Posts Tagged ‘luol deng’
Posted on Apr 30
So what’s next for the Bulls after yet another disappointing close to the season, a second first round exit losing to a lower seed.
In 2012, it was Derrick Rose’s devastating injury in the first game of the playoffs and then the six-game loss. Last season, it was the thrilling first round series and seventh game victory in Brooklyn before …
Posted on Apr 27
As playoff slogans go, the Bulls have completed half. They’re going home after Sunday’s discouraging 98-89 Game 4 loss to the Washington Wizards. Now the Bulls have to win.
“You can’t put it on any one guy,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau as his team was badly outplayed, especially from the start, for the fourth consecutive game. “It’s our team, …
Posted on Apr 26
Mike Dunleavy at 6-9 could make threes and big ones, like he did Friday night in the Bulls’ vital 100-97 victory over the Washington Wizards, like the five threes in the 2001 NCAA title game and a team-high 21 points as Duke won the national championship.
“He always played big when it counted,” says his father, former NBA player, coach …
Posted on Apr 25
This is what you’d say is a must win for the Bulls Friday in Washington trailing the first round playoff series 2-0 with only three teams in NBA history having come back to win after losing the first two games at home.
Dare we say backs to the wall as no team in NBA history has ever won a playoff …
Posted on Apr 23
Perhaps the Bulls have the Washington Wizards right where they want them after Tuesday’s 101-99 overtime loss left the Bulls trailing 2-0 in this first round playoff series.
No Bulls team ever has recovered to win a series after losing the first two games at home, and only three teams have done so in NBA history.
But doesn’t it fit …
Posted on Apr 21
The Washington Wizards had something of an in your face strategy against the Bulls Sunday that went a long way toward the Wizards’ 102-93 victory in Game 1 of the playoffs.
The Wizards basically declared, “You guys aren’t that good.”
It wasn’t exactly in those words, and I’m fairly sure no one among the Wizards even thought that.
Posted on Apr 20
There’s this view that the Bulls got to the conference finals on that last day of the regular season as they avoided the first round matchup with Brooklyn and saw Miami into the opposite bracket. And the Pacers already trail the Atlanta Hawks 1-0. Just four games from the Finals?
Or summer vacation.
We know Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau isn’t …
Posted on Apr 19
So did we go another year just for Heat-Spurs II? Or can Oklahoma City finally break through now that they are about to have the league MVP? Or has Houston made the offseason acquisition with Dwight Howard that will be the difference?
As the 2014 NBA Playoffs open Saturday with Brooklyn at Toronto at 11:30 a.m. CT followed by perhaps …
Posted on Apr 17
The Bulls and Wizards played just three times this season with the Wizards winning two. Both of those wins were in January, shortly after the Bulls traded Luol Deng. Though the Bulls were playing well in that stretch with seven wins in nine games, both losses were to Washington, which had Nene playing at the time. Nene suffered a knee …
Posted on Apr 17
If the Bulls could have dreamed up the pairings for the NBA playoffs starting this weekend, it likely would have come out something like it has with the Bulls opening at home Sunday against the Washington Wizards.
The Bulls with Wednesday’s regular season ending 91-86 overtime loss to the Charlotte Bobcats fell to the No. 4 seed in the Eastern …