Posts tagged "Miami Heat"

Bulls earn East's top seed

While the Chicago Bulls weren’t in action Tuesday night, they secured the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the second straight season as the Miami Heat lost to the Boston Celtics 78-66. After a 93-83 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, the Bulls improved to 48-16 and lowered their magic number to... Read more »

Mike James knows Bulls must elevate physicality

Mike James knows Bulls must elevate physicality
Uncharacteristically, the Chicago Bulls didn’t match their opponent’s level of physicality on Thursday night when they suffered an 83-72 loss to the Miami Heat. The Bulls were punched in the mouth first and failed to retaliate the rest of the game. It all started in the second quarter when James Jones shoved Bulls center Joakim... Read more »

Bulls closing in on end result, East's No. 1

Bulls closing in on end result, East's No. 1
Tom Thibodeau never gives his Chicago Bulls permission to look ahead at any point in the season, especially this lockout-shortened one. The veteran coach wants his players to take a day-to-day approach and solely worry about the team’s next opponent, rather than “skipping steps,” as he has phrased it over the course of the year.... Read more »
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Bulls haunted by Heat's physicality in loss

Bulls haunted by Heat's physicality in loss
From the late 1980s to the early 1990s, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls went through countless grueling regular- and postseason games against the rugged and brutally tough Detroit Pistons. Those Bulls knew they had to beef up both mentally and physically in order to match the Pistons’ smash-mouth style of play. After several playoff... Read more »

Bulls fall to Heat 83-72

Bulls fall to Heat 83-72
Playing without Derrick Rose (foot) for the third consecutive game, the Chicago Bulls suffered an 83-72 loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Bulls dropped to 47-16 this season, which remained the best record in the NBA. The Bulls placed four players in double figures against the Heat (45-17). John... Read more »

Bulls 'most likely' to get Luol Deng back vs. Heat

Bulls 'most likely' to get Luol Deng back vs. Heat
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng missed Wednesday evening’s 100-68 rout of the Charlotte Bobcats due to the bruised ribs he suffered in a 100-94 overtime victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, but he plans to return from a two-game absence Thursday night against the Miami Heat. “I’m going to re-evaluate [Thursday] morning, but most... Read more »
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Hard foul fuels Derrick Rose's mentality in Bulls' win

Hard foul fuels Derrick Rose's mentality in Bulls' win
Like all the NBA’s greatest, Derrick Rose is not a perfect player, but he has repeatedly exhibited one of the many attributes that separates him from his fellow peers around the league: A killer instinct. Rose seemingly has an assassin’s mentality that enables him at times to seek out a singular moment during a game... Read more »

Bulls' Derrick Rose acknowledges ankle as reason for woes

Derrick Rose has suffered toe, back, groin and ankle injuries this season, but the Chicago Bulls star has made a concerted effort throughout his career to never use ailments as an excuse. However, Rose admitted after Saturday morning’s practice that his latest injury, a sprained left ankle, indeed impacted him Thursday night when he scored... Read more »

Bulls' Carlos Boozer matches Heat counterpart

Bulls' Carlos Boozer matches Heat counterpart
In last season’s Eastern Conference finals, most Chicago fans believed it was imperative for the Bulls to win the matchup at power forward between Carlos Boozer and the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh. But Bosh clearly got the upper in the Heat’s five-game series win, averaging 23.2 points on 60 percent shooting and 7.6 rebounds to... Read more »
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Bulls' Derrick Rose cheers, not slumps, during rare benching

Bulls' Derrick Rose cheers, not slumps, during rare benching
For probably the first time in Derrick Rose’s NBA career, the Chicago Bulls played much better in Tuesday night’s thrilling 96-86 overtime win over the Miami Heat when he was a spectator rather than on the court. In a gutsy move, coach Tom Thibodeau benched his star for the final 5 minutes, 49 seconds of... Read more »
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