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BOSTON -- Marco Belinelli quickly went from goat to hero in the closing seconds of overtime Friday night, giving the Chicago Bulls their second road OT win in a span of three nights. Belinelli, guilty of too much dribbling and a wild shot off the top of the backboard with his team ahead by a point, hit an off-balance 14-footer with 3.1 seconds left to give Chicago a 100-99 victory over the Boston Celtics. "That was a terrible shot for us, so it's good to come back," he said of the mistake, which had to make the game winner that much more special. The Bulls survived a playoff-type game to improve to 12-5 on the road, all without their injured star, Derrick Rose. The game wasn't quite over after the shot, but the Celtics, with no timeouts left, could get only a desperation heave from Courtney Lee at the buzzer and suffered their second straight loss at the end of a season-high five-game homestand. Jimmy Butler scored six of his 13 points in the overtime, an...
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Marco Belinelli is a name most casual basketball fans won't know. The backup shooting guard drops about 10 point per game and plays about 24 minutes a night. Last night he made what looked to be the biggest shot of his career. Boozer tossed him an entry pass and Belinelli barely hung onto it, then he proceeded to hit a seemingly impossible fade away. Coutrney Lee of the...
As the Chicago Bulls fought their way back then fell off last night, Joakim Noah was not on the court. Coach Tom Thibodeau held Noah out of the game as toward the end of the Bulls loss to the Memphis Grizzlies for reasons unknown. Steve Aschburner of NBA.com points out Noah's extended absence and the cloud of mystery surrounding that absence. Noah has been one of the best...
Carlos Boozer has been considered a constant disappointment since he signed a massive contract with the Chicago Bulls in the summer of 2010. He has showed flashes of former brilliance, but has been horribly inconsistent and has been given constant scrutiny from Bulls’ fans. He was supposed to be the Bulls’ long needed go-to player in the post, but he has failed to live up to...
A superstar power forward will play an average of forty minutes per game during the regular season, forty-four minutes a game during the playoffs, and forty-eight minutes under coach Thibs. Forty-eight minutes is exactly what Carlos Boozer and Taj Gibson give the Bulls every night.
In no world is Carlos Boozer a superstar. His jumper seems to miss in big games and big spots...
Jimmy Butler filled in with Luol Deng-esque line at small forward Saturdy: 18 points (5-13 FG, 8-8 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Deng is day-to-day with a hamstring injury, so Butler's extended role isn't likely to last. The Bulls' second-year player can be had in just about every league (1 percent owned in Yahoo).
The Bulls lost an odd one...
Here are highlights from Rondo's performance during the game yesterday against the Chicago Bulls. Rondo dropped 30 points on 12-21 shooting, along with making 6-9 free throws. His efforts were unfortunately put to waste when the team lost in OT, 100-99. This was Rondo's season-high.
Video Courtesy of OfficialCeltics
How impressive was Rondo's game yesterday...
After the game last night Joakim Noah (son of French professional tennis player Yannick Noah) was asked about playing defense against Kevin Garnett. Here's what Noah had to say:
(I was) just playing defense. Just playing sound defense, just contesting his shots. He's a helluva competitor. He's always on some bulls---. Always on some bulls---. Just trying to throw elbows...
On Friday night, after the Bulls beat the Celtics 100-99 in overtime, Joakim Noah said he didn’t want to talk too much, and especially not about Kevin Garnett, with whom Noah tangled again on Friday night and about whom Noah has had some pointed words in the past.
So on Friday, Noah did not go as far as to say that Garnett was a dirty player, as he has alleged before. Instead,...
With one second remaining in overtime of the Chicago Bulls-Toronto Raptors game on January 16, officials called a foul on Chicago’s Joakim Noah as Toronto’s Amir Johnson gathered the ball while driving to the basket.
The officials ruled the foul was on the floor but upon review at the league office, the video replay confirmed that the foul should have been called a shooting foul...
The Celtics have lost. This one really sucked. We had a lead with a few seconds left in both the fourth and in OT, yet we couldn't catch a break. Rondo played amazing: putting in 30 points, 2 rebounds, and 7 assists. Unfortunately, he fouled out mid-way through overtime. This one stings and I just want to move on, but I won't.
Tonight's underrated stat of the night...
CHICAGO -- After squandering a 17-point lead, Memphis knew it was time to go inside to salvage a win on the road. Marc Gasol scored 19 points, teammate Zach Randolph grabbed 19 rebounds and the Grizzlies low-post tandem helped lead them to an 85-82 overtime victory over Chicago at the United Center. Randolph and Gasol started the overtime with one putback basket each and the...
After an embarassing loss at the hands of the lowly New Orleans Hornets, Boston came in with more focus against a strong Chicago Bulls team. The Bulls started strong and led most of the way, but Boston made a late game charge force a thrilling finale. The Celtics were far more aggressive on defense, but they still allowed to many easy put-backs and open jump-shots. After a dizzying...
The Memphis Grizzlies got the best of the Chicago Bulls in a low-scoring affair last month.
Points could be even harder to come by this time around if Zach Randolph and Luol Deng can't play.
Memphis' Randolph and Chicago's Deng are both uncertain to be available Saturday night in what sets up as a defensive battle at the United Center.
Randolph had 10 points and 15...
BOSTON -- Marco Belinelli quickly went from goat to hero in the closing seconds of overtime Friday night. Belinelli, guilty of too much dribbling and a bad shot with his team ahead by a point, hit an off-balance 14-footer with 3.1 seconds left to give the Chicago Bulls a 100-99 victory over the Boston Celtics. Jason Terry gave Boston, losers of the last two games of a season...