Category: NBA Playoffs

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 »

Five keys for Bulls/Heat in Game 2

After taking Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals 103-82 over the Miami Heat, the Bulls look to take a commanding 2-0 lead on Wednesday. In the NBA playoffs, the teams that win Game 1 go on to win the series 78.6 percent of the time. While that’s fluky in its own right, a 2-0... Read more »

Five keys for Bulls/Heat in Eastern Conference finals

The Bulls and Miami Heat will tip off Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night (7:00pm CST on TNT) at the United Center, and both teams know how important the game is. Historically, the team that wins Game 1 of the best-of-seven typically goes on to win the entire series. Let’s take... Read more »

Can the Bulls shock the world, beat the Heat?

Despite winning an NBA-best 62 games during the regular-season and having the league’s Most Valuable Player, the Chicago Bulls are going into the Eastern Conference Finals against the Heat as underdogs. It’s really a weird situation — the Bulls held the edge over the Heat during the regular-season, sweeping them 3-0, though the Bulls won... Read more »

Bulls get their chance to 'Beat the Heat'

Who saw the Bulls/Atlanta Hawks series lasting longer than the Miami Heat versus Boston Celtics? So much for that, as the Heat eliminated the Celtics with a 97-87 victory in Game 5 on Wednesday, earning an Eastern Conference Finals berth in the process. That’s why the ‘Big Three’ of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris... Read more »

Bulls need Game 4 version of Boozer

It was a troublesome Game 4 for the Bulls, who were defeated by the Atlanta Hawks 100-88 on Sunday to even up the series at 2-2. The Bulls shot 41 percent from the field, allowed 16 fast break points and 56 points in the paint. For a team that prides itself on defense, Game 4... Read more »

Rose shows Crawford, Hawks his best

After a Game 2 defeat, Jamal Crawford and the rest of the Atlanta Hawks weren’t panicking. They lost to the Bulls 86-73 at the United Center, in a game Derrick Rose received his Most Valuable Player award from NBA commissioner David Stern, but neither team played well offensively, shooting under 40 percent from the field. It was Jamal... Read more »

Is Boozer deserving of the boos?

After averaging just under 18 points and 10 rebounds during the regular-season, Carlos Boozer was expected to do big things in the playoffs, as were the Bulls. In four previous playoff appearances, Boozer averaged 20 points and 13 rebounds. The Bulls will do anything to take those numbers at this point. It’s been a dire... Read more »

MVP Rose needs to play like one in Game 2

Derrick Rose won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player on Tuesday, a day after losing to the Atlanta Hawks 103-95. The award was well-deserved for the 22-year-old, who led the Bulls to an NBA-best 62-20 record in the regular season while averaging 25 points, just under eight assists and four rebounds. However, Rose didn’t have his... Read more »