Monthly Archives: March 2011

Taking the Bulls By the Numbers 06: Not a Stampede, But…

When the Chicago Bulls failed to crack the 90 point barrier in five of their first eight games after the All Star Break, I figured I overestimated the impact that center Joakim Noah’s return would have on the offense.  Noah … Continue reading

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Taking the Bulls By the Numbers 05: That Doesn’t Happen Everyday

It’s pretty unusual for a team to have a game where it scores 72 points in a half and shoots 55.6% from behind the arc, wins by 33 after leading by 47 and declines precipitously in offensive metrics from its … Continue reading

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The Same Old Spurs

No, this isn’t about Tim Duncan’s injury.  Even without him, I expect that the Spurs will have enough firepower to hold off the Lakers for the #1 seed in the Western Conference. But remember all those stories about how these … Continue reading

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Two From The Daily

This is on the great Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami.  http://bit.ly/goRy26 This is on photographer Miru Kim, 32111- Miru Kim

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Justin Kubatko on the Nuggets post-Melo

Since the much ballyhooed blockbuster trade of Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks, the two teams have gone in contrasting directions.  The Knicks are 7-7 in a way that suggests motivation is … Continue reading

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Taking Bulls by the Numbers 04: Another Guest Spot

Is Tom Thibodeau the best free agent signing of the Summer of 2010?  The folks at SB Nation think so, http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2011/3/11/2042181/chicago-bulls-tom-thibodeau-free-agent

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Stop the Panic! There is Nothing New That is Wrong with the Miami Heat

OMG!  The Miami Heat have lost three in row, and four out of five.  To judge from the hysteria on twitter and amongst the sports media, Florida is about to fall into the ocean. Yet, all four of the losses … Continue reading

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