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Bulls-Celtics Preview

Boston Celtics Status Check: Record: 27-24 Division: 5-5 Conference: 16-16 Home Record: 19-9 Last 10 Games: 7-3 Streak: Lost 1 Last game: 94-91 loss to Charlotte PPG: 96.3 (18th) Opponents PPG: 96.3 (10th) Offensive Rating: 102.5 (25th) Defensive Rating: 102.5 (7th) Pace: 91.4 (18th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .494 (13th) Turnover Percentage: .139 (17th) Defensive […]

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Bulls-Celtics Preview

Boston Celtics Status Check: Record: 20-18 Division: 4-4 Conference: 13-10 Home Record: 13-7 Last 10 Games: 6-4 Streak: Lost 1 Last game: 90-78 loss to New Orleans PPG: 95.1 (19th) Opponents PPG: 95.7 (7th) Offensive Rating: 102.7 (24th) Defensive Rating: 103.4 (9th) Pace: 91.0 (20th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .499 (11th) Turnover Percentage: .140 (16th) […]

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That’s seven out of 10 now: Bulls 96, “Celtics” 83

Okay, let me get the extenuating circumstances out of the way. The “Boston Celtics” were playing without their best player (Kevin Garnett), their top reserve (Rasheed Wallace), and another key roleplayer (Marquis Daniels). Due to the extreme shorthandedness, the “Celtics” starters have been putting in a lot of PT, particuarly Rajon Rondo, who has now […]

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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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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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Bulls-Celtics: The series preview

The basics: The Chicago Bulls (41-41) versus the Boston Celtics (62-20). The Bulls are 28-13 at home (yay!) but only 13-28 on the road (boo!). Meanwhile, the Celtics are 35-6 in Boston (the third-best home record in the league) and 27-14 outside of Beantown (tied for the second-best road record). Is it a bad sign […]

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Fresh ink: March 18, 2009

Brian Hanley of the Chicago Sun-Times: “Derrick Rose saved his best for last Tuesday. The Bulls rookie star guard was without a field goal through three quarters. But Rose turned it on in the fourth to help lead the Bulls to a 127-121 win, which extended the Bulls home streak to seven games. Rose, who […]

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