their three point shooters, giving Howard his points but cutting down their overall offense. Or you double Howard not to let him beat you and take your chances the perimeter guys will miss.
The Bulls basically chose neither plan, at least …
Posted on Mar 8
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard said he’s trying to live in the moment amidst continuous speculation on where he may—or may not—end up between now and next week’s NBA trade deadline.
Speaking to the media following the Magic’s shootaround at the United Center on Thursday, Howard opened his comments with his best Charles Barkley impersonation.
“Listen, if you want to …