Archive | November, 2010

Carlos Boozer: So very close…

Memo to Bulls fans: I suggest holding onto your socks so they don’t blow right off your feet. According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Carlos Boozer went through his first full-contact practice with the Bulls yesterday… …and he might actually play against the Magic on Wednesday. Don’t bother pinching yourself. You’re not dreaming. This […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls 96, Kings 85

Last night, the Bulls beat the Kings. For the record, the Kings have lost 10 of their last 11 games and were clobbered 100-82 by the Clippers during their last outing. By beating a bad team, Chicago wrapped up their seven-game circus road trip with a 4-3 record, a mere one game over .500. In many ways, what they accomplished doesn’t seem like a […]

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Circus Trip: Nuggets 98, Bulls 97

Heartbreaking loss. It shouldn’t have been a heartbreaker. It should have been a hope-lifter. After all, without Derrick Rose — who missed the game with a neck injury — it looked like the Bulls were going to get blown right out of the Pepsi Center…especially after the Nuggets built a 19-point third quarter lead. But […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls-Nuggets preview

This is unfamiliar territory. After coming back from 23 points down to beat the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday night, the Bulls are 3-2 on their annual circus trip of horrors. With two games remaining on the trip — tonight in Denver and tomorrow night in Sacramento — the Bulls are one win away from […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls 123, Suns 115 (20T)

Fifth game of the circus trip. Second night of back-to-backs following a tough loss to the Lakers. Down 50-27 in the second quarter. Apparently out of gas. Emphasis on the word “apparently.” As I watched Chicago’s amazing comeback last night, I was reminded of what Joakim Noah said a few weeks ago when the Bulls fell behind big to the […]

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Circus Trip: Lakers 98, Bulls 91

I just want to say up front that, when the Bulls were searching for a shooting guard last summer, I really wanted them to sign Shannon Brown. I felt like he had greater potential and a more complete skill set than the other players the Bulls were considering. Instead, management went with  Ronnie Brewer and […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls-Lakers Preview

The last couple weeks have been good times for the Bulls. They’ve won four of their last five games — including legit wins over the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks — and currently have a 2-1 record on their annual circus trip of horrors. They’re leading the Central Division and are currently ranked 5th in the […]

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Taj Gibson: More foot problems

Last season, it was plantar fasciitis in both feet. This season, Taj Gibson apparently has a pinched nerve in his right foot. According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: “Taj Gibson didn’t practice Sunday after suffering what he called a pinched nerve in his right foot. Gibson suffered the injury during slide drills at […]

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The official Carlos Boozer update

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, it appears we can expect Boozer to “return to game action” by  early- to mid-December. In theory. If the Bulls are lucky. Of course, it’s November 22 already and Boozer hasn’t even been participating in full-contact practices (although he has been doing some non-contact work). As of Friday, […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls 88, Mavs 83

Midway through the third quarter, Dirk Nowitzki scored seven straight points — two layups sandwiched around a three-pointer — to give Dallas a 55-43 lead. That 12-point lead represented a 23-point turnaround from the 11-point lead Chicago had built during the second quarter. And I bet I’m not the only person who was having flashbacks to […]

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