Archive | November, 2009

Key pre-road trip victory: Bulls 94, 76ers 88

It was an offensive explosion last night in Chicago, as the Bulls scored a season-high 94 points on a season-best 45 percent shooting! Okay, okay, enough with the sarcasm. It was good to get the win — especially since the team begins a six-game road trip on Tuesday — but there were still plenty of […]

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Shooting apocalypse

The good news: the Bulls are currently ranked 10th in Opponents Field Goal Percentage (.436), Opponents Three-Point Percentage (.325) and Defensive Rating (101.6 Points Per 100 Possessions), and they’re 11th in Opponents Effective Field Goal Percentage (.476). Chicago’s opponents shoot free throws at the league’s 12th-best rate (.759), but the Bulls have given up fewer […]

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Upon further review: Nuggets 90, Bulls 89

Well, you can go ahead and file this one under “Almosts,” “Heart-Breakers,” or “What-Ifs.” Take your pick. Last night’s loss to the Denver Nuggets might very well qualify as one of the closest one-point defeats in NBA history. With the score knotted at 89-all, Kirk Hinrich fouled Chauncey Billups as the Nuggets guard was driving […]

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Is Joakim Noah the third best center in the NBA?

According to John Hollinger’sPlayer Efficiency Rating, Joakim Noah (23.36) currently ranks behind only Dwight Howard (28.21) and Tim Duncan (25.04) among centers. (Noah ranks 15thoverall among all players.) He’s also in the top 10 among centers in True Shooting Percentage (10th at .625), Assist Ratio (10th at 17.3), Offensive Rebounding Rate (10th at 13.2), Defensive Rebounding […]

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Tyrus Thomas and his flu-like symptoms

If you read this site regularly and/or follow me on Basketbawful, you probably already know how I feel about the catch-all “flu-like symptoms” excuse. Still, against all reason, part of me wants to give Tyrus Thomas the benefit of the doubt. After all, the alternative is to accuse Tyrus and possibly even the Bulls organization of […]

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