| Mar 7, 2008
| 9:26 PM
Shortly after Doc Rivers joked about how he and Jim Boylan comprised the first All-Marquette coaching matchup in NBA history, the Celtics' coach turned serious.
"I think they're going to be in the playoffs," Rivers said of the Bulls. "They could be our...
| Mar 9, 2008
| 9:01 PM
Another city, another coach, another playoff endorsement for the Bulls.
At this rate, the Eastern Conference elite are probably lining up to make first-round fodder of whichever team lands in the seventh or eighth seeds.
So take Pistons coach Flip...
| Mar 11, 2008
| 10:53 PM
For 48 blessed minutes of game action, the focus finally shifted from insubordination, oversleeping and off-the-court silliness to basketball.
For 48 minutes, the Bulls resembled the hard-working, scrappy bunch that used teamwork instead of tantrums to...
| Mar 14, 2008
| 11:17 PM
Ben Gordon screamed in frustration.
Luol Deng waved off reporters.
Drew Gooden uttered something unprintable.
Kirk Hinrich ducked out a door, perhaps in search of Louis Williams.
The speedy 76ers guard, along with Rodney Carney, Andre Iguodala and...
| Mar 17, 2008
| 9:10 PM
The collapse came just as dramatically and almost as severely.
That made Monday night's result just as painful and the postgame locker room equally dejected.
Trying to overcome the emotional hangover of blowing an 18-point fourth-quarter lead in a...
| Mar 18, 2008
| 10:27 PM
Admit it: When the Bulls' 25-point third-quarter lead dwindled to nine early in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, several scenarios came to mind, none of them involving a victory.
Too many fourth-quarter collapses had you contemplating changing the...
| Mar 20, 2008
| 9:40 PM
Too bad the Bulls didn't keep Bruce Bowen from that Toni Kukoc trade back in 2000.
If they had, they could have tried to sell all the boos that rained down Thursday night from a disgusted United Center crowd as chants for "Bruuuuuuce."
| Mar 25, 2008
| 9:11 PM
Drew Gooden and Joakim Noah have started in NBA Finals and NCAA championship games, respectively, for Cleveland and the University of Florida.
For the Bulls, well, they have started in some fourth-quarter collapses. Tuesday night at the United Center,...
| Mar 26, 2008
| 9:57 PM
If Bulls management were smart, it would motor the 90 miles north up the Eastern seaboard to Secaucus, N.J., instead of going to Atlanta for Friday's, ahem, competition.
Secaucus is where the NBA draft lottery will be, and that's where the Bulls are...
| Mar 28, 2008
| 10:22 PM
Exactly one year ago Saturday, the Bulls clinched their third straight playoff berth with a pulsating victory over the Pistons.
On Friday night at Philips Arena, the Bulls trudged slowly off the court with slumped shoulders, staring at a four-game...
| Mar 29, 2008
| 9:53 PM
Nine games remain in this most perplexing of Bulls seasons.
The playoffs remain a possibility only for serious dreamers and those fans with plenty of pins and voodoo dolls for every member of the Atlanta Hawks, New Jersey Nets and Indiana Pacers.
| Apr 21, 2009
BOSTON — Joakim Noah sat in stunned silence late Monday night, ice packs on both knees, a blank stare on his sour face.
The Bulls had just lost a 118-115 gut-wrencher to the Celtics, tying their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at a game...