Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd finish off Chicago Bulls

There are 20 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 7, 2009, titled Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd finish off Chicago Bulls. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

With a victory in Dallas on Saturday night, the Bulls would have won five games on a road trip for the first time in 12 years.

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Angela

Lombard, IL

#1 Feb 7, 2009
Luol? Luol? Are you there? You're not off counting all your money are you? Well, if you are going to do that at least wait til after the game is over. Not cool to disappear during games.
Greg from the chi area

United States

#2 Feb 7, 2009
After watching this game an offical calling tonight, I think the NBA should revaluate there referee staff. To any one who watch tonight game would have to agree with me when I say that was most by far one of the horrible bias games called by officals. It make me wonder if there still is gambling going on in the NBA by referees. An if ur curious what I'm talking about jus go back an watch this game over again an you'll see. I'll tell u some big fouls that weren't called. 1. When Gordon drove to the hoop an two defenders hack him an the referee calls out of bounds on Gordon 2. Tyrus Thomas drives an dunks with dirk hang all over him. 3. Rose drives an as he throws up a one hand floater dirk shoves in on the right side of the waiste. 4. Rose driving an goes up in the air an Kidd under cuts him.. An the list goes on.. I wish I could be a ref, I know I could to a hell of a better job then they do.
Chris Carr

Chicago, IL

#3 Feb 7, 2009
If you look at the box score for Ben Gordon, it appears he had a pretty good game. He choked more than anyone on this team tonight. I can understand some missed shots, they happen to everybody. The turnovers Gordon committed in the 4th and overtime though, NO excuse. It was frustrating watching him and the team pi*s this game away when they had it well in hand.
PT from Oaktown

Pleasanton, CA

#4 Feb 7, 2009
Finally watching the team I feel like we have a chance. The lineup is right on! Keep the cancers(gooden and Hughes) on the bench. If Gordon only shoots and stops dribbling along with TT never shooting unless he is open or driving to the basket, we are gonna make a run. I can say this was a great game!
Dillan

Chicago, IL

#5 Feb 7, 2009
Chris Carr wrote:
If you look at the box score for Ben Gordon, it appears he had a pretty good game. He choked more than anyone on this team tonight. I can understand some missed shots, they happen to everybody. The turnovers Gordon committed in the 4th and overtime though, NO excuse. It was frustrating watching him and the team pi*s this game away when they had it well in hand.
WHAT???
Ben only Played about TWO MINUTES in the 4th!
WhAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

We Kept him OUT after he just scored 6 points to Start the game.

Then we brought him back wti only 40 secnds left in the fourth.

Stop Hating on Ben Gordon. Vinny Lost this game. Up by five, you Bring in Ben Gordon, not sit him ourt to see if you can win WITHOUT him.
The Dallas Commentators were saying the EXACT SAME THING!

Its something going on with this whole Ben Gordon situation and I would like to see how we do if he does leave and be a sucess elsewhere.
CalChiFan

Irvine, CA

#6 Feb 7, 2009
Greg from the chi area wrote:
After watching this game an offical calling tonight, I think the NBA should revaluate there referee staff. To any one who watch tonight game would have to agree with me when I say that was most by far one of the horrible bias games called by officals. It make me wonder if there still is gambling going on in the NBA by referees. An if ur curious what I'm talking about jus go back an watch this game over again an you'll see. I'll tell u some big fouls that weren't called. 1. When Gordon drove to the hoop an two defenders hack him an the referee calls out of bounds on Gordon 2. Tyrus Thomas drives an dunks with dirk hang all over him. 3. Rose drives an as he throws up a one hand floater dirk shoves in on the right side of the waiste. 4. Rose driving an goes up in the air an Kidd under cuts him.. An the list goes on.. I wish I could be a ref, I know I could to a hell of a better job then they do.
Still and all, this game was in the bag when they were up 5, with the ball and under 2 minutes. Or when they were up three and under a minute with the ball. Both times they failed to score. Hinrich and Deng,$120Mil combined, were invisible during those possessions. Any kindof low post scoring at those crucial moments and this game was in the bag. Refs or not. Another reason why they should do whatever they can to get Amare.
mfk

Niles, IL

#7 Feb 7, 2009
its on vinny...he sucks
CalChiFan

Irvine, CA

#8 Feb 7, 2009
PT from Oaktown wrote:
Finally watching the team I feel like we have a chance. The lineup is right on! Keep the cancers(gooden and Hughes) on the bench. If Gordon only shoots and stops dribbling along with TT never shooting unless he is open or driving to the basket, we are gonna make a run. I can say this was a great game!
PT, there are no moral victories. They should've won this game.
Chris Carr

Chicago, IL

#9 Feb 7, 2009
Dillan wrote:
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WHAT???
Ben only Played about TWO MINUTES in the 4th!
WhAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
We Kept him OUT after he just scored 6 points to Start the game.
Then we brought him back wti only 40 secnds left in the fourth.
Stop Hating on Ben Gordon. Vinny Lost this game. Up by five, you Bring in Ben Gordon, not sit him ourt to see if you can win WITHOUT him.
The Dallas Commentators were saying the EXACT SAME THING!
Its something going on with this whole Ben Gordon situation and I would like to see how we do if he does leave and be a sucess elsewhere.
I dont hate on any Bulls player and as long as they are Bulls I will support them. I simply call things as I see them. You need to watch the game. Gordon committed 2 bonehead plays in a row at a critical time in the fourth quarter (he played the entire first half of it) then got the hook. As soon as he was hooked, we took the lead. We were down by 3 when he left and and went on an 8-2 run to take the lead. If you dont believe me, go read the play-by-play. You should get your facts straight before you post.
Shawn

Chicago, IL

#10 Feb 7, 2009
Vinny "dumb" Delnegro blew this game. What is going on with him and Ben Gordon? This guy has 20 something points for you tonight and at the critical moments in the 4th when you NEED to score(especially the last possesion in regulation) He is not even in the game? There is a lot of things we can say about Gordon but the bottom line is, he is the bulls BEST scorer and he has hit many game winning shots in his career. You have to play to win at that moment.
Loul Deng didnt do anything for the 2nd straight game and kirk has never hit a game winner in his career, but you have them on the floor instead of gordon? Thats just dumb coaching
Hmmm

United States

#11 Feb 7, 2009
Another good game for Thomas.

