Author Archive | Braedan Ritter

Recap: Bulls 96, Raptors 80

Playing without Derrick Rose for the first time in six game—an entire six game!—the Bulls capitalized on an ugly shooting night from all but one of the Raptors to claim their first road win of the year and avoid starting 0-4 away from home for the first time in five years. With about five minutes […]

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Game 5: Bulls-Heat Preview

In pretty much a must-win game, Chicago put in its worst performance of the year, as well as one of the worst postseason games in the franchise’s history. Now they find themselves in a true must-win situation, facing elimination as they hit the road. You can’t blame the Bulls too much, I guess, considering the […]

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Game 4 Preview: Heat-Bulls

On the defensive side of the ball, Chicago forced the Heat into exactly what they wanted: midrange jumpers in Game 3. The only problem is, Miami didn’t get the memo that they were supposed to miss those shots—or at least not all of Miami did. Tom Thibodeau’s game plan worked against LeBron James, who went […]

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Quick Reaction: Heat 104, Bulls 94

MVP (Most Valuable Player): In a game where LeBron James (6-17 field goals) didn’t shoot great and Dwyane Wade (ten points) disappeared for stretches, Chris Bosh picked up the slack. He had an enormous double-double with 20 points, 19 rebounds and added two blocks and four assists for good measure. LVP (Least Valuable Player): Carlos […]

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Game 3 Preview: Heat-Bulls

Hold on one second, I’m still adding up all the fouls from last game. 51 personal fouls, nine technicals, two ejections and one flagrant. According to my math that adds up to…one lopsided victory. Lots of people said this is what “playoff basketball” is all about, but it’s a stretch to say that what the […]

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