Archive | January, 2013

Game Recap: Bulls 95, Lakers 83

The Bad: The Bulls shot only 41.9 percent — including 39.5 percent on two-pointers — and got outrebounded 50-40. They managed only two free throws before halftime and a paltry 12 for the game. The Good: Despite their poor overall shooting, the Bulls went 9-for-17 from three-point range (52.9 percent) and scored at a rate […]

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Lakers-Bulls Preview

Los Angeles Lakers Status Check: Record: 17-23 Division: 4-3 Conference: 9-16 Road Record: 5-13 Last 10 Games: 2-8 Streak: Lost 2 Last game: 108-103 loss to Toronto PPG: 103.1 (5th) Opponents PPG: 101.6 (26th) Offensive Rating: 108.4 (8th) Defensive Rating: 106.8 (20th) Pace: 94.8 (2nd) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .510 (7th) Turnover Percentage: .140 (18th) […]

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Grizzlies-Bulls Preview

Memphis Grizzlies Status Check: Record: 25-13 Division: 4-4 Conference: 15-10 Road Record: 10-8 Last 10 Games: 6-4 Streak: Won 1 Last game: 85-69 win over Kings PPG: 93.4 (26th) Opponents PPG: 89.8 (2nd) Offensive Rating: 104.0 (16th) Defensive Rating: 99.9 (2nd) Pace: 89.1 (28th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .463 (26th) Turnover Percentage: .139 (16th) Defensive […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 100, Celtics 99 (OT)

The Good: The Bulls controlled most of the game and then made key plays at the end of regulation and in overtime to push their Eastern Conference-leading road record to 12-5. Only the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder (both 13-5) have better records away from home. The Bad: The Bulls controlled most of […]

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Bulls-Celtics Preview

Boston Celtics Status Check: Record: 20-18 Division: 4-4 Conference: 13-10 Home Record: 13-7 Last 10 Games: 6-4 Streak: Lost 1 Last game: 90-78 loss to New Orleans PPG: 95.1 (19th) Opponents PPG: 95.7 (7th) Offensive Rating: 102.7 (24th) Defensive Rating: 103.4 (9th) Pace: 91.0 (20th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .499 (11th) Turnover Percentage: .140 (16th) […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 107, Raptors 105 (OT)

The Good: The Bulls won for the sixth time in their last eight games, pushed their Eastern Conference-leading road record to 11-5, and stayed hot on the heels of the Indiana Pacers for the Central Division lead. The Bad: Instead of taking care of business against a bad team — and Toronto (14-25) is a […]

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Bulls-Raptors Preview

Toronto Raptors Status Check: Record: 14-24 Division: 1-6 Conference: 8-10 Home Record: 10-8 Last 10 Games: 5-5 Streak: Lost 5 Last game: 113-106 loss to Brooklyn PPG: 96.8 (14th) Opponents PPG: 98.8 (20th) Offensive Rating: 105.9 (12th) Defensive Rating: 108.0 (26th) Pace: 89.9 (25th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .484 (18th) Turnover Percentage: .122 (2nd) Defensive […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 97, Hawks 58

It’s safe to say the Bulls have had an up and down season. They have the one of the best road records in the league (10-5) but are barely above .500 at home (11-10). They’ve earned impressive wins over the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat (on the road). They’re also 3-0 versus the […]

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Hawks-Bulls Preview

Atlanta Hawks Status Check: Record: 21-15 Division: 8-3 Conference: 13-8 Road Record: 9-9 Last 10 Games: 4-6 Streak: Lost 1 Last game: 93-83 loss to Washington PPG: 96.5 (16th) Opponents PPG: 95.5 (6th) Offensive Rating: 104.3 (17th) Defensive Rating: 103.2 (7th) Pace: 91.5 (16th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .511 (7th) Turnover Percentage: .141 (23rd) Defensive […]

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