Tag: toronto raptors

Rose's furious charge comes up short as Bulls fall to Raptors

Derrick Rose started off the game horribly, but was unstoppable down the stretch.  Unfortunately for the Bulls, DeMar DeRozan was similarly unstoppable down the stretch, and the Bulls couldn’t do enough to win the game. A lot went wrong for the Bulls, who had very poor interior rotation on defense allowing the Raptors to score... Read more »

Bulls @ Toronto Raptors 6pm on CSN - Noah's return

Joakim Noah begins again where it ended last time.   His last game for the Bulls was a big win in Toronto, and the Bulls look to repeat that feat tonight.    The Raptors are coming off of a road loss in Charlotte last night while the Bulls will be playing their first game since the all-star... Read more »

Bulls trade James Johnson to Toronto for Miami's 1st

Per the Bulls official press release: The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has assigned the contract of forward James Johnson to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Miami’s 2011 regular first-round draft choice held by Toronto.  Johnson (6-9, 245) appeared in 13 games this season and averaged 3.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg,1.1 apg, 9.5... Read more »

Bulls blow out Raptors behind strong bench play

The Raptors took a brief lead early connecting on five of their first six shots.  My wife turned to me and said “I thought you told me this would be a blowout”.   I offered her the Raptors and 10 points.    That was about all the good news for Raptor fans, who can take... Read more »

Bulls vs Raptors 7pm on CSN

The Bulls have struggled to knock off a rather unimpressive cast of teams recently, yet they’ve still managed to win 13 of their past 15 games.   The Toronto Raptors, another struggling club, visit the United Center tonight.   The Raptors may get a boost from Andrea Barngani and Jerryd Bayless returning to the team though... Read more »

Random trade idea: C.J. Watson + James Johnson for Leandro Barbosa

The Bulls have that obvious hole at shooting guard that all of Bulls nation is trying to fill.  One name that fits pretty well, but hasn’t been publicized is Leandro Barbosa. One of the primary problems in trading for a SG is that to match salaries the Bulls typically need to give up Ronnie Brewer... Read more »

Boozer helps Bulls crush Raptors in Noah's last game before surgery

Carlos Boozer simply dominated the Raptors all night long. What little chance the Raptors had disappeared when we found out Andrea Bargnani wasn’t going to play.   The Raptors had no threat to space the floor, and no size to deal with Carlos Boozer.   It wouldn’t have made a difference had he played, the Bulls fought... Read more »

Bulls at Raptors 6pm on CSN - Noah / Rose gametime decisions

The Chicago Bulls head into Toronto to face the Raptors and the big question will be Derrick Rose’s effectiveness in the game assuming that he’s able to play.  The Raptors are on the second game of a back to back, having lost to Charlotte in Charlotte last night, so the Bulls should be the fresher... Read more »

Bulls at Raptors at 6:00pm on CSN

The Bulls head out to Toronto for their second to last preseason game.   It’s a week before the tip off of the regular season, and the Chicago team that looked solid the first few games has shown plenty of cracks in it’s past few.  Injuries are already mounting decimating the team’s depth and not... Read more »

Thibodeau's five keys updater [preseason games 4-6]

Through three preseason games, I gave an update on Thibodeau’s five preseason keys.  Another week and three more preseason games have passed, and it’s time to look back and see how the team is progressing on it’s goals entering the regular season. Five things we’re going to emphasize right away: Defensive team, rebounding team, low... Read more »