Archive for March 2011

Two more NBA players say Rose is MVP: LeBron and Chandler

Add two more players to Derrick Rose’s ever-growing list of supporters in his quest to become the youngest NBA MVP ever, this time it was LeBron James and ex-Bull Tyson Chandler. LeBron, who is also an MVP candidate looking to three-peat for the NBA’s most prestigious award, endorsed Rose as the MVP before the Miami... Read more »

Boozer wakes up as Bulls win in Minnesota

Derrick Rose has developed a knack for bouncing back after poor games. Granted, he hasn’t had many poor games this season, but coming off a 30-point, 10-turnover game in which some analysts saw his MVP stock fall, Rose set the tone early in the Bulls’ 108-91 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Coming off a tough... Read more »

Noah: out vs. Timberwolves

Per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: MINNEAPOLIS — After participating in the entire practice Tuesday, Joakim Noah suffered swelling in his right ankle overnight and sat out the Chicago Bulls’ morning shootaround Wednesday at Target Center. The Bulls said Noah now is a game-time decision against the Timberwolves. The shootaround is ongoing, so coach Tom... Read more »

Did Boston know of Bulls' weakness?

Not many folks were fans of the trade the Boston Celtics made at the Trade Deadline, trading Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Jeff Green, Nenad Kristic and a 2012 first-round pick. Perkins was seen as one of the defensive leaders on Boston, along with fellow starter Kevin Garnett. With... Read more »

14-game home win streak snapped in Bulls' 97-85 loss to 76ers

All good things come to an end, right? The Philadelphia 76ers came into the United Center and defeated the streaking Bulls 97-85, leading wire-to-wire despite several second half rallies by Chicago. It was a game to forget on many levels, and MVP candidate Derrick Rose will have to get past tonight’s “off” night. Rose finished... Read more »

Even after 30-point, 17-assist game, Rose still hungry

With the Bulls holding the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 53-19 record, many analysts and followers of the NBA are succumbing to the fact that the MVP’s playing in Chicago. It’s Derrick Rose. Rose is averaging a career-high in nearly every statistic; he’s averaging 24.9 points, 7.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds this... Read more »

If it wasn't official yet: Derrick Rose, your 2010-11 NBA MVP

Just add another game onto Derrick Rose’s MVP resume, and boy, was it a gem of a game for the 22-year-old. With the Bulls trailing the Milwaukee Bucks most of the night, and the help at a premium, Rose made the best with what he had, turning in yet another MVP performance in the Bulls’... Read more »

Bulls hold two game lead on Celtics for top seed after 99-96 grind-it-out win over Grizzlies

As Luol Deng said after the game to Gail Fisher of Comcast SportsNet, the Bulls beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-96 despite getting outworked most of the night. As Deng put it, the Bulls simply won because they had better players, more talent. Give the Grizzlies credit, they gave the Bulls a fight, preparing the Bulls... Read more »

Bulls, Grizzlies very different since last matchup

The Bulls defeated the Memphis Grizzlies fairly easily the last time the two teams faced off on January 17. The Bulls won in Memphis 96-84 and held control for most of the game, led by Derrick Rose’s first career triple-double — 22 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. The Bulls improved to 28-13 after the... Read more »

Bulls full game above Celtics for top spot in East

Thanks to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Bulls are now one full game above the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference standings after Memphis defeated the Celtics in Boston 90-87. The Grizzlies had six players in double-figures, led by Zach Randolph’s 13-point, 8-rebound night. The Celtics got 22 points and six rebounds from Paul Pierce, but... Read more »