NBA

  • Bulls vs. Heat recap: Wade leads Bulls to exciting win against his old friends

    Miami kept it interesting, but the Bulls outmatched them

    After a nerve-filled win in his first trip back to Miami this season, Dwyane Wade led the Bulls to a 105-100 victory in his first career home game against the Heat. He finished with 28 points (on 11 of 24 shooting), three rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in another tightly contested matchup with his former franchise.

  • Bulls vs. Magic final score: Enough to win after Orlando throws ball away all game

    Back in that playoff race!

    Dwyane Wade started the game 0-6, but subsequently went 9-17 to finish with 21 points. He also, pretty incredibly, had 7 steals, and I say incredible because he was doing the usual low-effort Wade thing. But he did hit a few of those turnaround midrange shots of faded hall-of-fame-shooting-guard past. Wade led the Bulls in scoring as they pulled away from the Orlando Magic late to win 100-92.

  • Bulls vs. Nets final score: Jimmy Butler saves Chicago from embarrassing loss

    Butler’s buzzer-beater caps off late Bulls run

    The Bulls really had no business beating the lowly Nets at home thanks to a miserable performance throughout most of Wednesday night’s game, but a superhuman effort by Jimmy Butler and a timely Brooklyn collapse resulted in a 101-99 victory.

  • Bulls vs. Pelicans final score: Jimmy Butler dominant again in 117-110 victory

    Butler scored 39 as the Bulls’ winning streak hits four games

    Jimmy Butler played nearly an entire game of dominant basketball in the Bulls’ come-from-behind victory over the Hawks on Saturday, so you could’ve excused him for being a little tired against the Pelicans on Sunday. Instead, Butler came out and delivered another superstar performance as the Bulls won 117-110 to earn their fourth straight victory and solidify their place in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

  • Bulls vs. Pistons final score: Bulls rebound with absolute destruction of Pistons

    remarkable 1st half after 3 straight bad losses

    Fred Hoiberg might as well update his pop culture references to something merely 10 years old.

    There’s a ship sinking in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but it’s not in Chicago. Both them and the Pistons came into Monday night in desperate circumstances, but it was only the Bulls who played desperately, riding an insane first half performance to a 113-82 victory.

  • Bulls vs. Pistons Recap: Chicago Completely Demolishes Detroit for a 117-95 Victory

    Five Bulls scored in double figures on a night that saw the team assist on more than 75% of its baskets.

    One night after one of their worst closing-minutes collapses of the entire season, the Chicago Bulls rallied through abscences from both their starting and backup centers to blow out the Detroit Pistons at home to the tune of a 117-95 win. Jimmy Butler scored only 16 points on six shots over the course of the entire game, but double-figure scoring performances from four other Bulls combined with some of the best team-ball movement of their season proved to be more than enough for Chicago to overwhelm Detroit.

  • Bulls vs. Spurs Recap: Chicago Hands San Antonio First Road Loss of Season in 95-91 Victory

    The Bulls got back on track this evening with a solid win over one of the best teams in the NBA.

    If you haven’t figured out yet that the Bulls are must-not-miss-television on Thursday night TNT games, then you are missing out.

    The Chicago Bulls took down the San Antonio Spurs 95-91 at the United Center this evening, which marks the first road loss for the Spurs all season. Despite Jimmy Butler getting held to his first scoreless half of the season, the Bulls managed to get solid enough performances from the rest of their starters to crank out a victory in which the Bulls never trailed.

  • Bulls vs. Suns Recap: Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade Lead Chicago Past Phoenix in 128-121 OT Victory

    And did so despite one of the most hilariously awful officiating blunders you will see all year.

    No Cameron Payne, No King Joffrey, and no Anthony Marrow didn’t matter in the first Bulls game post-Taj Gibson as the Chicago Bulls managed to take down the Phoenix Suns tonight 128-121 in overtime. Many of the usual pillars for the Bulls played poorly until the late stages of the game, and the final seconds of regulation featured the worst call you will see all season.

  • Butler traded to Philadelphia

    Los Angeles—The Minnesota Timberwolves will trade unsettled star Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers in a deal which will see three players head the other way, the US media reported Saturday.

    Butler, 29, has been agitating for a move away from the Timberwolves since the start of the season, handing a transfer request in September. 

