Rajon Rondo - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Rajon Rondo 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 Led by Wall and Beal, Wizards moving on to face Celtics ATLANTA (AP) — John Wall refused to give in. Even as Dennis Schroder took off the other way, ahead of everyone for what looked like an uncontested layup, Wall managed to chase him down. On a night when Wall set a career playoff-high with 42 points, his remarkable defensive play was a big reason the Washington Wizards moved on to the second round of the playoffs with a 115-99... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:12:00 GMT 2017-04-29T07:12:00Z 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' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA fined Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench in Game 3 of their first-round series. The league announced the fine hours before Game 4 tipped off on Sunday. "I've said it all along this year: He's been as good a teammate and person to coach a... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:57:00 GMT 2017-04-23T21:57:00Z Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing They seem like postseason traditions: LeBron James is going for a sweep, and the Los Angeles Clippers have big problems. James is one win from the second round and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers might be on the cusp of getting several rest days. Meanwhile, Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the season in a major blow for a Clippers team that now faces playof... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:37:00 GMT 2017-04-22T19:37:00Z 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 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 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 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 Kings GM on Cousins trade: I had a better deal two days ago Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac headed into All-Star weekend convinced it was finally time to part ways with ultra-talented center DeMarcus Cousins. Befitting a franchise that appears headed to a 11th straight season without a playoff berth, the Kings even seemed to botch that. Sacramento dealt Cousins and forward Omri Casspi to New Orleans in exchange for Tyreke Evan... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:11:00 GMT 2017-02-21T04:11:00Z 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 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 LeBron can't do it alone as Butler, Bulls down Cavs 106-94 CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James was reminded what it's like to be Cleveland's only star. Lonesome and no fun. Jimmy Butler took over in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 straight points during a critical stretch and leading the Chicago Bulls to a 106-94 win Wednesday night over the Cavaliers, who had a less-than-100 percent James and were without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. ... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 04:50:00 GMT 2017-01-05T04:50:00Z Butler has 52 to help Bulls top Walker, Hornets CHICAGO (AP) — Following a year of inconsistency and disappointment, the Chicago Bulls entered 2017 with plenty of resolutions. There's one thing, however, they are hoping remains the same — the production of Jimmy Butler. Butler scored 52 points and outdueled Kemba Walker, carrying Chicago in a 118-111 victory over the Charlotte Hornet... Tue, 03 Jan 2017 04:56:00 GMT 2017-01-03T04:56:00Z At 21-8, it might be time to keep an eye on Toronto Pop quiz. Name the only team in the NBA to not lose a game by double digits this season. Golden State? Nope. San Antonio? Wrong. Cleveland? Incorrect. It's the Toronto Raptors, who very quietly have stayed right in the Cavaliers' rearview mirror in the Eastern Conference and look like a club that has the potential for another deep playoff run. ... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 06:46:00 GMT 2016-12-26T06:46:00Z Timberwolves beat Bulls 99-94 in Thibodeau's Chicago return CHICAGO (AP) — Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau got a loud ovation during pregame introductions before his first game back in Chicago, and his Timberwolves made it a triumphant return. Zach LaVine scored 24 points, Andrew Wiggins added 23 and Minnesota rallied to beat the Bulls 99-94 on Tuesday night. The Timberwolves wiped out a 21-point ... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 04:43:00 GMT 2016-12-14T04:43:00Z Spurs fall to Bulls 95-91 after winning first 13 road games CHICAGO (AP) — It wasn't that they finally lost a road game and had their shot at a record dashed. No, what bothered the San Antonio Spurs was the disturbingly slow start. Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls handed the Spurs their first road loss after a 13-0 start, hanging for a 95-91 victory on Thursday night. ... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:40:00 GMT 2016-12-09T06:40:00Z Chicago Bulls suspend guard Rajon Rondo 1 game CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls suspended Rajon Rondo for Monday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers for conduct detrimental to the team, adding another disciplinary measure to the point guard's lengthy resume. The 30-year-old Rondo has been suspended several times during his 11 NBA seasons for running afoul of the league or his team. He received a... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 04:45:00 GMT 2016-12-06T04:45:00Z Butler, Wade lead Bulls to 111-105 win over Cavaliers CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James wasn't holding back. Cleveland's superstar had plenty to say after the Cavaliers gave up 78 points in the paint on the way to another loss. The condensed version was this: It's time to start playing like a championship team again. Jimmy Butler scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade had 24 and the Chicago Bulls beat Ja... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:05:00 GMT 2016-12-03T05:05:00Z