Posts Tagged ‘paul pierce’
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 …
Posted on Nov 6
These Bulls players are trying really hard, trying so hard they seem consumed with anger and defiance after losses, like Friday’s tough 110-105 overtime defeat against the Boston Celtics.
The Bulls once again scraped and clawed their way out of a big hole, trailing by 16 points in the third quarter to take an 82-81 lead with 5:44 left. They …
Posted on Oct 26
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Yao Ming opened the much anticipated NBA season Tuesday night.
But everyone has to wait for Wednesday night to see the league’s best player.
Yes, just the Bulls luck as they open the 2010-11 NBA season on national TV against the Oklahoma Thunder …
Posted on Jul 19
When the Utah Jazz dealt away Ronnie Brewer prior to the NBA trade deadline in February, All-Star point guard Deron Williams publically voiced his displeasure.
Williams complained that the move didn’t make the Jazz any better and even insinuated he may leave upon completion of his own contract. On Monday, when the Bulls introduced Brewer at the United Center as …
Posted on Jul 9
Our long national (basketball association) nightmare finally is over.
LeBron James left Cleveland with about as much sympathy and gratitude as the way Richard Nixon left Washington. James is moving his kingdom to Miami to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to form the most impressive basketball threesome since the last most impressive one.
How many Big Threes are allowed …