Archive for April 2011

Conference Semifinals Predictions

The Conference semifinals begin Sunday, and after several close finishes in the first round, the second round should be much more fun for NBA fans. Let’s take a look at what transpired in the first round. Western Conference: (8) Memphis Grizzlies over the (1) San Antonio Spurs in six games. (4) Oklahoma City Thunder over the (5)... Read more »

Bulls-Hawks Preview

After getting past the Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic, the Bulls and Atlanta Hawks will matchup in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs starting Monday, May 2 at the United Center (7pm CT). The 1-5 matchup doesn’t have the flare that the Miami Heat (2) and Boston Celtics (3) series has, nor should... Read more »

C.J. Watson: Derrick Rose wins MVP

Derrick Rose took the NBA by storm this season, averaging 25 points, nearly eight assists and four rebounds during the regular season. He led the Bulls to an NBA-best 62 wins and the top spot in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls were without Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah for a combined 57 games — if... Read more »

Bulls draw Atlanta Hawks in Eastern Conference semifinals

The Bulls, who defeated the Indiana Pacers in the first round in five games, will face the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Hawks defeated the Orlando Magic Thursday night 84-81 led by Joe Johnson’s 23 points. It took the Hawks six games to defeat the fourth-seeded Magic, who will be heading to... Read more »

Better second round matchup for Bulls: Hawks or Magic?

The Indiana Pacers gave the Bulls plenty of fight — literally and figuratively — in Games 1 through 4, but in Game 5, the Bulls played how most thought they would from the beginning: Dominant. Led by Derrick Rose’s game-high 25 points, the Bulls had six players in double-figures as they proved too much for... Read more »

Struggling Boozer dealing with turf toe

Carlos Boozer scored just two points in 15 and a half minutes in the Bulls’ series clinching Game 5 victory over the Indiana Pacers 116-89. He also sat for the final 18 plus minutes of the game — with Taj Gibson playing well on both ends of the court, there seemed no need for Boozer.... Read more »

Bulls rout Pacers for series clinching win

For a 1-8 matchup, the Bulls and Indiana Pacers provided plenty of drama, excitement and intensity. For Bulls fans, it was starting to become too close for comfort, though. Tuesday night, Bulls fans didn’t have much to sweat over, as the Bulls led wire-to-wire in a 116-89 rout of the Pacers in Game 5. It... Read more »

Will Bulls lose series if Pacers win Game 5? Vogel thinks so

After winning Game 4 in Indiana, Pacers coach Frank Vogel, in what seemed to be a sarcastic tone, denied the high amount of Bulls fans present in Conseco Fieldhouse. If you watched on TV, it was clear that most of the crowd — lower bowl, at least — was in red to support the ‘See... Read more »

No surprise: Rose ready to go for Game 5

Derrick Rose, who injured his left ankle going up for a layup in Game 4, will give it a go in Game 5. The Bulls and Indiana Pacers will resume the series Tuesday in Chicago. When Rose first went down late in the first quarter of Game 4, many felt it could be a serious... Read more »

MRI confirms sprained ankle for Rose; won't miss Game 5

Derrick Rose certainly wasn’t his normal explosive self on Saturday in the Bulls’ 89-84 loss to the Indiana Pacers in Game 4, but gave the Bulls just under 33 minutes after suffering the injury, albeit hobbling around. Rose injured his left ankle late in the first quarter as cameras showed him rolling the ankle while... Read more »