Energetic Bulls hold off Nuggets

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Ben Gordon scored 37 points, and the revamped Bulls delivered one of their best offensive efforts in years, overcoming a surge by Denver to beat the Nuggets 135-121 Friday night.
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Patrick

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Feb 22, 2008
 
This is the start of a great second half run bulls fans. Best game of the year, they showed me alot. I only hope we can find playing time for all these guys.
Ron

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Feb 22, 2008
 
This was a great game to watch everyone did well! I'm proud of their effort, now let's take this victory and get many more.
The Flash

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#3
Feb 22, 2008
 
Ben who?
CHEMTRAILS

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Feb 22, 2008
 
we looked great!!! good job guys.!
Leo

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#5
Feb 22, 2008
 
WOW!!!WOW!!!WOW!!!

(poor defence, but we not talking about it). Where were Thabo, Noa, Thomas in the previous 54 games?

I like Bulls chances even against Boston!
bill

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#6
Feb 22, 2008
 
What a difference a Wallace makes? Guys were laughing and having fun, making chest bumps. this might be the best trade paxson makes (if u forget he signed Wallace) even though they won it was apparent Denver was a better coached team. Bulls seemed to win on effort and intensity. We'll see how well noah and thomas do when new Cavs show up
JRO

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Feb 23, 2008
 
Am so happy LAZY Ben is out of here......
ron

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#8
Feb 23, 2008
 
see people?this is what is all about,forget defence it's fun watching all the young bulls players score attacking the rim lots of energy.the nba has no place for overpaid old lazy players like wallace this game is all about youth and energy
Mr Big

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#9
Feb 23, 2008
 
well, it was fun watching em play last night, but one game doesn't define a season. it'll be interesting what happens next. who stays? who goes? i like boylan. i like his substitutions. let's see what paxson does next.

Since: Feb 08

Chicago, IL

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#10
Feb 23, 2008
 
Bulls just became a lot more athletic,and the cloud over them has been removed, this team might just jell,if so look out.
billy bob

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#11
Feb 23, 2008
 
best game since jordan played. Lots of energy and intensity. hopefully, more to come
Just Steve

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#12
Feb 23, 2008
 
That was definitely a fun game to watch. It will indeed be interesting to see how Boyland establishes new rotations with these new Bulls.

There is at least SOME hope this team could still make a run in the second half and make the playoffs and make at least a little noise.

Now let's see if they can keep up some energy for two games in a row as they play in Houston.
Tim Carroll

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Feb 23, 2008
 
I seriously thought the Bulls would get their butts kicked last night. I was glad to see how wrong i was, very exciting game. I was out to dinner with my family and caught the halftime score on TV and was shocked. I watched the whole game when I got home and I agree with billy bob, it's been longer than I remember, seeing a bulls team elevate their game like that!
DeShawn

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#14
Feb 23, 2008
 
chemistry is the must difficult to gauge. last night was a winning formula. how will the new guys fit in? will paxson continue to tweak the team?
The 5th Angel

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#15
Feb 23, 2008
 
How depressing it must be for those players traded to the Bulls from the Cavs.

The worst is still yet to come.

If they could only have traded Noah for some top shelf talent then all of this wheeling and dealing might have amounted to something.

The Bulls will waste their time On Noah the same way the Bears are wasting their time on Wrecks.
Lamar

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#16
Feb 23, 2008
 
Where are the Gordon Bashers now ! That was a great game played by everyone on the team. I would like to see more of Thabo & less of Duhon (he cant shoot)When guys are playing their roles & contributing the Bulls are good. When ppl try to hard they mess with the chemistry & thats y the Bulls struggled early
slimBodidicus

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#17
Feb 23, 2008
 
They're only a few games out. Hope springs eternal.
Wisconsin Reader

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#18
Feb 23, 2008
 
Well ... The Nuggets have some of the worst defensive players in the League... Their George Karl coached game plan is to out score you ... The Bulls speed, energy, enthusiasm and sharp shooting were exciting to see...

Melo really looks cute though ... The combination of tats, braids, tights, headband, shoes etc. is striking. Do you think he has someone help him dress to achieve that look?
mack the knife

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#19
Feb 23, 2008
 
The young came through. One of the guards has to go, should probably be Duhon. I hope the arrival of Hughes does not effect Thabo's minutes. This kid is improving with evry game. Noah can be a good center but he needs to bulk up and work on his fitness.
Big

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#20
Feb 23, 2008
 
The Bulls looked like an entirely diffeent team out there.... Perhaps it had something to do with Mr. Wallace being over paid by like 10 Million a year. This guy never deserved 16 mill a year. You don't pay guys that have no offense on top of not being able to shout free throws that much. I did notice the last game he played for the Bulls he seemed to be running up and down the court more than he had in a while. If he was not able to play up to what he was being paid perhaps he should have been a true professional and went to John Paxon and said I can play up to my contract and give like 10 milion back. You don't pay guys 16 million a year for rebounds and not but bad hair for offense. The guys a bust when it came to the money. Now they are stuck with an over crowded back court and another contract issue. Unless the bulls are willing to spend 75 Million next year on thier salaries they will not keep Gordon & Deng. I hate to sound bad but even Kirk Hinrich is not worth the 11 million they are paying him. I think Deng and Gordon looked at what Hinrich was paid and know that they are worh more than what they are paying him. Paxon created a real problem.... You can have only so many midget gaurds out there. As you saw last night they had to bring Thabo back in to gaurd JR Smith.... and they had KirkHinrich gardiong 6ft 9in Carmello Anthony in the last quarter??? That is an obviouse mis match. Which brings me to another ???? Why did they release JR Smith when they traded for him???? He is also not a midget gaurd. Didn't John Paxon not remember anything about the Bulls last 3 chanpion ships. Get 4 guys that are between 6 ft 6in and and 6ft 10in that can switch gaurding different players, Lastly what is wrong with Demetris Nichols??? 6ft 8in and exelent shooter in college... Why is he not given playing time last night??

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