Game 7: Wakeup call

Well, that was a bummer. The Celtics shut us down (39 percent). They also enforced their will in the paint (44 points). Eddie House lit us up (16 points, 5-for-5 from the field, 4-for-4 from three). So did Brian Scalabrine, sort of (8 points, 2-for-3 from downtown). Ben Gordon was broke (7-for-23). The Bulls never […]

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Game 6: Are you kidding me?!

No, seriously…are you kidding me?! I don’t even know where to begin. Really. I have no freaking idea. Remember that scene in The Princess Bride when Inigo Montoya said: “Let me ‘splain. [pause] No, there is too much. Let me sum up. Buttercup is marry’ Humperdinck in a little less than half an hour. So all […]

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Rondo’s foul and other thoughts

The ruling is in: NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson believes that Rondo’s ear-boxing of Brad Miller was just a plain old foul. Said Stu: “We felt Rondo was making a basketball play and going for the ball after a blown defensive assignment by the Celtic team. In terms of the criteria […]

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Some random post-game thoughts

Kevin Garnett: Did anybody else notice KG tongue-lashing an impassive Ben Gordon last night (as beautifully illustrated above)? Way to stay classy, Kevin. Call me crazy, but I’m pretty sure there are rules prohibiting a player on the bench from verbally abusing an opponent who happens to be strolling by. But you know, the refs have […]

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Game 5: What a waste

Early on in this series, I could have accepted and might even have been pleased with a moral victory. But that was then, and right now all I can see is a wasted opportunity that — in my mind, if not yet in fact — cost my team its last best chance of advancing to […]

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Random pre-game thoughts

This Bulls-Celtics series has had more unexpected twists and turns than an M. Night Shyamalan movie. Except, unlike an M. Night Shyamalan movie, I could watch these games over and over again. (Sans Game 3, of course.) I have no idea what to expect from Game 5. (Although I have a sneaking and somewhat paranoid […]

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Updated! MRI looming for BG’s hammy

Chicago’s shot-making superhero is scheduled to undergo an MRI today. The reason: He strained his left hamstring in the first half of yesterday’s double-overtime thriller against the Celtics. Said Gordon: “I was driving and I heard something pop. It’s sore; hopefully it’s not too serious. I’m going to do what I need to do.” I couldn’t […]

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Game 4: Epic redemption

And to think, I was ready – several times — to dub this baby “The Free Throw Game.” As in, “Missed free throws cost the Bulls the chance to tie this series at two games a piece.” It wasn’t just the nine misses (26-for-35). It was when some of those misses occurred. You know, at the worst possible times. First, Tyrus […]

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Game 3 Disaster: Complete and Utter

Ever had one of those bad dreams where everything goes wrong? Like, you’re in school but you don’t know your locker combination, haven’t got your books, didn’t do your homework, can’t find any of your classes, forgot to get dressed, and the teachers are all slavering, tentacled monsters who want to use your stomach as […]

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Celtics-Bulls: Game 3 Live Blog

Hey folks. By the Horns is teaming up with fellow TrueHoop Networker Celtics Hub to provide a live blog of Game 3. I’ll be at the game, but my good friend and pickup league running mate Evil Ted will be live blogging in my totally understandable absence. CelticsHub.com Live Blogging

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