NBA -- Bulls face rare 3-beat
By Kristin Haas
Thu, 22 Nov 2012
CHICAGO -- Under the regime of head coach Tom Thibodeau, back-to-back Bulls loses are rare as an eclipse, an occurence that has happened only six times since the hard-charging former Boston Celtics assistant took over the helm in June 23, 2010.
But the Bulls have never lost three in a row under Thibodeau. It's a streak that could end Wednesday night when the Bulls wrestle with the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center in downtown Houston.
After losing back-to-back games to the Los Angeles Clippers and the Portlland Trail Blazers over the weekend, the road doesn't get any easier for the struggling Bulls, who dropped to an average 5-5 record after a promising 3-1 start.
Although Houston has its own issues, plummeting down the standings with a 4-7 slate, the Rockets are a dangerously deep team that boasts of an explosive lineup bannered by reigning NBA Sixth Man James Harden, who is averaging 24.2 points. 4.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game for the season
Harden gets ample support from ex-New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsons, Patrick Patterson, and former Bulls center Omer Asik. The 7-foot Asik was a prominent member of the once-vaunted Bulls bench. But he departed to Houston in the offseason after getting a rich three-year contract worth north of $25 million. With his increased playing time as a Rocket, Asik is averaging 10 points and 12.3 rebounds a contest.
The Rockets are averaging 99.4 points a game and judging from how badly the Bulls have played defense recently --- surrendering at least 100 points in four straight games --- Chicago and coach Thibodeau could be in for a long night. (Kristin Haas)
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Kristin Haas.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|Fortune vows to make Pacquiao win his fight vs Matthysse |
By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 21 May 2018SULTAN SPENDS LAST DAY BEFORE FIGHT WEEK JUST RELAXING
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Mon, 21 May 2018LITERATUS BEATS GM JOEY ANTONIO IN CEBU PNG
By Marlon Bernardino, Mon, 21 May 2018NBA WEST FINALS: CURRY EXPLODES IN GAME 3; WARRIORS GROUND ROCKETS WITH 41 POINTS VICTORY, 126-85
By Dong Secuya, Mon, 21 May 2018SULTAN'S WINNING FORMULA: NO RESPECT TO HIS OPPONENTS
By Virgi T. Romano, Mon, 21 May 20182018 World Cup of Pool: China are World Cup of Pool champions!
By , Mon, 21 May 2018NBA Western Conference Finals: Curry blames himself, teammates for Game 2 loss
By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 21 May 2018Shaquille O'Neal Says He Held Back From Beating Oscar De La Hoya's Ass
By , Mon, 21 May 2018Fortune prefers intense training program for Pacquao
By Eddie Alinea, Sun, 20 May 2018ADONIS STEVENSON RETAINS WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER BATTLING BADOU JACK TO MAJORITY DRAW
By , Sun, 20 May 2018JOSH WARRINGTON UPSETS LEE SELBY TO EARN THE IBF FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE IN FRONT OF HOMETOWN FANS (VIDEO)
By , Sun, 20 May 2018Japanese Nakagawa Captures WBA Asia East Belt at Elorde Sports Complex in Manila (FIGHT PHOTOS)
By Carlos Costa, Sun, 20 May 2018Vallespin, Semillano, Balaba, Pelesio, Navarro Score Wins @ Elorde Complex in Parañaque, Metro Manila
By Carlos Costa, Sun, 20 May 2018PLANIA AND PETALCORIN STOP FOES IN POLOMOLOK
By , Sun, 20 May 2018Subriel Matías shines; defeated Mexican Adrián Estrella
By , Sun, 20 May 2018TZOURAMANIS ON TRACK FOR PACQUIAO-MATTHYSSE UNDERCARD
By , Sun, 20 May 2018ANCAJAS-SULTAN FILIPINO COMMUNITY “MEET AND GREET” (PHOTOS)
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 20 May 2018MP Promotions Signs Agreement with Havas Sports for Distribution Rights
By , Sun, 20 May 2018The Moloney Twin Brothers Score WBA Oceania Title Wins in Melbourne
By Carlos Costa, Sun, 20 May 20182018 World Cup of Pool: Austria, China A & B and Chinese Taipei are the final four in Shanghai
By , Sun, 20 May 2018Super Middleweight Marquis Moore remains undefeated with unanimous decision over Troy Artis in Queens, New York
By , Sun, 20 May 2018SPLIT-T MANAGEMENT SIGNS UNDEFEATED JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT ERICK DE LEON
By , Sun, 20 May 2018Pacquiao Thanks Fight Saboteurs for Extra Publicity
By , Sat, 19 May 2018Australia, Turkey, Japan and England to host WBO bouts
By , Sat, 19 May 2018