Posts Tagged ‘paul pierce’
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 …
Posted on Jan 27
So now what about Booz?
Derrick Rose on Thursday became the 12th Bull and first since 1998 to be named a starter for the NBA All-Star team with the official announcement on the TNT pregame show.
Rose, an All-Star reserve last season, joins Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Dwight Howard as Eastern Conference starters. Boston’s Doc Rivers has …
Posted on Jan 9
That was the defense Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has been talking about. And, frankly, it continues to be remarkable that the Bulls, without any elite level individual defender, can shut down a top team as they did Saturday in the United Center in defeating the Eastern Conference leading Boston Celtics 90-79.
“We lost two games back to back,” noted Derrick …
Posted on Jan 8
The Bulls’ back-to-back road losses to the Nets and Sixers, both sub-.500 teams, can be attributed in large part to poor efforts on the defensive end of the floor. It’s an area in which the Bulls have excelled for the most part this season, but Celtics Coach Doc Rivers said on Saturday he wasn’t surprised about the lapse.
“I just …
Posted on Dec 24
Bulls and Knicks, Christmas Day in Madison Square Garden. Yes, that’s a rivalry.
No, the Knicks and Celtics are not a rivalry, as the Knicks wanted to make it a week ago or so when they played Boston and Paul Pierce laughed about it. The Bulls and Knicks, yes, that’s a rivalry.
The nation’s No. 1 city, at least in …
Posted on Dec 4
Well, I wouldn’t say the Bulls’ Friday 104-92 loss to the Boston Celtics went too badly.
The only real problems I saw were the Bulls’ offense, the Bulls’ defense, the Bulls’ rebounding, the Bulls’ toughness, the Bulls’ starters and the Bulls’ response.
Though I was impressed with coach Tom Thibodeau’s gray paisley tie with the sharp blue stripe.
“We are …