Posts tagged "Philadelphia 76ers"

Marquis Teague closes as the Bulls sans Hinrich top 76ers

Kirk Hinrich missed the game with a knee injury he suffered against the Clippers forcing the Bulls to give Marquis Teague some extended burn. Teague came through in a way that transcended his pedestrian box score numbers...

Bulls fall to Clippers travel to Philly

In what's potentially the worst case scenario last night, the Bulls fell to the Clippers after a hard fought battle where all the starters Sans Hinrich played 40 minutes (Deng 39:56). They must now head to Philly for an east coast back to back with an early tip off after having a late tip off last night...

Rip Hamilton heard 'pop' when injured during Bulls win over Philly

Rip Hamilton had to be carried off the court and admitted after the game that he heard something pop. He briefly returned to knock down some free throws but wasn't in the game in a situation where he had to do anything athletic or play defense...
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Bulls drop series to 76ers; Pain will create change

Bulls drop series to 76ers; Pain will create change
The Chicago Bulls fell to the 76ers in a series where Frank Vogel would be trying to convince the media that they really won. They were missing their two best players for the majority of the games and can go into the off-season wondering what if. The series ended in a set up so comically bad that you can't but help to laugh at it. A sick, twisted, mournful laugh that is...

Bulls look to swing momentum at 6pm on NBATV/CSN

Bulls look to swing momentum at 6pm on NBATV/CSN
The Chicago Bulls refused to go away in game five. They continued to play the same brand of basketball they did the previous two days, but they were even more effective in stopping Philly's defense. There's no playing for pride now. Now they're playing to advance. They're playing for their playoff lives...

Bulls provide at least one more night of joy

Let it be said at the end of this series, regardless of the outcome, that the Chicago Bulls did not quit. They did not throw in the towel, they did not drop the rope. They've had some terrible shooting, poor coaching decisions, bad calls go against them, horrific luck with injuries, and weaknesses exposed, but they haven't given up or stopped believing...
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Bulls don't have the horses

Tom Thibodeau keeps saying the next man has to step up. They have enough to win. There's not much else he can say, but he's wrong. The team played hard in the past two losses. They didn't give up. They didn't allow a runaway train of easy looks at the basket, but in both games they simply couldn't score enough when it mattered...

Bulls at 76ers noon on ABC - Now or never looks more like never

The Chicago Bulls take on the 76ers in game four of their first round matchup today at noon. If they drop this game and fall down 1-3 then it's all but over, that is, if you don't feel it's all but over already. Adding to the misery of the Bulls loss of Derrick Rose for the next 6-9 months due to ACL surgery the Bulls lost Joakim Noah to what looked like a severe ankle sprain in game three...

A blip, Rose induced depression, or reality?

A blip, Rose induced depression, or reality?
That's the question for Bulls fans trying to decipher what happened last game. Sometimes the ball just rolls the other teams way; your shots miss, their shots go in, and there's nothing you can do about it. It could also be that they merely still haven't emotionally recovered from Rose's absence, however, we've also seen teams that could circle the wagons when their star was out but fell apart as soon as they knew he wasn't coming back [think Cleveland when LeBron left]...
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Punched in the gut

Punched in the gut
I had hoped the UC would come out rocking. I would hope the fans would unite with the players left. I had hoped the Bulls could put together a team game to beat up on the 76ers. However, after a strong first half, the Bulls became as flat as their fans. Philly started shooting ridiculously above their level, the loose balls all rolled their way, and Chicago couldn't throw the ball in the ocean...