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After Game One of the Eastern Conference semifinals match-up between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat there were some that were wondering if the Bulls actually had a shot at upsetting the defending world champs.
In Game Two LeBron James and company answered that question with an emphatic NO!
This game looked like what you would expect from a team as ridiculously talented as the Heat are. Six players in double figures; an incredible amount of teamwork (29 assists on 42 made shots), 60 percent shooting, 50 percent from behind the arc, and a stifling defensive effort that saw them hold the Bulls to 35.1 percent shooting.
At one point in the first half it was actually a good game. With just under four minutes to go in the first the score was 42-38, but that was before a 13-3 run opened the game up.
Then the second half happened and it got ugly--like a 62-20 run kind of ugly. The 37-point defeat (final score was 115-78) is the worst the Bulls have ever endured in the postseason.
Now comes the tough part. The series is tied and preparing to head to Chicago. The Bulls have hinted that Derrick Rose could dress for Game Three.
Does this defeat encourage him to hit the court and give his team the lift it needs to upset the Heat? Or does it tell Rose he might as well sit and come back healthy next year since this season is a lost cause?
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Even as most people believe Derrick Rose will not play for the remainder of the season as he recovers from knee surgery, the Chicago Bulls have not been definitive in ruling the All-Star out. Some thought they were simply leaving their options open, but Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld.com reports it's because "they genuinely believe that Rose may be able to make his season debut...
Derrick Rose may play Game 3
The Derrick Rose injury saga has become a perpetual annoyance for most NBA fans. But for Chicago Bulls fans, this could be the best news they have had in a long time. The Bulls have been stricken with the injury bug and could definitely use the emotional boost alone it would receive from a Derrick Rose return, even if it meant limited minutes.
Derrick Rose and his young son, P.J., enjoyed the Miami sun on Wednesday afternoon before the Bulls lost Game 2 to the Miami Heat 115-78.
Bulls big man Joakim Noah is growing tired of all the criticism directed at teammate Derrick Rose for not returning to the court yet, saying everyone needs to "shut up."
Maybe the Bulls really did expected him back in Game 3 and then Rose trolled them. I have to ask someone how far in advance this tickets are printed.
They had to wait until at least 1st round is over, to know what date and time, so it had to be recent. No need to tease Bulls fans like this.
That is cruel and unusual punishment.
According to a report from HoopsWorld.com, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose may make his long awaited return from his knee injury in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Miami Heat. Derrick Rose has faced scrutiny for sitting out during the playoffs despite being cleared by team doctors to resume basketball activities. The Bulls have been undermanned as of...
...if the Bulls were to win the championship?
So the kid who survived the South Side of Chicago, one of America's harshest urban battlegrounds, is now a wimp. Yeah, the kid who learned the game getting bullied and beat up by three older, basketball-playing brothers has grown soft at the tender age of 24.
Derrick Rose is a p---y.
I ain't buying it. No way. Chicago's Englewood neighborhood swallows cowards for snacks...
With the Eastern Conference Semifinals shifting to Chicago for the next two games, the attention has turned toward Derrick Rose once again. Anticipation has been that if Rose were to make a return to the court this season, it would have to be at home for maximum momentum and comfort.
Since Derrick Rose will not slam the door on his return by saying he is coming back one way or...
Guest Post By Alex Boris (@Bman86)
Throughout this over the top suffocating coverage of Derrick Rose and his repaired ACL, comparisons have been made from Adrian Peterson to Greg Oden, to Bernard King, to Rob Gronkowski (yes seriously, because he came back too soon they’re saying!). The immediate defenders of Rose are quick to recall how Chris Paul never was the same again ...
Chicago Bulls canter Joakim Noah said Thursday that getting a middle finger thrown into his face as he walked off the court after getting ejected in Game 2 on Wednesday against the Miami Heat wasn’t fun but it wouldn’t ruin his day. “Do you have fun when
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah came to the defense of guard Derrick Rose, who remains sidelined despite being medically cleared to play for months.
It's always fun to see the Miami bandwagon fans melt down after a loss. It's so funny to see them complain about the officiating when they get the benefit of the calls 99.9% of the time. In a game where the opponent took just 4 free throws more than them, they are certain that the game was fixed. They are used to getting all the calls and when a crew calls is...
It wasn’t long ago that Knicks second-year man Iman Shumpert tore his ACL, much like Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose. However, as Rose is sitting on the sidelines watching his team battle the Miami Heat, Shumpert is contributing as the Knicks take on the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.
Apparently, those defensive Pacers forgot one of the first rules in basketball: blocking...
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Game one between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat was in a word, shocking. Miami is the defending NBA champions who have rolled through the regular season and the first round of the playoffs. Chicago has been solid all season without superstar PG Derrick Rose, but they are now missing Luol Deng, who is probably their second best player, and Kirk Hinrich...