Posts Tagged ‘tyrus thomas’
Posted on Apr 17
The Bulls made the playoffs. Great. Now what do they do? Or more precisely, how do they beat LeBron James, surely the league’s MVP, and the Cavs, the NBA’s winningest team?
I’m glad I asked because I know how to do it. Unfortunately, I am not coaching the Bulls, so I cannot be responsible if the Cavs win, as everyone …
Posted on Apr 14
So here we are–game 82 against the Charlotte Bobcats. Win or go home. Can it get better than that?
OK, the Toronto Raptors could lose, and that would send the Bulls to the playoffs as well. But you can’t count on that against the Knicks.
Hanging above all that is change.
If the Bulls don’t make the playoffs, especially given …
Posted on Apr 4
The Bulls players insisted they didn’t see it, but everyone else did. Eighth place Toronto had won again earlier in the day. The seventh place Bobcats had come off the floor Saturday night from a dozen behind in the third quarter and trailing the first 36 minutes to stun the Bulls with an 11-2 run to open the fourth quarter …
Posted on Apr 3
The Bulls beat the Washington Wizards Friday 95-87. But make no mistake–they did not play very well, just well enough to beat a team that had just lost 16 straight games.
It took, in the end, a brilliant defensive sequence by Taj Gibson and then a Gibson jumper along with a Luol Deng three and a highlight Joakim Noah lob …
Posted on Apr 2
The story of Ronald Murray’s NBA life has been the same. It seems teams just don’t give a Flip.
Having come to the Bulls in the Tyrus Thomas trade, Murray has made journeyman an art. The Bulls are his eighth team in eight NBA seasons, reading this way: Milwaukee, Seattle, Cleveland, Detroit, Indiana, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago.
No wonder you never …
Posted on Mar 29
Well, that was a fun playoff race while it lasted.
Remember when it got going for real after the Bulls beat the Pistons in Auburn Hills Sunday afternoon? It didn’t look so good about 24 hours later when the seemingly dysfunctional Toronto Raptors went into Charlotte and outplayed the Bobcats 103-101.
It gives the Raptors a full one game lead …
Posted on Mar 27
Look, let’s put it right out there.
The Bulls are in big trouble, and if I had to pick now I think they’re not likely Saturday to beat the Nets, who won their ninth game and second straight in Friday’s win over the Pistons.
That’s right. I don’t feel confident the Bulls can win at home over the team that …
Posted on Mar 17
Eight is enough. But the losses look like they will keep coming for the Bulls.
The losing streak reached eight Tuesday in Memphis in a curious 104-97 defeat to the Grizzlies without the Bulls’ four top scorers. Yet, the Bulls came back from 25 down to get within four with 3:39 left and twice had chances to cut the lead …
Posted on Mar 13
Forget fighting their adversity. Better, the Bulls fought back this time. Now, they just need to turn that into a victory. A baby step, if you will.
The Bulls lost their seventh consecutive game Friday, 108-95 to the Miami Heat with starters Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Joakim Noah all out injured.
But they delivered their own blows this time …
Posted on Mar 12
Let’s look at it this way, ever the optimist that I am: The Bulls did their job Thursday against the Orlando Magic. Hey, they held Dwight Howard to 12 points and six rebounds while forcing him into five turnovers.
Of course, there was the problem of trailing by a dozen in the first quarter when Derrick Rose was injured and …