Posts Tagged ‘Derrick Rose’

What Kobe got for Christmas Part V: The MVP and some stuffing

Note: This post was written last night after the first days’ play. Since the beginning of time, every season without fail, I’ve been posting up my “Things I Learnt from Day 1″ – a brief run down on the biggest stories and themes coming out of the season’s opening games. But this year, thanks to […]

Day 29 – Beginnings and Ends

3 votes – Kevin Durant. Amazing to think that KD and Russell might have saved their best combined game of this series till last. Durant dropped a casual 39 on 13-25 shooting to go with 9 rebounds – simply one of the best Game 7 close-out games in recent years. I thought the Grizzlies had […]

Bulls vs Heat – Making History

After so much drama in these playoffs – stunning upsets, unpredictable sweeps, young teams rising, old teams falling – it’s nice to know that some things are going according to plan. The #1 seed Bulls will play the #2 seed Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. The best two teams in the East will battle […]

JT’s Playoff Odyssey

What’s it like to be an NBA sportswriter? Well, courtesy of NBAMate I had the chance to find out, by attending two games in Chicago and New York during the first round of the playoffs. As experiences go it was off the charts, a dream come true for a life long hoops fan. ‘Surreal’ is […]

Day 26 – Bulls Takin’ Care Of Bizness

In the end, it was pretty easy for the Chicago Bulls to wrap up their series in Game 6. While Atlanta fought hard, their shots just weren’t falling as the Bulls wrapped it up with a 93-73 victory, featuring their now-trademark tenacious D. (Terrible, terrible pun, true…but did JB and KG not form the world’s […]

Day 22 and 24 – Filling in the gaps

Day 22 – Bring out the Brooms 3 votes – Jason Terry. On a day when Dirk was actually a little quiet (only took 11 shots), Jet went absolutely bananas, nailing 9-10 threes on his way to 32 points – in 25 minutes. On his way to sending the Lakers home in a stunning sweep. I […]

Day 20 – The End of an Era?

We’ll do the votes, then we’ll talk about the amazing, incredible completely unpredictable predicament the Lakers have found themselves in thanks to this super Dallas team. 3 votes – Derrick Rose. The best game of Derrick Rose’s playoff career thus far.  He was so aggressive that I was almost offended just watching him. He was […]

Handing out the Hardware in 2010-2011

With the playoffs off and running, here is a last look at the season that was with a presentation of the annual awards. MVP After watching Derrick Rose literally drag the Bulls from defeat against the Pacers on Saturday, there is no plausible way to explain that anyone else is the MVP. Rose had a […]

Day 3 – Everything’s Coming Up Rose-y.

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images Firstly, my apologies for the terrible pun there. I’ve had a migrane for most of the past 24 hours (only now it’s beginning to clear up) and was relying on various glitchy and dubiously legal streams for today’s games, so I’m not exactly on top form. Never mind […]

Day 1 – We begin where we left off

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Could you have asked for a better start than this? The Bulls pushed to the limit by the 8-seed Pacers. The Heat forced to grind one out after being pummeled early. The Hawks stunning the Magic at home in what will be one of many upsets throughout this post-season. And the […]