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Joakim Noah and Jimmy Butler Voted To All-Defensive Teams

The NBA All-Defensive teams are usually an annual guarantee to cause uproar among NBA Twitter. How did Carlos Boozer get a vote? How did the Defensive Player of the Year not make First Team? Which declining legend will cease being grandfathered in for their respective sport’s defensive honor first: Kobe Bryant or Derek Jeter? This year, however, […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 97, Hawks 58

It’s safe to say the Bulls have had an up and down season. They have the one of the best road records in the league (10-5) but are barely above .500 at home (11-10). They’ve earned impressive wins over the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat (on the road). They’re also 3-0 versus the […]

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Game 35 Recap: Sixers 105, Bulls 99

Before the game, Bulls broadcaster Stacey King listed his keys for the game. One was that Chicago needed to control Philly’s guards. Didn’t happen. Jodie Meeks (24 points, 8-for-11, 4-for-7 from downtown) and Jrue Holiday (19 points, 8-for-14, 6 assists) got whatever they wanted, and Lou Williams burned the Bulls for 20 points off the bench. Another of […]

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Upon further review: Nuggets 90, Bulls 89

Well, you can go ahead and file this one under “Almosts,” “Heart-Breakers,” or “What-Ifs.” Take your pick. Last night’s loss to the Denver Nuggets might very well qualify as one of the closest one-point defeats in NBA history. With the score knotted at 89-all, Kirk Hinrich fouled Chauncey Billups as the Nuggets guard was driving […]

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Derrick Rose: Defensive sieve?

In my scouting report on Derrick Rose, I criticized the kid’s defense. Well, By The Horns reader Tony C. felt that I didn’t criticize it strongly enough…so he left a rather illuminating comment that perhaps explains why Rose struggled so mightily on defense: ——————————————————————————————————————- I’d say that your analysis is fairly accurate, with one glaring […]

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