| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:25 PM
The Yasso-Rothrock Christmas City Classic banquet was well done as usual on Monday night at Moravian's Johnston Hall with a number of nice tributes. But to me, ex-Knicks coach and current ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy was the standout. They have had some...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:52 PM
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers spent the days leading up to Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers having to listen to the same thing: they can beat the weak teams but they can't compete against teams expected to be in the playoffs.
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Jason Richardson doesn’t know what will happen around 7:05 tonight, the moment he will be introduced as a Philadelphia 76ers starter at Amway Center.
After playing 109 regular-season games for the Orlando Magic, will the fans cheer him? Boo him?...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:31 PM
The NBA will open the regular season on Tuesday, a prediction you couldn't have made last season at this time.
Actually, I don't think anybody would object to playing another 66-game season. Well, the owners would. They'd play 106 if they could get...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 6:19 PM
As Derrick Rose lay grimacing in pain on the United Center floor for several excruciating minutes Saturday, the fans in the crowd of 21,943 who weren't hyperventilating shouted encouragement.
"M-V-P! M-V-P!" the chants rang.
The louder the chorus...
| May 1, 2012
| 8:01 PM
Derrick Rose drew a standing ovation from the United Center crowd as he hobbled to midcourt to present the game ball to the officials.
Rose, of course, would rather being giving the ball to Carlos Boozer for an easy basket, but not even the magical kid...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Not that long ago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau stood at a podium after a rare lousy performance and implored players in his own inimitable way.
"Do. Your. Job.'' Thibodeau barked in his baritone voice April 16 after the Bulls lost at home to the Wizards....
| May 7, 2012
| 7:30 PM
From now on, whenever someone wants to dispute the connection between confidence and winning in pro sports, I will offer the example of the 2012 Bulls, suddenly reduced to slumped shoulders and brittle spines.
Monday at the Berto Center convinced me...
| May 11, 2012
| 5:17 AM
PHILADELPHIA — As C.J. Watson's desperation, three-quarter-court heave at the buzzer bounced off the back of the rim Thursday night to clinch a 79-78 victory and the series for the 76ers, harsh reality hit before the ball landed.
| May 10, 2012
| 8:08 AM
So, I’m reading that Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer will have to put up another combined game of 40-plus points and 20-plus rebounds if the Bulls are going to win Game 6 in Philadelphia on Thursday night to force a deciding game at home.
| May 11, 2012
| 6:37 PM
In early February, you could have made a convincing argument for the Philadelphia 76ers to reach the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals.
If you had tried to make that same argument a few weeks ago, however, you might've had your sanity questioned....
| May 18, 2012
| 8:49 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Before Friday night's game at the Wells Fargo Center, 76ers coach Doug Collins vowed just one thing — his guys would compete and play hard.
He talked about a team that had been resilient throughout the season, a young squad...