| Apr 27, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Game 4 of Bulls-Nets should’ve been over early in the fourth quarter when the Nets had a 14-point lead with 3:45 to go. It never should’ve required overtime.
Game 4 should’ve been over in the first overtime when Nate Robinson hit an...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 7:08 PM
NBA teams have completed the bulk of their offseason moves, so now’s the perfect time to evaluate what, if anything, has changed in the Eastern Conference’s balance of power.
There will be two competitions to watch in the season ahead.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Three-peat is so 1988.
The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Thanks to an injury, Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) is watching the NBA playoffs from well off the sidelines. So he did what any athlete with a smartphone would do: He angrily live-tweeted the L.A. Lakers' loss to San Antonio in Game 1 on Sunday.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
BROADCAST: TV — Fox Sports Florida. RADIO — 580 AM (WDBO). SPANISH BROADCAST — elorlandomagic.com.
1. Tough test: This is a...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:29 AM
The Bulls without Derrick Rose have become mostly unwatchable.
It’s hard to care about this team without their only hope for an NBA title. It’s harder still to sit through it.
I’m not blaming the remaining Bulls players. Bless their...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:43 PM
The last time the Bulls lost three straight regular-season games, Vinny Del Negro coached them and Tom Thibodeau prowled the sidelines as Doc Rivers' right-hand man in Boston.
How fitting, then, that Rivers brought his Celtics to the United Center...
| May 5, 2012
| 5:49 AM
Tom Thibodeau said the Bulls have to play to their strengths, and I’m wondering, do they have any left?
After that miserable Game 2 of the Bulls’ playoff series with Philadelphia, Luol Deng repeatedly said “Derrick’s not here,&...
| May 10, 2012
| 8:08 AM
So, I’m reading that Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer will have to put up another combined game of 40-plus points and 20-plus rebounds if the Bulls are going to win Game 6 in Philadelphia on Thursday night to force a deciding game at home.
| Apr 28, 2012
| 9:57 PM
After reaching all those dizzying heights and unfurling countless acrobatic moves in his first three spectacular seasons, Derrick Rose's fourth ended with an awful image.
A jump stop. A clutch of his left knee as he rose two feet into the air. A...
| May 6, 2012
| 1:52 PM
At times, I don’t know how either of these teams could win a game, much less a playoff series.
The Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers offered a painful exhibition of bad shots, bad shot selection, bad defense and bad ball handling.
But someone had to...