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Some uncharacteristically poor defense has plagued the Chicago Bulls during their current rough stretch.
How challenging their next test will be likely depends on the health of Houston's James Harden.
The visiting Bulls look to avoid losing three in a row for the first time in more than 2 1/2 years when they try to hand the Rockets a fourth consecutive defeat Wednesday night.
Over the past two seasons under coach Tom Thibodeau, Chicago has been the NBA's top defensive team allowing 89.9 points per game and holding opponents to 42.6 percent shooting. The Bulls (5-5) gave up 88.7 and held their foes to a 42.1 field-goal percentage while winning four of the first six but have since struggled to guard the basket.
In losing three of four, the Bulls have yielded an average 102.5 points. In Sunday's 102-94 loss to Portland, the Trail Blazers shot 49.4 percent.
"The defense right now, the intensity, we've got to get that part right,'' said Thibodeau, whose ...
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Metta World Peace is clearly one crazy dude on and off the basketball court. He's had his fair share of fights and other incidences that are frowned upon by the NBA. Last night he added some more when the Lakers took it to the Rockets and beat them on the scoreboard (119-108) and World Peace took it to Jeremy Lin and beat him literally. (in the face) Check out the video...
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So far this NBA season, we haven't had a classic "getting dunked on moment".Last night however Houston Rockets rookie Terrence Jones provided us with one in the third quarter of the Rockets/Lakers game.Watch as Jones throws it down on Lakers reserve guard Jodie Meeks:
Omer Asik has been one of the NBA's best defensive bigs though he struggles offensively still.
Shooters come alive for Portland
The Headline: L.A. puts up a double-double, and Portland uses a rain of shots to sink the Rose-less Bulls 102-94.
Chicago Bulls vs. Portland Trail Blazers
When: 9:00 ET, Sunday, November 18, 2012
Where: Rose Garden (Portland)
Officials: Rodney Mott, Pat Fraher, Kevin Cutler
1. Great outside shooting
Once again, Blazer...
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Colvin carried the Sun Devils in the first half and was a factor on both ends of the floor in...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- At a team meeting Saturday, senior guard Chris Colvin was informed that he would be asked to be Arizona State's sixth man this season. In the spirit of former Sun Devil All-American James Harden, he accepted. And less than 24 hours later, Colvin showed how valuable he can be there.
Colvin carried the Sun Devils in the first half and was a factor on both ends...