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As Monday's Game 1 against the Miami Heat approached, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich were both listed as doubtful and questionable to suit up for the contest. Neither wound up playing, but the Bulls still managed to overcome the heavily favored Heat, taking Game 1 of the second-round series.It was announced early yesterday that Deng wouldn't be playing, as the forward was once again administered into the hospital on Sunday. He continues to deal with the impact of his spinal tap, and he was forced to watch Game 1 from his hospital bed.While Hinrich was with the team, he continues dealing with a severe calf injury that his kept him out since the middle of the Bulls' first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets.Even without Deng, Hinrich and of course Derrick Rose, the Bulls did what many thought was near impossible. Chicago received big performances from Nate Robinson and Jimmy Butler, while the team continued its tough style of play.The Bulls may have to continue their series without Deng or Hinrich, as neither is a sure bet to return for Game 2. Deng isn't expected to rejoin the team until today, which makes his availability for Wednesday's matchup extremely questionable.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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MIAMI Joakim Noah might not have offered the most politically correct word. But the Miami Heat get what hes saying.Its going to be a war, the Chicago Bulls center said about the Eastern Conference semifinal with the Heat that gets underway Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.Nobody on the Heat denies it will be a physical series. The teams exchanged elbows and other body parts while...
Derrick Rose still has not ruled out a return this season for the Chicago Bulls, saying he could play in their Eastern Conference semifinal against the Miami Heat.
The 2011 NBA MVP will not play for Chicago in Game 1 against Miami on Monday night, nor will forward Luol Deng. Deng returned to a hospital for more tests, the Bulls said, and underwent a spinal tap to rule out viral...
The Bulls and their fans feeling good after their Game 1 victory over the Heat.
Curious to see how The Heat come out in Game 2, they seemed more annoyed than concerned about their game 1 loss, but regardless if they blow out the Bulls or not, the Bulls got the split they wanted.
Joakim Noah came to the defense of teammate Derrick Rose when asked about the criticism surrounding the Bulls star and whether he believes the point guard owes it to his injury-ridden team to play.
According to ESPN Chicago:
If you tore your ACL and you have to be the starting point guard and have the expectations that Derrick has, then maybe you can judge, but everybody who hasn’t...
If needed, there's plenty of things Miami and Chicago could use as extra motivation before meeting in a playoff series, like how the Heat rolled to a win when they met in the Eastern Conference finals two years ago or how the Bulls snapped the reigning champions' 27-game winning streak down the stretch of this regular season.
Then again, maybe the simple fact these clubs...
Chicago forward Luol Deng will not play for the Bulls when they face the Miami Heat on Monday night in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Deng still isn't with the team, and coach Tom Thibodeau says he's not sure when he will rejoin the club. Deng underwent a spinal tap last week to rule out meningitis and has been sidelined since.
The Bulls also may be...
LeBron James was awarded his fourth NBA MVP on Sunday, but there was one vote separating him from a unanimous selection. We have found out who that man was.
LeBron James took home his 4th MVP award home this week, and the NBA felt it was a smart idea to toss together a quick career retrospective on the phenom. The video takes you along the LeBron journey in the NBA, and it is hard to imagine that he will be around for another decade or so. So many more highlights to come.
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LeBron James was the best player in the NBA this season.
Nobody in their right mind really disputes this. Even the lone person to cast a first-place MVP vote for someone other than James admits this in his defense of Carmelo Anthony as his vote recipient. James was the best. Anthony, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and the scores of other All-NBA-caliber players on the ballot were a step...
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MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Heat have been in this less-than-ideal spot before.
They trailed Indiana in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season, needed to win a pair of elimination games against Boston in the East finals and then dropped Game 1 of the NBA Finals to Oklahoma City. And when it was all said and done, the Heat walked away with the title...
The writer who did not choose LeBron James of the Miami Heat as the NBA's Most Valuable Player believes Carmelo Anthony ''meant more to his team'' this season.
Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe says Anthony made the New York Knicks relevant again by leading them to their first division title in nearly two decades. Washburn's explanation was published Monday...