Posts tagged "Defense"

Bulls stumble in Indiana after reeling off eight straight wins

Every good thing comes to an end, right? The Bulls’ 115-108 loss to the Indiana Pacers snapped their eight-game winning streak and their 12-0 record against the Central Division. Don’t blame Derrick Rose, though. He did all he could, especially in the second half, when he scored 28 of his 42 points, which matched a... Read more »

Bulls put the defensive clamps down in 89-81 win over Magic

After a heartbreaking loss in which they blew a 19-point lead to the Atlanta Hawks, the Chicago Bulls came out slow tonight against the Orlando Magic, as if the second half of the game against the Hawks was still going on. Then the bench, particularly Omer Asik, came in and gave the Bulls a big... Read more »

What's wrong with Gibson?

With the Chicago Bulls at 41-17, currently in the third seed in the top-heavy Eastern Conference and two games behind the Boston Celtics for the top spot, there hasn’t been much criticism this season. Derrick Rose has played like an MVP, Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer would have been All-Stars had they been healthy all... Read more »

Bulls rout the Wizards 105-77 behind Scalabrine's MVP performance

It got so bad tonight that Brian Scalabrine, after banking in a 20-footer late in the fourth quarter, started getting MVP chants from the mostly red crowd at the Verizon Center. And it could have been even worse if the Chicago Bulls didn’t have 17 turnovers which led to 14 fastbreak points for the Washington... Read more »

Bulls get balanced attack, control wire-to-wire to beat Bucks 83-75

Tom Thibodeau wasn’t pleased coming into the huddle after the Milwaukee Bucks scored 25 points in the first quarter on 58% shooting. The Chicago Bulls turned up the defense in the final three quarters, and for the second consecutive game, they allowed just 36 points in the second half. Offensively, the Bulls were led by... Read more »

Bulls head out to the road, face NJ Nets tonight at 6PM

The Chicago Bulls have won 14 of their last 16 games, and 5 straight (including a 4-0 homestand), but will go out on the road for two games before coming back to the United Center for a home date with the Boston Celtics. The New Jersey Nets, who are last in the Atlantic Division, have... Read more »

Can Dorell Wright emerge as an option for the Bulls?

There have been several Shooting Guard’s linked to the Chicago Bulls the past few week — OJ Mayo, J.R. Smith, most recently Courtney Lee, and a few others. One player that hasn’t been mentioned with the Bulls is Golden State Warriors Small Forward Dorell Wright. At 6’9″, Wright has good length and size. However, he... Read more »

Bulls come on late, get a hard fought victory over the Bucks

The Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 90-77 and held the Bucks to a season-low 32.1 field-goal percentage. Meanwhile, the Bulls shot 47% from the field and hit 6 three-pointers. So they won going away, right? Wrong. The Bucks gave the Bulls all they could handle, and were within striking distance most of the 4th... Read more »

Bulls escape Washington with an 87-80 win

The Bulls  had a rough night against a mediocre opponent tonight. They shot 42.5% from the field tonight and committed 21 turnovers, yet they still came away with a 7-point win over the Wizards. We all know about Joakim Noah’s absence from the lineup due to torn ligaments in his thumb, but tonight, although cleared... Read more »

Bulls extend winning streak to five games, demolish Timberwolves 113 to 82

In what seemed as a trap-game, the Chicago Bulls, coming off an impressive win over the L.A. Lakers, demolished the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Bulls played suffocating defense and dismantled the T-Wolves on both sides of the court. It got so bad Kurt Thomas played a season-high 3:20 minutes, and James Johnson broke his 5-game DNP-CD... Read more »