Bulls playing their best at crunch time

Bulls playing their best at crunch time

There are 116 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 28, 2009, titled Bulls playing their best at crunch time. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Vinny Del Negro doesn't do Scott Skiles-style fist pumps. Tyrus Thomas isn't quite as demonstrative as Tyson Chandler .

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Bloomie

Oak Lawn, IL

#1 Mar 28, 2009
Good way to close out a game with a defensive stand. I like the way the team is finding out ways to win games. The Bulls still gave up too many offensive rebounds. The team never adjusted to focus on Rush; good thing the Indy coach took him out of the game. The Bulls need to find an answer to dribble penetration. Rose needs to be more aggressive on defense. Tyrus had a great game; but the other Bulls have to help rebound when he blocks shots.
ATLDre

Atlanta, GA

#2 Mar 28, 2009
""Some of the best teams I played on, guys knew their role," Del Negro said. "We're moving in that direction. I like our demeanor and approach."

VDN is absolutely correct about this. They are also finally trying to fight through screens and not allowing teams to exploit our bigs because they are switching on guards.
Josh

Chicago, IL

#3 Mar 28, 2009
Work and other commitments kept me from catching the game. Caught the box score though.

7 blocked shots and 18 points from Tyrus. Imagine Tyrus starting with Bosh and Noah rotating in for both.
Nada Surf

United States

#4 Mar 28, 2009
ATLDre wrote:
""Some of the best teams I played on, guys knew their role," Del Negro said. "We're moving in that direction. I like our demeanor and approach."
VDN is absolutely correct about this. They are also finally trying to fight through screens and not allowing teams to exploit our bigs because they are switching on guards.
I'll try to get this over to VDN to let you know you approve.

Thanks
Nada
Nada Surf

United States

#5 Mar 28, 2009
Let HIM know, that is.
I'm sure he'll be thrilled.
Nada Surf

United States

#6 Mar 28, 2009
Anyone still want Aldridge over Ty Thomas?

Told ya so
Nada
Bloomie

Oak Lawn, IL

#7 Mar 28, 2009
Nada Surf wrote:
<quoted text>I'll try to get this over to VDN to let you know you approve.
Thanks
Nada
You need press credentials to get it over to VDN; flashing your paper route badge won't get it. There is absolutely nothing you can add Nada.
Bloomie

Oak Lawn, IL

#8 Mar 28, 2009
ATLDre wrote:
""Some of the best teams I played on, guys knew their role," Del Negro said. "We're moving in that direction. I like our demeanor and approach."
VDN is absolutely correct about this. They are also finally trying to fight through screens and not allowing teams to exploit our bigs because they are switching on guards.
I also liked the way Salmons adjusted to the flow of the game. Indy took away driving lanes, and Salmons kept the floor spaced. Salmons is playing a lot of minutes, Tim Thomas has to find a way to contribute. VDN needs to start managing minutes. The Bulls have a tough back to back with the Raptors.
Bloomie

Oak Lawn, IL

#9 Mar 28, 2009
This has been an exciting rookie class. Brandon Rush can shoot the ball, it is hard to believe he was relegated to the bench the entire month of January. Indy has a pretty good nucleus of players; they are a point guard away from being a good team. These are the type of games that the Bulls have been losing. It was good for them to have this type of win.
jacob

Hammond, IN

#10 Mar 28, 2009
i'll take aldridge over ty any day of the week
firefly2

Ogden, UT

#11 Mar 28, 2009
i have been a bulls fan since the franchise started. except in the 90's when there was a very good team in town, the average team, which most of them were and currently are, always played the best basketball in the waning games of the season. i have to wonder......WHY???
firefly2

Ogden, UT

#12 Mar 28, 2009
i would just like to say that i do not live in ogden utah.
Melvin

United States

#13 Mar 28, 2009
Yep, I'd still take Aldridge. Bulls had trouble scoring with lineup of Hinrich, Rose, Salmons, Noah, Miller on the floor. Gordon comes back in, problem solved. I think people underestimate his value by taking his 20 points for granted. He has bad games, everybody does. Salmons is excellent, good in all the ways Larry Hughes was bad, but I don't think he's a put the team on his back scorer; they need another option out there. Letting Gordon go, as many seem eager to do, will result in some unforeseen but glaring offensive deficiencies.
Melvin

United States

#14 Mar 28, 2009
btw, yes i did see that Salmons hit the clutch back to back threes. Just saying he is probably more effective for having Gordon out there to take attention away from him.
Meatman

Clinton, MD

#15 Mar 28, 2009
Melvin wrote:
Yep, I'd still take Aldridge. Bulls had trouble scoring with lineup of Hinrich, Rose, Salmons, Noah, Miller on the floor. Gordon comes back in, problem solved. I think people underestimate his value by taking his 20 points for granted. He has bad games, everybody does. Salmons is excellent, good in all the ways Larry Hughes was bad, but I don't think he's a put the team on his back scorer; they need another option out there. Letting Gordon go, as many seem eager to do, will result in some unforeseen but glaring offensive deficiencies.
Not if we replace him with a interior threat like say Bosh.If we do that then we would actually be in way better shape then we are know.We would also be a bigger,better defensive team.
Mel

Chicago, IL

#16 Mar 28, 2009
jacob wrote:
i'll take aldridge over ty any day of the week
Appreciate what the Bulls have not what they don't. Tyrus is looking like the LSU Tyrus that played in the final four in 2006. Another year of practicing back to basket moves and jump shots and everyone will say, "Tyrus Thomas is who we thought he was."
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#17 Mar 28, 2009
Bloomie wrote:
<quoted text>
You need press credentials to get it over to VDN; flashing your paper route badge won't get it. There is absolutely nothing you can add Nada.
I have all kinds of press credentials.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#18 Mar 28, 2009
jacob wrote:
i'll take aldridge over ty any day of the week
I'm sure there are still a lot of idiots that would.
Scott42444

Elmwood Park, IL

#20 Mar 28, 2009
Has nobody commented on the title of the article being "Bulls defeat Toronto Raptors..." I love the way Tribune beat writers want to critique the way pro athletes and coaches handle their business and can't even handle "the basics" of reporting. Knowing which two teams played each other is kinda important. I'll remember that the next time one of the Trib's sports guys alludes to Tyrus Thomas's difficulty knowing defensive sets.
Dave

Wilmette, IL

#21 Mar 28, 2009
Wow - Pacers moved to Toronto!

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