Bulls win second straight on the road

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Ben Gordon and Luol Deng each scored 20 points and the Bulls won at Arco Arena for the first time in 12 years, beating the Sacramento Kings 109-88 Friday night.

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GREAT ARTICLE JOHNSON

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#1
Jan 30, 2009
 
nice in depth analysis...keep up the good work!
Tiffany

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#2
Jan 30, 2009
 
larry coached the team again,thats why they won again
Tiffany

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#4
Jan 30, 2009
 
We should have started Larry yall
mack the knife

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#5
Jan 31, 2009
 
Noah is improving so is the team. As for VDN.....
Fire Johnny P

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#7
Jan 31, 2009
 
Today would be a good day for this horrible GM that has made a mess of this team to offer some of the dead weight (Noah especially, who had a nice game last night) to the Kings or Clippers, where some of these role players would do better. I doubt the Kings would trade Thompson, Salmons, etc., for one or more of these bums. Perhaps they would consider trading a first round draft pick - they are obviously heading towards the ping pong ball competition that Johnny P lucked out on last year. Johnny P - don't think your team is okay now, they stink to high heaven! Get on the phone and try to move anyone but D-Rose - NOW!!!!
ATLDre

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#8
Jan 31, 2009
 
Problem is if the players start to show consistent solid play, the bulls aren't going to trade anyone. They can't trade Gordon without a contract. A team would be stupid to take him unsigned. If he were signed, deals with him would be easy to make. Unlike Hughes, there is plenty of interest in BG and he is highly regarded (if you listen to any analyst that talk about the Bulls). I would like to see him stay. He and Rose play well together when they are allowed before Vinny goes to his automatic timed rotation.
ANTI WILT THE STILT

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#9
Jan 31, 2009
 
great article KC!!!!!!!! any moron could write this....what about saying something about how poor Paxon is.....naaa....ill write more moronic stuff...right KC
Alex

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Jan 31, 2009
 
mack the knife wrote:
Noah is improving so is the team. As for VDN.....
Yes Mack

No-Shot No-Talent No-ah had a good game against a terrible terrible team.... NoShot is a weakling with no skills. No-ah the clown just proves that the bulls hopeless.

Letting Klank Hinrich and Piano on his back Nocioni, off the bench is more proof that the bulls talent stinks.

Paxson has got to go!!!!!!!!
Yes

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#11
Jan 31, 2009
 
Do you fools even watch these games?
Gordon stops the whole offense to go one-on-one, and either kicks the ball away, gets it blocked or stolen, or knocks down a terrible shot. That disrupts the whole offense and sends the team spinning into selfish play.
Games like these are why you need patience with Noah and Thomas. This team looked dangerous with the speed they moved up the court and the defensive pressure the applied.
Don't listen to these fickle fair-weather fans Johnny P!
Hmmm

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#12
Jan 31, 2009
 
Exactly. Thomas had another good game last night and is finally playing around the number of minutes he should be playing, above 30. His numbers could be similar or better in some respects to Aldridge if he was getting as many minutes. People need to get over that trade and see that Thomas is not a bad player and improving all the time.

Gordon didn't pass the ball much tonight though. It's especially kind of sad when the Bulls are up by like 20 pts in the 4th quarter and he dribbled the ball up the court himself, didn't pass, and attempted to pad his stats a number of possessions in a row.
Rod from Tennessee

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#13
Jan 31, 2009
 
Obviously, since the Bulls showed their capable of getting beat by anyone, two 20+ wins in a row shouldn't be taken for granted. However, let's see what they do when the competition stiffens. Let's see if, as VDN says the Bulls continue to stay focused, move the ball well, and play well.
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Jan 31, 2009
 
Yes wrote:
Do you fools even watch these games?
Gordon stops the whole offense to go one-on-one, and either kicks the ball away, gets it blocked or stolen, or knocks down a terrible shot. That disrupts the whole offense and sends the team spinning into selfish play.
Games like these are why you need patience with Noah and Thomas. This team looked dangerous with the speed they moved up the court and the defensive pressure the applied.
Don't listen to these fickle fair-weather fans Johnny P!
What games have you been watching? After two years Noah has a couple of good games and now you preach more patience. You mean patience until they meet the next injury depleted team on the schedule. That kind of thinking is the why we're looking at the team we see now. Are you related to Jerry Krause, Pax or both. Both hired guys who had no business coaching a pro team and both preached patience.

Check the facts about BG and you will see his shooting % and assist are on par or above other shooting guards. BG also takes less shots per game than any other teams leading scorer. If you think BG is the Bulls problem, you might qualify to be a gm with the bulls.


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Jan 31, 2009
 
Hmmm wrote:
Exactly. Thomas had another good game last night and is finally playing around the number of minutes he should be playing, above 30. His numbers could be similar or better in some respects to Aldridge if he was getting as many minutes. People need to get over that trade and see that Thomas is not a bad player and improving all the time.
Gordon didn't pass the ball much tonight though. It's especially kind of sad when the Bulls are up by like 20 pts in the 4th quarter and he dribbled the ball up the court himself, didn't pass, and attempted to pad his stats a number of possessions in a row.
I think you are missing the point on Aldrigde. He would've provided the inside offensive presence we are sorely lacking.(even commanding double teams) Thomas is still a hustle player with physical abilities. Aldridge is a skilled offensive player.
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#17
Jan 31, 2009
 
ben gordan aint selfish.now that larry is not gonna be their anymore soon,hes got to step up hs game,and become the best player on the team again
Mel

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#18
Jan 31, 2009
 
I propose late entry for all-star dunk contest. Cedric Simmons would be my favorite. CS had a crazy highlight dunk against the Kings.
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#19
Jan 31, 2009
 
oh well,the picks are picked,and just cuz cedric made one lil dunk dont mean nothing,now larry,he can dunk
Josh

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Jan 31, 2009
 
ATLDre wrote:
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I think you are missing the point on Aldrigde. He would've provided the inside offensive presence we are sorely lacking.(even commanding double teams) Thomas is still a hustle player with physical abilities. Aldridge is a skilled offensive player.
Agree. Thomas is never going to be the offensive player Aldridge is. He is what the Bulls have though, so they need to make the best of it. Thomas has the ability to be a very good role player on a winning team. Now if only Pax or whomever can get the front line pieces for Thomas to support.
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Jan 31, 2009
 
ATLDre wrote:
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I think you are missing the point on Aldrigde. He would've provided the inside offensive presence we are sorely lacking.(even commanding double teams) Thomas is still a hustle player with physical abilities. Aldridge is a skilled offensive player.
He would have provided a quicker developing offensive presence, yes I can admit that. He is, however, a rather soft defensive player. Given his size, his rebound rate for the minutes he is getting is rather poor...and his ability to get steals and blocks is already no comparison to Thomas.

Were Thomas not on this team, who would be providing the defensive presence this year? There is plenty of reason to be happy with what we have in Thomas.

I can find many more other areas of concern.
Seattle Mike

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#22
Jan 31, 2009
 
The Bulls win two in a row. Prediction: They will take tonite's game (vs Phoenix ) off, i.e., mail it in. Wish the Bulls would test Cedric Simmon's NBA skills a little more; he doesn't seem to get much PT.
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#23
Jan 31, 2009
 
I still say the Bulls should let Paxson play. Im telling ya hes still clutch.

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