Found April 17, 2012 on
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WIZARDS PLAYER OF THE GAME
Kevin Seraphin hands down. The rapidly emerging Wizards big man dominated the Bulls down low, scoring 21 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, including 8 offensive. Seraphin also achieved his second 5-block game in 3 games.
WE’s TO WATCH/WE SPOTLIGHT
The matchup between Kevin Seraphin and Joakim Noah was an intriguing one going into the game. Seraphin's recent emergence was on full display against the Bulls' all-star center and his production was the cornerstone of the Wizards' dominance in the paint. Noah finished with only 6 points, but had 11 rebounds and matched Seraphin in blocks with 5.
On the verge of another collapse following the third quarter, the Wizards dug DEEP into their depth chart for a spark and they got one from none other than Mo Evans and Brian Cook. A couple 3's by the duo keyed an 11-0 run early in the 4th and set the tone for the rest of the game. Evans scored 10 of his 14 points in the final period.
Seven turnovers including a couple shot-clock and traveling violations, 29 percent shooting from the field and a four-minute scoring drought made up for another terrible third quarter for the Wiz. Their 14 total points in the quarter paved the way for a nine-point turnaround in the game as the Bulls who trailed by three at halftime, had a six point lead going into the fourth, at which point Mo Evans had had enough.
Jordan Crawford. When your coach decides to replace you with a second point guard in the lineup during the final minutes of a close game you know you've had a bad game. JC was abismal from the field missing 11 of his 13 shots and all of his three's. He finished with only 9 points.
BEST OF MAXIM
CUTTING OPEN A VEIN
The Chicago Bulls point guard opened up during an interview that appears in the pages of GQ, specifically about his aversion to being in the spotlight.
Michael Jordan is arguably the best player ever to lace up a pair of sneakers in the NBA. He has pro basketball career that reads like something out of a story book.
Countless All-Star appearances, six NBA titles, league MVPs, Finals MVPs, a Hall of Famer, Olympic gold medal and much, much more. So it is pretty much safe to say MJ left an imposing legacy with the Chicago Bulls for...
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose bemoaned his life in the spotlight, saying it "doesn't fit my personality."
"It gets on my nerves that I just can't go out," Rose said in an interview for the May issue of GQ magazine, published online Tuesday.
The reigning NBA MVP said part of the problem is the city he is playing in.
"Chicago isn't used to...
John Wall hasn’t really blossomed as we expected him to. His numbers this year haven’t improved at all from those of his rookie year. Call it a sophomore slump if you want, but let’s face it: The team he plays on is lousy (yet still a bit better than the team that even NBA.com says stinks). That’s certainly no excuse, but Deron Williams gets it and feels bad for the struggling...
The Washington Wizards have signed guard Morris Almond and waived Roger Mason Jr., who is out for the season after surgery on his broken left index finger.
Almond has played four seasons in the NBA Development League, averaging 24.5 points.
He was taken in the first round of the 2007 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz out of Rice University. Almond averaged 3.1 points and 1.1 rebounds...
Kevin Seraphin had 21 points and 13 rebounds, John Wall scored 16 points, and the Washington Wizards beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 87-84 on Monday night.
Richard Hamilton scored 22 points to lead the Bulls, who played without stars Derrick Rose and Luol Deng. Rose was out with a sore right foot as he missed his 24th game of the season, and Deng sat out due to sore right ribs...
Outside of not letting yourself get as fat as Shawn Kemp did back in the day, nobody really knew how to approach the lockout this past off-season. John Wall did so, not unlike too many other guys, by playing in just about every street ball-style charity event there was. Not to say there were any other styles of charity events of course.
In doing so, however, Wall may have stunted...
Playing basketball in a city like Chicago comes with a number of responsibilities. Every superstar is the recipient of fame and attention, but life as a star athlete in cities like Boston, New York, and Chicago is far different than that of someone who plays in Utah. Derrick Rose loves playing basketball and takes winning seriously, but he is the anti-LeBron James. Not only could...
The Bulls were without stars Derrick Rose and Luol Deng due to injuries Monday night against the Washington Wizards.
Rose was out with a sore right foot as he missed his 24th game of the season. Deng sat out due to sore right ribs.
Rose injured his foot in Sunday's win at Detroit, when he bounced back from a dismal two-point performance against the Heat on Thursday by scoring...
Let's face it, the Washington Wizards have been the laughing stock in the NBA.
Former Wizard JaVale McGee had a big hand in lending to that reputation, Andray Blatche was benched for being fat, Flip Saunders was fired, and to top it all off, their current interim coach Randy Whittman doesn't even know if he will be around next season. About the only bright spot is point...
Last year’s NBA MVP Derrick Rose is having a rough 2012 NBA season. He has dealt with a bunch of nagging injuries this season, which has caused him to miss a bunch of games. It the Bulls latest game Rose got nailed on a drive to the basket.
Late in the 4th quarter Rose drove the lane but the Milwaukee Bucks’ Charlie Villanueva would not let him get an easy basket...
Derrick Rose gives credit to Michael Jordan for today’s stylish athlete but adds his own swag to the mix.
DERRICK ROSE is coming out of his shell, folks and learning to deal with the tremendous task of being the Chicago Bulls’ next great superstar. The reigning NBA MVP talks about MICHAEL JORDAN’S influence on him, his contemporaries and his style in the latest issue of GQ...
The Chicago Bulls are getting closer to locking up their second straight No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, and it appears Derrick Rose will be around for the stretch run after fighting off injuries.
That's not good news for the Washington Wizards.
Fresh off some late-game heroics, Rose looks to help the Bulls earn their eighth straight win over Washington when...
If you can name another song by Jim Jones other than his smash hit, "Ballin'" Well, you either listen to a lot of hip hop, or you just refuse to listen to good music. That may or may not have been a shot at Jim Jones. Disclaimer: I am a DJ, but I am not a comedian. However, when I do make jokes with musical references, I make sure to mention irrelevant artists.Speaking...