November 19, 2009
Lakers tonight VS. CHICAGO When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 8-3, Bulls 6-4. Record vs. Bulls (2008-09): 2-0. Update: The Lakers have swept the two-game series the last two seasons and won six of the last seven games. Kobe Bryant (24,161 points) is 16 points shy of passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24,176) for second on the Lakers' all-time scoring list. Jerry West (25,192)
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.
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.
March 8, 2014 |
MIAMI AT CHICAGO: Sunday at 10 a.m. PDT . TV: Channel 7 . The Indiana Pacers suddenly aren't looking like the only threat to Miami in the Eastern Conference. Chicago's stunning surge since Derrick Rose was lost for the season and Luol Deng was traded to Cleveland is rooted in the collective toughness of the players left behind and the coaching brilliance of Tom Thibodeau. Center Joakim Noah has elevated himself into a most-valuable-player candidate, point guard D.J. Augustin has played like an All-Star and power forward Taj Gibson has generated a starter's production coming off the bench.
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.
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.