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Game Recap: Spurs 101, Bulls 83

Looking back at this game, it’s hard to figure out what was worse: Chicago’s defense or offense. The Spurs — who are without the services of All-Star point guard Tony Parker — connected on eight of their 14 three-point attempts (57 percent), converted better than 54 percent of their field goal attempts overall, and scored […]

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Bulls-Spurs Preview

San Antonio Spurs Status Check: Record: 47-14 Division: 11-2 Conference: 26-10 Home Record: 24-3 Last 10 Games: 8-2 Streak: Won 2 Last game: 114-75 win over Detroit PPG: 104.8 (4th) Opponents PPG: 95.7 (7th) Offensive Rating: 109.7 (6th) Defensive Rating: 100.2 (3rd) Pace: 94..4 (7th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .539 (2nd) Turnover Percentage: .139 (14th) […]

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Spurs-Bulls Preview

Update: Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Stephen Jackson are all out tonight for San Antonio. Joakim Noah is in the starting line-up for Chicago. San Antonio Status Check: Record: 40-12 Division: 11-2 Conference: 22-8 Road Record: 18-10 Last 10 Games: 9-1 Streak: Won 1 Last game: 111-89 win over Brooklyn PPG: 104.1 (4th) Opponents […]

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Questions for the season opener

There’s not a lot of data available for a full preview, but I do have some thoughts / questions for the Bulls’ season opener: 1. How long and (more importantly) how well will Derrick Rose play? Remember, he just wants to be the best at his position. 2. Is really Luol Deng ready to go? 3. […]

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Good teams finish…bad teams don’t

And admit it: Isn’t that pretty much what you expected? The Spurs are still really good — the Southwest Division-leading 25-13 record they brought with them to Chicago was proof enough of that — but, let’s face facts, they aren’t the same team that won four championships in nine years. They’re older, less talented (by which I […]

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