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Apr 26

No, no Nene for the Washington Wizards noon Sunday in Game 4 of the first round playoff series against the Bulls.

And the Wizards, leading 2-1 in the series, have to be shaking their head and exclaiming, “Oh, no Nene!”

That’s because the NBA Saturday afternoon announced a one-game suspension for the Wizards’ big man who had been the star …

Apr 25

Facing adversity is hardly anything new for the Chicago Bulls. So perhaps as they prepare for Friday’s Game 3 in Washington D.C. facing a 2-0 deficit, they are as equipped as any team to respond with a victory.

“We’ve been counted out all season long, many times,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau after Friday morning’s shootaround at the Verizon Center. …

Apr 25

This is what you’d say is a must win for the Bulls Friday in Washington trailing the first round playoff series 2-0 with only three teams in NBA history having come back to win after losing the first two games at home.

Dare we say backs to the wall as no team in NBA history has ever won a playoff …

Apr 23

Though the Bulls head to Washington facing a 2-0 deficit in their best of seven playoff series, don’t expect any major changes in Friday’s Game 3.

Twice Chicago has built a double digit lead in the second half but been unable to hold on for a victory.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has watched film and hopes his team will learn …

Apr 23

Perhaps the Bulls have the Washington Wizards right where they want them after Tuesday’s 101-99 overtime loss left the Bulls trailing 2-0 in this first round playoff series.

No Bulls team ever has recovered to win a series after losing the first two games at home, and only three teams have done so in NBA history.

But doesn’t it fit …

Apr 22

Love is what truly makes Joakim Noah who he is.

Love of his family, who was there Monday when Noah received the Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year award, love of his teammates, whom he credited for his success, love of the fans, who thrill to his passion, and love of the game, a love that is on display …

Apr 21

Joakim Noah has always been a team first kind of guy.

Earlier this season, for example, his name started to be mentioned in the MVP conversation. No one thought he would jump past the likes of Kevin Durant or LeBron James to win the award, but he belonged in the discussion and that in itself was significant.

After all, Noah …

Apr 21

No more Bulls home court advantage with Washington’s 102-93 victory in Game 1 of the playoffs Sunday! Outplayed down the stretch and outrebounded! Again! If Nene means baby, the Bulls need a bigger pacifier! I’m not even close to being out of exclamation points!

Help?

“We’re not going to get away from the guys who have gotten us there,” Bulls …

Apr 21

Winning a best of seven series in the NBA Playoffs can often come down to making adjustments, particularly when you have a fourth seed meeting a fifth seed, as is the case with the Bulls and Wizards.

So it comes as no surprise that Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said his team will be making several following a 102-93 Game 1 …

Apr 21

The Washington Wizards had something of an in your face strategy against the Bulls Sunday that went a long way toward the Wizards’ 102-93 victory in Game 1 of the playoffs.

The Wizards basically declared, “You guys aren’t that good.”

It wasn’t exactly in those words, and I’m fairly sure no one among the Wizards even thought that.

But, in …

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