Found May 09, 2012 on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
The Chicago Bulls went into game five of their first-round matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers at the United Center Tuesday night with their backs against the wall as they had lost the previous three games to the Philadelphia 76ers and trailed 3-1 in the series. Derrick Rose went down for the season after tearing his ACL in game one; while Joakim Noah has not played since game three after he sprained his left ankle. Chicago had to win the contest to keep their series alive against the eighth seeded Sixers. They would get the job done being carried to victory by two players; Luol Deng who dropped a game high 24 points and Carlos Boozer who racked up a double-double with 19 points scored more than half of Chicago’s total points for the game as they topped Philadelphia 77-69. Both teams would be offensively-challenged during the first 24 minutes of action, however Philadelphia would fall behind by nine points at the half and shooting 32.1% (25-78) from the floor for the contest, th...

Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng tag-team the Philadelphia 76ers. Bulls win 77-69

CHICAGO – Since losing Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, the Bulls fan base have been very vocal in their demands regarding Carlos Boozer. After the Bulls dropped Game 4 and set the Philadelphia 76ers up with a 3-1 advantage in their Eastern Conference playoff series, the talk of Boozer stepping up was deafening. In Tuesday’s Game 5, the fans got their leader and he had some help...

Getting Defensive: Chicago Bulls stave off elimination with 77-69 victory

CHICAGO — After going 18-9 without Derrick Rose in the regular season, the Chicago Bulls finally won one in the playoffs. Now all they have to do is figure out a way to win two more and prove their character once again. Bulls' Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng provided the offense in a Game 5 victory over the 76ers. Philadelphia still leads the series 3-2. (Photo: Associated Press...

Short-handed Bulls stave off elimination with strong defensive effort

CHICAGO -- When forward Taj Gibson collapsed to the floor clutching his right ankle in the third quarter Tuesday, the Chicago Bulls and their fans had to be wondering what else could go wrong. The Bulls were playing without center Joakim Noah, who missed his second game due to a sprained left ankle and sat on the bench in street clothes. Guard Derrick Rose, who suffered a season...

Bulls-76ers involved in mini-brawl

A mini brawl broke out during the Chicago Bulls and the Philadelphia 76ers playoff game when Taj Gibson and Elton Brand went for a loose ball. This all went down in front of Chicago’s bench. Elbows were thrown and there may be some suspensions thrown around if David Stern feels the need to. Chicago would be in serious trouble without Gibson, Noah, and Rose.

Top 10 Game Five Sixers - Bulls Takeaways

10) Joakim Noah's tiki shell necklace really does bring out his eyes, but if the Brady Bunch is to be believed, is not bringing him good luck9) Leon Wood treated most of the first half as if blowing his referee whistle would cost him money, or make people look up his playing career8) Carlos Boozer spat his gum on the ball, which isn't a foul, but good God, it should be7)...

Chicago Bulls Face Elimination Tonight, Not Embarrassment

When it happened for the first time back in 1994, no one could believe it. Lasting is the image of Denver Nuggets center Dikembe Mutombo lying on the floor holding the basketball in the air and smiling a joy that no other player for an eight-seed had ever felt in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Mount Mutombo (as he was known at the time) celebrates what was then the biggest...

Noah says he wants to play in Game 6, feels ready

Nothing has seemed to go the Bulls way during te first round of the playoffs.  Of course starting with the loss of the reigning MVP in Derrick Rose, but also the injury to Joakim Noah.  Noah, who is one of the Bulls best players, went down in game 3 after he stepped on the foot [...]

Noah Experiencing Improvement In Ankle

Joakim Noah walked to the Bulls' locker room on Tuesday without wearing a brace, though he did have a slight limp.

Bulls 77, 76ers 69

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls fought through injuries during most of the regular season, and Tuesday at United Center they shook off a few more to keep their playoff run alive. Forward Luol Deng snapped out of an offensive slump to score 24 points and the Bulls staved off elimination by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 77-69. The Sixers lead the first-round series 3-2 and can wrap...

The Bulls’ Hopes Rest With This Guy

Down 3-1 to the Sixers in the first round of the NBA playoffs, the Bulls got bad news when they found out that Joakim Noah probably won’t play in game five. Is that news really all that bad though? I think I’d rather lose then play with Noah anyway.

Taj Gibson and Elton Brand trade elbows after loose ball (Video)

The Chicago Bulls were able to stave off elimination as they won game five of their playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers. During the second quarter of play, Bulls forward Taj Gibson went after a loose ball on the court and got tangled up with 76ers forward Elton Brand. After a jump ball was called, Brand and Gibson decided to fight a little bit at the bottom of...

She said: Floyd Mayweather jr.’s ex- Josie Harris on Floyd in bed, why she hit him and what happened to Bulls star CJ Watson

  A woman scorned is nothing nice. Especially when that woman is the alleged victim of a famous jock. There are always three sides to every story, his, hers and the truth that usually lies somewhere in between. Today, we hear Josie Harris’ story. Josie is the ex-girlfriend/baby’s mama of Floyd Mayweather jr. She’s the [...]

Bulls Fight To Live Another Day

In one of the worst nights in Philadelphia sports, the Sixers made it worse.  Last night all three of the Philadelphia teams lost. The Sixers were defeated in a very physical game 5, 77-69.  The Sixers came out in the first half scoring just 26 points, the worst first half in team history. Tonight, the Sixers just couldn't seem to sink their shots and because of that, there...

Sixers Need Game 6

Game 6 is for the series. The Sixers have the opportunity to wrap it at home in the comfort of the Wells Fargo Center, and they must make the most of it, as they certainly don’t want to have to travel back to Chicago riding a two game losing streak. Coach Collins is certainly aware of how difficult it would be do dethrone the East’s number one seed in a decisive game 7 on the...

Health group wants Jordan ad pulled

There were many defining moments in Michael Jordan’s career, and one of the biggest was in Game 5 of the NBA Finals where he battled through the flu with a 103 degree temperature to score 38 point to give the Chicago Bulls a 3-2 lead in the series. There is a new Gatorade commercial out [...]
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