  • Can James, Lakers bring Hollywood ending?

    Los Angeles—LeBron James embarks on the latest and possibly final chapter of his glittering career with the basketball world watching and wondering if the greatest player of his generation can deliver a Hollywood ending.

  • Capturing the evolution of Kobe Bryant in three of his most memorable seasons

    In honor of Kobe Bryant’s 40th birthday, let’s take a look back at the subtle adjustments the Black Mamba made in three of his most notable seasons.

    For two decades, Kobe Bean Bryant helped in both shaping and representing Los Angeles Lakersbasketball forever in unprecedented fashion.

    Among the multitude of individual accomplishments, and the five championship banners currently hanging in STAPLES Center that Bryant helped shoulder, laid obstacles and uncertain career arcs in which he had to learn how to both assimilate, and adapt to.

  • Caris LeVert, A Star is Born: As told by Jared Dudley, Kenny Atkinson and Spencer Dinwiddie

    Our Bryan Fonseca asked some of the Nets about whether or not Caris LeVert’s level of production can be maintained throughout the 2018-19 season. Of course, 65% from the field probably can’t be, but is he destined for stardom?

  • Carmelo Anthony brought out ‘Hoodie Melo’ for Thunder media day

    Can’t spell Carmelo Anthony without Hoodie Melo.

    Carmelo Anthony seems ready to embrace Oklahoma City and he’s brought his hoodies with him. The best part about this offseason was being formally introduced to Anthony’s better half: Hoodie Melo.

  • Carmelo Anthony deserved better from the New York Knicks

    He had his flaws, but the Knicks shoulder most of the blame for his six-year tenure not fulfilling its promise.

    I remember exactly where I was the night Carmelo Anthony broke the record.

    I was at a bar called Stillwater Tavern in Hampton, Va., where I did my undergrad years. While my friends were ordering drinks, I was watching Melo go to work against the Bobcats on a cold winter night in January. I was obsessed with the Knicks back then. I still am.

  • Carmelo Anthony Is Set to Sign With the Rockets

    Carmelo Anthony is planning to sign with the Houston Rockets upon clearing waivers in coming days, according to two people with knowledge of his plans.

    Anthony is unlikely to become a free agent before next week, at the earliest, because his pending trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks could take several days to be officially completed, according to the people, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the trade publicly.

  • Carmelo Anthony isn’t interested in playing for the Cavaliers, per report

    Anthony isn’t interested in the Cavaliers’ dysfunction

    It’s August and the NBA’s offseason hasn’t been able to slow down, largely because of the Knicks struggles to move on from Carmelo Anthony. (Of course, Kyrie Irving’s trade request has energized the news cycle, as well.) It doesn’t look like that will be changing anytime soon.

  • Carmelo Anthony moves step to closer to Houston after reported three-team trade

    Half a Banana Boat Crew is better than nothing.

    Thursday’s reported trade of Carmelo Anthony from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks as part of a three-team deal also involving the Philadelphia 76ers -- and which will be followed by the Hawks waiving Anthony -- obviously clears the way for Anthony to join Chris Paul in Houston. This move has been rumored for weeks once it became clear OKC had to get rid of Anthonyto lower what would have been a lethal luxury tax bill next year.

  • Carmelo Anthony says Knicks almost traded him to the Rockets and Cavaliers

    The trades that never were.

    This wild NBA offseason got a tad wilder when Carmelo Anthony was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder last weekend in a blockbuster deal. But according to Anthony himself, a blockbuster trade elsewhere could have happened much sooner.

  • Carmelo Anthony to reportedly sign for veteran’s minimum with the Rockets

    One step closer.

    Marc Stein is reporting that Carmelo Anthony will officially sign with the Houston Rockets after the Atlanta Hawks release him and he clears waivers.

    Melo has done everything except write his John Hancock on the dotted line. He is going to become a Rocket.

  • Carmelo Anthony traded to Thunder in blockbuster deal

    Melo joins the Thunder after helping drag New York out of the doldrums of NBA standings.

    The New York Knicks have traded perennial All-Star Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal marks the end of a seven-year period of Anthony as the face of Knicks basketball.

    As part of the deal, New York receives Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick via the Bulls.