Archive | November, 2012

Game Recap: Bulls 99, Magic 93

The Orlando Magic entered last night’s game a surprising 2-0. Possibly even more surprising was their post-Dwight Howard offensive uptick. In those two wins, the Magic scored 102 points against the Denver Nuggets and then 115 points against the Phoenix Suns. The Bulls — who also had enjoyed a quick 2-0 start — were coming […]

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Magic-Bulls Preview

14-53. 26 percent. No, that’s not the percentage of roller coasters Nate Robinson is allowed to ride at amusement parks. That’s what the Bulls starters shot from the field against the Hornets. The bench wasn’t much better, as the team as a whole finished 29-88 (33 percent). You aren’t going to win many games against […]

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A very fond farewell to Jim Durham

Jim Durham has passed away. He died on Sunday at his Texas home. It’s possible younger readers don’t know who Durham was. And that’s a real shame. Durham was the voice of the Chicago Bulls for nearly 20 years — on both radio and television — an era of excellence that lasted from 1973 to 1991. […]

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Chicago’s offensive meltdown

6-for-15 4-for-12 2-for-10 1-for-8 1-for-8 Those are the shooting stats for the Bulls’ starters against the Hornets on Saturday. For those of you who enjoy simple math, that’s 14-for-53 combined, a conversion rate of 26.4 percent. That starting unit was also 0-for-5 from three-point range (Luol Deng was 0-for-3 and Kirk Hinrich was 0-for-2). There […]

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Hornets-Bulls Preview

Chicago won’t get much time to think about its dominating win over Cleveland as the Bulls head back to Chicago to face New Orleans in their first back-to-back of the season. With a win against the Hornets, Chicago will improve to 3-0 for the first time since the MJ era (1996-97). The Bulls jumped all […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 115, Cavaliers 86

As Cavaliers coach Byron Scott said after thegame, this was a good, old-fashioned butt whipping… …with the Cleveland as the butt and Chicago starring as the steel-toed boot. The Bulls jumped on the Cavaliers early and often — leading 32-16 after 12 minutes and 60-35 at the half — and they were dominant in almost […]

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Bulls-Cavaliers Preview

As has been the Bulls custom when playing without their starting point guard, they won in an unconvincing way in the season opener. But they won and if you ask Coach Thibodeau, that’s all that matters. Joakim Noah had the type of game the Bulls are going to need to get from different guys if […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 93, Kings 87

It’s always good to open the season with a win. But, as is usually the case, this game had plenty to like and dislike. Things to like: I loved the productivity of Joakim Noah (23 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 assists, 3 blocks), Carlos Boozer (18 points, 8 boards, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 […]

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Taj Gibson’s contract has been extended

The Bulls celebrated Halloween with some very good news. And I’m not talking about their season-opening win over the Sacramento Kings. Taj Gibson and the Bulls have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $38 million. So we don’t have to worry about Gibson pulling an Omer Asik next summer. Said Gibson: “You just do […]

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