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It would have been good to end the regular season with a win, but the Bulls needed the practice time more than the Pacers. When Lance Stephenson is the team's high scorer for the night (career high 22, in fact), you know the rest of the team wasn't trying very hard.The Pacers rested Danny Granger for the second straight game and also rested Leandro Barbosa in a 92-87 loss to the Chicago Bulls, a team the Pacers won't face again unless they both make the Conference Finals.This game was meaningless for the Pacers, who already locked up the number 3 seed, but not for the Bulls, who can still get homecourt throughout the entire playoffs with a victory in their finale against the Cavs or a loss by the Spurs.Lance Stephenson led the way with a team high 35 minutes in the game, and no other played on the Pacers played more than 30. Nine of the 11 players that played had 20 minutes or more.With the loss, the Pacers end the season with a 42-24 record, a 64 winning percen...
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The Chicago Bulls came into the season with big expectations. They're entering the playoffs with one big question mark.
That would be Derrick Rose.
The top-seeded Bulls realize they need their superstar point guard to rediscover his MVP form if they're going to make a run at the championship, starting with their first-round playoff series against Philadelphia on Saturday...
John Lucas III scored a career-high 25 points, Joakim Noah had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls clinched the top overall seed in the NBA playoffs with a 107-75 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.
With the No. 1 seed in the East already in hand and the playoffs beginning on Saturday, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau took no chances in the regular-season...
CHICAGO (AP) -- John Lucas III scored a career-high 25 points, Joakim Noah had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls clinched the top overall seed in the NBA playoffs with a 107-75 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.
With the No. 1 seed in the East already in hand and the playoffs beginning on Saturday, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau took no chances in...
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Korver scored 20 points to help the Chicago Bulls defeat the Indiana Pacers 92-87 on Wednesday night and inch closer to claiming the top overall seed in the NBA playoffs.
The Bulls ended the game needing just a win over Cleveland on Thursday or a loss by the San Antonio Spurs to clinch the top seed.
Carlos Boozer had 16 points and Joakim Noah had 14 points...
Indiana coach Frank Vogel is known for his bold declarations.
He's toning it down, at least for now.
The Pacers are in a new role as postseason favorites in Vogel's first full season as head coach. As much time as Vogel has spent building his team up the past 15 months, now he has to teach a different lesson heading into the playoffs - guarding against overconfidence.
Finally the playoffs are here. A shortened season that felt like eternity down the
stretch waiting to establish the playoff match ups. Now we are here as the Chicago Bulls waited until the last
game to find out that they would be playing the Philadelphia 76ers. Chicago finished the season with the
best record of 50-16 with Derrick Rose missing 27 games...
Having clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference while sitting idle the last few days, the Chicago Bulls could use the next game to rest Derrick Rose and Luol Deng before the playoffs.
However, coach Tom Thibodeau hinted earlier this week that might not happen.
Looking to get their starters some rare minutes together, the Bulls plan to be at full strength Wednesday night...
Tomorrow at noon the #1 vs. #8 Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers playoff series tips off. This first round match-up of the NBA playoffs has a distinctive “homecoming” feel to it. Doug Collins who coached the Bulls for many years in the 1980s as Phil Jackson’s predecessor, was almost signed as the coach again in 2008.
The job went to Vinny Del Negro instead; who has since...