Archive for April 2011

Bulls Will Face Hawks in Second Round, Not Magic.... Wait! What?!?

Bulls Will Face Hawks in Second Round, Not Magic.... Wait! What?!?
Yes the (#5) Hawks handled the (#4) Magic in the first round in six games. The Hawks’ 84-81 Game 6 win iced the series on Thursday night to face the (#1) Bulls in the second round. Mike Bianchi wrote on Wednesday that the “Atlanta Birdbrains” would blow the 3-1 lead (Orlando Sentinel); to which, Josh... Read more »

In Series Clincher, Bulls and Pacers are Who We Thought They Were

In Series Clincher, Bulls and Pacers are Who We Thought They Were
The Bulls wrapped up their first round playoff series against the Pacers in Game 5 with a dominant 116-89 spanking. h/t: chibullsfan03 The Bulls and Pacers played four tough games, in which the Bulls won three, but the Game 5 clincher was the NBA-best 62-win team dominating the 37-winner. After the Bulls opened with a... Read more »

Delirious Vogel: Pacers 'Feel' Game 6 & 7 Will Be Won in Game 5 (Video)

Delirious Vogel: Pacers 'Feel' Game 6 & 7 Will Be Won in Game 5 (Video)
The Pacers enter Game 5 of their seven-game series against the Bulls down 3-1, but Frank Vogel said Tuesday before facing elimination: “We feel like if we win this game tonight, we win the series.” (Fred Mitchell, Chicago Tribune) I think it’s kinda’ cute that he ‘feels like‘ that. There’s a crackhead on The El... Read more »
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Horny Notes: April 26, 2011 -- D-Rose Playing Game 5, Bench Mob Benched, Boozer's Downs, Coach Korver

Horny Notes: April 26, 2011 -- D-Rose Playing Game 5, Bench Mob Benched, Boozer's Downs, Coach Korver
Derrick Rose is “definitely playing” Game 5 on Tuesday. He participated in Tuesday’s walk through, did some shooting, but didn’t practice; he was out of the precautionary walking boot and in shoes (K.C. Johnson, Twitter). .bbpBox62921850224787456 {background:url(http://a2.twimg.com/profile_background_images/35669026/dunk_small.jpg) #000000;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: April 26, 2011 -- Spurs Facing 1st Round Upset, Westbrook's Goat-iness, NBPA Prepared to Decertify

Catch n' Shoot: April 26, 2011 -- Spurs Facing 1st Round Upset, Westbrook's Goat-iness, NBPA Prepared to Decertify
(#1) Spurs 86(#8) Grizzlies 104Grizzlies lead series 3-1Box Score | Recap (#6) Blazers 82(#3) Mavs 93Mavs lead series 3-2Box Score | Recap (#4) Thunder 101(#5) Nuggets 104Thunder lead series 3-1Box Score | Recap The Duncan Era Spurs are 0-5 when down 3-1 in a series (ESPN Stats/Info). San Antonio is good at closing out on... Read more »

Injured Rose on Game 5: "I'm Definitely Playing"

Injured Rose on Game 5: "I'm Definitely Playing"
Though he sat out Monday’s practice, D-Rose was out of the walking boot and said he’ll play Game 5, despite a sprained ankle. Derrick Rose sprained watched film on Sunday in a walking boot and practice from the sidelines on Monday — but in flip-flops — after a negative MRI was conducted on the left... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: April 25, 2011 -- The Weekend in the Amazing 2011 Playoffs & Super-Elite CP3

Catch n' Shoot: April 25, 2011 -- The Weekend in the Amazing 2011 Playoffs & Super-Elite CP3
(#5) Hawks lead (#4) Magic 3-1. This series has been painful to watch. The boredom is criminal. The Hawks have taken both games in Atlanta, starting with Jamal Crawford luckboxing heroically nailing this 3-pointer at the end of Game 3 (Basketball-Reference): Game 4 ended 88-85 (BBR) and I admit that I neglected it for lesson planning... Read more »

Brick-tastic Bulls Couldn't Execute Sweep -- or Much of Anything -- in Indy

Brick-tastic Bulls Couldn't Execute Sweep -- or Much of Anything -- in Indy
The Bulls lost Game 4 in Indy 89-84 after being dominated nearly the whole game and a D-Rose injury. From the 15-1 run that closed the first half, the Pacers dominated Game 4 of the seven-game series with the Bulls in Indy until a 18-3 fourth quarter run by Chicago in the final five minutes... Read more »

The Risk of Bulls Retaliation Against the Pacers' Excessively Physical Play

The Risk of Bulls Retaliation Against the Pacers' Excessively Physical Play
Kyle Korver responded to the passionate cries from Scottie Pippen and many fans for the Bulls to break serious NBA rules in response to the dirty physicality of the Pacers in their playoff series. Emotions ran deep throughout Game 3 of the Bulls-Pacers series with the intentionally flagrant play of — most notably — Jeff... Read more »
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Indy's Physicality Went Too Far in Game 3, Still Wasn't Good Enough to Beat the Bulls

Indy's Physicality Went Too Far in Game 3, Still Wasn't Good Enough to Beat the Bulls
The Bulls took a 3-0 series lead with an ugly 88-84 win with great defense, despite terrible offense and being out-hustled on the loose balls. The Bulls won 88-84 in Indy to take a 3-0 series lead in the seven-game series, but the Pacers made sure the Bulls felt the bumps in the morning. Frank... Read more »