Posts tagged "New Jersey Nets"

Bulls' Derrick Rose improving, nears return

Bulls' Derrick Rose improving, nears return
Derrick Rose has missed five consecutive games because of lower back spasms, but the Chicago Bulls’ star has continued to improve and is slated to make his return as early as Monday afternoon against the Atlanta Hawks. Before Saturday afternoon’s disappointing 97-85 loss to the New Jersey Nets, Rose warmed up and participated in passing... Read more »

Joakim Noah's hot streak comes to a halt in Bulls' loss

Joakim Noah's hot streak comes to a halt in Bulls' loss
Joakim Noah has put up double-doubles on a consistent basis over the past month, but he had his worst game of the season in the Chicago Bulls’ demoralizing 97-85 loss to the New Jersey Nets on Saturday afternoon. Facing a team that ranks sixth-worst in the NBA in opponents’ points per game and is tied... Read more »

Bulls uncharacteristically sluggish against bottom feeder

Bulls uncharacteristically sluggish against bottom feeder
Over the course of this season, Tom Thibodeau has repeatedly stated his Chicago Bulls must make a concerted effort on a game-to-game basis to play at a high level from the outset of games. That mindset had sunk into his players’ locker room and guided the team to an 17-1 record against sub-.500 squads. For... Read more »
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Listless Bulls fall to Nets 97-85

Listless Bulls fall to Nets 97-85
In the middle of a six-game homestand, the Chicago Bulls were outplayed for most of their 97-85 loss to the New Jersey Nets on Saturday afternoon at the United Center. The Bulls fell to 25-8, 11-2 at home, this season. The Miami Heat (24-7) now have the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Nets... Read more »

Bulls' C.J. Watson again fills void at point guard

Bulls' C.J. Watson again fills void at point guard
With Derrick Rose playing just 10 minutes, 40 seconds because of lower back spasms, C.J. Watson was once again thrust into heavy minutes and had to fill the void at point guard in the Chicago Bulls’ 108-87 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Monday night. The 6-foot-2 backup put together yet another all-around effort,... Read more »

Bulls' Derrick Rose says back's 'nothing to worry about'

Bulls' Derrick Rose says back's 'nothing to worry about'
In typical, gritty fashion, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose brushed aside a back injury that forced him to miss the entire second half of his team’s 108-87 drubbing of the New Jersey Nets on Monday night at Prudential Center. Rose scored four points and failed to record an assist in 10 minutes, 40 seconds of... Read more »
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Bulls race past Nets 108-87

Bulls race past Nets 108-87
Despite losing star point guard Derrick Rose for the entire second half, the Chicago Bulls rolled over the New Jersey Nets 108-87 on Monday night at Prudential Center. The Bulls, who have won three games in a row, improved to 21-6 this season and 4-2 on their season-long, nine-game road trip. The Bulls placed five... Read more »

Luol Deng hopes for speedy recovery from wrist injury

Luol Deng hopes for speedy recovery from wrist injury
With the league’s best record at 16-3, the last thing the Chicago Bulls needed was a significant injury to one of their stars. Although Luol Deng was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left wrist, the eighth-year veteran opted not to have surgery and, as expected, will rest the injury before attempting to play... Read more »

Bulls' Joakim Noah impresses in return

Bulls' Joakim Noah impresses in return
It’s a small sample size, but everyone can see the difference in Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah’s play recently. After missing Saturday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Noah returned on Monday night and dropped his fourth double-double of the season, with 16 points and 10 rebounds in 30 minutes of action in the Bulls’... Read more »
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With Rose back, Bulls roll past Nets 110-95

With Rose back, Bulls roll past Nets 110-95
With star point guard Derrick Rose returning from a four-game absence, the Chicago Bulls essentially led wire-to-wire in a 110-95 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Monday night at the United Center. The Bulls improved to a league-best 16-3. Yet again, the Bulls had a balanced attack, placing six players in double figures, including... Read more »