Tag: Kevin Durant

Playing perfect not Bulls' forte in loss

Playing perfect not Bulls' forte in loss
Entering Sunday afternoon’s nationally televised game versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tom Thibodeau, ever the perfectionist, preached to his Chicago Bulls that they would have to play almost flawless basketball, due, in large part, to all the factors working against them. Aside from the fact that the Bulls were without both Derrick Rose (groin) and... Read more »

Bulls routed by Thunder 92-78

Bulls routed by Thunder 92-78
Playing without Derrick Rose (groin) for the 10th straight game, the Chicago Bulls suffered a 92-78 drubbing at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday afternoon at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Bulls dropped to 42-12 this season, which remained the best record in the NBA. The Bulls placed three players in double figures... 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 »
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Chicago Bulls 2011-12 season preview and NBA predictions

Chicago Bulls 2011-12 season preview and NBA predictions
The Chicago Bulls worked hard during the extended offseason and have repeatedly said they are hungrier than ever after losing to the Miami Heat in last season’s Eastern Conference finals. With a full season alongside coach Tom Thibodeau under the Bulls’ belt, they are a confident, cohesive bunch. Reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose and his... Read more »

Bulls player preview: John Lucas III

Bulls player preview: John Lucas III
With fans preparing for the upcoming NBA season, let’s further analyze each Chicago Bull to gauge what kind of impact they could have as the team looks to reach the next level. You can also check out the player previews for Omer Asik, C.J. Watson, Ronnie Brewer, Kyle Korver, Taj Gibson and Brian Scalabrine. Player: John... Read more »

Rose is your '10-11 NBA MVP; who's behind him?

With the way Derrick Rose has willed the Chicago Bulls on his back, despite injuries and low expectations, it’s fairly clear he’s your 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player. No one expected the Bulls to win 60 (possibly 62) games, especially not with Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah, two key big men, missing 57 combined games.... Read more »
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Would the Bulls trade Rose?

Through 55 games this season, Derrick Rose is having a breakout, career, and MVP-type season. He has not only led the Chicago Bulls to a surprising 39-17 record, but he’s improved in nearly every single statistical category from last year. Rose is averaging 25 points, 8.2 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game this season. Last... Read more »

NBA All-Star 2011: Rose scores 11 points, West holds off late rally to take 148-143 win

Tonight was a big step forward for both the Chicago Bulls organization and their star, Derrick Rose. Rose didn’t have a big night, with 11 points, 5 assists, and 3 assists on 5-of-13 shooting, but him playing, and starting in the huge event was big for the Bulls and for his growth as a star... Read more »

NBA All-Star 2011: East or West?

The 2011 NBA All-Star weekend will come to closure tonight after the 60th edition of the NBA All-Star game: the Eastern Conference versus the Western Conference. The Chicago Bulls will have one participant in tonight’s festivities, Derrick Rose, and he will start for the East. Joining him in the back-court will be Dwyane Wade (HEAT),... Read more »
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NBA All-Star 2011: Saturday wrap up

From start-to-finish, tonight was the most entertaining Saturday night of the NBA All-Star festivities since the Vince Carter and Jason Richardson Slam Dunk contest days. Sure, the Dwight Howard and Nate Robertson years were fun, but tonight, each contestant had a legit case of winning the Slam Dunk championship, but thanks to Blake Griffin’s Los... Read more »