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Thibs Wants More Pace, Post-Ups From Bulls Offense to Prevent 1st Back-to-Back Losses Since Feb. 7

Thibs Wants More Pace, Post-Ups From Bulls Offense to Prevent 1st Back-to-Back Losses Since Feb. 7
After practice in Miami on Friday, Tom Thibodeau addressed the Bulls woes on offense after a Game 2 where they only scored 75, but only lost by ten to the Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. He said his team needs to run the floor more after making defensive stops and create... Read more »

The Bulls Defense Functions as a Gang and Only Works at High Energy

The Bulls Defense Functions as a Gang and Only Works at High Energy
The Bulls defense was at the top of the NBA this season under rookie head coach Tom Thibodeau, Lee Jenkins highlights in a feature on the defensive guru (Sports Illustrated). “The Bulls led the NBA in defensive efficiency [97.4], rebounding differential [5.62], opponents’ field goal percentage [43%], opponents’ three-point percentage [32.6%] and, according to hoopdata.com,... Read more »

Thibs Screams, the Bulls Scream, Anthony Bain Spits for Bulls Screams (IMG)

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.
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Bulls Blew Out the Heat in Game 1 With Big Boy Basketball

Bulls Blew Out the Heat in Game 1 With Big Boy Basketball
The Bulls dominated the second half of Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Heat 103-82. The Bulls’ 103-82 win over the Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the United Center on Sunday was close until it — well — wasn’t. The Bulls secured a 1-0 lead in... Read more »

Horny Notes: May 10, 2011 -- Rose Needs to Pounce Early, Deng's Lack of Limits on D, J-Smoove 'Love-Hate' Relationship with Atlanta

Horny Notes: May 10, 2011 -- Rose Needs to Pounce Early, Deng's Lack of Limits on D, J-Smoove 'Love-Hate' Relationship with Atlanta
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 »

K.C. Johnson Breaking Down the Bulls Bad Defense in Game 4 (Audio)

K.C. Johnson Breaking Down the Bulls Bad Defense in Game 4 (Audio)
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 »
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Boozer's Production Problems Part Physical, Part Smart Opposing Defense, Part Bad Bulls Decision-Making

Boozer's Production Problems Part Physical, Part Smart Opposing Defense, Part Bad Bulls Decision-Making
Bulls’ fans target on Carlos Boozer’s back is valid to an extent, but his re-post problem extends past him. Carlos Boozer was booed hard by Bulls fans in their team’s Game 2 win to tie the playoff series with the Hawks. His offensive game wasn’t pretty, but there was a step forward in his shot... Read more »

Thibs Coach of the Year Honor is Well Deserved (Video)

Thibs Coach of the Year Honor is Well Deserved (Video)
Tom Thibodeau was named NBA Coach of the Year on Sunday with Doug Collins finishing in a distant second (K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune). Thibs went into detail about his approach to forming a culture of “commitment” for the Bulls, the difficulty of striving for perfection, and his insipration: Thibs led the Bulls to an NBA-best... Read more »

In Series Clincher, Bulls and Pacers are Who We Thought They Were

In Series Clincher, Bulls and Pacers are Who We Thought They Were
The Bulls wrapped up their first round playoff series against the Pacers in Game 5 with a dominant 116-89 spanking. h/t: chibullsfan03 The Bulls and Pacers played four tough games, in which the Bulls won three, but the Game 5 clincher was the NBA-best 62-win team dominating the 37-winner. After the Bulls opened with a... Read more »
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Horny Notes: April 26, 2011 -- D-Rose Playing Game 5, Bench Mob Benched, Boozer's Downs, Coach Korver

Horny Notes: April 26, 2011 -- D-Rose Playing Game 5, Bench Mob Benched, Boozer's Downs, Coach Korver
Derrick Rose is “definitely playing” Game 5 on Tuesday. He participated in Tuesday’s walk through, did some shooting, but didn’t practice; he was out of the precautionary walking boot and in shoes (K.C. Johnson, Twitter). .bbpBox62921850224787456 {background:url(http://a2.twimg.com/profile_background_images/35669026/dunk_small.jpg) #000000;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author... Read more »