Posts Tagged ‘tom thibodeau’
Posted on Nov 7
This Bulls team for 2013-14 sure looked good on paper.
Though now we’re starting to wonder if we were writing with invisible ink.
“It’s frustrating,” admitted Derrick Rose Wednesday after the Bulls collapsed down the stretch once again and lost 97-80 to the Indiana Pacers, who closed the game with a 30-11 run in the last seven minutes. “But we’re …
Posted on Nov 6
There used to be this 1960’s TV show which you can still find on reruns, the Munsters, about a curious family led by a gentle Frankenstein sort of family head who thumped around somewhat awkwardly in heavy boots.
No, it wasn’t Pacers center Roy Hibbert.
But Indiana’s somewhat deliberate 7-2 center suddenly has become a center of attention, a monster …
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 4
While there is a lot of basketball left to be played this season – 79 more games to be exact – it’s safe to say the Bulls didn’t envision themselves opening with a record of 1-2.
And while many of the storylines, whether they are positive or negative, seem to be magnified because it’s so early in the season, that …
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 31
Derrick Rose is dealing with a sore neck but the Bulls point guard doesn’t expect it to sideline him for Thursday’s home opener against the New York Knicks.
Rose is under the assumption he tweaked his neck at some point during Chicago’s regular season opener in Miami on Tuesday, though he doesn’t know exactly when it happened.
“I don’t know …
Posted on Oct 31
Much changes quickly in sports, and so it is for the Bulls who a few days ago were having visions of championships as they headed for Miami to open the season against the two-time defending champions.
So Thursday as the Bulls prepare to play their home opener against the Knicks, also on national TNT, the issue is whether the Bulls …
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 …