Found January 30, 2013 on
Taking Bad Schotz:
The Chicago Bulls entered this season with a dark cloud hanging over their heads. Derrick Rose was unavailable until further notice. Crucial role players, including C.J. Watson, John Lucas III, Ronnie Brewer, and Omer Asik had all left to pursue more money, and more playing time, elsewhere. The year had already been a dry one in Chicago. The Cubs finished with fewer than 70 wins AGAIN, The White Sox missed the playoffs, and Blackhawks fans were left in a bitter rage after losing a string of first-round overtime wins against the Phoenix Coyotes. Nobody, in Chicago or around the country, thought the Bulls were going anywhere. The conventional wisdom was that the Bulls had to hang around on the edge of playoff contention until Rose came back, and then find a foot-hold in a tough Eastern Conference. Yet here we are, half way through the season, with the Bulls flying high at 27-17, good for third place in the Eastern Conference. And nobody is talking about it. The Bulls, under the stea...
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Nate Robinson explodes to the rim for a one handed dunk off a back door cut during the Bulls victory over the Bucks on Wednesday evening. It was the 5’9” 3x dunk champion’s first dunk since the 2010-2011 season as he is heard yelling after the throw down “I want my money” to Rip Hamilton who he made a bet with that he would have one this year:
Former Celtic and NBA Dunk Contest champ Nate Robinson had a pretty sweet dunk during last night's Bulls-Bucks game. Stacey King (who played 5 games for the C's), was doing commentary on the game and goes nuts after Nate's dunk, mentioning that he has been waiting for little Nate Robinson to dunk this year.
I would love to see Nate Robinson in the dunk contest this year...
Robinson was a late Bulls addition this season and said he wasn’t concerned before Thibodeau contacted him as he thought he’d play in the NFL this season if he didn’t land with and NBA.
It’s Nate’s world.
”I was going to (try for a) tryout (with the Seahawks) and play football,” said Robinson. “If no team wanted me for basketball I was going to play football.”
With a couple of exceptional one-handed jams thrown down by Harrison Barnes and Carlos Boozer, there was yet another tough call to be made today. I decided to put this one to a vote, and my friends from the InsideHoops forums chose Boozer by an 8-2 tally. I’m pretty surprised that the polling didn’t turn up a tighter race, but I don’t necessarily disagree with the result...
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Wednesday that Derrick Rose is now taking “full contact” and the only thing left in his return from ACL surgery is putting in more time and then getting acclimated to a game situation.
“He’s full contact, yeah,” Thibodeau said before Wednesday’s morning shoot-around as the Bulls prepared to face the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Chicago Bulls got a lift last night as Luol Deng returned from an injury that had sidelined him for the last five games. In his first game back, Deng helped the Bulls to a 93-85 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. Deng appeared to move around the court well, and he looks like he is completely healed.Deng suffered a strained hamstring nearly two weeks ago. He had not been...
CHICAGO -- Bulls forward Jimmy Butler is only in his second NBA season, but he appears ready for any challenge. After playing well as a starter for five games in place of the injured Luol Deng, Butler returned to a reserve role Monday, yet he still scored a career-high 19 points as Chicago held off the Charlotte Bobcats 93-85 at the United Center. Deng, who missed time with a...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 19 points and Nate Robinson added 15 as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 93-85 on Monday night.
Luol Deng returned to the Bulls' lineup after missing five games with a hamstring injury, and scored 12 points in 31 minutes. The Bulls won three of five without Deng as his absence was eased by the strong play of Butler...
Nate Robinson scored 16 of his 24 points in the second quarter, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 104-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
Jimmy Butler, a second-year pro from Marquette, had 18 points and five rebounds in a return to the arena where he played college basketball.
Samuel Dalembert had 14 points and a season-high 13 rebounds for the Bucks. Ersan Ilyasova...
CHICAGO – Jimmy Butler returned to a reserve role Monday, but still scored a career-high 19 points as the Chicago Bulls held off the Charlotte Bobcats 93-85 at the United Center. Butler started the previous five games in place of forward Luol Deng, who was sidelined by a right hamstring strain. Deng was back in the starting lineup Monday against the Bobcats and scored 12 points...
MILWAUKEE -- There would be no comeback this time. After surrendering double-digits leads in their last two losses against Milwaukee, the Chicago Bulls put a halt to every attempt at a surge Wednesday, holding on to beat the Bucks 104-88 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Nate Robinson scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the second quarter, and five other Bulls players scored...
Celtics (37-13) vs. Chicago (18-33)
January 29, 1980
The Celtics continued to build some momentum before the All Star break with a 103-99 victory in Chicago over Jerry Sloan’s Bulls.
The win was anything but easy. A 23-minue delay in the third quarter due to a broken clock allowed Bill Fitch some extra time to devise a plan to pick apart the Bulls’ defense...