Bosh Turns Up The Heat As Miami Takes 2-1 Series Lead

Chris Bosh has had many a low point this season. From being the de facto scapegoat anytime the Heat went into a slump to personally admitting to being overwhelmed emotionally by the Boston crowd in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, Bosh has received his fair share of criticism. At times, Bosh’s play has warranted [...]

Korver’s Fourth Quarter Struggle A Post-Season Rarity

The Chicago Bulls have had their share of exciting finishes in the post-season. Perhaps that’s not a good thing, as several of thier late game victories were the product of “just in the nick of time” comebacks against teams that the Bull shouldn’ t have been losing to but you can’t argue with [...]

LeBron Ignites Heat With Fourth Quarter Rally

The Miami Heat needed to win game two in order to prevent going home to a late arriving crowd down 2-0 to a team as good as the Chicago Bulls and they completed their goal with an 85-75 victory in a defense battle that would make Tom Thibodeau proud if his team didn’t wind [...]

Chicago Turns Down The Heat As Bulls Take Game One

Many folks that watched the Miami Heat-Boston Celtics in the second round of the playoffs noted just how good the two team’s defenses were. Miami used their athletic advantage to rotate quickly around the perimeter while the Celtics displayed their classic defensive effort albeit in a futile effort. Well, those who were ecstatic about [...]

How Will The Stars Align In Chicago Tonight?

This Miami Heat-Chicago Bulls Eastern Conference Finals match-up seems just right. Even more so than a Heat-Celtics battle for a chance to go to the NBA Finals, this pairing of teams seems like it’s the right way for things to be decided out East. It’s a battle of good vs. evil, or at least [...]

Rose, Bulls Lock Down On Atlanta, Take The Series

Before last night the Chicago Bulls hadn’t lived up to their full potential in the post-season. Despite their five game victory, the Indiana Pacers made them work for everything in the first round, holding leads late in the fourth quarter in almost every game. In their first five games against the Hawks, Chicago [...]

What Does Jeff Teague’s Recent Play Mean For Atlanta’s Future?

The Chicago Bulls evened up their Eastern Conference Semi-Final series against the Atlanta Hawks yesterday with an 86-73 victory. While that is certainly the biggest story to come out of the game, Jeff Teague‘s performance in yesterday’s game left me extremely impressed with the second year guard’s game. Teague had not even found himself [...]

Jeff Teague Holds His Ground Against League MVP Derrick Rose In Hawks’ Game One Victory

One of the three keys to the series I listed in my series preview of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals match-up between the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks was “Will Atlanta attempt to guard Derrick Rose with someone other than a point guard?”.

With Kirk Hinrich being out for this series with a hamstring injury [...]

Rose Outplays Paul As Bulls Beat Hornets

After being down heading into halftime, the Chicago Bulls came out in the second half against the New Orleans Hornets and rode their superstar Derrick Rose to victory. Rose fueled transition opportunities, he set up his teammates and he played some pretty darn good defense on Chris Paul during the comeback and his baseline [...]

Paul, Rose To Square Off Tonight

After taking on and taking out Deron Williams (and Jerry Sloan) on Wednesday night, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose will match-up against another one of the game’s elites tonight: the Hornets’ Chris Paul. Rose has already put together a strong case for the MVP award this season by lifting his team to the [...]