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Posted on Feb 11
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said Wednesday after a discouraging and dispiriting Bulls 113-90 home loss to the Atlanta Hawks that he asked his players to look themselves in the mirror during the coming midseason All-Star game break.
But what happens if there is no reflection?
“It has been a bad, bad stretch of basketball,” Hoiberg admitted of the Bulls 13th …
Posted on Jan 28
The East and Midwest are about being a little tougher, able to endure the elements other perhaps cannot, succeeding over the expectations.
Which in some ways describes Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, whose own story of achievement is remarkable and inspiring along with a full third of the Eastern Conference roster for next month’s Feb. 14 All Star game in Toronto.…
Posted on Jan 21
Jimmy Butler will be an Eastern Conference All Star for the second straight year.
He’ll just have to wait one more week to learn for certain.
The NBA Thursday on the TNT pregame show announced the final fan voting to select the All-Star game starters. Butler finished fourth among Eastern Conference guards as Toronto’s Kyle Lowry made a huge late …
Posted on Jan 14
And here they come spinning out of the final turn and heading down the home stretch in the final days of voting for the NBA All-Star game. The Bulls’ Jimmy Butler is on the outside among guards and gaining, but there isn’t much time left.
The fan voting concludes Monday night. Butler, in the last release before the final accounting, …
Posted on Jan 7
Jimmy Butler remained fourth among Eastern Conference guards, but he still has a good chance of being voted a starter in the latest fan All-Star voting returns released Thursday.
Miami’s Dwyane Wade leads the Eastern Conference guards by a wide margin and surely will be one of the starters. The Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving is second with fewer than half the …
Posted on Dec 25
The Bulls Friday made very merry in Oklahoma City with a thunderous present for themselves and their fans, a 105-96 victory that not only represented a season sweep of the powerful Thunder, but the most dominant victory for any team over 20-10 Oklahoma City this season.
“We knew what we were capable of,” said Jimmy Butler, who led the Bulls …
Posted on Dec 25
If the NBA All-Star game were Christmas Day—instead of just so many All-Stars playing on Christmas Day—the East team would start LeBron James, Paul George, Andre Drummond, Dwyane Wade and Kyrie Irving against Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook.
Those players were at the top of the voting with the release Friday of the first …
Posted on Nov 7
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg was bewildered Saturday following the Bulls 102-93 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves in which the Bulls not only were scoreless in overtime for the first time in franchise history but also missed 19 of their last 20 shots.
“I don’t understand how we play with as much energy as we did the other night (in …
Posted on Nov 6
Well, that crisis is over.
At least until the next loss.
This once promising Bulls season that seemed over a few days ago after the loss in Charlotte amidst speculation Derrick Rose would be released or traded for a low second round draft pick lives again.
The Bulls with Thursday’s 104-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder behind 12 of …
Posted on Nov 4
The Thunder is coming; the Thunder is coming.
“Two of the top players in the league,” the Bulls’ version of Paul Revere, coach Fred Hoiberg, acknowledged Wednesday about Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. “Those two guys against Orlando go for 48 and 41. It’s a very difficult tandem to stop. And they’ve got other weapons around them that can knock …