Found May 02, 2012 on Hoops Addict:
PLAYERS: Scottie Pippen
TEAMS: Chicago Bulls
Whether it was the presence of their fallen MVP or a letter of encouragement from Scottie Pippen, the Chicago Bulls came out firing against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Pippen's open letter to Bulls misses mark in Game 2 loss to Sixers

Former Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen just went all Knute Rockne on Bulls fans everywhere. And it wasn't good enough. Instead of dropping the notorious “win one for the gipper” speech before Game 2 against the Philadelphia 76ers, the former Bulls all-star and Basketball Hall of Famer asked Chicago’s fan base and entire locker room not to hang their heads and give...

Scottie Pippen’s encouraging letter to the Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls losing their superstar Derrick Rose for the postseason is nothing short of devastation for their playoff hopes. Anytime you lose the reigning NBA MVP it’s disaster. But Hall of Famer and Bulls legend Scottie Pippen sent the team an open letter of encouragement. Here’s an excerpt: With what happened to Derrick in Game 1, it would be easy to hang your heads...

Sixers Run and Gun Their Way to Series Split in Chicago

Heading into Tuesday night, the Sixers knew they had a chance with Derrick Rose now out of the lineup to make some noise in the first round of these playoffs. In Game 2, they did that an more. The Bulls played a strong first half, and an especially strong 2nd quarter to hold a 55-47 lead at the half.  The real story of the Sixers 109-92 win was their dominance in the 3rd quarter...

Can Sixers Upset Reeling Bulls?

Analyzing sports can be a very frustrating thing sometimes. It seems like nobody can really predict what will happen on any given day. I guess that’s why somebody coined the phrase, “that’s why you play the games.” More often than not, any attempt at predicting or breaking down an event before it happens ends up making the author look uninformed and illogical, whether that...

Pullin’ for D-Rose

Eye On Sports is hoping for a healthy return for Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. Love him or loathe him (I don’t know anyone who does) but if you like pro basketball and the NBA, then you’ve got to be pulling for Chicago Bulls’ electrifying point guard Derrick Rose, the league’s reigning MVP, (okay, until further notice).Rose went down late in Chicago’s Game...

Can Bulls make ‘Ewing Theory’ type playoff run?

With Derrick Rose’s season over, almost everyone has written off the Chicago Bulls’ title hopes, and understandably so. But what about the “Ewing Theory”? You know, Dave Cirilli and Bill Simmons’ theory that says a team occasionally comes together in the absence of its star and actually plays better than before? Is there any chance the Bulls can make a Ewing Theory-like...

76ers vs Bulls game recap from our friends

It's another gaping problem without Derrick Rose: when the Bulls offense tries to rely on diversity or ball-movement but it mostly just becomes contested jumpshooting. And then there's no bailout option on a given possession to get a higher-percentage chance. John Lucas had a great first-half stint with 11 of his 15 points but outside of that good things were hard...

Joakim Noah breaks Thaddeus Young’s Ankles?!?!?!

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, who is the last person you would expect to have handles of any sort, snapped the ankles of Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young with a solid crossover on Tuesday night. Joakim does not seem like the most agile man in the world, but he proved that he is a nimble ball handler (kind of) during Game 2 of the Bulls and 76ers playoff series. via...

NBA Lockout Shows its Ugly Face Once Again

Throughout the condensed 2011-12 NBA season, there have been quite a few injuries because of the grueling 66-games in four months format. Add the Chicago Bulls’ superstar Derrick Rose to the list. Of course, we all know the season was irregular because of the lockout that began in July of 2011 and ended in December. [...]

Bulls' Thibodeau has nothing but praise for Popovich

If you consider the fact that reigning MVP Derrick Rose missed almost half the season to various injuries, the Chicago Bulls had a hell of a season.  The Bulls still would've had a hell of a season even if Rose hadn't missed all those games.  They finished with the same record as the San Antonio Spurs and looked great, especially on defense even when Rose was out.  Much...

76ers 109, Bulls 92

CHICAGO - The Philadelphia 76ers took full advantage of fortunate circumstances to even their first-round playoff series against Chicago. The top-seeded Bulls lost three-time all-star Derrick Rose on Saturday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and the 76ers used a huge second half to pull off a 109-92 victory in Game 2 on Tuesday at the United Center. Now...

POTD 5/1/12: Andre Iguodala on Luol Deng

Your hustle was admirable, Luol Deng, but you probably would’ve been wise to let this one go.  Once Andre Iguodala’s got that ball cuffed and loaded both the rim and whoever stands in his way will inevitably be destroyed. Oh yes he did, Reggie Miller. Dunk rating on the Starbury Nastiness Scale: 7.5/10 Starbury Nasty Faces 2011/12 Playoff Poster Stats Throwback Poster of the...

Compressed Schedule Proves Too Much for Rose, NBA.

From Derrick Rose to Dwight Howard, Manu Ginobili and many more, this NBA season has proven lethal to the health of players. Many will ask, why have so many superstars suffered injuries? The answer is simply, wear and tear. The daily grind of the NBA is tough enough under the regular 82 game schedule. This season has proven too much for the players to handle, with 66 games compressed...
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