Jimmy Butler - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Jimmy Butler Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out NEW YORK (AP) — For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history. For Houston's James Harden, there was affirmation. And for Indiana's Paul George and Utah's Gordon Hayward, a chance at signing contracts exceeding $200 million this summer is gone. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled by t... Thu, 18 May 2017 20:41:00 GMT 2017-05-18T20:41:00Z Avery Bradley's defense has been key ingredient for Celtics BOSTON (AP) — Avery Bradley has been doing all the little things to get the Boston Celtics over the hump this postseason. Yes, he created a buzz with his playoff-career high 29 points to give Boston a 3-2 lead over the Washington Wizards while backcourt mate Isaiah Thomas was facing double- and triple-teams during Game 5. But it's been ... Thu, 11 May 2017 21:49:00 GMT 2017-05-11T21:49:00Z Bulls management gives no clarity on Butler's future CHICAGO (AP) — There were no bold proclamations or promises for sweeping changes from Chicago Bulls management on Wednesday for a team that barely made the playoffs. They gave no clarity on Jimmy Butler's future with the team and had no real answers when it came to Dwyane Wade's. Rajon Rondo looks like he will be welcomed back. The front office won't be getting a major makeo... Wed, 03 May 2017 21:15:00 GMT 2017-05-03T21:15:00Z Celtics ready for next challenge after tough Bulls series CHICAGO (AP) — The Boston Celtics got hit with a devastating emotional blow just as the playoffs were about to start. They dropped the first two games at home, too. Just as things really were starting to look bleak, they began to show just why they earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics rallied to knock off the Chi... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:39:00 GMT 2017-04-29T06:39:00Z Bradley scores 23, Celtics eliminate Bulls 105-83 CHICAGO (AP) — The Boston Celtics kept reminding each other not to let up as they closed in on a lopsided victory and a trip to the Eastern Conference semifinals. No need to worry about that. Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night. ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:24:00 GMT 2017-04-29T04:24:00Z Bulls' Rajon Rondo a 'long shot' to return from thumb injury CHICAGO (AP) — If the Chicago Bulls are to extend their postseason, they almost certainly will have to do it without Rajon Rondo. Rondo has a fractured right thumb, and coach Fred Hoiberg says the backcourt catalyst is a "long shot" to play Game 6 against the Boston Celtics on Friday night. Nor does the coach expect Rondo to be available if a Game 7 is necessary. The veteran... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:13:00 GMT 2017-04-27T21:13:00Z Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics and Bulls found another thing to argue about after Game 5 of their spirited first-round playoff series: Was Avery Bradley more impressive on offense, or on defense? "Everyone knows he's a good defender. Tonight, he got his offensive game going," Chicago's Dwyane Wade said after Bradley scored 24 points to lead Boston to a 108-97 victory and a 3-2 le... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:26:00 GMT 2017-04-27T04:26:00Z Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series CHICAGO (AP) — Isaiah Thomas is playing through tears after the death of his sister, drawing strength from the rest of the Boston Celtics. They found another gear in Chicago. Thomas scored 33 points, and the Celtics beat the Bulls 104-95 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all. "Mentally and emotion... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 03:42:00 GMT 2017-04-24T03:42:00Z Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb CHICAGO (AP) — Just when it seemed everything was going right for the Chicago Bulls, Rajon Rondo broke his right thumb. Then, they lost to the Boston Celtics. The Bulls announced Rondo was out indefinitely hours before they dropped Game 3 on Friday, tightening their first-round series after Chicago took the first two at Boston. Rondo's injury in Game 2 is a big blow for a te... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:38:00 GMT 2017-04-22T03:38:00Z Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls 104-87 in Game 3 CHICAGO (AP) — The Boston Celtics got pep talks from a past champion as well as their current superstar. Then, they put a charge in a series that was slipping from their reach. Al Horford had 18 points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 16 points, and the top-seeded Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-87 on Friday night after dropping the first two games of their openin... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:11:00 GMT 2017-04-22T03:11:00Z Bulls beat top-seeded Celtics 111-97 to take 2-0 series lead BOSTON (AP) — The Chicago Bulls talked often during the regular season about believing they had the personnel to play as a physically imposing team. Their output has caught up to those desires so far during the postseason. Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, Rajon Rondo finished one rebound shy of a triple-double and the Bulls beat the Bosto... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:44:00 GMT 2017-04-19T03:44:00Z 'Greek Freak,' Bucks _ and Jazz, Bulls _ look for 2-0 leads Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo marked his arrival as a big stage, playoff performer in his second trip to the NBA postseason — now he's looking for more. The 22-year-old dubbed the "Greek Freak" will be looking to once again put his stamp on the Bucks' series against the Toronto Raptors. There Game 2 showdown in Toronto is one of the trio of NBA playoffs games Tuesday ni... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:16:00 GMT 2017-04-17T23:16:00Z Bulls top Celtics 106-102; Thomas plays after sister's death BOSTON (AP) — The Chicago Bulls waited until the final night of the regular season to cement their spot in the postseason. Jimmy Butler made sure the wait for a playoff victory was a short one. Butler had 30 points and nine rebounds and the Bulls outlasted top-seeded Boston 106-102 in Game 1 on Sunday on an emotional night for grieving Celtics star Isaiah Thomas. ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 03:26:00 GMT 2017-04-17T03:26:00Z Stephen Curry has NBA's best-selling jersey once again NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry has the best-selling jersey in the NBA for the second consecutive year. The league announced Tuesday that sales show the Golden State Warriors' two-time league MVP leading LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving for the most popular jersey this season. The NBA also said t... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:40:00 GMT 2017-04-11T19:40:00Z Wade returns but Nets hand Bulls potentially costly loss NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago Bulls could have used Dwyane Wade's leadership late in the fourth quarter. Instead, he was on the bench for a rest in his first game in nearly a month. Those minutes he sat could keep the Bulls out of the playoffs for the second straight year. The rusty 35-year-old star headed to the bench with a six-point le... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 01:55:00 GMT 2017-04-09T01:55:00Z Bulls top Cavs 99-93, James moves to 7th on NBA scoring list CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers just might be at their lowest point since the King came home three years ago. Either way, they'll have to do better than this if they're going to be crowned again. Nikola Mirotic tied season highs with 28 points and six 3-pointers, Jimmy Butler scored 25, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Cavaliers 99-9... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:01:00 GMT 2017-03-31T04:01:00Z Bulls' Dwyane Wade out for rest of season with elbow injury CHICAGO (AP) — Dwyane Wade decided to leave Miami after 13 seasons to come home to Chicago, hoping his arrival would help galvanize the Bulls team he grew up watching. The fairy tale gave way to a much harsher reality this season, with the Bulls plagued by locker room discord and frustration between the team leaders and the front office. That Wade's first season is ending 14... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:29:00 GMT 2017-03-16T19:29:00Z Grizzlies top Bulls 98-91, Wade sprains elbow CHICAGO (AP) — After getting away lately from the tough defense that defines them, the Memphis Grizzlies have each other's backs again. Marc Gasol and Mike Conley scored 27 points apiece to lift the Grizzlies to their second straight win after dropping five straight, beating the Chicago Bulls 98-91 on Wednesday. "Our defense has been mu... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 03:49:00 GMT 2017-03-16T03:49:00Z Bulls top Golden State in Warriors' 1st game without Durant CHICAGO (AP) — Whether it's a superstar going down or dropping back-to-back games, losses are starting to add up for the Golden State Warriors. Jimmy Butler scored 22 points and the Chicago Bulls beat Golden State 94-87 on Thursday night in the Warriors' first game since Kevin Durant injured his left leg. Golden State was breathing a li... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:01:00 GMT 2017-03-03T05:01:00Z Pat Riley says Magic Johnson will win with the Lakers MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley has never doubted Magic Johnson, and isn't about to start now. Riley believes Johnson will succeed in what looks like a daunting task of getting the Los Angeles Lakers back to prominence. After the Lakers cleaned house this past week, Johnson and Riley are contemporaries — Riley as president of the Miami Heat, Johnson in the same role out in L.A., wher... