Tag: Atlanta Hawks

Bulls trounce Atlanta, win (at least) four straight when I predict a loss

Bulls trounce Atlanta, win (at least) four straight when I predict a loss
I'm debating about whether I should simply never predict a loss for my personal credibility or always predict a loss in order to assure a Chicago victory. The Bulls calmed my anxiety by playing the same stifling defense used to crush Orlando...

Bulls at Hawks 6:30 on CSN - Lack of back to back loss streak on the line

Bulls at Hawks 6:30 on CSN - Lack of back to back loss streak on the line
The Chicago Bulls head into Atlanta off of a loss and will bring their streak of "no consecutive losses" with them. They're the only team in the NBA that hasn't dropped two games in a row at some point. Tonight will be a big test in keeping that streak alive, and quite frankly, I'm not that optimistic...

Bulls vs Pistons 7pm on CSN and some final Atlanta thoughts

Bulls vs Pistons 7pm on CSN and some final Atlanta thoughts
Will Rip Hamilton fight through a sore groin to get revenge on his former team again? Let's hope not. At least not unless he's fully healthy, because aggravating a groin injury in an attempt to punish the Pistons for not starting him last season isn't all that helpful for the Bulls long term...
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Derrick Rose carries the Bulls to victory

Derrick Rose carries the Bulls to victory
Through three periods the Chicago Bulls scored 42 points. No one deserves to be in a basketball game when they've scored 42 points through three periods. Not in the NBA. However, their defense played fairly well over that stretch holding the Hawks to 56. 14 points, a lot to overcome...

Eastern Conference preview

Eastern Conference preview
With a compressed 0ff-season almost completed, it's time to break down the Eastern Conference...

Bulls defense smothers the Hawks - Chicago is ECF bound

Tom Thibodeau was about as upbeat as I’ve ever seen him in the post game press conference.   That’s because the Bulls threw out a defense that was absolutely extraordinary.   Chicago clamped down on the Hawks in a way few teams ever clamp down on anyone. It wasn’t  matter of Atlanta missing shots.   Atlanta... Read more »
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Bulls at Hawks at 7pm on ESPN - Closing time

ESPN’s bringing out the big guns tonight for the broadcast with Mike Tirico and Hubie Brown doing the play by play (seriously, Tirico is one of my favorite play by play guys, and Brown is one of the best in the business at adding analysis).   Stuart Scott and my new best friend Jon Barry... Read more »

My Interview with ESPN Analyst Jon Barry on the Bulls, Hawks, and Heat

I had the opportunity to pick the brain of ESPN Analyst Jon Barry on the Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks, and the rest of the Eastern conference playoffs.  Thanks to the folks over at ESPN for setting up the interview. The Bulls format to win all season long has been to win behind dominant defense and... Read more »

Bulls win behind familiar formula with new ingredients

Bulls win behind familiar formula with new ingredients
The formula is simple. Derrick Rose + defense. The players executing it in the fourth quarter was a new twist.   Starting with around 3-4 minutes left in the third quarter, the Bulls shifted to a lineup of Derrick Rose, Ronnie Brewer, Luol Deng, Taj Gibson, and Omer Asik.  They didn’t look back until they subbed... Read more »
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Bulls vs Hawks 7pm on TNT - Must win

In a close series, game five is typically the swing game.  When knotted up 2-2, the game five winner almost always goes on to win the series.   As such, tonight is a must win for both teams. Chicago has not played well against Atlanta thus far, they’ve only had one quality offensive night in... Read more »