Posts tagged "Rip Hamilton"

O.J. Mayo appears a longshot for Bulls

O.J. Mayo appears a longshot for Bulls
Leading up to the 2008 NBA draft, there were lengthy discussions about the possibility of O.J. Mayo being drafted by the Miami Heat with the No. 2 overall pick. The 6-foot-4 guard ended up going to the Memphis Grizzlies with the No. 3 pick, but he tantalized observers with his scoring ability at USC and... Read more »

Bulls' 2011-12 season honors

Bulls' 2011-12 season honors
As the Chicago Bulls look to move past the devastating end to their season, let’s hand out some player and team awards. Most valuable player: Luol Deng While Derrick Rose is far and away the Bulls’ best player, it is Deng whom coach Tom Thibodeau has repeatedly referred to as the “glue” of the team.... Read more »

Bulls' season over in 79-78 loss to 76ers

Bulls' season over in 79-78 loss to 76ers
Playing Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the Chicago Bulls suffered a devastating, season-ending 79-78 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center. The Bulls lost the series 4-2 and are the third No. 1 seed to lose to the No. 8 seed in a seven-game series in NBA history.... Read more »
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Bulls fall to 76ers 79-74 in Game 3

Bulls fall to 76ers 79-74 in Game 3
Playing Game 3 in the best-of-seven quarterfinals of the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Chicago Bulls suffered a heartbreaking 79-74 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night at Wells Fargo Center. The Bulls trail the series 2-1. The Bulls placed four players in double figures against the Sixers. Spencer Hawes poured in a game-high 21... Read more »

Bulls roll past 76ers 103-91 in Game 1

Bulls roll past 76ers 103-91 in Game 1
Playing Game 1 in the best-of-seven quarterfinals of the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Chicago Bulls coasted to a 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday afternoon at the United Center. The Bulls placed five players in double figures against the Sixers. Derrick Rose flirted with a triple-double throughout the game and improved as the... Read more »

Bulls sticking to core beliefs to close season

Bulls sticking to core beliefs to close season
As the NBA finishes its lockout-shortened regular season, teams around the league, even some that are out of contention, have opted to rest key players rather than maintain a consistent workload. Squads that have participated in such practices include the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks. However, the Chicago Bulls, true to form,... Read more »
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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 »

Bulls race past Mavericks 93-83

Bulls race past Mavericks 93-83
With Derrick Rose (foot) returning from a three-game absence, the Chicago Bulls pulled out a hard-fought 93-83 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night at the United Center. The Bulls improved to 48-16 this season, which remained the best record in the NBA. The Bulls placed five players in double figures against the Mavs... 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 »