| Jan 6, 2012
| 8:24 PM
As the Orlando Magic’s game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night approached, Dwight Howard said the Magic had not faced much adversity so far in this strange, compressed regular season.
So how would the team handle hardship when it...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 6:46 PM
When the NBA lockout ended in December, free agent Jason Richardson placed two teams at the top of his list of potential destinations.
Those teams met Friday night when the Orlando Magic hosted the Chicago Bulls at Amway Center.
Richardson wound up with...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Derrick Rose’s sprained toe, meet Jay Cutler’s thumb.
OK, maybe the first result wasn’t that bad. Wasn’t Bears bad, anyway. The Bulls beat the worst team in the league. Congratulations.
While the reigning MVP sat on the bench...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:57 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Orlando Magic already have completed one-sixth of their regular season, and enough games have passed to start drawing some conclusions.
As coach Stan Van Gundy surveys his team, he sees plenty of valid reasons for concern. But...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 8:41 AM
Now we're talking about the best of the best.
We're ranking the NBA's top 10 players at each position over five weeks.
These are not fantasy basketball rankings. These rankings also don't measure players' potential or their career achievements. Instead,...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:29 AM
The Bulls without Derrick Rose have become mostly unwatchable.
It’s hard to care about this team without their only hope for an NBA title. It’s harder still to sit through it.
I’m not blaming the remaining Bulls players. Bless their...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 7:06 AM
Derrick Rose returned, and everything was right in the Chicago Bulls’ world.
Well, right enough, anyway.
Rose looked out of rhythm early after missing the previous five games because of problems brought on by an earlier toe injury....
| Mar 5, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Random Monday musings as the ACC releases its all-conference basketball teams and prepares for the league tournament in Atlanta.
* Short of a hanging chad, can’t imagine how any of my media brethren failed to vote Virginia forward Mike Scott...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 6:49 AM
While the Bulls wait for word on Richard Hamilton’s latest injury, I have two words for them:
The Bulls waited most of the season for Hamilton to get healthy, and now they’re waiting for that again. Of course they are.
| Mar 8, 2012
| 10:31 PM
CHICAGO — At some point in the next two months, maybe in the playoffs, the Orlando Magic will find themselves in a rough spot.
Perhaps they'll draw strength from what occurred Thursday night.
They completely squandered an 18-point lead but came...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 10:25 PM
The way the Chicago Bulls annihilated the Orlando Magic on Monday night, you would have thought five Derrick Roses had stepped onto the court.
Rose wasn’t needed. Not at all.
Plagued by turnovers, an inability to stop Carlos Boozer and some...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 7:19 AM
Maybe it’s me, but these last two weeks or so have to be one of the most entertaining runs during a post-Michael Bulls season that I can remember.
Not just entertaining and fun, but remarkable. I mean, the Bulls set a franchise record for defense...