April 16, 2010
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 1. CLEVELAND vs. 8. CHICAGO Season series: 2-2. Key stat: Toronto's 8-18 finish that detoured the Bulls from the lottery. As Cinderellas, the Bulls' clock looks as if it's at 11:59, finishing 10-14 as hot-tempered former GM John Paxson, now a VP who — thankfully — doesn't talk to the media, angrily confronted Dead Coach Walking Vinny Del Negro. Last spring the Bulls took Boston seven games, then let Ben Gordon, who'd have been fabulous with happening Derrick Rose, leave.
June 24, 1989 |
A rodeo group must compensate a woman injured when a bull jumped three fences and charged into a bathroom where she was waiting out the competition, a judge has ruled. The indoor rodeo arena's 5 1/2-foot-high restraining fences should have been higher to contain the bull, even though he "performed a routine that even an Olympic steeplechase horse" would have trouble duplicating, said District Judge Jon Kerian. The incident occurred in July 1985. The bull, after throwing its rider and chasing a rodeo clown out of the ring, went over the fences and down a hall before bursting into the bathroom, according to testimony.
December 15, 2009
Lakers tonight AT CHICAGO Time: 5 PDT. On the air: TV: Channel 9; Radio: 710, 1330. Where: United Center. Records: Lakers 18-4; Bulls 8-14. Record vs. Bulls: 1-0. Update: The Lakers beat the Bulls last month, 108-93, with Pau Gasol scoring 24 points in his first game back from a hamstring injury. The Bulls have lost 10 of their last 12, leading to local speculation on how long Coach Vinny Del Negro will keep his job. -- Mike Bresnahan
March 28, 2013 |
Wednesday morning, hours before the Bulls applied the brakes to the Heat's run at history, Chicago Coach Tom Thibodeau was asked if he had mentioned Miami's 27-game winning streak. "What streak?" Thibodeau said. Indeed, on a night in which the only Derrick Rose appearance came via a bobblehead doll and Joakim Noah, Richard Hamilton and Marco Belinelli also sat with injuries, the Bulls made history disappear. The second-longest winning streak in North American major professional sports league history is over thanks to a 101-97 victory that, out of nowhere, rekindled talk of a lengthy Bulls' postseason run. Heat, meet grit.
October 31, 2009 |
Once again, South Florida had all the answers for slowing down West Virginia. B.J. Daniels threw for 232 yards and three touchdowns, and the Bulls rebounded from two subpar defensive performances to frustrate running back Noel Devine and the 20th-ranked Mountaineers in a 30-19 victory Friday night at Tampa, Fla. The Bulls (6-2, 2-2 Big East) gave up 75 points and 887 yards in conference losses to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh the previous two weeks, yet found a way to hold Devine to his lowest rushing total of the season.
June 8, 1998 |
From the city that brought you the Valentine's Day Massacre and other great routs (see: Mrs. O'Leary's cow v. wood structures) comes Bulls 96, Jazz 54, historic in its own right and nearly as tough on the victims.
May 26, 2011 |
From Chicago How you know it's past your bedtime: The young Bulls with 22-year-old MVP Derrick Rose played Miami even for all five games of the Eastern Conference finals, but the infamous Heat with two-time former MVP LeBron James out-finished them in four, the last Thursday's 83-80 come-from-behind victory, and that's all it takes in a best-of-seven series. Leading by 12, 3:02 from sending the series back to Miami, the Bulls gulped, Miami finished on an 18-3 run and it was summer in Chicago.