Iman Shumpert suffered a season-ending ACL tear and as a result, any hope of the Knicks competing with the Heat have ended.
The NBA lockout-shortened regular season has come to a close and the playoff teams have been decided. Let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.
Luol Deng scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half and Joakim Noah added 17 points and nine rebounds to rally the Chicago Bulls to a 93-86 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
Derrick Rose returned from a one-game absence to score 25 points and help the Chicago Bulls hold off a second-half charge and beat the Boston Celtics 88-79 on Friday night.
Members of a Los Angeles street gang are facing charges in the 2008 beating of a man who claimed he had a sex tape of Shaquille O’Neal and that the former NBA star was behind the attack.
The Miami Heat made quick work of the reigning Eastern Conference champions by defeating Boston 4-1 in a second-round playoff series. Although the series lasted only five games, it was grueling from start to finish.
No one could have predicted that the defending conference champions would be in such deep holes so early in the playoffs. The Lakers and Celtics are both down two games to none and find themselves in must-win situations.
The Chicago Bulls ended the regular season with 62 wins, the top seed in the Eastern Conference and the best record in the NBA. But they haven’t looked like that same team through their first seven playoff games.
We all knew that the Chicago Bulls were going to be a pretty good team when the season began back in late October.
62 wins, the top seed in the Eastern conference, the NBA’s best overall record and home-court advantage all the way through the playoffs, after an all-out performance by a roster laden with useful players.
Not only did the Bulls all but wrap up the top seed in the Eastern Conference by dominating the Celtics on Thursday night, they let Boston know that they aren’t intimidated and won’t be pushed around by the bullies of the East.
The Chicago Bulls outplayed the Boston Celtics and walked away with a 16-point win on Thursday night, but that’s all it was for this Bulls team, a single win.
Joakim Noah and the Chicago Bulls have a pretty good idea what to expect when the Boston Celtics visit the United Center on Thursday Night.
Being the likely NBA Most Valuable Player is one thing. Proving it every night is another, especially when you shouldn’t have to.
The Chicago Bulls have eight games remaining on their schedule, and have a two and a half game lead over the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. But this is no time for them to get comfortable or complacent.
The Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics are battling for the Eastern Conference’s top seed, and the home court advantage that comes with it.
When the Chicago Bulls struck out on “The Big 3” of Wade, James, and Bosh in the free agency market, you didn’t think for one minute the Bulls would be leading the Eastern Conference with just 12 games remaining, did you?
No Bulls team had ever won back-to-back games by a total of 73 points, until yesterday. It had been fifteen years since they had won consecutive games by more than 30 apiece.
On the Chicago Bulls’ last trip to Atlanta, the team spoiled a 19-point lead.Derrick Rose guaranteed that a similar collapse wouldn’t happen again.
Through the first 68 games of the season, the Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics have identical 49-19 records and are tied for the top spot in the conference race, but don’t expect anything to change all that soon.