Posts tagged "cleveland cavaliers"

Bulls Clinch Eastern Conference After Cleveland Win

Bulls Clinch Eastern Conference After Cleveland Win
The Bulls (59-20) beat the Cavs (17-62) in Cleveland 93-82 on Friday night to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the playoffs. I wasn’t watching because I had other plans. I’m no sure what all of this means. It feels dangerous. I feel vulnerable. This is all just happening so fast. I need... Read more »

Bulls Beatdown Showed How They're Just Better Than the Celtics

Bulls Beatdown Showed How They're Just Better Than the Celtics
The #1 Bulls blew out the #2 Celtics 97-81 with defense, rebounding, and all-around efficient shooting. The matchup between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls (58-20) and Celtics (54-24), proved one thing over all else to me: the Cs are too damn small to beat the Bulls. “They ran their offense... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 13, 2011 -- Contender Narratives, Un-valuing Offensive Rebounds, Russell Westbrook's Historical Young Career, the Bynum Factor

Catch n' Shoot: March 13, 2011 -- Contender Narratives, Un-valuing Offensive Rebounds, Russell Westbrook's Historical Young Career, the Bynum Factor
A great case can be made that Tom Thibodeau was the best franchise acquisition of the last offseason. The Bulls moved ahead of the Celtics in BBR’s mathematical power rankings. They’re now sitting in 4th, behind the Spurs, Lakers, and Heat. That said, why was Carlos Boozer still in the game to sprain his ankle... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: February 27, 2011 -- Blake and Love's Record-Setting Double-Doubles, Lockout Looming, and Kendrick Sidelined

Catch n' Shoot: February 27, 2011 -- Blake and Love's Record-Setting Double-Doubles, Lockout Looming, and Kendrick Sidelined
Rip Hamilton would likely be a Bull right now if took Cleveland’s buyout in the Pistons-Cavs deal he sabotaged. Blake Griffin’s the eighth rookie in NBA history to amass 50 double-doubles. The Blakedevil has 22 games to hit Shaq’s 1992-93 record of 68. It’s doable. What’s uncontroversially doable is supplying amazing alley-oops like this without... Read more »

NBA Trade Deadline Struck: Bulls Rightly Stood Pat; Thunder Got Scary

NBA Trade Deadline Struck: Bulls Rightly Stood Pat; Thunder Got Scary
The Bulls stood pat as the trade deadline hit at 2:00 p.m. CST on Thursday. The three most notable deals that fell through were acquiring Courtney Lee from the Rockets, O.J. Mayo from the Grizzlies, or Anthony Parker from the Cavs. Houston wouldn’t budge on demanding a big, Mike McGraw of The Daily Herald tweeted.... Read more »

Looking at Shooting Guard Options, Bulls Aren't Bad Standing Pat

Looking at Shooting Guard Options, Bulls Aren't Bad Standing Pat
Let’s get stat-geeky and Randian and Realpolitik and wonky with the Bulls options to acquire a shooting guard before the Thursday trade deadline. * – unrestricted free agent in 2011** – restricted free agent in 2011 There are grand options being thrown around for the Bulls to acquire a shooting guard before the trade deadline.... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: February 23, 2011 -- Featuring 11th Hour Rumors Into Thursday Trade Deadline

Catch n' Shoot: February 23, 2011 -- Featuring 11th Hour Rumors Into Thursday Trade Deadline
Real basketball is back. Queue: Baron to Blake and the Del Negros getting spanked: Congratulations to K.C.Johnson! The Chicago Tribune Bulls beat reporter was awarded by the Professional Basketball Writers Association for a feature article on Joakim Noah, published in January 2010. Congrats to Isiah Thomas! “From immortal player to NBA president, GM and coach,... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: February 19, 2011

Catch n' Shoot: February 19, 2011
Sebastian Pruiti put together a nice breakdown of Derrick Rose’s jumper selection. Dennis Rodman was announced as a finalist for the 2011 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame, which is great, despite Reggie Miller getting snubbed. The rest of the finalists are very ‘meh.’ I have a personal nostalgic love for finalist Chris Mullin... Read more »

Return of the Catch n' Shoot: February 17, 2011

Return of the Catch n' Shoot: February 17, 2011
I didn’t do daily “Catch n’ Shoot” posts for quite some time because I started yet another part-time teaching job on top of my current load. Between bringing back game previews for every game or this section, the decision was easy. There is a change, though. As the playoffs come closer, I might go through... Read more »
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Dunk Porn: Awesome Fastbreak Poster Alley-Oop from Baron to Blake Doesn't Redeem Atrocious Weekend (Video)

Dunk Porn: Awesome Fastbreak Poster Alley-Oop from Baron to Blake Doesn't Redeem Atrocious Weekend (Video)
The good: Baron Davis got the steal and led a strong fastbreak that ended with him tossing an alley-oop to Blake Griffin that had a violent finish over a good effort from Sonny Weems: The bad: The Clippers lost the Sunday game to the damn CRaptors Muffins 98-93. Whuh? The ugly: The Clippers snapped the... Read more »