I've been here all year.

Keep Gooden on the bench or out of Thomas' minutes.
Typical Sox Fan

Des Plaines, IL

#12 Feb 7, 2009
Amare plz
Brian

Quezon, Philippines

#13 Feb 7, 2009
Look at D-Rose last second shot?why did the ref didn't even call for a foul,jason kidd under cut him...it's a bias game,the bulls should have won this one,the mavs gut lucky because they own the refs,maybe they paid for the refs.
Greg from the chi area

United States

#14 Feb 7, 2009
No basketball game is in the bag having five point lead. I know it was a Lil more then the referees not calling fouls in the game. But it just irks me to see bad referees officiating games. N I don't understand why hinrich would hold the ball at the top of the key jus dribbling, an not moving around creating sumthing. Especially with a lot of time remaining in the game. The bulls don't have a superstar like Kobe to where they could do that, they have to stick with team basketball or within there offense till the final buzzer. Hmm kinds similar to my fav football team the bears, they'll get a Lil lead an try to milk the time but that a different story. I think at one point in one of those timeouts vdn shoulda address an tell them to run the offense thru rose instead of hinrich. Cause rose will attack or penatrate to create sumthing for himself or someone else. I agree with you all, It was a bad move to pull Gordon out jus cause he wasn't keepin up wit berea. Not like hinrich or rose could stop him either, Gordon did a better job staying in front of him then hinrich did. I'm tired of seeing vdn put Gordon in with seconds left an expects him to be instant offense after he sits about an entire quarter. I think the bulls needs to resign Gordon at the end of the season, the man earned his money. An he been put up good numbers an percentages. People think there having an horrible season, imgine if they didn't have Gordon. I hope if they decide to get amire they trade Noah and don't include tyrus. But in against getting amire an would rather wait for bosh.
michael p coy

Montgomery, IL

#15 Feb 8, 2009
At his young age rose is not a closer. Several times at the the end of the fourth,as well as overtime he forced shots and wasn't aware of open team mates, Deng,Thomas.
Kirk still is killing the clock with his over dribbling....
Johnrun1

Arlington Heights, IL

#16 Feb 8, 2009
This is the best complete game I have seen from Tyrus. If he can play like this with some consistency there is no way they should trade him. At least give Del Negro some credit for Thomas getting more playing time. He may not have had a choice because of injuries but I think it is quite clear that Gooden should be no more than a reserve until they can unload him. I have no complaints with Rose's last shot; he had a decent chance of making it; you seldom are going to get a call against a future Hall of Famer like Kidd on the road.
ATLDre

Atlanta, GA

#17 Feb 8, 2009
Dillan wrote:
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WHAT???
Ben only Played about TWO MINUTES in the 4th!
WhAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
We Kept him OUT after he just scored 6 points to Start the game.
Then we brought him back wti only 40 secnds left in the fourth.
Stop Hating on Ben Gordon. Vinny Lost this game. Up by five, you Bring in Ben Gordon, not sit him ourt to see if you can win WITHOUT him.
The Dallas Commentators were saying the EXACT SAME THING!
Its something going on with this whole Ben Gordon situation and I would like to see how we do if he does leave and be a sucess elsewhere.
Thanks for making some sense about BG.
Any other player with his stat line would not have to continually have such nonsense written about him. Once again as Vinny goes with his "defensive" lineup the Bulls can't hold a lead. To have BG siting on the bench during these stretches becomes more senseless as the season goes on. Great defense by the chosen one on that shot by Jason Kidd also. How about a double team on Nowitzki? Still can't believe they hired a guy with no head coaching experience.
Matt

Trumbull, CT

#18 Feb 8, 2009
Chris Carr wrote:
If you look at the box score for Ben Gordon, it appears he had a pretty good game. He choked more than anyone on this team tonight. I can understand some missed shots, they happen to everybody. The turnovers Gordon committed in the 4th and overtime though, NO excuse. It was frustrating watching him and the team pi*s this game away when they had it well in hand.
Gordon??
He starts off hot in the 4th , then they bury him the corner...so Heinrich, Rose, Nocioni, and Deng can make all their one-on-one moves.
I don't need a boxscore to see that the offense the Bulls run is ridiculous. Rose comes down 8-9 times a game and fires before he makes ONE pass.
The Bulls lost this game the same way as in Minnesota, we give the Ball to Rose, he is forced to go left and He clanks it at the end. There is never even a whiff off a pass to an open man.
Matt

Trumbull, CT

#19 Feb 8, 2009
Oh yeah, 4th quarter....2 on one break. Gordon all alone under the basket...Rose takes it into Kidd and he swats that chit outa there.
Alex

Chicago, IL

#20 Feb 8, 2009
Tyrus is finally starting to play consistently. Hopefully he will continue to play smarter. Go Tyrus Go!

VDN played Joakim (French for winded weakling)on Nowitzki. No-Talent No-Ah
belongs in Europe, he is not an NBA quality player.

The trainees Paxson & VDN should be sent to Europe tomorrow.

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