Archive for March 2012

Bulls' Rip Hamilton could be wise to sit again vs. Thunder

Bulls' Rip Hamilton could be wise to sit again vs. Thunder
While Chicago Bulls fans have waited with much anticipation for Rip Hamilton to return from his extended absence due to a right shoulder injury, it could be smart for all parties – the team, player and fan base alike – to have the veteran shooting guard miss Sunday afternoon’s nationally televised game against the Oklahoma... Read more »

Luol Deng critical for Bulls vs. Thunder

Luol Deng critical for Bulls vs. Thunder
With Derrick Rose (groin) most likely out on Sunday afternoon when the Chicago Bulls face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the only head-to-head All-Star matchup will be at small forward, between Luol Deng and Kevin Durant. Deng has reached the 20-point plateau in three of the last four games, including... Read more »

Ben Gordon wishes mid-2000s Bulls received more time

Ben Gordon wishes mid-2000s Bulls received more time
What if the Chicago Bulls had kept intact the core that in 2007 notched the organization’s first playoff series victory since 1998? That’s a question former Bulls and current Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon admittedly still has on his mind. The 28-year-old – who spent his first five NBA seasons in Chicago and led the... Read more »
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Relying on scrappy play nets Bulls an ugly win

Relying on scrappy play nets Bulls an ugly win
For the Chicago Bulls, Friday night started with the United Center crowd in anticipation to watch Rip Hamilton play for the first time since March 5, but it happily, yet unsightly, ended with a hard-fought 83-71 win over the Detroit Pistons, their former rivals whom they have defeated 14 consecutive times. The contest was mired... Read more »

Bulls' Tom Thibodeau refutes report of discontent

Bulls' Tom Thibodeau refutes report of discontent
While it’s only a matter of time before the Chicago Bulls give Tom Thibodeau a contract extension, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported Friday night that the head coach has made his displeasure known due to the fact that he hasn’t received a new deal from the organization. The Bulls signed Thibodeau to a two-year contract plus... Read more »

Bulls get past Pistons 83-71

Bulls get past Pistons 83-71
Playing without both Derrick Rose (groin) and Rip Hamilton (shoulder) once again, the Chicago Bulls pulled out an 83-71 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night at the United Center. The Bulls improved to 42-11 this season, which remained good for the best record in the NBA. The Bulls placed four players in double... Read more »
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Rip Hamilton a late scratch for Bulls vs. Pistons

After participating fully in the Chicago Bulls’ shootaround on Friday morning, all signs pointed to Rip Hamilton returning from a 13-game absence that night against the Detroit Pistons, his longtime former club. The veteran guard dressed in the team’s warm-up suit on Friday night, but he was a late scratch and sat out once again... Read more »

Bulls too much for Hawks 98-77

Bulls too much for Hawks 98-77
Playing without Derrick Rose (groin) for the eighth consecutive game, the Chicago Bulls pulled out an easy 98-77 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night at Phillips Arena. The Bulls improved to 41-11 this season, which remained good for the best record in the NBA. The Bulls placed five players in double figures against... Read more »

Rip Hamilton nears return for Bulls

Rip Hamilton nears return for Bulls
Chicago Bulls shooting guard Rip Hamilton admitted on Wednesday that his injured right shoulder will not be pain-free for the rest of the season, but he could return as soon as that night against the Atlanta Hawks at Phillips Arena. Hamilton, who hurt his shoulder on March 5 against the Indiana Pacers, took contact for... Read more »
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Carlos Boozer deserted in Bulls' defeat

Carlos Boozer deserted in Bulls' defeat
Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer poured in 10 points on 5-for-6 shooting in the first half of Monday night’s lackluster 108-91 loss to the Denver Nuggets. But he scored just four points in the final 24 minutes and took only three shots, making one, in the Bulls’ disastrous third quarter, when they were outscored 27-16.... Read more »
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