Posts Tagged ‘taj gibson’
Posted on Nov 25
Remember those days for the Bulls when the fourth quarters were like a slog through a swamp with players standing around on offense, barely getting off shots to beat the clock while pressuring and switching and closing and finally creeping above 90 points to win a game?
Oh right, Tuesday.
Because that’s when the Bulls with Derrick Rose back in …
Posted on Nov 21
There is a method to that madness that has become Jimmy Butler’s life, the multiple workouts per day, starting basically every morning at 5 and pounding away.
“I want to give us the best chance of winning,” Butler was saying in Oakland late Friday night. “That’s why I train as many times as I train per day, as early as …
Posted on Nov 19
Jimmy Butler didn’t drive the team bus to the arena Wednesday in Phoenix. He didn’t tape anyone’s ankle. He didn’t sing the national anthem. But Butler did pretty much everything else for the Bulls in a spectacular down-the-stretch shooting and defensive performance to carry the Bulls to a 103-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
It was an unlikely and perhaps …
Posted on Nov 17
Jimmy’s under the boards, Jimmy’s in the open, Jimmy makes the shot.
And then Jimmy made the block. And the Bulls won!
Jimmy likes it when the Bulls win.
“We’ve got to learn to build on our leads,” said Bulls guard Jimmy Butler Monday after the Bulls 96-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers. “But a win’s a win,”
Butler had …
Posted on Nov 14
Hush, hush not so sweet Charlotte.
The Bulls may not have finally quieted and solved the mystery of the Charlotte Hornets. But Friday in the United Center, the Bulls at least got a measure of justice for themselves in a hard earned 102-97 victory.
“This was a good one,” said Jimmy Butler. “At home, after what they did to us …
Posted on Nov 7
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg was bewildered Saturday following the Bulls 102-93 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves in which the Bulls not only were scoreless in overtime for the first time in franchise history but also missed 19 of their last 20 shots.
“I don’t understand how we play with as much energy as we did the other night (in …
Posted on Nov 6
Well, that crisis is over.
At least until the next loss.
This once promising Bulls season that seemed over a few days ago after the loss in Charlotte amidst speculation Derrick Rose would be released or traded for a low second round draft pick lives again.
The Bulls with Thursday’s 104-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder behind 12 of …
Posted on Nov 4
The Thunder is coming; the Thunder is coming.
“Two of the top players in the league,” the Bulls’ version of Paul Revere, coach Fred Hoiberg, acknowledged Wednesday about Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. “Those two guys against Orlando go for 48 and 41. It’s a very difficult tandem to stop. And they’ve got other weapons around them that can knock …
Posted on Nov 2
The Bulls with Sunday’s 92-87 victory over the Orlando Magic have won 75 percent of their games. That’s very good. Though the message in it may be, at least early in the season with this Bulls team attempting various forms of transition, is they haven’t played particularly well in 75 percent of their games.
“We had an 81-66 (fourth quarter) …
Posted on Oct 31
On Halloween eve in Auburn Hills Friday, the Bulls and Detroit Pistons dressed in very clever costumes that made them look like the greatest athletes in the world. It was a heck of a disguise.
“We came out lackadaisical,” said Jimmy Butler. “Can’t happen. Not in this league. Every team, especially on the road, you are going to get their …