Chicago Bulls Playoff X-Factor: Jimmy Butler

Chicago Bulls News- Jimmy Butler got off to a slow start in the beginning of the season. After a tremendous performance in the 2013 playoffs, the expectations for Butler going into the season may have been a little high. However, lately Butler has been playing like that player everyone was hoping for. Since the All-Star break he’s been averaging 14.2 ppg and shooting 42% from...
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New York Knicks fans get heckler ejected from Bulls-Knicks game

If you have happened to ever attend an NBA game, you’ve probably seen heckling fans who rattle either opposing players or boisterously yell at the home team. During Sunday’s Knicks-Bulls game, one fan got particularly loud by heckling Knicks point guard Raymond Felton during the course of the game. In the fourth quarter of play, Tim Hardaway Jr. started conversing with the heckler...
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Chicago’s Finest Brew is Back

He’s already posted pictures of him in red on Instagram. His Twitter layout already shows the Bulls logo, and his bio already proudly states his allegiance with the Chicago Bulls. It appears as though Ronnie Brewer is as excited for the playoffs as we are. Optimistically, Ronnie Brewer can bring with him some of the magic the Bulls left behind during their 62-win season in 2011...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls lose steam, still drop Bucks, stay tied for 3rd

The Bulls will take Friday’s win, mostly because the scoreboard said so. But feeling good about a 102-90 victory depends on whom you talk to. For the first three quarters, the Bulls treated the Milwaukee Bucks as they should be treated, leading 82-62 with 12 minutes left. Coach Tom Thibodeau wanted to credit the Bucks for what transpired in the fourth quarter. Shooting guard Jimmy...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls, Warriors Discussed Jimmy Butler For Harrison Barnes Deal Before Deadline

The Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors discussed a Jimmer Butler-for-Harrison Barnes swap prior to the February trade deadline, according to a report. It is reportedly unclear which team said no in the talks. Butler has averaged 13.2 points and five rebounds this season while Barnes has averaged 9.2 points and 3.9 rebounds.
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks can't keep pace with Bulls, lose 102-90

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich had 17 points apiece to lead seven players in double figures, and the Chicago Bulls, despite some occasional lapses in the fourth quarter, cruised to a 102-90 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. Carlos Boozer and D.J. Augustin scored 14 points apiece. Taj Gibson added 13, Mike Dunleavy 12 and Joakim Noah had 11 points and...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls beat Bucks 102-90, win fourth straight

CHICAGO (AP) Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich had 17 points apiece to lead seven players in double figures, and the Chicago Bulls, despite some occasional lapses in the fourth quarter, cruised to a 102-90 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Jimmy Butler Says He’s Willing To Play 48 Minutes Per Game In Playoffs

The NBA playoffs are just around the corner. Chicago will be without Derrick Rose as we know, which means Jimmy Butler is willing to take on extra responsibility in the postseason. Butler currently ranks fourth in the league in minutes played with 38.2 per game. Last postseason, Butler averaged 40.8 minutes per game through 12 games. That’s a very hefty load of minutes, but that’s...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bulls Achilles Heel Will Result in Early Playoff Exit … Again

Chicago Bulls Basketball - The Chicago Bulls have been playing great basketball since the all-star break. They have put themselves in position to claim the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.  Defense has been the Bulls strength all season, but the offense has been their achilles heel. Right now, the Bulls can get away with not having a very productive offense in the regular...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Legend Of Jimmy Butler

They are modern NBA royalty, titans of the hardwood. Kobe Bryant. Carmelo Anthony. LeBron James. Paul George. James Harden. The mere mention of these devastating scorers makes the stoutest wing defender break out in the heebie-jeebies. This cadre of point manufacturers pour in, on average, 26 ppg on 47.5% shooting, 36.5% from deep every time they lace their sneakers up* (they don...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Award Watch: Numbers Show Defense Sets Chicago Apart

Under head coach Tom Thibodeau the Chicago Bulls have been known as one of the best defensive teams in the league, yet no one on the roster has ever received strong consideration for Defensive Player of the Year. Well, that should change this season, as two Bulls players should be in the running for the best defender in the NBA. Defense wins championships right? Unfortunately that...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose ‘nowhere near ready’ to practice

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says point guard Derrick Rose is ”nowhere near ready” to practice as he continues to recover from a torn meniscus in his right knee. “He’s basically about the same,” Thibodeau said, via ESPNChicago.com. “He’s doing a little bit more, a little bit more running now. But he’s still nowhere near ready to practice. But he’s doing...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James kicked in the face by the Bulls Jimmy Butler

