Disclaimer: I only caught the second half of this game, so by my reckoning, it was probably the worst game in the history of the sport. Positives: Mike Dunleavy (9-15, 23 points, 5 rebounds) made many shots. Negatives: no one else did. I guess Tony Snell (3-3, 9 points) looked alright for awhile, which is […]
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Game Preview #29: Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Lakers – At Christmas I No More Desire a Rose
The Bulls host the struggling, comically inept Lakers on Christmas Day in what will surely be a merry night for all in red. Three years ago, these same two teams matched up on Christmas Day, in a sloppy, ugly game that nevertheless signalled the NBA’s renewal following the 2011 lockout. It ended with a game […]
Game #22 Preview: Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers – Wherewith We Fly
The Bulls look to string together consecutive home victories Friday night as they host the Northwest Division leading Trail Blazers. Fresh off a frankly dominant second half against Brooklyn, the Bulls (and more specifically Derrick Rose) look to establish a new level of consistently high play tonight as they host LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and […]
Game Recap #16: Chicago Bulls 109, Boston Celtics 102
Apologies for failing to get a preview up in time. I was up later than I expected due to, you know, it being Black Friday and all. If you’re really missing what my input would’ve been, it’s simple: if Derrick Rose plays, the Bulls will likely win. Guess what? He played, and they won. Despite […]
Game Recap #12: Sacramento Kings 103, Chicago Bulls 88.
The shorthanded Bulls became the last team in the NBA to fall on the road Thursday day as they lost to DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings 103-88. After a strong first quarter that saw the Bulls ahead by seven, the Kings’ bench turned it on in the second, the third, and most of the […]
Game Recap #7: Boston Celtics 106, Chicago Bulls 101.
In an attempt to replicate the amount of effort a visibly exhausted Bulls squad put up tonight, here are my game notes. – Pau still can’t box out anyone. He finished with 19 points and 9 boards on 8-17 shooting. – Taj Gibson is noticeably hobbled and hurt and really tired. 8 points […]
Game Preview #7- Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics: All Honourable Men
The Bulls return home tonight to face one of their bitterest rivals (?) for the first time this season. The Celtics, led by second year coach Brad Stevens, are 2-3 to start the young season, and have looked every bit the work in progress that they are. Unfortunately, they’re dealing with their own injury woes, […]
Game Recap #6: Chicago Bulls 118, Philadelphia 76ers 115.
In an…interesting contest, the Bulls held off the rampaging 76ers Friday night. After a low-key first 20 minutes of play that saw the winless 76ers go up by nearly double digits at one point, the two teams went into the half tied at 57. The third quarter saw the Bulls pull away due in no […]
Game Preview #6- Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers: Valour is Discretion
The on again/off again Derrick Rose saga (he hurt his ankles, he didn’t play for two games, then he played for one game, now he isn’t playing again) continues as the Bulls visit the hapless 76ers tonight. After long periods of relative ineffectiveness punctuated by occasional explosiveness, Rose ended up with nearly the same line […]
Game Recap #2: Cavs 114, Bulls 108.
In what was a WILDLY entertaining contest, the Bulls ultimately fell to the Cavs in their 2014-15 home opener on Friday night. Things started off innocently enough, with LeBron and Derrick Rose both looking better than they had in their debuts. Going into halftime, it was a close, if sloppy game, despite Rose rolling his […]