| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:31 PM
1. San Antonio
2012-13 finish: 58-24.
Coming: Marco Belinelli, Jeff Pendergraph.
Going: Gary Neal, DeJuan Blair.
Before anyone asks the Spurs to appear en masse on the next episode of "Derek," Ricky Gervais' thoughtful look at...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:54 PM
2012-13 finish: 66-16.
Coming: Michael Beasley, Greg Oden.
Going: Mike Miller, Juwan Howard.
The Heat propped up its three-peat hopes with two balky knees and a whiff of controversy. Oden has already encountered knee...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:04 PM
Nik Vucevic turned 7 years old on Oct. 24, 1997.
Tim Duncan played in his first NBA regular-season game exactly one week later.
The difference in experience couldn't have been more striking on Friday night.
Duncan dominated with a turn-back-the-...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:27 AM
To make the playoffs, the Lakers need to be better than seven teams in the Western Conference.
In the first three of 14 entries, the Lakers were ruled better than the New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns but not as good as the Oklahoma City Thunder....
| Apr 22, 2013
| 6:35 AM
I want to say the Bulls quit in Game 1 of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, but you have to show up first.
So, you can’t call them quitters. Call them whatever it is that rolls over and dies before the start of the most important...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 6:57 AM
If you have any basketball sensibilities, then don’t watch a Bulls playoff game
Not an entire game, anyway. Your system can’t take it. It’s the ghost pepper of the playoff basketball Scoville Scale. I’m telling you this for...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:54 AM
In NBA playoff parlance, we call this a gift.
The beaten-up, struggling, Derrick-Rose-less Bulls get a first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, perhaps the dumbest team in the league.
The Bulls won three of the four games against the Nets...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:43 PM
This time, the Bulls were hurting for reasons other than injury.
Welcoming back critical rotation pieces in Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson, the Bulls' defense was battered and bruised as the Trail Blazers cruised to a 99-89 victory that wasn't that close...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 8:26 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Nate Robinson showcased the full effect of his mercurial nature, goading J.J. Barea into a technical foul, stuffing the box score with 22 points and 10 assists and making sure the postgame locker room sounded like detention hall with...
| May 12, 2013
| 1:07 PM
"Hi Dad. [Pauses, looks at TV.] ESPN Classic?"
"Yeah. Today's the 10-year anniversary of the classic Four Man Bulls game. Your mother and I watched it with you in the crib."
"But I don't get it—'Four Man Bulls game?' "
"It was this crazy...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:27 AM
— He has heard it all the past few years. Chris Bosh has heard he's too soft and doesn't rebound enough. He's been called the Third Wheel and the half in Two-and-a-Half Men.
Even after last year's playoffs, when his injured absence marked the...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:38 AM
The crowd arrived late. The Bulls didn’t arrive at all. Ba-bum-cha!
Each seat in the United Center held a poster proclaiming “Next Man Up.’’ There just weren’t enough men -- or women or children -- to hold them up.