Posts Tagged ‘joe johnson’
Posted on Dec 25
Practice! Yes, Tom Thibodeau was talking about practice after the Bulls ruined the Brooklyn Nets’ Christmas Day with an inspiring 95-78 victory and perhaps the birth of a new attitude.
Yes, Thibodeau was talking about the game in which Taj Gibson was dominant with 20 points, eight rebounds and two blocks back in his native Brooklyn, Jimmy Butler had 15 …
Posted on Jun 27
In the annual NBA Draft Thursday, the Bulls selected the potential replacement for Marco Belinelli.
The Brooklyn Nets apparently added two of the top players in NBA history, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
The story of the draft was less the surprise of Anthony Bennett going No. 1 to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Nerlens Noel falling to No. …
Posted on May 5
I don’t think the Bulls can beat the Miami Heat in the conference semifinals, but anyone makes a mistake discounting what the Bulls can accomplish no matter how great the odds.
“We’re excited for the challenge of playing against the best team,” Joakim Noah was saying late Saturday night amid the intoxicating aroma of Game 7 victory in Brooklyn.
Posted on May 5
This has been a fabulous season for the Bulls; really, one of the best in franchise history. No, it’s not likely to end with any of those parades or rallies, though you never want to say never with this group, and you don’t want to go comparing them to the great Michael Jordan championship teams of the 1990’s. It’s a …
Posted on May 3
It may not be the best of times for the Bulls Saturday in Brooklyn, but Game 7’s are the best of times in sport. No more time to improve, no backs to the wall or it being a long season or another game. You can get rid of the worst of times quickly.
It reflects the best—or perhaps worst—in sports …
Posted on May 3
A tough Bulls team suffered a tough 95-92 loss Thursday to send the Bulls and Nets to Brooklyn Saturday for a Game 7 in their first round playoff series. So if it’s about toughness, perhaps the Bulls have the advantage even on the road.
“Our confidence is going up,” insisted Jimmy Butler, who played 48 minutes for the ill Luol …
Posted on May 1
There’s a famous comment about women from the Dutch Renaissance social critic Erasmus, “Women, can’t live with them, can’t live without them.” Though I have heard the modern version in my house with men substituted. Nevertheless, had Erasmus been watching the Bulls as they are hanging onto a 3-2 lead in the first round playoff series with the Nets, he …
Posted on Apr 30
This was the kind of game in Brooklyn Monday for the Bulls you almost wanted to skip, let the other guys take the win and go back home after the stunning Saturday victory and perhaps a bit healthier and more rested and end it in Game 6 Thursday.
After all, it’s about winning the series. But it’s also about playing …
Posted on Apr 28
That’s why you keep coming back to the NBA.
For days like Saturday when the Bulls and Brooklyn Nets gave basketball a gift, a fabulous, breathtaking, wondrous and thrilling 142-134 Bulls triple overtime victory.
Perhaps not so wonderful for the shocked Nets, who gave up a 14-point lead with less than three minutes left in regulation and head home for …
Posted on Apr 26
We know Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau isn’t exactly Mr. Happy, though he does enjoy the occasional guffaw when someone reverses the pinch post action in the triangle offense.
But it was a very somber Thibodeau late Thursday night in the United Center, grimly breaking down Game 3 of the Bulls/Nets series.
“We had a hard time scoring,” Thibodeau lamented. “They …