Archive | March, 2013

Putting basketball in perspective

Can you imagine traveling by plane and having two engines blow out mid-flight? It happened to the Bulls last weekend. Chicago’s charted plane was on its way to Indianapolis when near-disaster struck. Bulls radio analyst Bill Wennington described the incident on ESPN 1000′s “Waddle and Silvy Show”: “Apparently a compressor in engine No. 3 had […]

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Game Recap: Spurs 101, Bulls 83

Looking back at this game, it’s hard to figure out what was worse: Chicago’s defense or offense. The Spurs — who are without the services of All-Star point guard Tony Parker — connected on eight of their 14 three-point attempts (57 percent), converted better than 54 percent of their field goal attempts overall, and scored […]

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Bulls-Spurs Preview

San Antonio Spurs Status Check: Record: 47-14 Division: 11-2 Conference: 26-10 Home Record: 24-3 Last 10 Games: 8-2 Streak: Won 2 Last game: 114-75 win over Detroit PPG: 104.8 (4th) Opponents PPG: 95.7 (7th) Offensive Rating: 109.7 (6th) Defensive Rating: 100.2 (3rd) Pace: 94..4 (7th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .539 (2nd) Turnover Percentage: .139 (14th) […]

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Game Recap: Pacers 97, Bulls 92

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. An undermanned Bulls team — currently missing their superstar (Derrick Rose), two starters (Kirk Hinrich and Rip Hamilton), and their top reserve (Taj Gibson) — playing with their backs against the wall against a top-notch opponent. It’s been that kind of season. Actually, it’s been this way […]

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Bulls-Pacers Preview

Indiana Pacers Status Check: Record: 37-22 Division: 9-2 Conference: 24-12 Home Record: 24-6 Last 10 Games: 7-3 Streak: Won 1 Last game: 93-81 win over Toronto PPG: 93.9 (25th) Opponents PPG: 89.6 (1st) Offensive Rating: 103.5 (21st) Defensive Rating: 98.8 (1st) Pace: 89.8 (26th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .477 (22nd) Turnover Percentage: .144 (27th) Defensive […]

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Nets-Bulls Preview

Brooklyn Nets Status Check: Record: 34-25 Division: 9-3 Conference: 25-11 Road Record: 14-12 Last 10 Games: 5-5 Streak: Lost 1 Last game: 98-90 loss to Dallas PPG: 95.2 (20th) Opponents PPG: 94.9 (5th) Offensive Rating: 106.7 (10th) Defensive Rating: 106.4 (16th) Pace: 88.1 (30th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .490 (16th) Turnover Percentage: .141 (20th) Defensive […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 93, Sixers 82

So all it took for the Bulls to break out of their slump was an historic performance by Joakim Noah. That and a visit to the United Center by a team struggling even more than the Bulls have been. In case you missed it, the Sixers aren’t known as “the Sixers” anymore. They’ve been rechristened […]

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