Archive | February, 2013

Derrick Rose is doing 5-on-5 drills

Jon Greenberg of ESPNChicago writes: Derrick Rose checked off another box for a possible return to action. He practiced five-on-five for the first time this season on Monday afternoon. Rose had been cleared for regular contact for weeks, but the Bulls’ first post-All-Star break practice gave the team a chance for a full scrimmage at […]

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Game Recap: Celtics 71, Bulls 69

The Bulls arrived in Boston faced with the depressing realization that Derrick Rose might not play at all this season. Of course, they weren’t going to get any sympathy from the Celtics, who have lost three players to season-ending injuries in the last three weeks. Not only their own All-Star point guard, Rajon Rondo, but […]

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Bulls-Celtics Preview

Boston Celtics Status Check: Record: 27-24 Division: 5-5 Conference: 16-16 Home Record: 19-9 Last 10 Games: 7-3 Streak: Lost 1 Last game: 94-91 loss to Charlotte PPG: 96.3 (18th) Opponents PPG: 96.3 (10th) Offensive Rating: 102.5 (25th) Defensive Rating: 102.5 (7th) Pace: 91.4 (18th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .494 (13th) Turnover Percentage: .139 (17th) Defensive […]

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Derrick Rose not returning any time soon

Many people — myself included — suspected Derrick Rose might return from left knee surgery late this month or early next month. That now seems very unlikely. During a Monday interview with USA TODAY Sports, Rose said: “I don’t have a set date [for my return]. I’m not coming back until I’m 110 percent. Who […]

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Game Recap: Spurs 103, Bulls 89

Tom Thibodeau’s famous mantra — “More than enough to win” — turned out to be true last night. Only it was true of the Spurs instead of the Bulls. San Antonio was without the services of Manu Ginobili (sore left hamstring), Tim Duncan (sprained left knee/sprained right ankle) and Tony Parker (swollen knee). So the […]

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Spurs-Bulls Preview

Update:¬†Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Stephen Jackson are all out tonight for San Antonio. Joakim Noah is in the starting line-up for Chicago. San Antonio Status Check: Record: 40-12 Division: 11-2 Conference: 22-8 Road Record: 18-10 Last 10 Games: 9-1 Streak: Won 1 Last game: 111-89 win over Brooklyn PPG: 104.1 (4th) Opponents […]

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Bulls-Jazz Preview

Utah Jazz Status Check: Record: 28-22 Division: 3-4 Conference: 15-17 Home Record: 19-5 Last 10 Games: 7-3 Streak: Won 2 Last game: 100-86 win over Milwaukee PPG: 98.1 (11th) Opponents PPG: 98.5 (18th) Offensive Rating: 106.4 (11th) Defensive Rating: 106.9 (23rd) Pace: 91.2 (19th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .488 (18th) Turnover Percentage: .138 (14th) Defensive […]

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