April 29, 2014 |
So that's it then. The plucky Bulls gave it all they had, but their season is over after a 75-69 loss to Washington at the United Center on Tuesday. The Wizards eliminated the Bulls four games to one in their first-round playoff series. Believe it or not, the Bulls' chances to win Game 5 hinged on the health of Mike Dunleavy's injured left thumb. Could he score anywhere close to 35 points again, like in Game 3? Or at least pass to someone who could? OK, so maybe we're overstating that appendage's importance a tiny bit. But it makes for a good visual, so here's what earned a...
April 21, 2014 |
The Bulls let a 13-point lead slip away Sunday night on home turf for a 102-93 loss in Game 1 of the first-round matchup against the Wizards. "We're not happy with the result tonight, a disappointing loss at home in front of the home crowd," Bulls center Joakim Noah said. "But we'll bounce back. " The Bulls will get that chance Tuesday when the two teams meet again at the United Center. This series marks the third time the Bulls have faced Washington in the playoffs. The first was in 1997 when the Bulls swept them and went on to win...
December 21, 2011 |
'Twas the night before tip-off, when all through Chi, Fans waited for basketball, other than the Sky. The banners were hung by the rafters with care, In celebration of the end to the labor nightmare. The fans were nestled all snug in their beds, With phrases of Stacey King stuck in their heads. And I in my replica jersey of Taj Gibson, Had just lied down to sleep at a quarter to one. When out on the street arose such a noise, Although not too unusual for this part of Illinois.
February 20, 2012 |
Only one NBA team played an afternoon game on Presidents' Day. It was the Bulls, of course. Maybe Obama himself ordered it. In what was also Derrick Rose's return from bask spasms that sidelined him for five games, the Bulls beat the pesky Atlanta Hawks 90-79. Since America used Monday to celebrate Abraham Lincoln and George Washington's birthdays - you had cake, right? - what better way to break down the game than to assemble a presidential cabinet based on some of the Bulls' results.
March 25, 2013 |
Ten months ago, every Bulls fan's worst nightmare came true when Derrick Rose suffered a career-threatening knee injury. Since then, his progress has been well-documented as he's resumed practicing and was medically cleared to play a few weeks ago. Despite these developments, some fans are in an uproar over the fact No. 1 has not returned to the lineup. This is understandable. But I am sending this message to the Bulls faithful. For starters, calm down! Yes, Rose may be ready physically, but perhaps his mental readiness is not up to par. D-Rose said last week, "Nobody knows but God"...
October 28, 2013 |
The 2013-14 NBA season kicks off Tuesday with one of the most anticipated matchups of the year: Bulls-Heat. Derrick Rose is back. The Heat will get their championship rings for a second straight year. And if you were looking for a better storyline on opening night, there isn't one. "It's the start to the season. It's a big game," Bulls forward Taj Gibson said after a recent practice. "It's one of those games where old memories come back fast. " And those memories aren't fond ones, especially when it comes to the playoffs.