| Feb 24, 2008
| 8:51 PM
For at least Sunday night, veteran experience or not, Larry Hughes and Drew Gooden were just like Joakim Noah, Tyrus Thomas or Thabo Sefolosha.
One video session on Saturday, one walk-through Sunday morning and a quick toss into the fire of competition...
| Feb 25, 2008
| 9:52 PM
The Bulls have performed disappearing acts so many times this season that this one stood out for what didn't leave American Airlines Center.
Kirk Hinrich had long since waved goodbye, earning two quick technical fouls and an ejection in...
| Feb 27, 2008
| 10:01 PM
Despite their underachieving ways—and now because of them—the Bulls are engaged in some serious competition.
The first is for a playoff spot, and their 113-107 victory Wednesday night over the Pacers in a rare triumph at Conseco Fieldhouse...
| Feb 29, 2008
| 8:38 PM
The timeout needed no grease board to scribble strategy, no X-and-O instruction whatsoever.
Given that he strode to halfcourt to call it, Jim Boylan could have used smoke signals to communicate his displeasure, such was the amount of steam exiting his...
| 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 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 22, 2008
| 8:01 PM
Bulls gag up 13-point fourth-quarter lead and lose to the Indiana Pacers here Saturday night 108-101.
Bulls player loses it, this time Andres Nocioni, and gets into a heated, expletive-filled confrontation with coach Jim Boylan and is sent to the...
| 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 1, 2008
| 10:19 PM
Whether they sweat out victories like Tuesday night's or coast to those of the blowout variety, the Celtics' mission is history.
And they don't mean any meager stuff like sweeping their first season series from the Bulls since 1986-87 (Boston's last trip...
| May 1, 2009
| 4:30 PM
One of the items in my column highlights a new site called AthleteTweets.com, in which the wit and, um, wisdom of 150-plus athletes' and coaches' tweets are updated constantly, to amusing and/or disturbing effect. For example, Terrell Owens invites...
| Apr 21, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Game 2 is finally here. Welcome to NBA first-round scheduling. Before the game, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said he would rather get the games over with than stretch it out that much. Then he hedged his words, saying he understood it was for television and...