Playing Kurt Thomas Would Help Bulls 'Tremendously'The injury to Omer Asik is proving to have a bigger impact than many would expect an injury to a team's backup center should have. But with as much as the Bulls bench plays, head coach Tom Thibodeau will now have to make a tough decision.
Schuster: Thibodeau Claims Bulls' Confidence Is UnshakenFor the most part, Wednesday was an off day for the Bulls, who now trail Miami 3-1 in the Eastern Conference finals. The team gathered at their practice facility in Deerfield and had a 45-minute film session and then did some light shooting on their own.
Game 4 Loss Highlights Bulls' NeedsJust like they have all season, with the game on the line, the Chicago Bulls turned to Derrick Rose to get he job done. However, unlike he had up to this point, Rose wasn't able to carry the Bulls to to victory.
Asik To Miss Rest Of PlayoffsChicago Bulls center Omer Asik will miss the rest of the team's 2011 playoff run, the team announced on Wednesday.
Schuster: Bulls Confident Heading Into Game 4The Bulls appeared confident when we spoke to them Tuesday morning in the locker room. They said they think they have solved Miami's suffocating defense, but obviously we won't know that until Tuesday night.
Holmes' Morning After Blog: Monday EditionMiami won Game 3 just like they won Game 2: with fantastic defense. Their on the ball pressure was excellent. They rotated very well and contested most of the Bulls shots.
Bulls And Heat Don't Expect Physical Play To Stop Dwyane Wade's right arm had a nasty gash that left him unwilling to shoot the ball for Miami down the stretch.
Bulls vs Heat - Keys To Game 3There 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.
Bench Mob Led Defensive ChargeRebounding 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.
Bulls Rout Hawks, Advance To Conference FinalsCarlos 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.
Schuster: Bulls Rest On Wednesday, They'll Need It For Game 6Tom 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.
Asik's 'Magnificent' Night Helps Bulls Take Series LeadIn 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.
Potential Rotation Changes Include More Minutes For RoseThe 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.
Bernstein: Thibodeau Gets In Rose's FaceNo 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.
Defense Got Bulls To 49th WinIt'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.