Archive for February 2012

Bulls vs Hornets Game Recap 2/28/2012: Rose Saves Bulls in the End

Bulls vs Hornets Game Recap 2/28/2012: Rose Saves Bulls in the End
Derrick Rose had 32 points and nine assists, and his jumper with under a minute to play gave the Bulls the lead for good in a 99-95 win over New Orleans on Tuesday night in the United Center. The Bulls were glad to welcome Rip Hamilton back to the starting lineup, and his presence showed... Read more »

NBA All-Star Game: Box Score and Post-Game Notes

NBA All-Star Game: Box Score and Post-Game Notes
Post-game notes courtesy of NBA Media Central. M-V-P: Kevin Durant was named MVP of the 2012 NBA All-Star Game after scoring 36 points on 14-for-25 shooting, to go with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. This is the first All-Star MVP for Durant. He received nine of a possible 13 votes. Kobe Bryant got... Read more »

NBA All-Star Recap: West 152, East 149- LeBron Still Chokes in the Clutch

NBA All-Star Recap: West 152, East 149- LeBron Still Chokes in the Clutch
The 2012 NBA All-Star game was much like any other NBA game- not a lot of defense until late in the 4th quarter, and LeBron James choking in the clutch. With the East trailing by two in the final seconds, Deron Williams missed a three that could have won the game. But a wild scramble... Read more »
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Derrick Rose Speaks to the Media at NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando

Derrick Rose Speaks to the Media at NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando
Courtesy NBA Media Central (Asked about beating the Heat). DERRICK ROSE: To beat them is definitely tough, a tough task, especially to beat them through a whole series, but you have to almost play a complete game where they’re very hard to go against defensively. Offensively you already know they’re great. But you’ve just got... Read more »

Luol Deng Speaks to the Media at NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando

Luol Deng Speaks to the Media at NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando
Courtesy NBA Media Central Q. (Question regarding Coach Krzyzewski). LUOL DENG: After good games I’ll always call him. We kept a good relationship. I’m really happy that that’s the route that I took. Q. Do you rib him at all about having a chance to play against him in the summer Olympics? LUOL DENG: I... Read more »

Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau Speaks from NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando, FL

Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau Speaks from NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando, FL
Courtesy of NBA Media Central: Q. Can you tell me about the first time you met Arne Duncan.  TOM THIBODEAU:  Yeah, I believe it was in the summer, and he was coming ‑‑ was he coming back to school?  He had taken a year off to work on his thesis.  You know, I had heard a... Read more »
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Rondo Replaces Curry, Stackhouse Replaces Johnson in NBA All-Star Activities Schedule

Rondo Replaces Curry, Stackhouse Replaces Johnson in NBA All-Star Activities Schedule
NBA news courtesy NBA Media Central ORLANDO, Feb. 24, 2012 – Boston Celtics guard and 2012 NBA All-Star Rajon Rondo will replace injured Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (strained tendon, right foot) in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. Atlanta Hawks forward Jerry Stackhouse will replace injured teammate Joe Johnson (left knee tendinitis) in Haier Shooting... Read more »

NBA News: Headlines, Feb 23, 2012: All-Star Replacements, Notes and Milestones

NBA News: Headlines, Feb 23, 2012: All-Star Replacements, Notes and Milestones
NBA Notes, courtesy NBA Media Central: ALL-STARS SHOWING UP EARLY ON TNT Tonight’s TNT doubleaheader includes the league’s two best teams and a strong contingent of All-Star Weekend participants. In the first game (7 p.m. ET), the Miami Heat (26-7, .788) hosts the New York Knicks (17-17, .500), while the Los Angeles Lakers (20-13, .606)... Read more »

Bulls vs Bucks Game Recap: Noah's First Career Triple-Double Leads to 110-91 Win

Bulls vs Bucks Game Recap: Noah's First Career Triple-Double Leads to 110-91 Win
Joakim Noah had 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 110-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night in the United Center. Noah’s triple-double was the first by a Bulls center since Arits Gilmore in December 1977. The Bulls now go into the All-Star... Read more »
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Bulls vs Bucks, Game Preview, 2/22/12, 7 PM CT

Bulls vs Bucks, Game Preview, 2/22/12, 7 PM CT
The Bulls play their final game before the All-Star break tonight when the Milwaukee Bucks visit the United Center for a 7 PM CT game. CJ Watson is still questionable because of the head injury he sustained Saturday vs New Jersey, but as of this time Derrick Rose is expected to play. In all honesty... Read more »
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