Posts Tagged ‘kevin garnett’
Posted on May 17
Welcome back to the Miami starting lineup, Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
No, it’s hardly official and no scoop that I know of. Plus, in a Pat Riley organization treason clearly is associated with speaking frankly to the media. They know nothing!
But the Miami Heat coming into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Wednesday in the United Center trailing 1-0 probably …
Posted on Apr 11
It was after a long practice Monday afternoon in Madison Square Garden, the world’s smelliest, most rotten and decrepit arena. Just about all the Bulls players sat along the perimeter of the floor, chatting, getting some treatment and generally waiting for the class in Basketball Jo to conclude.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau threw Joakim Noah passes and Noah made moves, …
Posted on Apr 8
You have to be politically correct in sports, too, so no one was about to bury the Boston Celtics. Other than Thursday on the scoreboard as the Bulls pretty much wrapped up the No. 1 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference with a convincing 97-81 win over the defending Eastern Conference champions.
So everyone knows how it goes as you …
Posted on Mar 13
All that was missing was the shrug. Sorry, wrong year.
It was the 20th anniversary celebration Saturday in the United Center of the Bulls’ first championship, and 2011 looked a lot like the 1990s with a 68-point first half in which the Bulls led by 30 points and equaled an all-time NBA record with thirteen first half three pointers made …
Posted on Feb 18
One time, nearly a decade ago, the Bulls were trying to acquire Kevin Garnett.
Not to say they have him now, and certainly not his verbal assaults. But Taj Gibson says he’s enjoying playing the Garnett role in the Bulls defense, which, for the record, is better than Boston’s this season. And though no one is saying so, it could …
Posted on Feb 3
The coaches in the Eastern Conference pretty much decided Derrick Rose is carrying the Bulls and no member of the Boston Celtics deserves league MVP consideration.
At least that is one way to interpret the results for All-Star reserves announced Thursday with four Celtics being voted by the coaches to the All-Star team, while Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng were …
Posted on Jan 27
So now what about Booz?
Derrick Rose on Thursday became the 12th Bull and first since 1998 to be named a starter for the NBA All-Star team with the official announcement on the TNT pregame show.
Rose, an All-Star reserve last season, joins Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Dwight Howard as Eastern Conference starters. Boston’s Doc Rivers has …
Posted on Jan 9
That was the defense Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has been talking about. And, frankly, it continues to be remarkable that the Bulls, without any elite level individual defender, can shut down a top team as they did Saturday in the United Center in defeating the Eastern Conference leading Boston Celtics 90-79.
“We lost two games back to back,” noted Derrick …
Posted on Jan 2
The Bulls are not exactly the star quarterback or the beauty queen cheerleader. They won their 13th game in the last 15 Saturday, 100-91 over the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers, 8-25 and missing three starters and with 14 consecutive road losses.
Although the Bulls are running away with the Central Division at 22-10 and are on pace for the best record …
Posted on Dec 4
Well, I wouldn’t say the Bulls’ Friday 104-92 loss to the Boston Celtics went too badly.
The only real problems I saw were the Bulls’ offense, the Bulls’ defense, the Bulls’ rebounding, the Bulls’ toughness, the Bulls’ starters and the Bulls’ response.
Though I was impressed with coach Tom Thibodeau’s gray paisley tie with the sharp blue stripe.
“We are …