| Jan 21, 2009
Tim Duncan had 27 points, Manu Ginobili added 26 and the San Antonio Spurs cruised to a 99-81 win against the Indiana pacers on Tuesday night. Tony Parker added 13 points for the Spurs, who also got 10 rebounds from Duncan. Danny Granger led the Pacers...
| Jan 21, 2009
The Bulls have been in more stretch runs than a thoroughbred racehorse this season, blowing fourth-quarter opportunities more often than not.
That trend continued Tuesday night at the United Center when the Bulls faltered in the fourth quarter of a 105-...
| Jan 28, 2009
| 10:35 PM
Luol Deng, Ben Gordon, Kirk Hinrich and Andres Nocioni have been on three Bulls teams that played 22 playoff games so, believe it or not, they do know something about winning.
And they know enough to know the time is now.
Taking advantage of a woebegone...
| Feb 19, 2009
MILWAUKEE — The Bulls' bus ride to Wisconsin on Wednesday afternoon sounded quiet for reasons beyond the fact that manic Andres Nocioni and free-spirited Drew Gooden weren't on it.
With those two players heading to Sacramento along with Cedric...
| Feb 21, 2009
With Tim Thomas still out East, Jerome James still injured and John Salmons and Brad Miller in street clothes, the Bulls dressed eight players Friday night at the United Center.
"Seven-and-a-half," cracked Lindsey Hunter, in a nod to his 38 years....
| Oct 9, 2008
| 10:09 PM
An announced crowd of 16,440 visited the United Center on Thursday night to see the Bulls debuts of No. 1 pick Derrick Rose and coach Vinny Del Negro.
Nobody knows if their respective careers will arc to triumphant points where, one day, 30,000 will...
| Oct 10, 2008
| 8:29 PM
For one third-quarter stretch during Friday night's 102-95 loss to the Pacers at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Vinny Del Negro's vision coalesced.
Players, most notably Thabo Sefolosha, guarded passing lanes and forced turnovers. Lanes were filled....
| Oct 14, 2008
| 10:58 PM
Drew Gooden was speaking casually the other day about Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro, and as often happens with the gregarious forward, the conversation took a humorous turn.
"As long as you work hard," Gooden said with a mischievous smile, "you can take...
| Nov 2, 2008
| 12:20 AM
By all accounts, Derrick Rose is one of those players who becomes more assertive as he becomes more assimilated.
Saturday night at the United Center, in part prodded by a pregame talk from coach Vinny Del Negro, Rose's pass-first, shoot-later mentality...
| Nov 3, 2008
| 8:54 PM
The Bulls lost a game Monday night they had no business winning, even if they somehow kept getting chances in the Magic's 96-93 victory.
The Bulls surrendered runs of 13-0 and 17-1, committed 18 turnovers that led to 26 Magic points and allowed 16...
| Nov 5, 2008
| 10:07 PM
Just less than eight minutes remained in the second quarter of the Bulls' 107-93 loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday night when Ben Gordon fired a pass out of bounds that had been intended for Andres Nocioni.
As the ball rattled off the scorer's table,...
| Nov 7, 2008
| 9:39 PM
Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro insisted he was not trying to make a statement Friday night when he changed two starters in his lineup.
Perhaps not. But the entire team seemed to get the message.
The Bulls won their third game of the season in impressive...