Archive for January 2012

Masterful Derrick Rose undeterred by shortcomings

Masterful Derrick Rose undeterred by shortcomings
By his own admission, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose failed to make the big plays in the fourth quarter of Sunday afternoon’s 97-93 loss to his team’s arch rival Miami Heat when he missed two crucial free throws and then left a 14-foot floater short late in the fourth quarter. In his mind, those... Read more »

Bulls' Derrick Rose 'sick and tired' of no calls

Bulls' Derrick Rose 'sick and tired' of no calls
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose picked up his first technical foul of the season in Monday night’s 98-88 road victory over the Washington Wizards because he felt it was necessary and important for him to stand up for himself. The incident occurred at the five minute, 20 second mark of the second quarter when Rose... Read more »

Bulls respond with 98-88 win over Wizards

Bulls respond with 98-88 win over Wizards
After Sunday afternoon’s hard-fought 97-93 defeat to the Miami Heat, the Chicago Bulls responded with a 98-88 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night at Verizon Center. The Bulls improved to 18-5 this season, 9-4 on the road. Playing without both Rip Hamilton (thigh, groin) and Luol Deng (wrist), the Bulls had four starters... Read more »
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Ref's inadvertent whistle confuses Bulls

Ref's inadvertent whistle confuses Bulls
The Chicago Bulls aren’t a team that makes excuses often, largely thanks to the culture brought by coach Tom Thibodeau a season ago, but they were confused more than anything near the end of Sunday afternoon’s 97-93 defeat to the Miami Heat. With the Heat leading 94-93 with 16.8 seconds left in the fourth quarter,... Read more »

Bulls, Derrick Rose fail to capitalize late

Bulls, Derrick Rose fail to capitalize late
Despite playing without both Luol Deng (wrist) and C.J. Watson (wrist), the Chicago Bulls clawed back from double-digit deficits time and time again and found themselves in position to win Sunday afternoon’s highly anticipated game against the Miami Heat, in a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference finals. Although, there are no moral victories in... Read more »

Heat too much for Bulls, 97-93

Heat too much for Bulls, 97-93
Playing the first contest of a season-long, nine-game road trip, the Chicago Bulls fell to the Miami Heat 97-93 on Sunday afternoon at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Bulls dropped to 17-5 this season. The Bulls, who were without both Luol Deng (wrist) and C.J. Watson (wrist), placed all five starters in double figures against the Heat.... Read more »
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Bulls' Rip Hamilton to play vs. Heat; Deng, Watson out

As expected, Chicago Bulls shooting guard Rip Hamilton (thigh, groin) will return from a one-game absence and play on Sunday afternoon against the Miami Heat, but Luol Deng (wrist) and C.J. Watson (wrist) are out for the highly anticipated tilt, coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters before the contest. Heat star Dwyane Wade on Saturday sounded... Read more »

Bulls-Heat has makings of deep-rooted rivalry

Bulls-Heat has makings of deep-rooted rivalry
Over the past couple days, Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau and star Derrick Rose have said Sunday afternoon’s nationally televised (ABC) game against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena (at 2:30 p.m. CT) is just another game, just one tilt out of the compressed, 66-game regular season. Of course, the Bulls swept the Heat in... Read more »

Dwyane Wade a fan of Bulls' Rip Hamilton; Deng unlikely vs. Heat

Dwyane Wade a fan of Bulls' Rip Hamilton; Deng unlikely vs. Heat
Chicago Bulls players and coaches all have raved about the impact free-agent acquisition Rip Hamilton has had on the team. The veteran shooting guard is averaging almost 15 points and four assists this season, giving the Bulls the scoring punch a much-needed scoring punch at two-guard and exhibiting a surprisingly effective passing game. Although, the... Read more »
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Bulls part ways with Mike James, cut roster to 13

Bulls part ways with Mike James, cut roster to 13
With the release of veteran point guard Mike James on Saturday, the Chicago Bulls trimmed their roster to 13 players. As the Bulls dealt with injuries to star Derrick Rose and his backup, C.J. Watson, James, fresh off a stint in the D-League, signed with the club on Jan. 11 to provide game and practice... Read more »