Archive | December, 2012

Game Recap: Grizzlies 80, Bulls 71

The Good: Chicago’s overall D was strong. The Bulls held the home team to season-low 80 points on 37.5 percent shooting while blocking 5 shots and forcing the Grizzlies into a season-worst 19 turnovers. Despite their dominant front court duo of Marc Gasol (14.9 PPG) and Zach Randolph (17.2 PPG), the Grizzlies scored only 32 […]

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Bulls-Grizzlies Preview

Memphis Grizzlies Status Check: Record: 15-6 Division: 6-4 Conference: 8-5 Home Record: 9-2 Last 10 Games: 6-4 Streak: Won 1 Last game: 99-86 win over Jazz PPG: 97.1 (14th) Opponents PPG: 90.9 (2nd) Offensive Rating: 106.8 (10th) Defensive Rating: 99.9 (2nd) Pace: 90.1 (27th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .475 (19th) Turnover Percentage: .139 (13th) Defensive […]

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Nets-Bulls Preview

Brooklyn Nets Status Check: Record: 13-9 Division: 5-1 Conference: 10-4 Road Record: 5-4 Last 10 Games: 5-5 Streak: Won 2 Last game: 107-105 double overtime win over Detroit PPG: 96.5 (18th) Opponents PPG: 94.3 (7th) Offensive Rating: 108.1 (7th) Defensive Rating: 105.5 (17th) Pace: 88.1 (30th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .492 (13th) Turnover Percentage: .133 […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 96, Sixers 89

The Bulls picked up a crucial and impressive road win in Philadelphia last night. Some thoughts: Out-manned Again: The Bulls were already without Derrick Rose (left knee rehab) and Rip Hamilton (torn plantar fascia in his left foot). Then they lost Kirk Hinrich to a knee injury. The injury as reported isn’t serious and Hinrich […]

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Game Recap: Clippers 94, Bulls 89

Right now, with Derrick Rose rehabbing his surgically repaired left knee and Rip Hamilton recovering from a torn plantar fascia in his left foot, the Clippers are a better team than the Bulls. They have a better record. They have more talent. That said, the Bulls still could have beaten them last night. But they […]

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Clippers-Bulls Preview

Los Angeles Clippers Status Check: Record: 14-6 Division: 3-1 Conference: 10-3 Road Record: 4-3 Last 10 Games: 6-4 Streak: Won 6 Last game: 102-78 win over Toronto PPG: 102.3 (6th) Opponents PPG: 94.5 (7th) Offensive Rating: 110.5 (4th) Defensive Rating: 102.1 (7th) Pace: 92.1 (15th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .523 (4th) Turnover Percentage: .140 (14th) […]

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Bulls Player Updates: December 11, 2012

Hinrich to Face Clippers: K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes: After sitting out the second half of Saturday’s victory over the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich practiced fully on Monday and will play in Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Hinrich said he hyper-extended his left elbow to the point it […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 93, Knicks 85

Last night, the Bulls earned their first three-game winning streak of the season. And it was their best win of the season. They did it without Derrick Rose as usual. They did it without the injured Rip Hamilton. They did on the second night of back-to-back games which also happened to be their fourth game […]

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Knicks-Bulls Preview

New York Knicks Status Check: Record: 14-4 Division: 2-1 Conference: 10-1 Road Record: 7-4 Last 10 Games: 7-3 Streak: Won 5 Last game: 112-92 win over Heat PPG: 103.2 (3rd) Opponents PPG: 94.7 (8th) Offensive Rating: 113.3 (2nd) Defensive Rating: 104.0 (13th) Pace: 90.6 (26th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .528 (3rd) Turnover Percentage: .10.5 (1st) […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 108, Pistons 104

Reason to Rejoice: Joakim Noah went into full-on Beast Mode against the Pistons. The line: 30 points, 23 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. Noah was efficient both from the field (12-for-19) and the free throw line (6-for-7). It was flat-out video game-like. He did everything except hit a three. And if […]

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