Kicking the Knicks

Life’s funny sometimes. Back in January when the Bulls were getting embarrassed at the United Center by cellar dwellers like the Timberwolves, Thunder and Raptors, I expended a lot of energy trying to find the silver lining around every defeat…even when the only positive was “the earth did not open up and swallow the team.” But […]

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Fresh ink: Jordan in the Hall

The greatest player of all time being selected for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame — along with David Robinson, John Stockton and coaches Jerry Sloan and C. Vivian Stringer — is about as shocking as the sun rising again this morning or the fact that the Three Stooges are still funny no matter […]

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Knocking off the Nets

Well, now. That was more exciting than it should have been. And by “exciting” I mean “nerve-wracking, aggravating and potentially crippling to Chicago’s late-season playoff run.” They say that any landing you can walk away from is a good one, so I’m going to take today’s 103-94 win over the New Jersey Nets and just […]

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A bad time to be hurtin’

I know it’s simply life in the NBA — just ask the Boston Celtics – but this sure is a lousy time for so many Bulls players to be banged up: John Salmons (left groin), Kirk Hinrich (sprained left ankle), Derrick Rose (bruised wrist), Tyrus Thomas (sore shoulder and flu-like symptoms) and Tim Thomas (back spasms) are all […]

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Drew Gooden’s game-used shoes!

Would you build a motorized bar stool out of an old lawn mower? Are you suffering from a crippling  case of dementia? Do you have a spare $165 — plus $10 S&H — just burning a hole in your pocket? If you answered “Yes, yea gods, yes!” to all three questions, then eBay has just the auction for you: A pair […]

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Fresh ink: April 2, 2009

Brian Hanley of the Chicago Sun-Times: “The Bulls returned home from an 0-2 road trip needing a refresher course at finishing school. Sunday at Toronto, the Raptors shot 55.6 percent in overtime and went to the free-throw line four times to none for the Bulls. The Raptors made all four and won 134-129. Tuesday at […]

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Put down by the Pacers

In my preview post, I stated that the outlook for this game was grim, mostly because the Bulls are a bad road team (now 12-27) and they most likely would be — and in fact were — without John Salmons, who was averaging 21.3 PPG on 50 percent shooting this month before he strained his […]

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Bulls-Pacers Preview

The Basics: Chicago (36-39) at Indiana (31-43). The Bulls are only 12-27 at home while the Pacers are 21-14 at home…which includes wins over the Cavaliers, Celtics, Lakers and Magic. In other words: Uh oh. Advanced stuff: Chicago ranks 18th in Offensive Efficiency (104.7 points per 100 possessions) while the Pacers rank 20th (104.4). The […]

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Repelled by the Raptors

Let me be frank: When your opponent shoots over 54 percent and (according to the game recap) sets a new franchise high for points scored, chances are you didn’t win the ballgame. And the Bulls did not, dropping a 134-129 overtime decision to the Raptors in Toronto. It’s called “a hand in the face,” guys. […]

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