Upon further review: Nuggets 90, Bulls 89

Well, you can go ahead and file this one under “Almosts,” “Heart-Breakers,” or “What-Ifs.” Take your pick. Last night’s loss to the Denver Nuggets might very well qualify as one of the closest one-point defeats in NBA history. With the score knotted at 89-all, Kirk Hinrich fouled Chauncey Billups as the Nuggets guard was driving […]

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Is Joakim Noah the third best center in the NBA?

According to John Hollinger’sPlayer Efficiency Rating, Joakim Noah (23.36) currently ranks behind only Dwight Howard (28.21) and Tim Duncan (25.04) among centers. (Noah ranks 15thoverall among all players.) He’s also in the top 10 among centers in True Shooting Percentage (10th at .625), Assist Ratio (10th at 17.3), Offensive Rebounding Rate (10th at 13.2), Defensive Rebounding […]

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Tyrus Thomas and his flu-like symptoms

If you read this site regularly and/or follow me on Basketbawful, you probably already know how I feel about the catch-all “flu-like symptoms” excuse. Still, against all reason, part of me wants to give Tyrus Thomas the benefit of the doubt. After all, the alternative is to accuse Tyrus and possibly even the Bulls organization of […]

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The Bulls’ biggest need: to hit some shots

Through three games, the Bulls’ shooting has been terrible. Maybe even worse than terrible. Chicago currently ranks 26th in Field Goal Percentage (.413), 29th in Effective Field Goal Percentage (.427) and 30th (a.k.a. dead last) in Three Point Percentage (.163). Not to state the glaringly obvious, but being one of the worst shooting teams in the league […]

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Insert Heat-related failure headline here

Allow me to briefly channel my inner Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Bulls couldn’t stand the Heat. The Heat made the Bulls sweat. The Bulls were burned by the Heat. The Heat fired the Bulls. Okay, I think that’s out of my system. So…why did the Bulls lose a hotly contested 95-87 decision in Miami? (Okay, that was the last […]

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