Tag Archives | Derrick Rose

Stopping the Celtics

The Bulls beat the NBA champs! Okay, so the Celtics (or should I say “Celtics”) were missing Kevin Garnett, Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Tony Allen and Brian Scalabrine and then lost Leon Powe after he bruised his right knee in a collision with Ben Gordon a few minutes into the game. But still, Chicago executed down the […]

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Celtics-Bulls preview

The Basics: Boston (50-17) at Chicago (30-37). The Celtics are 23-11 on the road, while the Bulls are 20-11 at home. Advanced stuff: Boston is ranked 5th in Offensive Rating (scoring 110.6 points per 100 possessions) and 1st in Defensive Rating: (giving up 101.5 points per 100 possessions). Chicago is rankled 20th (106.9) and 17th (108.2), respectively. So, in addition […]

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Fresh ink: March 11, 2009

Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald: “After playing the 58-minute game with just seven players — thanks to injuries to Luol Deng (right-shin contusion) and Tim Thomas (left-knee sprain), while Kirk Hinrich (bruised right knee) was not 100 percent — the Bulls canceled Tuesday’s practice. They face a tough bounce-back game Wednesday night against Orlando. […]

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(Mostly) Fresh ink: March 9, 2009

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: “Monday is an important day for the Bulls, for reasons that have nothing to do with their playoff-push matchup against the Miami Heat. Sources said Luol Deng will consult with an orthopedic surgeon in Miami who has extensive experience in treating tibial stress fractures to detail the fifth-year forward’s […]

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Blowing by the Bucks

Let me start off by saying that watching the Bulls take care of business was pretty gratifying. Last night’s 117-102 win over the Bucks gave them sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference, not to mention a 3-1 regular season series win over the Bucks. So, should the two teams finish with identical […]

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Clawed by the ‘Cats

Beat the Nuggets at the United Center, fall to the Pacers at Conseco Field House. Defeat the Magic at home, lose to the Nets and Wizards on the road. Overcome the Rockets in Chicago, get overrun by the Bobcats in Charlotte. See a pattern here? The Bulls have developed a tendency to rock it at […]

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New flash: Pax says Rose should play

From Brian Hanley of the Chicago Sun-Times: “Bulls general manager John Paxson has made it clear to coach Vinny Del Negro that rookie point guard Derrick Rose should be on the court at the end of games. ‘I’ve talked to Vinny about this,’ Paxson said Saturday during the WMVP-AM (1000) broadcast of the Bulls’ 105-102 […]

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Blasting the Rockets

Memo to Vinny Del Negro: See what happens when you actually let Derrick Rose play in the fourth quarter? Sorry. I couldn’t resist. But seriously, imagine if Rose had been rooted firmly to the bench (again) instead of scoring 16 of his 22 points in last 12 minutes, including 11 during the final five-and-a-half minute […]

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The President and the Bulls

I want to look past the grief of the last 24 hours for a minute or two and talk about something pretty cool: How the Bulls got to hang with President Barack Obama at the White House yesterday. Obviously, this is an honor that isn’t normally accorded during the season to a team that’s only 26-32, but […]

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Devin Harris from the Black Lagoon

I figured as long as the game didn’t come down to a crazy half-court buzzer-beater by Devin Harris, the Bulls would be in pretty good shape. Unfortunately, Harris — unlike the Bulls – treated the entire fourth quarter like it was the last second of a must-win game: He scored 19 of his 42 points in […]

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