Posts tagged "2011 nba playoffs"

Bulls Choked in Game 5, But the Heat Hit Some Damn Crazy Shots (Video)

Bulls Choked in Game 5, But the Heat Hit Some Damn Crazy Shots (Video)
If you’re as masochistic as I am, this is how insane the Heat fulfilled their 1% chance of coming back to win Game 5 and clinch the Eastern Conference Finals against the Bulls: Their D was stupid-good, but so was the Bulls’. The Heat hit shots as nutso as the notion of them coming back... Read more »

Derrick Rose's Lonely Moment (IMG)

Derrick Rose's Lonely Moment (IMG)
When the air was sucked out of this gorgeous city for a moment, I was fixated on this. I’m not sure how happy I am that Mike Ehrmann at Getty did, too, but that he did makes him a great photographer. I didn’t need the picture for this image to be sketched my mind forever,... Read more »

Spoelstra Beat Thibs at His Own Game to Advance Past Bulls... And It Hurts

Spoelstra Beat Thibs at His Own Game to Advance Past Bulls... And It Hurts
The sadface following the Heat ending the Bulls’ amazing season with a 83-80 Game 5 win to face the Mavs in the NBA Finals. There’ll be a lot of spilled milk about referees and last offseason’s collusion in Chicago until these Bulls pass these Heat in accomplishments, but the Heat clinched the Eastern Conference Finals with four... Read more »
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Schuhmann: Brewer's Shutting Down D-Wade in the ECF

Schuhmann: Brewer's Shutting Down D-Wade in the ECF
Dwyane Wade’s numbers are considerably worse with Ronnie Brewer on the floor through Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, John Schuhmann found (NBA.com): In the series, Wade is shooting just 5-for-15 (33 percent) from the field, including 0-for-7 from midrange with Brewer on the floor. He’s shooting 16-for-35 (46 percent) with Brewer on the... Read more »

Thibs Wants More Pace, Post-Ups From Bulls Offense to Prevent 1st Back-to-Back Losses Since Feb. 7

Thibs Wants More Pace, Post-Ups From Bulls Offense to Prevent 1st Back-to-Back Losses Since Feb. 7
After practice in Miami on Friday, Tom Thibodeau addressed the Bulls woes on offense after a Game 2 where they only scored 75, but only lost by ten to the Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. He said his team needs to run the floor more after making defensive stops and create... Read more »

Bulls Should Use Bogans' Range to Punish Wade for Over-Aggressive Defense

Bulls Should Use Bogans' Range to Punish Wade for Over-Aggressive Defense
In 31:53 of combined play in Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Heat, Keith Bogans has taken seven 3-point attempts. He’s only hit two, but Dwyane Wade‘s over-aggressive attempts at blocks and steals, as noted well by Kevin Arnovitz (Heat Index). This play leaves Bogans with good looks and the... Read more »
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Heat Converting Well Inside, Bricking Jumpers Against Bulls Through Games 1 & 2

Heat Converting Well Inside, Bricking Jumpers Against Bulls Through Games 1 & 2
The Bulls’ defense was fairly dominant inside — preventing dribble penetration, forcing bricks, and grabbing rebounds — in the first two rounds, but the Heat finished almost at will in their Game 2 win of the Eastern Conference Finals, while being brick-tasic on jumpshots (ESPN Stats/Info): The Bulls have not been able to keep the... Read more »

Rosenthal: Game 2 of Bulls-Heat Matched Game 1 Record-Setting TV Ratings for TNT

Rosenthal: Game 2 of Bulls-Heat Matched Game 1 Record-Setting TV Ratings for TNT
The exact national numbers will be released later Thursday, but TNT averaged the 7.4 rating on Wednesday evening in metered markets they had for Sunday’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Bulls and Heat, Phil Rosenthal is reporting early (Chicago Tribune). In Chicago, Thursday’s Bulls loss averaged a 24.6 rating (approx. 860k... Read more »

Schuhmann: Keeping LeBron & Wade From the Rim is Key, But Not So Easy

Schuhmann: Keeping LeBron & Wade From the Rim is Key, But Not So Easy
Schematically, the Bulls’ defense isn’t impenetrable. Every scheme has a counter-scheme and the Bulls’ is no different, other than the counter requires more intricacy. The Pacers and Hawks each pulled off a win by heavily shifting the weight of their offenses and attacking off the ball on the weak side. The problem is that this... Read more »
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Will the Heat Attempt Answering Rebounding Woes With More Jamaal Magloire?

Will the Heat Attempt Answering Rebounding Woes With More Jamaal Magloire?
Jamaal Magloire played ten minutes in Game 1 for the Heat, after playing only 158 minutes in 18 regular season games. I laughed my tail off, seeing that his 6-foot-11 frame was what Erik Spoelstra felt was his best effort to get bigger, but he might be right. Yes, Jamaal Magloire may be the Heat’s best... Read more »