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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 …

May 7

It really was an historic night for the Bulls Friday in Atlanta in defeating the Hawks 99-82 with Derrick Rose scoring a career high 44 points.

Yes, the Bulls had a dominating defensive performance in outworking the soft Hawks 47-34 on the boards, 18-9 on the offensive boards and never trailing to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference …

May 5

The Bulls played harder Wednesday in defeating the Atlanta Hawks 86-73 to even the Eastern Conference Semifinals at 1-1 with Game 3 in Atlanta Friday.

The Bulls didn’t necessarily play much better, their offense continuing to remain unimpressive and stalled. Derrick Rose, who received his MVP award from NBA commissioner David Stern before the game to raucous appreciation, led the …

May 3

Carlos Boozer came out of the Bulls locker room long after Monday’s 103-95 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals walking slowly and limping on his turf toe injury.

“The toe hurt a lot,” acknowledged Boozer, who had a respectable 14 points and eight assists. “It loosened up as the game went along. I …

May 2

See, Thibs was right.

All those extra minutes for Deng, not taking Rose out late, pushing big minutes on Kurt Thomas. Do you think Miami and Boston are thinking now how much that No. 1 seed was worth, about getting Atlanta instead of the series everyone wants to see but is going to wear you out. Even watching.

You always …

May 1

There always has been a Zen Master in the NBA. Red Auerbach was perhaps the first, which may be why he and Phil Jackson were so at odds, because they really were so alike.

Red was a teacher, as all the great coaches truly are, and one whose mantra of sacrifice and teamwork transcended the individual.

Phil Jackson most popularized …

Apr 27

It wasn’t quite the ultimate goal, but all the same for the Bulls in this gift of an NBA season it was an accomplishment and a relief, the first round playoff series win with Tuesday’s going away 116-89 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

This hasn’t been a Bulls team that’s celebrated, not when they wrapped up the Central Division, not …

Apr 25

Game 5 back at the United Center Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers should be easy for the Bulls. After all, all they have to do is shoot better, score more, make fewer turnovers and pass the ball more effectively.

So how exactly are they ahead three games to one? That is certainly what the Pacers have been wondering.

It hasn’t …

Apr 24

It may have best the best play the Bulls ran all game in Saturday’s 89-84 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Though, perhaps, it also crystallized the Bulls’ biggest issue as they try to make their way through these NBA playoffs.

The play drawn up by coach Tom Thibodeau with 17.9 seconds left and the Bulls on the verge of getting …

Apr 21

That should be all, folks.

Yes, it’s now just 3-0 Bulls over the Indiana Pacers in the first round playoff series with Thursday’s rough and tumble 88-84 Bulls victory.

Sure, the Pacers could decide they want to try to go back to Chicago next week and come storming out in Saturday’s Game 4.

Though it seems like they tried just …

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