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:59:00 GMT 2017-02-27T06:59:00Z Bulls benefit as James sits with strep, beat Cavs 117-99 CLEVELAND (AP) — With LeBron James missing from Quicken Loans Arena, the Cleveland Cavaliers were reminded again just how tough life can be without their star. James stayed home with strep throat while Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and Jimmy Butler recorded a triple-double, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 117-99 victory Saturday night. Cl... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:23:00 GMT 2017-02-26T05:23:00Z For Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline brought relief MIAMI (AP) — Ricky Rubio was trying desperately to take his own advice. Minnesota's point guard told anyone who would listen to him not to worry about the trade deadline, or fret about what moves might be coming. Practicing what he preached was a little difficult. "Until it doesn't go down," Rubio said, "you don't believe it." In his case, nothing went do... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:49:00 GMT 2017-02-24T08:49:00Z The big names stay in place on NBA trade-deadline day MIAMI (AP) — Paul George stayed put. So did Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose. And as the trade deadline passed Thursday, the NBA landscape seemed remarkably unchanged. In all, seven deadline-day trades were put together by the 3 p.m. Eastern deadline — but no last-minute blockbusters. All-Star DeMarcus Cousins was traded to New Orleans by Sacramento a few days ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:31:00 GMT 2017-02-24T00:31:00Z Durant, Thompson help Warriors bounce back, beat Bulls OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors got their pass-happy, 3-point swishing groove back. That's what they do. When they lose, they find a way to find themselves the very next time out. Never a losing streak. Kevin Durant responded from his worst game since joining the Warriors with 22 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and t... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:41:00 GMT 2017-02-09T07:41:00Z Harden scores 42, rallies Rockets past Bulls 121-117 in OT HOUSTON (AP) — With the game on the line, James Harden resorted to his step-back jumper on three key plays and drained two of them. Harden had 42 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists to rally the Houston Rockets past the Chicago Bulls 121-117 in overtime Friday night. The star guard hit a step-back jumper over Paul Zipser with 36.1 seco... Sat, 04 Feb 2017 06:16:00 GMT 2017-02-04T06:16:00Z Goran Dragic leads Heat to 6th straight, 100-88 over Bulls CHICAGO (AP) — The mantra of every struggling team is to keep working and things will eventually turn around. Although it rarely works out that way, the Miami Heat are trying to be the exception. Goran Dragic had 26 points and 11 assists, Willie Reed scored 20 points and Dion Waiters added 19 to lead the Heat to their sixth straight win Friday night, a 100-88 victory over th... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 04:54:00 GMT 2017-01-28T04:54:00Z No Bull: Wade, Butler, Rondo stand ground on strong comments CHICAGO (AP) — Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler weren't backing down after questioning the Chicago Bulls' desire. Rajon Rondo wasn't issuing any retractions for firing back at them. There was an uneasy detente in place Friday for the three leaders of the scuffling Bulls, who are now answering questions about their ability to get along, not just why they aren't winning more. ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 01:04:00 GMT 2017-01-28T01:04:00Z No Bull: Wade, Butler benched for comments critical of team CHICAGO (AP) — Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler were dropped from the Chicago Bulls' starting lineup Friday night against the Miami Heat — Wade's former team — as punishment for postgame comments questioning the their teammates' desire following a loss. "Just based on what happened the other night, we felt it was appropriate to make the change," coach Fred Ho... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:15:00 GMT 2017-01-28T00:15:00Z Westbrook leads All-Star reserve picks, Wade out Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are teammates again. Gordon Hayward, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker are about to get their first opportunity on the All-Star stage. Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade's run of 12 straight selections in the NBA's midseason showcase is on the cusp of ending. Westbrook — the NBA's scoring leader and triple-double ma... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:35:00 GMT 2017-01-27T03:35:00Z Bulls' Rondo lashes out at Wade, Butler in Instagram rant CHICAGO (AP) — Bulls guard Rajon Rondo criticized Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler in an Instagram rant Thursday for questioning the team's desire. Rondo fired back one day after Chicago's stars went off following a rough loss to Atlanta. Though he didn't mention Wade and Butler by name, it seemed clear he was referring to them in a post that accompanied a photo of him with form... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 01:26:00 GMT 2017-01-27T01:26:00Z