Found April 26, 2013 on HoopStuff:
In the playoff preview section, I wrote that the Chicago Bulls must do three things to win their series against the Nets, stop one or both of Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, win on the boards and find enough ways to score. They failed in every regard in game 1, but in games 2 and 3, they have done enough in each area to take an impressive 2-1 series lead. In game 1, Deron Williams and Brook Lopez combined for 43 points on 16 of 30 shooting and the Bulls had no answer for either of them, as they tore right through the Bulls’ elite defense. However in the 2 games since, Williams has only averaged 13 points and has shot 6-23. Meanwhile, Brook Lopez has continued to dominate the Bulls inside, but they just needed to stop one part of their two headed monster to win the series and in games 2 and 3, they have done just that. When it comes to rebounding the ball, few teams are better than the Bulls, but in game 1, they were -4 to the Nets in rebounding differential and in games 2 and 3 they...

Taj Gibson slams it down over Kris Humphries (Video)

Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson only had one basket in Thursday night's NBA Eastern Conference playoff game at the United Center against the Brooklyn Nets. However, Gibson made sure he made that basket a memorable one as he ran down the lane and threw down a huge one-handed slam dunk over Nets forward Kris Humphries. H/T NIS. Visit us at and...

Bulls Hope To Keep Nazr Mohammed In Offseason

Gar Forman has told Nazr Mohammed to buy -- not rent -- a home in the Chicagoland area in the veteran center's homecoming to play for the Bulls. To that statement, Mohammed was adamant that he agrees and wants to staying with the Bulls past this season. "I like the sound of that," Mohammed said. "In a perfect world, you'd love to end your career in the city...

Bulls' Joakim Noah continues playing through pain

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah continues playing through pain, as he told reporters -- including Teddy Greenstein of The Chicago Tribune -- after last night's Game 3 win over the Brooklyn Nets that his plantar fasciitis makes it fell like he has needles underneath his foot.While Noah was happy with the win, he admitted that he's still hampered by the foot injury, and it...

Analyzing the NBA’s top scorers for 2012-2013

This year the competition for the annual scoring crown came down to the very last month. While Kevin Durant held the top spot for the majority of the season, Carmelo Anthony’s late season scoring binge resulted in a new #1 scorer. An unusual situation occurred when two sets of teammates (Durant and Westbrook/James and Wade) both cracked the top 10. While all of these top 10 scorers...

Joakim Noah Will Continue Playing 25-30 Minutes

Joakim Noah had just one point and eight rebounds in 27 minutes in Thursday's Game 3 win over the Brooklyn Nets, and the Chicago Bulls center did not suffer a setback on Friday and is expected to play around 25 to 30 minutes in Saturday's Game 4. "I think he's encouraged by how he feels," Tom Thibodeau said. "He's not great but he's not having...

Joakim Noah: Planter fasciitis feels like having needles under your foot

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is one of a number of professional athletes who are struggling through a painful condition known as planter fasciitis. Noah said that he felt good after practice on Wednesday, but the nagging pain in his foot will undoubtedly continue until he is able to rest it for a long period of time. “Plantar fasciitis sucks,” he told the Chicago Tribune...

Taj Gibson Posterizes Kris Humphries (Video)

Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson has made a habit out of finishing some nasty dunks despite whatever the defense being played on him is. So when he drove the lane during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Brooklyn Nets you knew it might get nasty. Watch below as Gibson is met by Kris Humphries [...]

Luol Deng Crosses Gerald Wallace To The Floor, Drains 3

Luol Deng got the United Center off their feet with a crossover on Gerald Wallace that sent the Nets forward to the floor and resulted in a Deng three-pointer in the third quarter of Thursday night’s Game 3:

Playoffs Game #3, Series #1 Preview: Brooklyn Nets (1-1) at Chicago Bulls (1-1)

If D-Will can't hit more than one field goal--his mark from Game 2--then Brooklyn will probably be down 2-1 in the series heading into Game 4    When: 8:30 PM; Thursday, April 26th, 2013 Where: United Center; Chicago, IL TV: My9/NBATV Although they may be without Joe Johnson in Game 3 due to a plantar fasciitis problem that has been building for...

Quick hits from the NBA playoffs: Day 8

Brooklyn Nets/Chicago Bulls: Game 4 - Feel like this series has been impossible to predict because we do not know which Bulls team will show up. - Finally got a “fight” in the playoffs. Not the series I would have predicted, but I will take it! - Nate Robinson is singlehandedly bringing the Bulls back in this game. My NBA history is not good, but has there...

The Nets Need PJ

After 28 games, the Brooklyn Nets needed a kick start. Head Coach Avery Johnson won the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month in November, the first month of the season, but then the team fell apart. By late December, the Nets fell down to 14-14 and it was time to make a change. For all the moves that were made (and all the money that was spent) on Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Brook...
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