Posts Tagged ‘joe johnson’
Posted on Feb 21
For the last two weeks, the story with the Bulls has been Derrick Rose’s back, which kept him out of the last five games and with other maladies 10 overall on the season, nearly a third of the team’s games. But Monday the story was Rose being back, and it was a relief for the Bulls in their 90-79 victory …
Posted on Jan 12
Heck, I didn’t even know All-Star voting had started with the season just a few weeks old. And now it’s about over for the fans.
That’s because with the release of the first returns Thursday, the starting lineups appear set with Derrick Rose to start again at guard.
I’m not suggesting, mind you, that your vote doesn’t count and you …
Posted on Jan 8
In basketball, as in life, there occasionally are times like the Bulls’ unusually uncompetitive 109-94 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Call it: Saturday happens!
“In this league,” offered Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, “you usually get what you deserve.”
It was stunning in many respects as Derrick Rose with eight points, six assists and five turnovers likely had the poorest game …
Posted on Jan 4
The kid did it again.
Yes, it was 26-year-old Luol Deng once again with the game winner, this time Tuesday in the Bulls latest unlikely victory, 76-74 over the Atlanta Hawks after trailing by 19, 14 in the fourth quarter.
“I’ve had so many (game winners),” Deng said with a laugh afterward. “I’ve got to go back and watch the …
Posted on May 14
Perhaps never have the Bulls been as popular as they likely will be for the next two weeks in the Eastern Conference finals starting Sunday in the United Center.
Can you measure a whole basketball world rooting against one team?
Human emotion is both difficult to predict and often irrational. And if everyone is not fully sure why, they don’t …
Posted on May 13
Nobody said it among the Bulls Thursday after they defeated the Atlanta Hawks 93-73 to move onto the Eastern Conference finals starting Sunday night in the United Center against the Miami Heat.
Of course, had anyone said it coach Tom Thibodeau would have wrestled him to the ground before having the chance. And one look at Thibodeau and you know …
Posted on May 11
Derrick Rose was terrific, as usual, getting 33 points and nine assists in Tuesday’s Bulls 95-83 victory over the Atlanta Hawks that gave the Bulls a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal.
Luol Deng came back impressively from a cool weekend in Atlanta with 23 points. Carlos Boozer added 11 points and 12 rebounds and Keith Bogans made three …
Posted on May 10
Of the last 12 NBA championships, 10 have been claimed by the Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs or Boston Celtics. This season, all three teams have been sent home or are on the brink of elimination.
First, the Western Conference’s top-seeded Spurs went down in the first round. Then, the two-time defending champion Lakers were swept in the second …
Posted on May 9
Could I possibly owe the Atlanta Hawks an apology? Well, not yet. But this Eastern Conference semifinals series with Sunday’s 100-88 Hawks win over the Bulls is a lot closer than the sweep I had predicted.
“It’s a series,” said Derrick Rose. “First to four, and we know that.”
And seemingly that’s not so certain for the Bulls anymore even …
Posted on May 7
I know he’s not the thimble. Perhaps a top hat, classy and efficient. Definitely a cannon, as opponents know well. Though perhaps a boot, which his fellow players feel, at least verbally, when Derrick Rose starts talking some smack.
And, oh will the kid talk.
No, you and I won’t see it because it doesn’t come on the basketball court. …