Tag: Rip Hamilton

Rip Hamilton peaking at right time for Bulls

Rip Hamilton peaking at right time for Bulls
On Sunday, Rip Hamilton played his sixth consecutive game for the Chicago Bulls, surpassing the 30-year-old’s previous season-high of five in a row, set in January. The next night, Hamilton poured in 22 points. The veteran shooting guard has endured an injury-plagued year, but he took another step in the right direction Wednesday evening against... Read more »

Bulls crush Bobcats 100-68

Bulls crush Bobcats 100-68
Playing without Derrick Rose (foot) and Luol Deng (ribs) for the second consecutive game, the Chicago Bulls clobbered the Charlotte Bobcats 100-68 on Wednesday night at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Bulls improved to 47-15 this season, which remained the best record in the NBA. The Bulls placed four players in double figures against the... Read more »

Loss leaves Bulls searching for ideal winning formula

Loss leaves Bulls searching for ideal winning formula
Tom Thibodeau’s Chicago Bulls can struggle to make shots on any given night, but the veteran coach has repeatedly emphasized three aspects of the game that he believes must be a constant if the team is going to be successful and in a position to win: Defense, rebounding and ball control. He has drilled the... Read more »
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Bulls fall to Wizards 87-84

Playing without both Derrick Rose (ankle) and Luol Deng (ribs), the Chicago Bulls suffered a disappointing 87-84 loss to the Washington Wizards on Monday night at the United Center. The Bulls dropped to 46-15 this season, which remained good for the best record in the NBA. The Bulls placed three players in double figures against... Read more »

Bulls' Rip Hamilton proves set for next stage

Bulls' Rip Hamilton proves set for next stage
Rip Hamilton has four games under his belt since returning from a right shoulder injury that sidelined him for almost one month, and although he has looked uncomfortable at times, the veteran shooting guard made a strong case in Tuesday night’s 98-86 win over the New York Knicks as to why he is ready to... Read more »

Bulls get past Knicks 98-86

Bulls get past Knicks 98-86
With Derrick Rose sitting out due to a sprained right ankle, the Chicago Bulls earned an impressive 98-86 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night at the United Center. The Bulls improved to 44-14 this season, which remained good for the best record in the NBA. The Bulls placed four players in double... Read more »
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Finally healthy, Bulls let one slip away

Finally healthy, Bulls let one slip away
For the first time since March 5, the Chicago Bulls rolled out the starting lineup of Derrick Rose, Rip Hamilton, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah that fans believe must come up big come playoff time on Sunday afternoon against the New York Knicks. With Rose back from the groin injury that forced him... Read more »

Bulls' Rip Hamilton gradually finding stroke

Bulls' Rip Hamilton gradually finding stroke
Rip Hamilton missed five of his six shots from the field in the first half of Thursday night’s come-from-behind 93-86 victory over the Boston Celtics, but the veteran shooting guard clanked wide-open jumpers that were easily makeable for him, and he knew it. A player who has a reputation as a knock-down jump shooter, Hamilton’s... Read more »

Bulls' Derrick Rose unsure of playing vs. Celtics

After working out alone for an hour on Tuesday, Derrick Rose ramped up the rehabilitation process on his strained groin in the Chicago Bulls’ practice Wednesday when he participated fully and took contact for the first time since suffering the injury in a March 12 win over the New York Knicks. Rose, who has missed... Read more »
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Rip Hamilton's return a mixed bag

Rip Hamilton's return a mixed bag
After being held out of the Chicago Bulls’ past two games by coach Tom Thibodeau, Rip Hamilton returned from a 15-game absence in Monday night’s 99-93 defeat to the Houston Rockets. The veteran shooting guard, who sported a protective pad on his hurt right shoulder to go along with the usual black sleeve on his... Read more »