Archive | February, 2013

Bulls-Nuggets Preview

Denver Nuggets Status Check: Record: 31-18 Division: 5-5 Conference: 22-11 Home Record: 21-3 Last 10 Games: 8-2 Streak: Won 7 Last game: 112-104 win over Milwaukee PPG: 104.2 (3rd) Opponents PPG: 100.7 (25th) Offensive Rating: 108.7 (7th) Defensive Rating: 105.1 (13th) Pace: 95.0 (2nd) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .506 (9th) Turnover Percentage: .137 (10th) Defensive […]

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Game Recap: Pacers 111, Bulls 100

The Good: Despite shooting only 44.3 percent from the field and 25 percent from downtown, the shorthanded Bulls had seven players in double-figures. According to Basketball-Reference, Chicago scored at a rate of 110.3 points per 100 possessions against an Indiana team that leads the league in Defensive Efficiency at only 96.5 points surrendered per 100 […]

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Bulls-Pacers Preview

Update:¬†Carlos Boozer will return tonight and is in the starting lineup. That means Jimmy Butler will once again come off the bench. Indiana Pacers Status Check: Record: 28-19 Division: 6-2 Conference: 16-10 Home Record: 18-3 Last 10 Games: 5-5 Streak: Won 2 Last game: 102-89 win over Miami PPG: 92.0 (29th) Opponents PPG: 89.9 (2nd) […]

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How do the Bulls do it?

The Bulls (29-18) have the third-best record in the Eastern Conference. They trail the defending champion Miami Heat (30-14) by 2.5 games and the New York Knicks (30-15) by two games. They are one game ahead of the Brooklyn Nets (28-19). According to John Hollinger’s stats-based power rankings, the Bulls are the sixth-best team in […]

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Bulls-Hawks Preview

Update: Kirk Hinrich (elbow) and Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis) and Carlos Boozer (hamstring) are all out again tonight. Hinrich is expected to be out at least a week with this injury. Taj Gibson, Luol Deng, Jimmy Butler, Rip Hamilton and Nate Robinson are starting for the Bulls, which means extended minutes for Gibson, Deng and […]

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Bulls-Nets Preview

Brooklyn Nets Status Check: Record: 27-19 Division: 9-3 Conference: 20-10 Home Record: 17-8 Last 10 Games: 6-4 Streak: Lost 1 Last game: 105-85 loss to Miami PPG: 95.8 (17th) Opponents PPG: 94.7 (5th) Offensive Rating: 107.6 (9th) Defensive Rating: 106.3 (19th) Pace: 88.0 (30th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .492 (14th) Turnover Percentage: .139 (15th) Defensive […]

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