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2012-2013 Player Capsule- Jimmy Butler

The Chicago Bulls 2012-2013 campaign has officially come to a close. Now that we are weeks removed from the end of the season and have had time to be reflective, it’s time to take a look back at the performances of the members of this Bulls squad and brief look ahead at the future. The […]

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Bulls-Lakers Preview

Los Angeles Lakers Status Check: Record: 32-31 Division: 5-5 Conference: 18-21 Home Record: 21-11 Last 10 Games: 7-3 Streak: Won 2 Last game: 118-116 win over Toronto in OT PPG: 102.7 (6th) Opponents PPG: 101.7 (26th) Offensive Rating: 108.0 (8th) Defensive Rating: 106.9 (21st) Pace: 94.8 (3rd) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .515 (8th) Turnover Percentage: […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 95, Lakers 83

The Bad: The Bulls shot only 41.9 percent — including 39.5 percent on two-pointers — and got outrebounded 50-40. They managed only two free throws before halftime and a paltry 12 for the game. The Good: Despite their poor overall shooting, the Bulls went 9-for-17 from three-point range (52.9 percent) and scored at a rate […]

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Lakers-Bulls Preview

Los Angeles Lakers Status Check: Record: 17-23 Division: 4-3 Conference: 9-16 Road Record: 5-13 Last 10 Games: 2-8 Streak: Lost 2 Last game: 108-103 loss to Toronto PPG: 103.1 (5th) Opponents PPG: 101.6 (26th) Offensive Rating: 108.4 (8th) Defensive Rating: 106.8 (20th) Pace: 94.8 (2nd) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .510 (7th) Turnover Percentage: .140 (18th) […]

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Game 21 Recap: Bull 88, Lakers 84

Going into last night’s game against the Lakers, I was mad. In case you missed it, there was a post about Derrick Rose on TrueHoop yesterday. It highlighted a recent post on HoopSpeak in which bloggers Beckley Mason and Ethan Sherwood Strauss took pot shots at everything from Rose’s personality (or, in their view, his […]

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A loss with a little fire: Lakers 96, Bulls 87

For three quarters, the Bulls played their most inspired basketball of the season. They hustled. They scrapped. They crashed the boards with a manic vengeance. And, most improbably, they held a 73-72 lead over the defending champions going into the fourth quarter. It was last spring all over again, only this time the Bulls were […]

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Mamba vs. Pooh

In this commercial for NBA 2K10, Derrick Rose receives an epic smack talk smack down from Kobe “My guy’s awesome because he has four rings” Bryant. Rose might not, by his own admission, be able to get out of the second round, but he already has Larry Bird-like acting skills. Hat tip: NESW Sports via […]

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Rose learning from Kobe, Tyrus imitating Magic

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Derrick Rose “soaked up as much of the Kobe Karma as possible” when he and Bryant shot a video game commercial together earlier this month: “When you’re around people like that, of course you can learn a lot. How they manage themselves, how they eat, how they treat […]

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Congratulations, Phil

Phil Jackson won six NBA championships during his nine years as head coach of the Chicago Bulls. And yet many of his critics were always quick to point out — often with an almost sadistic glee — that his success was due as much (or more so) to luck than his coaching acumen. And by […]

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Losing to the Lakers

Maybe I’m just a cynic, but when the Bulls took a 14-point halftime lead against the Lakers last night, I felt really nervous. Everything went Chicago’s way in that first half, right down to their final two possessions of the second quarter: A double-pump layup by Derrick Rose with 28 seconds left and a buzzer-beating […]

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