In a back and forth battle for most of the night, the Atlanta Hawks pulled away towards the end and went on to beat the Chicago Bulls.
Before game 3 Jamal Crawford said that the Hawks had taken the Bulls best shot and were optimistic. Best shot my foot. He wasn’t saying any such thing after the game as he and his team mates were torched early and often by Derrick Rose.
The numbers suggest playing Kyle Korver more is a good idea for Tom Thibodeau’s Bulls.
The Chicago Bulls had a chance to sweep the pesky Indiana Pacers out of the Playoffs in Game 4, but an injured Derrick Rose wasn’t able to muster his usual brilliance.
Derrick Rose sat out practice on Monday with his sprained ankle but says he will play in Game 5, “It’s not broke so I’m definitely playing.”
Even though the Bulls are up 3-0 in their first-round series against the Indiana Pacers, it hasn’t been easy. Each game has come down to the wire. Luckily for Chicago, Derrick Rose has responded, and so has Kyle Korver.
Kyle Korver has hit some big shots so far in the Chicago Bulls’ first round series against the Indiana Pacers. Down the stretch, when the Bulls have needed a big three-point basket, Korver has been there.
If you were to tune into the Chicago Bulls’ first-round series against the Indiana Pacers at any point before the last five minutes of the fourth quarter, you’d likely think that the series was pretty close.
It more resembled Rugby then Basketball but either way the Bulls came out on top and are now one win away from a sweep. The final in game 3 Thursday night here in Indianapolis was Bulls 88 and Pacers 84.
Just like a broken record, the Chicago Bulls struggled with the Indiana Pacers for most of the game, but pulled away down the stretch and won.
If these games against the Pacers seem closer than they should be, that’s because they are.
For the second straight game, the Chicago Bulls struggled with the eight seed Indiana Pacers.
The Chicago Bulls’ 104-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday wasn’t the team’s prettiest win of the season. It took 39 points from Derrick Rose and another 18 from Luol Deng to get past the eighth seeded Pacers.
During game one of the Bulls first round matchup against the Pacers on Saturday, I was a little uneasy with the way things were playing out in Chicago’s 104-99 win.
Defense was a priority for Tom Thibodeau’s Chicago Bulls all season. And after the team’s performance in game one against the Indiana Pacers, it’s pretty safe to say that the coach wasn’t happy with what he saw.
It was not exactly the formula they drew up beforehand but a win is a win as the Bulls defeated the Pacers 104-99. The Bulls did not have their first lead until 48 seconds remained when Kyle Korver hit a three point field goal. Korver definitely had his shooting eye as he was 4/4 from behind the arc.
Derrick Rose had 36 points and 10 assists, and the Chicago Bulls took another step toward the top seed in the Eastern Conference with their 15th win in 17 games, hanging on to beat the short-handed Toronto Raptors 113-106 on Saturday night.
Role players are as important to any championship contender as the starters are, and for the Chicago Bulls, there is little drop off when the bench players enter the game.
With the memory of last season’s blowing of a 35 point lead and subsequent loss to Sacramento, there was no way the Bulls were going to repeat that dubious effort.
Derrick Rose and Kyle Korver scored 18 points apiece as the Chicago Bulls routed the Sacramento Kings 132-92 on Monday night.