Archive for May 2011

Bulls set for 'big' Game 4

There wasn’t much groundbreaking news to come from the Bulls on Tuesday as they prep for a must-win Game 4 versus the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. A few things of note, however: Derrick Rose admits he must be more aggressive in Game 4 for the Bulls, Omer Asik missed shootaround and is a game-time... Read more »

Five keys for Bulls/Heat in Game 4

In Game 2, the Chicago Bulls mustered up just 75 points — 29 in the second half — on 34 percent shooting. In Game 3, they scored 85, though gave up a series-high 96 points to the Miami Heat, who shot 51 percent from the field, led by Chris Bosh’s 34 points on 13-for-18 shooting.... Read more »

Look for Thomas to make series debut in Game 4

A pro’s pro. Always ready. Grizzled vet. Those are words that are associated with 16-year veteran Kurt Thomas. Although he hasn’t seen much time this postseason — playing in six of the Chicago Bulls’ 14 playoff games — he’s one guy the Bulls can count on. He did it earlier this season, filling in for... Read more »

Noah's impact minimal versus Heat

6-9 Joel Anthony? Old, slow Jamaal Magloire and Zydrunas Ilgauskas? No problem, right? Coming into the series versus the Miami Heat, it seemed like the Chicago Bulls’ major edge — along with point guard — came at the center position with their own Joakim Noah. But it’s been a struggle for Noah through three games,... Read more »

Too much Bosh, as Heat take Game 3 over Bulls

Too much Bosh, as Heat take Game 3 over Bulls
When Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh teamed up this past offseason with the Miami Heat to form a three-headed monster to be reckoned with, everyone — even Carlos Boozer — said the Heat only have two stars. Who did they leave out? Bosh. The former Toronto Raptor lit up the Bulls on Sunday,... Read more »

Five keys for Bulls/Heat in Game 3

The Bulls and Miami Heat resume their best-of-seven series Sunday night (7:30pm CST, TNT/ESPN 1000) in South Florida with the series even at 1-1. It’s a huge game for both teams, as the Bulls are coming off a loss and haven’t lost back-to-back games since early February, and when the home team — in this... Read more »

Heat play up physicality level versus Bulls

Unlike their counterparts in the Western Conference finals, the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder, scoring has been tough to come by for the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat through the first two games of the best-of-seven which resumes Sunday night in Miami. The Heat averaged 83 and a half points per game the first... Read more »

Bulls ready for the Heat in South Beach

After a lackluster Game 2 in which they scored 75 points — 29 in the second half — on 34 percent shooting and lost homecourt advantage in an 85-75 loss, the Chicago Bulls should still feel confident about their NBA Finals hopes heading into Games 3 and 4 in Miami. The Miami Heat, too, will... Read more »

Can Haslem repeat Game 2 effort?

On a night when Miami Heat’s forward LeBron James scored a game-high 29 points, guard Dwyane Wade scored 24 and Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose scored 21, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind on who the difference-maker was in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. “He’s the player of this game,” Wade said... Read more »

Rose anything but MVP in Game 2 loss

We can point to several things as the reason the Chicago Bulls were defeated in Game 2 in Chicago 85-75 by the Miami Heat to even up the series 1-1 — rebounding, defense, containing LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, getting a team effort offensively, the list goes on. Simply put, the Bulls couldn’t get it... Read more »