Archive | April, 2013

Raptors-Bulls Preview

Toronto Raptors Status Check: Record: 29-48 Division: 3-11 Conference: 17-30 Road Record: 11-28 Last 10 Games: 3-7 Streak: Lost 1 Last game: 100-83 loss to Milwaukee PPG: 96.8 (16th) Opponents PPG: 99.1 (18th) Offensive Rating: 105.4 (16th) Defensive Rating: 107.9 (22nd) Pace: 90.4 (24th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .485 (18th) Turnover Percentage: .131 (6th) Defensive […]

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Chicago’s biggest enemy is the human body

Time isn’t the friend of this M.A.S.H unit known as the Chicago Bulls. There are six games left in the regular season and there are more unhealthy bodies than healthy ones. Derrick Rose (left knee rehab) is still in the “out indefinitely” category. Rose says he’s still open to playing this season, but a return […]

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The streak is over: Pistons 99, Bulls 85

Tom Thibodeau has made the phrase “we have more than enough to win” famous over his three seasons as head coach of the Chicago Bulls. In fact, it has become a much-needed rallying cry for his players. The ones healthy enough to actually play at any rate. As Jimmy Butler has said more than once, […]

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Bulls-Pistons Preview

Detroit Pistons Status Check: Record: 25-52 Division: 6-8 Conference: 21-26 Home Record: 15-23 Last 10 Games: 2-8 Streak: Lost 2 Last game: 107-101 loss to Minnesota PPG: 94.1 (24th) Opponents PPG: 98.9 (17th) Offensive Rating: 103.2 (23rd) Defensive Rating: 108.5 (24th) Pace: 90.6 (22nd) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .484 (20th) Turnover Percentage: .142 (26th) Defensive […]

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Magic-Bulls Preview

Orlando Magic Status Check: Record: 19-57 Division: 3-12 Conference: 9-37 Road Record: 8-30 Last 10 Games: 1-9 Streak: Lost 3 Last game: 98-84 loss to San Antonio PPG: 94.3 (23rd) Opponents PPG: 101.1 (23rd) Offensive Rating: 101.9 (26th) Defensive Rating: 109.2 (26th) Pace: 92.2 (14th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .487 (19th) Turnover Percentage: .136 (12th) […]

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A team-defining win: Bulls 92, Nets 90

The 2012-13 Chicago Bulls are not winning an NBA title. Derrick Rose is probably not going to play a single game this season. The Bulls will not be fully healthy — or even close — by the end of the regular season. Their absolute ceiling is a second round playoff elimination. If they make it […]

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Bulls-Nets Preview

Brooklyn Nets Status Check: Record: 43-31 Division: 9-4 Conference: 30-14 Home Record: 22-14 Last 10 Games: 6-4 Streak: Won 1 Last game: 113-95 win over Cleveland PPG: 96.4 (18th) Opponents PPG: 95.0 (5th) Offensive Rating: 107.9 (8th) Defensive Rating: 106.4 (18th) Pace: 88.5 (29th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .496 (14th) Turnover Percentage: .142 (23rd) Defensive […]

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Dead Men Walking: Wizards 90, Bulls 86

Remember back in late January? Early February? Things were looking up for the Bulls. They weren’t just thinking about making the playoffs. They were taking aim at the second or third seed in the Eastern Conference. Luol Deng and Joakim Noah were named to the All-Star team. An early March return by Derrick Rose looked […]

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Bulls-Wizards Preview

Washington Wizards Status Check: Record: 27-46 Division: 5-10 Conference: 13-30 Home Record: 20-17 Last 10 Games: 6-4 Streak: Won 1 Last game: 109-92 win over Toronto PPG: 93.2 (28th) Opponents PPG: 95.4 (7th) Offensive Rating: 100.2 (30th) Defensive Rating: 102.6 (5th) Pace: 92.0 (15th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .475 (25th) Turnover Percentage: .144 (27th) Defensive […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 95, Pistons 94

One day after a gut-wrenching come-from-ahead loss in Dallas, the Bulls flipped the script and pulled out a come-from-behind home win over the Pistons. Of course, the quality of competition was a bit different, given that the Mavericks are making a surge for the playoffs. All the Pistons (24-50) have to look forward to is  the […]

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