There was a huge difference for the Chicago Bulls between the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals, and not just in the end result.
Rebounding and defense led the Bulls to a 21-point rout of the Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. But just like it during the regular season, it wasn’t just the starters who contributed for the Bulls.
Carlos Boozer had his biggest game of the postseason and the Chicago Bulls blew past the Atlanta Hawks to advance to the Eastern Conference finals where they’ll take on the Miami Heat.
Tom Thibodeau gave his troops the day off Wednesday. He’s a smart coach, since he knows they are tired and also knows they are in for a battle come Thursday night.
In a pivotal game in this Eastern Conference semifinal series, the Chicago Bulls outscored the Atlanta Hawks by 11 points in the fourth quarter and took a 3-2 lead in the series.
The Chicago Bulls have five games remaining before the playoffs, so it’s probably a good time for them to start getting their rotation in line for the postseason.
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.
It’s becoming more and more obvious that the key to the Chicago Bulls’ success this season has been their defense, and it allowed them to come away with a victory on Thursday night when they only scored 84 points.
The effects of Omer Asik’s achievement of double-figure points and rebounds in the same game were felt immediately last night, improving all aspects of life around the globe.
The Chicago Bulls are looking unstoppable after winning their eighth straight Thursday. They finished 11 points ahead as they tore through the Nets.
Sans the deal for James Johnson–one that sent him to Toronto for a 1st round draft pick–Gar/Pax decided to hold firm with the pieces they already have in place in the teams quest for their first NBA championship since 1998.
Thursday’s NBA trade deadline came and went and found the Chicago Bulls with the exact same team they had in their 118-113 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.
Ah, the trade deadline! Speculation and rumors are tossed around more during this time of the season than bean bags in a corn-hole tournament.
On Tuesday, the Chicago Bulls traded former first-round pick James Johnson to the Toronto Raptors for the Miami Heat’s 2011 first-round pick. Well according to a report that pick could be flipped for Courtney Lee.
The Bulls winning ways continued on Tuesday with a victory over the Bobcats. Chicago is now just two games back of the Heat and Celtics for the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Just 10 days out from the NBA trade deadline, rumors are swirling about what players will stay and what players will be on the move. For the Chicago Bulls, any help they bring is will probably be at shooting guard.
The Bulls will really be short handed when they play host to the Philadelphia 76ers tonight. Taj Gibson joins Joakim Noah on the sidelines, as Gibson is still bothered by the effects of the concussion he suffered Saturday night.
The Bulls were nothing short of astounded that Joakim Noah was able to play with his injury for the last 3 weeks. That injury finally necessitated surgery which was performed successfully Thursday morning.
The Bulls have potentially lost Joakim Noah for up to ten weeks. The Bulls’ center will have surgery to repair an injured right hand.
Joakim Noah had yet another double double Wednesday night but it likely will be his last for quite a while. The Bulls have announced that the 6’11″ center will have surgery Thursday morning to repair damage in his right thumb.