Posts Tagged ‘james johnson’
Posted on Dec 20
The Bulls, for a change, would like to get off to a good start when they play the Philadelphia 76ers at the United Center Tuesday.
In the last 13 games, the Bulls have trailed in the first quarter by at least eight points seven times and by double digits four of those.
So it is time for a change.
Posted on Dec 15
The Bulls Tuesday left the United States for a game with the Toronto Raptors with a winning streak and a potential All Star center.
They come back after defeating the Raptors Wednesday 110-93 with a seventh straight victory, but no starting center.
Customs may have gotten tougher.
That’s because the Bulls announced as soon as Wednesday’s game ended that potential …
Posted on Dec 12
The Bulls’ runaway 113-82 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday night in the United Center was the kind of game the team might like to sing about.
Perhaps some combination of “Takin’ Care of Business,” that being the firing on all cylinders Saturday win, to “This Could be the Start of Something Big,” the upcoming schedule that starting Monday at …
Posted on Dec 2
It was a bad night for the Bulls Wednesday against the Orlando Magic in the United Center. So how bad was it?
It was so bad that it was Joakim Noah bobblehead night. And Noah’s bobblehead got the same number of rebounds that Noah got. Zero.
“They beat us in every facet of the game,” offered a restrained coach Tom …
Posted on Nov 25
This was the situation Wednesday in Phoenix for the Bulls: They’re trailing by 23 midway through the second quarter as they’re being sliced open again and again by Steve Nash and the Suns pick and roll.
Taj Gibson is out with an ankle injury, joining Carlos Boozer on the bench. They’re shooting under 30 percent and now with Gibson out, …
Posted on Nov 18
Coaches have these little markers in games they use as indicators of how their team is playing and what they can expect.
“First five minutes of the game,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was saying late Wednesday night.
“Last five minutes of the second quarter,” he went on.
Not very good, as it turned out.
“First five minutes of …
Posted on Nov 17
With all the elements of Tuesday’s exciting win in Houston and Derrick Rose’s transcendent fourth quarter, no one quite got around to getting into that last sequence when Rose was shooting a free throws with .08 left and the Bulls ahead by two.
Rose missed the first, so he couldn’t close the game. Kyle Korver then went up to Rose …
Posted on Nov 6
These Bulls players are trying really hard, trying so hard they seem consumed with anger and defiance after losses, like Friday’s tough 110-105 overtime defeat against the Boston Celtics.
The Bulls once again scraped and clawed their way out of a big hole, trailing by 16 points in the third quarter to take an 82-81 lead with 5:44 left. They …
Posted on Nov 5
Madison Square Garden caved in the other day, but it turns out it was the Bulls having the roof fall in on them.
It was in the form of an astounding display of three point shooting Thursday by the New York Knicks, who were 16 of 24 on threes (they shot 42 percent on twos) and led from the middle …
Posted on Nov 1
When Portland shooting guard Brandon Roy and the 3-0 Trail Blazers take to the court, don’t expect one Bulls defender to shoulder the burden of slowing him down.
Rather, as Coach Tom Thibodeau explained, Roy will see several defenders as the Bulls play their second game at the United Center in three nights.
“It won’t be an individual matchup; it’s …