If the data were collected, the Bulls would likely lead in screams per possession. Because of this, Anthony Bain has concocted this beauty, he calls “Spitting Bull” (HoopSpeak): Click here for the image in hi-res.
The Bulls’ defense was fairly dominant inside — preventing dribble penetration, forcing bricks, and grabbing rebounds — in the first two rounds, but the Heat finished almost at will in their Game 2 win of the Eastern Conference Finals, while being brick-tasic on jumpshots (ESPN Stats/Info): The Bulls have not been able to keep the... Read more »
The exact national numbers will be released later Thursday, but TNT averaged the 7.4 rating on Wednesday evening in metered markets they had for Sunday’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Bulls and Heat, Phil Rosenthal is reporting early (Chicago Tribune). In Chicago, Thursday’s Bulls loss averaged a 24.6 rating (approx. 860k... Read more »
The very talented Ryan Hurst tweeted this modification of Taj Gibson dunking on Dwyane Wade‘s everything: Hurst has a ton of great stuff. Here are some Derrick Rose designs. Check out his site and follow him on Twitter.
The Bulls led the NBA regular season in defensive efficiency (97.4) and were also fourth in offensive rebounding rate (29.4), according to Hoopdata.com. The Bulls scored around 128 points per 100 offensive rebounds, slightly above the league average of 120, but only 102 in the first two rounds of the playoffs. In Game 1 of... Read more »
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, in which the Bulls handed the Heat a 103-82 ass-whoppin’ drew the largest ratings in cable history for a basketball game, Phil Rosenthal reported Monday (Tower Ticker): National numbers released Monday showed the Bulls’ ‘103-82 rout on TNT to be the most-viewed basketball game in cable history, with... Read more »
Joakim Noah‘s passing is among the best of big men. He’s become Derrick Rose‘s favorite target on the perimeter when he gets trapped by a double-team or calls a play where he creates with others off the ball. In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Heat, Noah had four assists. With 28... Read more »
I’m going to start uploading NBA.com and Bulls.com videos to my YouTube channel. My first experimental upload was for today’s “Catch n’ Shoot,” then, I added this: I plan on ripping a ton of videos from their site to be shared here and for anyone else who wants to share them anywhere else. If this... Read more »
#2 Heat 98#3 Celtics 90 (OT)Heat lead series 3-1Box Score | Recap #2 Lakers 86#3 Mavs 122Mavs win series 4-0Box Score | Recap #4 Thunder 133#8 Grizzlies 123 (3OT)Series tied 2-2Box Score | Recap The OKC-Grizz triple-OT game left me speechless. From start to finish, just about everything you know about basketball got urinated on... Read more »
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune joined Dan McNeil and Matt Spiegel at “The Danny Mac Show” on 670 The Score in Chicago on Monday afternoon to talk Bulls. He discussed: the “team collapse” of the Bulls’ “brutal” execution of Tom Thibodeau‘s defense in their Game 4 loss in Atlanta; Atlanta’s adjustments — trapping Derrick... Read more »