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Posted on Nov 12
There are a lot of sentences with “Derrick Rose” and “injury” that are no laughing matter. The one Monday late in the Bulls’ 96-81 pulling away victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers made you smile.
Because this time Rose was joking about it.
Rose sustained what he and the Bulls afterward termed a minor strain in his right hamstring, apparently …
Posted on Nov 9
So long sad times, we are rid of you at last. You are now a thing of the past. Happy days are here again.
Let’s sing a song of cheer again. Happy days are here again.
Those are some of the classic lyrics from one of the great songs, Happy Days Are Here Again, an attempt at uplifting a stunned …
Posted on Nov 5
The Bulls, especially coach Tom Thibodeau, do not like to talk about games being crucial or vital, especially this early in the season. But when Chicago visits the Indiana Pacers Wednesday, it’s something of a showdown given Indiana’s undefeated start and that the Bulls and Pacers are considered rivals for the defending champion Miami Heat.
“For us getting off to …
Posted on Nov 3
It may not be time to panic after Saturday’s 107-104 Bulls’ loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
But is it a quarter to time?
“I don’t think he’s playing poorly,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said about Derrick Rose, who had the basketball game equivalent of a bad cheese steak, or just a cheese steak, with 13 points on four of 14 …
Posted on Nov 1
The Bulls now pretty much know their No. 1 guy is healthy and ready to go, Derrick Rose making his points most dramatically Friday with a fantastic running shot to beat the Knicks with 5.7 seconds remaining.
But as the Bulls Saturday are in Philadelphia to play one of the remaining two undefeated teams in the Eastern Conference, the concern …
Posted on Nov 1
Derrick Rose really didn’t do that, did he? Derrick knows drama, too.
First regular season game back in the United Center since his serious knee injury 18 months ago, the fans erupting like it was a championship celebration when Rose was introduced, and then with the Bulls trailing 81-80 with 5.7 seconds left Rose puts in a ridiculous, running 11-foot …
Posted on Oct 30
Derrick Rose Tuesday in his first official NBA game in 18 months since reconstructive knee surgery shot four of 15 with one of seven on threes, added four assists but five turnovers in a 107-95 loss to the Miami Heat in which the Bulls trailed by 25 points in the fourth quarter.
“If anything I’m disappointed in the …
Posted on Oct 29
It was like the Finals Tuesday before the beginning, the first game day shootaround before the first game of the 2013-14 NBA season.
The TV networks, TNT and ESPN, were there with cameras rolling as the Bulls prepared to play the Miami Heat in Miami’s first game since winning the championship in the same arena five months ago. The commissioner’s …
Posted on Oct 26
The Bulls finished the NBA preseason the only undefeated team, leading everyone in point differential and one of two teams yielding fewer than 90 points per game. The Bulls were leading in field goal defense and in the top three in rebounding.
Of course, the statistics don’t count. But they suggest a Bulls team as prepared as any for the …
Posted on Oct 26
Time to start over now, Derrick Rose was saying after the Bulls Friday completed an 8-0 preseason with a 94-89 come from behind victory over the Denver Nuggets.
“If anything, we accomplished what we wanted to accomplish, which was to go out there and try to win every game,” said Rose, who added 15 points and eight assists to finish …