Posts Tagged ‘tyrus thomas’
Posted on Jul 9
Our long national (basketball association) nightmare finally is over.
LeBron James left Cleveland with about as much sympathy and gratitude as the way Richard Nixon left Washington. James is moving his kingdom to Miami to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to form the most impressive basketball threesome since the last most impressive one.
How many Big Threes are allowed …
Posted on Apr 28
So what happens next?
The Bulls Tuesday in losing the opening round playoff series to the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 concluded what generally was a successful season with a second straight 41-41 record and first round playoff elimination. Yes, even with another first round out. This was to be the appetizer.
But given injuries that cost Joakim Noah 18 games and …
Posted on Apr 28
LeBron James was waiting for it, the subtle knuckleball of a question coming his way after his Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday eliminated the Bulls in five games with a tough 96-94 victory in the opening round playoff series.
James, who held together a shaky Cavs group that was feeling the pressure down the stretch with 19 points, 10 rebounds and nine …
Posted on Apr 20
The Bulls Thursday play Game 3 of what may be the most important playoff series in franchise history.
And thus far, even though the Bulls trail 0-2, the series with the Cleveland Cavaliers may be going very well.
That’s because based on what LeBron James has seen in the first two games, especially in the Cavs 112-102 Game 2 victory …
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 …