| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:37 PM
As the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs prepare to engage in the NBA's final round of Kings of the Court Thursday night, may I suggest a quick sidebar involving the Orlando Magic:
Take notes. Take meticulous notes. Don't file them away. Re-read every...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 12:35 PM
It used to be that this is where prospects were unearthed, careers salvaged.
Bruce Bowen. Udonis Haslem. Anthony Carter. Joel Anthony.
For years, it had been an immense source of pride for Pat Riley and those on his Miami Heat staff.
| Jan 19, 2013
| 9:20 PM
Tom Thibodeau couldn't mask his frustration even after his Bulls nearly overcame a 17-point deficit.
Instead, the coach wondered what could have been had his team made open shots, took better care of the basketball, or worked harder on the boards.
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:22 PM
The Bulls' first quarter on Monday night could serve as an instructional manual on how not to return from a 2-0 trip that included a victory over the defending champion Heat.
The Bulls treated defense as if it were optional. They turned the ball over...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 10:03 PM
Marco Belinelli said he has repeated himself 100 times about how his love of basketball obviously means he would love to play as much as possible.
He got what he wanted Saturday night.
Despite returning to the bench as Richard Hamilton returned from...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:26 PM
The Bulls were in an almost-must-win situation against Miami on Monday at the United Center. Win, and they turn it into a best-of-three series. Lose, and they're practically sunk with Game 5 on Wednesday in Miami.
Well, it was the second scenario that...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:58 PM
By tipoff of the Bulls' 88-65 blowout loss to the Heat on Monday night, it became clear the United Center crowd would begin the game as short-handed as the team it came to watch.
Due to either low interest or heavy traffic related to Monday's rare rush-...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:38 AM
The crowd arrived late. The Bulls didn’t arrive at all. Ba-bum-cha!
Each seat in the United Center held a poster proclaiming “Next Man Up.’’ There just weren’t enough men -- or women or children -- to hold them up.
| May 15, 2013
| 8:59 PM
MIAMI — If a special Bulls season defined by perseverance and patience was going to end Wednesday night, it was going to end like this.
With the defending NBA champion Heat feeling threatened until the last possession and lucky to escape a 94-91...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:52 PM
And so it ends. No more basketball. No more games. No more 2013 Chicago Bulls.
The season started with fans talking about who wasn't there. It ended with fans talking about who was. It started with hope for The Return. It ended with the return of hope....
| May 8, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Is Dwyane Wade still whining to the refs from Game 1 or has he launched an early crybaby offensive for Game 2?
I tweeted that question Tuesday, and the most common response was any combination of “Yes,’’ “Both,’’...