During yesterday’s Chicago Bulls-Miami Heat game, LeBron James got kicked in the face by the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler. It’s Unclear whether it was intentional but both players were given technicals. James, who broke his nose two weeks earlier, had been wearing a protective mask before he ditched it during the game and then got kicked in the face. The post LeBron James kicked...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: LeBron James And Jimmy Butler Double Techs For Floor Tussle

LeBron James and Jimmy Butler were called for the double technical fouls for a idiotic floor tussle started by a LeBron MMA takeout. Both player exchanged arm shoves and a foot to the face. The aggressiveness of this game channeled early 90′s Bulls and Knicks game. The post Video: LeBron James And Jimmy Butler Double Techs For Floor Tussle appeared first on Basketball Bicker.
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Bulls Jimmy Butler kicks LeBron James in the face

The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls have a serious rivalry. At least in the regular season. Sunday, the fourth and final meeting between the two teams took place in Chicago and it did not disappoint. Late in the second quarter, LeBron James and Bulls Jimmy Butler got tangled up under the basket, which resulted in Butler kicking LeBron in the face.   Both received double techs and...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Kicks LeBron James In Face After Foul (Video)

It’s no secret that the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls have a fierce rivalry, and the competitive juices bubbled over Sunday afternoon when the two teams met at the United Center in Chicago. Heat star LeBron James and Bulls guard Jimmy Butler were each assessed technical fouls during the first half of the matchup after James took Butler down with his elbow, and Bulter proceeded...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeBron gets kicked in face by Jimmy Butler

The Bulls and Heat do no like each other. The games between the two teams are always a little chippy which is a nice throwback to the glory days of the NBA. Earlier in today’s game, LeBron James and Jimmy Butler got into a little scuffle on the floor and Butler kicked James in the face. The impact wasn’t too bad though since it looks like LeBron had already made up his mind to...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler, LeBron James Fight

Chicago Bulls Basketball– Things tend to get a bit heated when it comes to the Chicago Bulls facing off against the Miami Heat. So it came as no surprise to anyone Sunday afternoon as LeBron James and Jimmy Butler got in a bit of scuffle. Butler LeBron Fight During the second quarter, Butler and James got wrapped up after Butler stripped the ball away from James. As the play continued...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James gets tangled up with Jimmy Butler during Bulls-Heat

As you might figure, the Chicago Bulls-Miami Heat affair has turned into a defensive slugfest and LeBron James is matching wits with Jimmy Butler. In the second quarter of play, LeBron got tangled up with Jimmy underneath the Miami Heat basket and both needed to be separated by officials: Both LeBron and Jimmy received technical fouls due to the tangle. *** LeBron gets tangled up...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Jimmy Butler leading way with improved game

The Chicago Bulls looked to be dead in the water earlier this season after losing Derrick Rose to another knee injury and the trade of Luol Deng, but they have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA recently. What is the reason for their renewed spirit and play? Quite frankly there are many reasons for their recent winning, but Jimmy Butler’s improved play has been one of the...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Delivering Improved All-Around Game For Bulls

Jimmy Butler entered Monday having averaged 15.3 points on 52.5 percent shooting, 4.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.5 blocks over his previous six games, adding efficient offense to his already strong presence on defense for the Chicago Bulls. "His demeanor is terrific," Tom Thibodeau said. "There are plays in which he defends as well as you can defend and...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls’ Jimmy Butler runs through crowd to rejoin the play (VIDEO)

YouTube Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler dove over the first row of seats Sunday to save a ball.  The ball was gathered by a teammate and the Bulls to the other end of the floor to play offense.  Instead of hopping back over the chairs he originally hurdled, Butler chose to run nearly the whole length of the floor behind the first row of fans. Oddly enough, the overwhelming majority...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Makes Hustle Play, Sprints Through Crowd To Get Back In Game (Video)

Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler proved his hustle knows no bounds on Sunday afternoon against the New York Knicks. During the first quarter, Butler dove into the stands to save a loose ball to give his team possession. The extra effort left him trapped between the first two rows of seats, though, so Butler opted to take a less conventional route back onto the court. Giving plenty...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls sign Jimmer Fredette

Chicago Bulls sign Jimmer FredetteThe Chicago Bulls made a rather surprising move late last night when they signed free agent guard Jimmer Fredette who had recently been released by the Sacramento Kings. The reason that this move is somewhat surprising to me is Jimmer has not been an overly successful defensive player to this point in his NBA career. That was me putting it as nicely...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler runs through crowd to get back onto court against Knicks

One thing you can’t say about Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler is that he doesn’t hustle and during the start of today’s Bulls-Knicks game, he showed some impressive hustle. After Butler pokes the ball away from Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy flies into the crowd to save the ball and thanks to some quick thinking, he ran through the United Center aisle near the court to get back...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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