Posts Tagged ‘vinny del negro’

May 9

So after all that–losing Derrick Rose to that catastrophic knee injury in Game 1, losing Joakim Noah to that horrendous sprained ankle in Game 3, and then with Taj Gibson limping to the locker room Tuesday in Game 5 with his own sprained ankle, after the team filing a missing persons report on Richard Hamilton, after it appeared the Bulls …

Apr 27

The Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers open the NBA playoffs Saturday at noon Central time in the United Center. And if the first round doesn’t hold all that potential suspense—though there is some with Miami and the Knicks—then the answer to the ultimate question certainly does.

Because the identity of a potential champion is as uncertain this season as it’s ever …

Apr 3

Derrick Rose could possibly play Thursday against the Boston Celtics, though I personally doubt he will. And there’s apparently no misunderstanding between the Bulls and coach Tom Thibodeau regarding the discussions on Thibodeau’s future with the team.

Those were some of the issues that Bulls General Manager Gar Forman addressed before a private team fundraising auction and dinner at the …

Mar 27

So let’s take a look at the matchups between the team with the league’s best record, the Bulls, and the Denver Nuggets, who are tied for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Denver has Ty Lawson and Arron Afflalo in the backcourt compared with C.J. Watson and Ronnie Brewer. So make that huge edge for the Nuggets as …

Mar 22

Basketball is a pretty simple game. Figure your team is tired, trailing by eight with about 10 minutes left, a little underwhelmed by the opposition and still without the league MVP and its starting backcourt while playing a league most 26th road game.

So you dig in a bit on defense. And hope John Lucas III and Kyle Korver can …

Feb 9

Luol Deng is not one to show much emotion or give away too much of himself. After all, this is a man whose childhood was marked by being a refugee and going from wealth in Sudan to poverty in England, which sheltered him and his family.

Deng knows perspective. But if Deng isn’t going to be shouting on the outside, …

Dec 31

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau likened it to heavyweights exchanging gasp inducing blows. Joakim Noah called it one of the best performances he’s ever participated in. Luol Deng marveled it was the Derrick Rose show.

Rose? With “MVP, MVP” chants raining down on him despite it being the Los Angeles Clippers home opener Friday and a mostly spectacular game from Blake …

Apr 28

Let’s take an early look at the Bulls and Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals starting Monday (7 p.m.) at the United Center.

The Bulls won the season series 2-1 and the teams didn’t play for the first time all season until March 2, unusual on the NBA schedule. The Hawks won the first game in Atlanta behind a …

Apr 8

Well, the Bulls officially are No. 1 with Friday’s 93-82 snoozer of a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch the best record for the 2010-11 NBA season in the Eastern Conference.

Everyone raise your foam fingers!

Go figure. The Bulls zeroed in on the magical 60-win season going to 59-20 with their sixth straight win, 18th in the …

Mar 29

Coaches love a loss. No, I’m not saying Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau likes to lose, as the Bulls did Monday 97-85 at the United Center to the Philadelphia 76ers.

And Thibodeau seemed a bit more yelled out than usual croaking through his post game remarks.

“Again, the last couple of games, the first half we haven’t played defense,” said Thibodeau, …

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