Posts Tagged ‘nazr mohammed’
Posted on May 15
“While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.”
— Maya Angelou
And so the Bulls’ 2014-15 season ends with arguably their worst loss of the season at the most vital time, the closeout game of the conference semifinal against rival LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who defeated the Bulls 94-73.
It perhaps sets back the Bulls …
Posted on Apr 16
It’s the I-94 series, the colder by the lake series. But it should be heating up 6 p.m. Saturday when the Bulls open their 2015 NBA playoff in the United Center against the Milwaukee Bucks.
That’s because the Bulls gained the third seed in the Eastern Conference with a 91-85 victory and comeback from 18 points behind Wednesday against the …
Posted on Apr 10
Maybe it was Nazr Mohammed’s halftime speech, a stem winder after the Bulls trailed Miami 51-32 and shot three of 24 in the second quarter. “Nazr, he really chewed us out,” said Taj Gibson, who had all three second quarter scores. Maybe it was Derrick Rose in his second game back from knee surgery with a dozen points and drawing …
Posted on Apr 4
It wasn’t looking like the greatest night in a great season for Pau Gasol even as Gasol was recording his 50th double/double of the season Friday, the first Bull to do so since Charles Oakley in 1986-87.
The Bulls had blown basically all of a 16-point lead to the Pistons—much as they’d blown a 19-point lead to Detroit two weeks …
Posted on Mar 8
How’s that saying go this time of year about the Spurs springing ahead and the Bulls falling back?
It was something like that Sunday as the day lasted too long for the Bulls as they trailed the defending champions for all but a few seconds in the first minute of the game and lost 116-105.
The defeat left the Bulls …
Posted on Jan 23
Oh, you mean those Bulls.
“We were win a game, lose a game, lose two games, win a game, lose two games; it’s not like we lost five games in a row or seven games in a row or something like that,” noted Derrick Rose. “It’s just something we’re not used to, which is losing games, period. We wanted to …
Posted on Nov 22
As John Winger famously said in the movie Stripes, “And then depression set in.”
Hey, you don’t get great literary references for a November game.
But like seeing his girlfriend walk out the door to close a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day, the Bulls Friday in losing 105-87 to the Portland Trailblazers began to see this road trip …
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 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 …