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Round 2 Game 4: Hawks 100, Bulls 88

Let’s get this out of the way first. With 2:27 left in the fourth quarter and the Bulls trailing 90-84, Derrick Rose made a nice ball fake, got Jamal Crawford into the air, and then drew obvious contact on a three-point attempt. Official Bennett Salvatore blew the whistle… …then said it was inadvertent and ruled a jump ball. Josh Smith won […]

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Round 2 Game 4: Preview and Open Thread

Game Three Stats: Chicago: Derrick Rose: 44 points (16-27), 5 rebounds, 7 assists Taj Gibson: 13 points (5-9), 11 rebounds Atlanta: Jeff Teague: 21 points (8-13), 3 rebounds, 3 assists Overview: For the first time since the regular season, the Bulls looked like the 62 win team that so many were waiting to show up […]

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Second Round Game 1: Hawks-Bulls Preview

Season Series: Chicago won series 2-1 Game 1: Atlanta won 83-80 (Al Horford: 31 points, 16 rebounds) Game 2: Chicago won 94-76 (Derrick Rose: 34 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists) Game 3: Chicago won 114-81 (Derrick Rose: 30 points; Luol Deng: +39 plus/minus) Injuries: Kirk Hinrich: hamstring strain (doubtful for entire series) Overview: After four […]

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Hawks-Bulls Second Round Playoff Preview

References: For this preview, I gathered stats from the following sites: 82games Basketball-Reference ESPN.com Hoopdata TeamRankings Atlanta on offense: Allow me to present some meaningful offensive numbers: 30th in FGA at rim (20.0) 29th in Free Throw Attempts (1,728) 29th in Offensive Rebound Percentage (.209) 28th in Points in Paint (36.5) 20th Offensive Rating (106.1) 18th in Three-point Percentage […]

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The Hawks are coming! The Hawks are coming!

The mystery is over. The Bulls will face the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the NBA playoffs. I plan to publish my full Hawks-Bulls preview this weekend. For now, a few thoughts: First things first. By the Horns reader inkybreath asked: “Am I missing something … did Orlando have any business losing to […]

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Complete and Utter Domination: Bulls 114, Hawks 81

You know what I took from this game against the Hawks? People better start listening to what Derrick Rose has to say. And beware. Rose is a both humble and quite, which borders on amazing when you stop and consider his current stature among the NBA greats. His “aw schucks” attitude and respectful demeanor aren’t acts. In a […]

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Bulls-Hawks Preview

Atlanta Hawks Status Check: Record: 40-30 Division: 8-4 Conference: 16-23 Home Record: 17-16 Last 10 Games: 4-6 Streak: Won 1 Last game: Won 104-96 over Detroit PPG: 95.4 (25th) Opponents PPG: 95.3 (9th) Offensive Rating: 106.3 (19th) Defensive Rating: 106.2 (13th) Pace: 89.5 (27th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .502 (11th) Turnover Percentage: .135 (19th) Defensive […]

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