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Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner might have been right when he said the Sixers match up better with the Chicago Bulls, their opponents in the first round of the playoffs, than the Miami Heat. But it doesn't mean the Sixers match up well. The Sixers, 20-9 at one point this season, struggled thereafter and finished 35-31, leaving them the Eastern Conference's eighth seed for the second straight year. The top-seeded Bulls are 50-16 and own homecourt advantage throughout the NBA playoffs. The best-of-seven series opens Saturday afternoon in Chicago, and it features two deep teams -- though the Bulls are deeper. And it features two defensive-minded teams -- though Chicago defends a little better. The Bulls won two of the three regular-season meetings. That, combined with the fact that the Heat swept four games from the Sixers -- and has beaten them 11 straight times in the regular season, as well as four of five in a first-round series last year -- might have led to t...
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Kevin Durantt dropped 32 on the Nuggets last night, Kobe’s got the Kings tonight. Advantage Durant. Big time. Fun little competition to follow in meaningless games. Kobe needs 38 points tonight to win it. I love how Kobe plays it off like he doesn’t care. Sure you don’t, that’s why you’ll take 30 shots tonight. Guaranteed...
The burden was always too much on Derrick Rose, and it was his own team, his own bosses, his own town putting it on him. It's not just about this season, but also about an entire generation for a franchise. It's about replacing Michael Jordan in your own hometown.
It's about not getting enough help. As great as Rose is, he's not Michael Jordan, but instead a 6-foot...
Derrick Rose’s MVP defense has been cursed the entire year. He missed 27 out of Chicago’s 66 regular season games. He hurt his back, his toe, his groin, his feet, and now he’s torn his ACL. It seemed like C.J. Watson and John Lucas III played more prominent roles in Chicago’s Eastern Conference title than Rose did. And now they’ll have figure more than Rose into Chicago’s...
The Bulls have overcome adversity before. With their 2011 MVP Derrick Rose shelved for nearly 27 games in this lockout shortened season due to various injuries, Chicago banded together, showing an impressive resilience and team resolve that helped them finish off the best record in the NBA for the second consecutive season.
They beat some of the NBA’s elite without...
The Chicago Bulls dreams of a trip to the NBA Finals have now come into question since they have lost star guard Derrick Rose for the rest of the playoffs with an ACL tear.
It happened late in the fourth quarter in game one of their playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers as Rose attempted to put up a shot in the paint.
Rose landed awkwardly on his left foot as he...
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee late in a 103-91 Game 1 playoff victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Rose was helped off the court with 1:10 left in the fourth quarter. He left the game with nearly a triple-double with 23 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. The extent of the injury...
I would like to congratulate TNT’s Cheryl Miller on being the first person ever to be in two places at once. The things that scientists come up with these days is just amazing.
10) It's all Tom Thibodeau's fault, since he's the only coach in the NBA who plays injury prone starters in blowouts9) The Sixers totally wanted to play the Bulls instead of the Heat, so they could get a better view of a gruesome injury8) Rose now becomes the youngest reigning NBA MVP to ever become totally irrelevant7) Michael Wilbon thinks that the NBA is blame for...
The Chicago Bulls looked like one of the best teams in the NBA earlier today, as they were easily dispatching the Philadelphia 76ers in the game 1 of their series. However, the Bulls postseason dreams may have been eliminated late in the 4th quarter, as Derrick Rose went down with a knee injury that has [...]
#1 Chicago Bulls vs. #8 Philadelphia 76ers
The 76ers really struggled the 2nd half of the season after a strong start. The 76ers won their first match up with the Bulls but the Bulls won the next 2 games. The question with the Bulls will be the health of star player and last year’s MVP Derrick Rose. Rose played 2 out of the 3 final regular season game and looked...
Ben Gordon scored 26 points, including eight 3-pointers, to help the Detroit Pistons rout the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 108-86 Thursday night in the season finale.
Philadelphia entered the game with a mathematical chance at the Eastern Conference's seventh seed, but didn't make much of an effort. Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young and Lou Williams all sat...
Tomorrow at noon the #1 vs. #8 Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers playoff series tips off. This first round match-up of the NBA playoffs has a distinctive “homecoming” feel to it. Doug Collins who coached the Bulls for many years in the 1980s as Phil Jackson’s predecessor, was almost signed as the coach again in 2008.
The job went to Vinny Del Negro instead; who has since...
The Chicago Bulls came into the season with big expectations. They're entering the playoffs with one big question mark.
That would be Derrick Rose.
The top-seeded Bulls realize they need their superstar point guard to rediscover his MVP form if they're going to make a run at the championship, starting with their playoff opener against Philadelphia on Saturday. Rose missed...
Taj Gibson and the Bench Mob can probably handle the Sixers on their own
#1 Bulls vs. #8 76ers (Season Series 2-1 Bulls)
Overall Rank: Bulls 1st (+8.8 per game) Sixers 5th (+5.5 per game)
Matchups: Bulls #6 offense vs. Sixers #3 defense, Sixers #17 offense vs. Bulls #1 Defense
Post-Break Record: Bulls 23-8, Sixers 15-17
The second-half of the season saw Philadelphia fall from leading...