Archive | February, 2012

Game Recap: Bulls 121, Kings 115

The good news? The Bulls finally returned home after a nine-game road trip — the team’s longest since the 1992-93 season — and gutted out a victory that gave them a league-best 24 wins and earned Tom Thibodeau the chance to coach the 2012 Eastern Conference All-Star team. The bad news? The Bulls’ defense apparently took the night off and almost let […]

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Bulls-Kings Preview

Sacramento Kings Status Check: Record: 10-17 Division: 2-2 Conference: 7-13 Road Record: 3-12 Last 10 Games: 4-6 Streak: Lost 1 Last game: 98-84 loss to Phoenix PPG: 92.0 (24th) Opponents PPG: 100.5 (28th) Offensive Rating: 98.5 (27th) Defensive Rating: 107.6 (27th) Pace: 93.1 (7th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .441 (29th) Turnover Percentage: .143 (17th) Defensive […]

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Bulls fans can sigh in relief…

…because as Sam Smith of Bulls.com writes: Bulls general manager Gar Forman Monday said the Bulls got good news — or at least as good as could be hoped for now — regarding Derrick Rose’s back problems. Specialists Rose consulted Monday told the Bulls Rose doesn’t have any structural issues with his back, that it […]

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Game Recap: Celtics 95, Bulls 91

Joakim Noah: “There’s no excuses. We’re 6-3 on this road trip. We want to be a championship team. And to be a championship team, it’s OK, but it’s not great. Obviously, we’re not playing with our MVP, but there’s definitely enough in this room to win a game like tonight. But I feel like today, we […]

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Celtics-Bulls Preview

Boston Celtics Status Check: Record: 14-12 Division: 4-2 Conference: 13-7 Home Record: 10-7 Last 10 Games: 7-3 Streak: Lost two Last game: 86-74 loss to Toronto PPG: 90.0 (26th) Opponents PPG: 86.6 (1st) Offensive Rating: 101.6 (21st) Defensive Rating: 97.7 (3rd) Pace: 88.3 (28th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .498 (8th) Turnover Percentage: .156 (28th) Defensive […]

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Bobcats-Bulls Preview

Charlotte Bobcats Status Check: Record: 3-22 Division: 0-8 Conference: 2-18 Home Record: 2-8 Last 10 Games: 0-10 Streak: Lost 12 Last game: 94-84 loss to Boston PPG: 87.2 (28th) Opponents PPG: 100.8 (29th) Offensive Rating: 94.5 (30th) Defensive Rating: 109.2 (29th) Pace: 91.9 (14th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .446 (29th) Turnover Percentage: .143 (18th) Defensive […]

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Luol Deng: All-Star

Celebrate good times, people. After years of hard work and dedication to his craft — during which his contributions have been largely unappreciated outside of (and sometimes inside of) Chicago — Luol Deng has been selected as a reserve on the Eastern Conference All-Star team. A few days ago, I said there wasn’t a solid […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 90, Hornets 67

I love the focus of this team. The Bulls are now seven games into their season-long nine-game road trip. They’re 5-2 on the trip so far and have three straight crushing victories over bad teams. That may not sound all that impressive — and I know I’ve expressed concern over the Bulls padding their record […]

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Hornets-Bulls Preview

New Orleans Hornets Status Check: Record: 4-21 Division: 0-7 Conference: 2-17 Home Record: 2-12 Last 10 Games: 1-9 Streak: Lost 6 Last game: 100-92 loss to Sacramento PPG: 88.0 (27th) Opponents PPG: 93.4 (11th) Offensive Rating: 99.3 (25th) Defensive Rating: 105.5 (23rd) Pace: 88.2 (29th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .466 (23rd) Turnover Percentage: .148 (20th) […]

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Should Luol Deng be an All-Star?

The short answer: No. Now, before I get to my long answer, let me make it clear that I love Luol Deng as a basketball player and readily acknowledge that he is an indispensable member of the Bulls. That said, I can’t see any legitimate argument for adding him to the Eastern Conference All-Star team. […]

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