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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 …
Posted on Apr 15
The first award of the 2014 NBA awards season goes to former Bull Luol Deng.
Deng was named winner of the 2013-14 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. It is voted on by the 175 members of the Professional Basketball Writers Association, similar to the media group that votes for the NBA post season awards. The honor goes to a player, …
Posted on Apr 15
There’s a famous story from Illinois in the 1948 presidential campaign. Incumbent and underdog Harry Truman was giving a speech in Downstate Harrisburg in which he was coming hard and relentlessly at his Republican opponent. Suddenly, someone from the crowd yelled out, “Give ‘em hell, Harry.”
The feisty Truman, who was the most surprising of presidents, looked out and happily …
Posted on Apr 3
As March Madness comes to an end, Joakim Noah and Nazr Mohammed will be keeping track of this weekend’s Final Four games with a vested interest.
Noah is a former Florida Gator, while Mohammed spent three seasons with the Kentucky Wildcats.
Florida, the tournament’s top overall seed, will face the University of Connecticut, coached by former Bulls guard Kevin Ollie, …
Posted on Mar 31
It’s about two minutes left in a tough game, the score tied. It’s called different things in different places. Pat Riley called it ‘Winnin’ Time. The Celtics knew it as a Larry Legend Moment.
For these Bulls, who defeated the Boston Celtics Sunday 107-102, it’s just another D.J. Save.
“He’s meant a little bit,” Joakim Noah deadpanned in a vibrant …