Chicago Bulls are at present l...
Chicago Bulls wound through on...
Chicago Bulls the greatest mis...
Clippers 104, Bulls 97...
Bulls-Clippers, Box...
MVP? It's debatable between Ko...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-20...
Presented By: 2010-01-20...
NOTES, QUOTES 2010-01-20...
Bulls-Clippers Preview 2010-01...
Luol Deng insurance doubt for ...
Web viewing of NBA games may s...
Luol Deng may miss Euro qualif...
Bulls waive JamesOn Curry...
Bulls re-sign Luol Deng...
September 2017
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live
News » Chicago Bulls Getting Inside 2009-11-07

Chicago Bulls Getting Inside 2009-11-07

Chicago Bulls Getting Inside 2009-11-07Already this season, the Bulls' defensive turnaround has been drastic. A year ago, they allowed 102.5 points per game, their highest total since 1990, when the NBA was a higher-scoring league.

On Tuesday, they beat Milwaukee 83-81, then pulled out an 86-85 squeaker at Cleveland two days later. The Bulls' defense forced the Cavs to shoot 40.7 percent from the field.

"We focused a lot on defense in training camp," forward Luol Deng said. "We've got a lot of guys who play different positions, so we're able to mix and match it."

They had a good plan against the Cavaliers, trying to keep LeBron James from driving to the basket and guarding center Shaquille O'Neal tight without allowing too many kick-out three-pointers.

"It's good that we're getting some stops that we need to," coach Vinny Del Negro said. "We need to make some more shots to be more effective and score a few more points. That will come as we get more comfortable with some other things."

The Bulls are back at home Saturday to face the Bobcats and ex-Bulls center Tyson Chandler. The Bulls are 7-2 all-time at the United Center against the Bobcats.

BULLS 86, CAVALIERS 85: The Bulls clamped down on defense when they needed it and pulled out a tense victory over Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday. This was quite a difference from a week ago, when the Bulls visited Boston and lost by 28 points.

Guard Derrick Rose (14 points, 11 assists) gave the Bulls an 86-82 lead by hitting a runner in the lane with 1:44 left. LeBron James (25 points) came right back with a three-pointer to trim the advantage to one point, then the Bulls came up with three defensive stops to finish the win.

After Cavs guard Mo Williams missed twice, James drove to the rim in the final seconds, drew some contact and lost the ball out of bounds with two-tenth of a second left on the clock. The home fans howled for a call, but Bulls center Joakim Noah stood his ground and when James initiated contact, he lost control of the ball.

Play Basketball Hot Streak and win prizes!

Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website:
Added: November 7, 2009


Copyright ©, Inc. All rights reserved 2018.