Posts Tagged ‘nazr mohammed’
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 …
Posted on Mar 18
The Bulls were right there, trailing the powerful Oklahoma City Thunder by a point with 10 minutes left.
“I thought we were in a good situation,” said Taj Gibson, who led the Bulls with 16 points in their 97-85 loss to Oklahoma City. “It was one of those games you want to take back. It was just one of those …
Posted on Mar 12
These are some things I was thinking about during Tuesday’s Bulls/Spurs game: If a mime is arrested, are they told they have the right to start speaking? If I loan someone $20 and never see them again, that has to be money well spent. How do deer know to cross the road by those yellow signs? And if Jimmy cracks …
Posted on Feb 27
They have been three amigos, even if they don’t exactly spend all their time together. They have been good, bad and ugly on occasion, but hardly stooges. They have become the Bulls Big Three, the current version of the team’s Three Headed Monster: Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson and Carlos Boozer.
“We bring the juice for this team,” Boozer said following …
Posted on Feb 27
If Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are the greatest shooting backcourt in NBA history, like Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson likes to say, then the Bulls Wednesday produced one of the great defensive games of all time.
Except the Bulls’ 103-83 victory over the Warriors in which Curry was held to five points and no Warriors starter scored in …
Posted on Feb 26
Sometimes basketball can be like poetry, its interconnected movements evoking a dramatic and creative art.
Often it is not, like in the last few minutes Tuesday of the Bulls’ 107-103 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Let me count the ways to the depths, breath and heights of old and new griefs which enabled the Bulls to salvage the win, their …