Tagged: ‘Boston’

‘Not ideal’? ‘We believe’? Celtics players down to pat answers
April 19th, 2017 at 7:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** BOSTON â?? Maybe the Bulls' sudden stranglehold on their first-round playoff series with the Celtics isn't quite as shocking as the full nelson the Nashville Predators have put on our Blackhawks. Then again, maybe what the Bulls have done â?? reinvent themselves, it seems â?? is an even bigger surprise. Who...

Low-energy? Not the Bulls, who’ve turned the page just in time
April 18th, 2017 at 11:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** BOSTON â?? Pulled up a chair next to longtime Celtics public-address announcer Eddie Palladino before Game 2 of the opening-round playoff series against the Bulls. He was hunkered over a plate in a dining area for media and other hugely important types, and I asked him for his assessment of...

With much support, grieving star Isaiah Thomas rises up in Game 1
April 16th, 2017 at 10:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** BOSTON â?? Ten basketball seasons ago, Isaiah Thomas' hoop dream was in serious danger. He was in his first year at the South Kent prep school in Connecticut â?? and hating it. He was an 11th grader â?? for the second year in a row. He was nearly 3,000 miles from...

Isaiah Thomas’ ‘intention’ is to play Sunday in Game 1 vs. Bulls
April 16th, 2017 at 4:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** BOSTON â?? Celtics' guard Isaiah Thomas is expected to give Game 1 against the Bulls a go Sunday evening, but less that two hours before tipoff it still wasn't a sure thing. "I think his intention is to play," coach Brad Stevens said about 1 hour 45 minutes before the game...

Bulls 101 Roundtable: Lingering Rose and Playoff Questions
April 2nd, 2013 at 7:04 PM
Despite the end of the NBA regular season rapidly approaching a myriad of questions swirl around the Chicago Bulls. What's going on with Derrick Rose? Will he return at all and when? What playoff positioning does Chicago end with and how well will they do in the playoffs? A few...