Posts Tagged ‘paul pierce’
Posted on Feb 12
The great philosopher Thibs often says, as he did Sunday after the Bulls were vanquished by the Boston Celtics 95-91, that every game presents the good and the bad.
Or as Descartes once explained it, perhaps at a clinic to Thibs: “I think therefore I am.”
So let’s think about just where the Bulls are after 30 games: A conference …
Posted on Feb 11
Joakim Noah was talking about how good he feels coming into Sunday’s national TV matchup with the Boston Celtics. So was Luol Deng and several other of the Bulls players, anxious for the chance to test themselves again. It’s when you get the feeling of being little kids again playing ball.
“You feel a certain way when you wake up,” …
Posted on Feb 9
Reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose has already booked his ticket to Orlando for the 2012 NBA All-Star weekend festivities.
His backup, C.J. Watson, hopes to join him as one of six contestants selected to participate in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest.
“It would definitely be an honor,” said Watson on Thursday. “I’ve had a pretty good season shooting the ball, …
Posted on Jan 14
It’s a new day, NBA. The Boston Celtics are dead. Long rule the new kids, the Bulls.
There’s no official passing of the torch in the NBA. But the Bulls with an impressive 88-79 victory over the Celtics in Boston Friday moved to the best record in the NBA at 11-2 with arguably the most difficult schedule leading the league …
Posted on Jan 12
Heck, I didn’t even know All-Star voting had started with the season just a few weeks old. And now it’s about over for the fans.
That’s because with the release of the first returns Thursday, the starting lineups appear set with Derrick Rose to start again at guard.
I’m not suggesting, mind you, that your vote doesn’t count and you …
Posted on Jun 24
I’d grade the Bulls draft pretty well, though incomplete for now given we won’t know for a few years what they have in Nikola Mirotic, the 6-10 scoring forward from Montenegro whom the Bulls acquired for their Nos. 28 and 43 picks.
So they add for their roster just Marquette’s Jimmy Butler, a rugged big/guard small forward defender.
And the …
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 29
Coaches love a loss. No, I’m not saying Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau likes to lose, as the Bulls did Monday 97-85 at the United Center to the Philadelphia 76ers.
And Thibodeau seemed a bit more yelled out than usual croaking through his post game remarks.
“Again, the last couple of games, the first half we haven’t played defense,” said Thibodeau, …
Posted on Feb 8
If there’s something to this All-Star snub/revenge thing, then the Bulls should be going to Kyle Korver Wednesday when they play the Utah Jazz.
That’s because Korver seemed to be the most egregious omission from the three point shootout contestants announced Tuesday.
Defending champion Paul Pierce will face Ray Allen, Kevin Durant, James Jones, Daniel Gibson and Dorell Wright in …
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 …