Category: NBA Playoffs

Rooting for Tyson Chandler

Call him a bust, if you want. But if you’re looking for someone to root for in the NBA Finals, as a Bulls fan, here’s one player: former Bull Tyson Chandler. Yep, he was the guy the Bulls traded away 20-point, 10-rebound machine Elton Brand for in 2001. The Bulls had high hopes for Chandler,... Read more »

Heat/Mavericks: Who to root for?

OK, this may be easy to answer for Bulls fans. Actually, any fan outside the state of Florida. When LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joined together in Miami, they became the most vilified team in the NBA in a blink of an eye. By default, most will be rooting for the Dallas Mavericks... Read more »

Five keys for Bulls/Heat in Game 5

It’s simple for the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night: win Game 5 and extend the best-of-seven series with the Miami Heat to six games. Instead of being tied 2-2, the Bulls are heading back to the United Center down 3-1 after a 101-93 overtime loss. A loss is a loss, but the Bulls had plenty... Read more »

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 »

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 »