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Chicago Bulls Plane Broke Down so Mark Cuban Lent Them the Mavericks Plane

Chicago Bulls Had Plane Broke Down so Mark Cuban Lent Them the Mavericks Plane


The Chicago Bulls have been dealing with injuries all season. Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer and Kirk Hinrich are among those who have missed significant time this season in addition to the waiting game the team is playing with Derrick Rose as he returns from his knee injury. This week the Bulls learned that injury problems don’t seem so bad when compared to plane problems. From ESPN.com:


img_7799a“Apparently a compressor in engine No. 3 had some trouble, and it sounded like it exploded, but I guess it’s like a jet engine backfire, which is very loud,” Bulls radio analyst Bill Wennington said Monday on ESPN 1000′s “Waddle & Silvy Show.” “Sparks fly out of it. It happened actually right after … the captain thrusts the engines forward and it revs up and starts to go, about three seconds after that you hear a ‘Boom!’ ‘Oh, what was that, are we stopping?’ The plane keeps going down [the runway] and you’re thinking, ‘Oh no, why aren’t we stopping?’


Sounds like a great way to start a flight.


“It was funny, because we’re in the back of the plane, and the engines are right by us, and we hear it. They can’t hear it [in the front of the plane]. And apparently they couldn’t feel anything. And so we take off fine, and about five minutes later, two more booms, ‘Boom!, Boom!,’ and a couple people saw flames and sparks and stuff flying out [while looking out of] the window. We’re all thinking, ‘Well, it’s been nice.’”


Luckily the pilot was able to turn the plane around and land it safely back at O’Hare. The Bulls borrowed the Blackhawks plane the next day for their trip to Indiana. On Monday Mark Cuban sent the Mavericks’ team plane to pick up the Bulls and fly them to San Antonio and back.


[via ESPN]



Slammin': “Get on the Booze Cruise!” Yells Stacey King After Carlos Boozer Posterizes Bismack Biyombo

Slammin': “Get on the Booze Cruise!” Yells Stacey King After Carlos Boozer Posterizes Bismack Biyombo


Luol Deng’s return to the Bulls lineup was the story in this one as Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 19 points and Nate Robinson added 15 for Chicago to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 93-85 on Monday night.


Charlotte got it within six late in the fourth quarter, but Carlos Boozer put the game away with a posterizing dunk over Bismack Biyombo that left Bulls announcer Stacey King screaming, “Get on the Booze Cruise!”.



Slammin': Things Get Heated in Miami’s 83-72 Win Over the Bulls – Video Highlights

The earliest Miami and Chicago could meet again is Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Good thing. The tempers could use a little time to cool down. And after a game filled with shoves and takedowns, the race for the No. 1 seed in the East is going strong.


LeBron James had 27 points and 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 18 points and Miami tightened up the race in the East by beating the Bulls 83-72 on Thursday night in a scuffle-filled win that pulled the Heat within 1½ games of Chicago in the conference standings.


“This is what the postseason is all about,” James said. “Both teams struggling to score offensively, and defensively, two very good defensive teams. It’s a possession game. That’s what happens in the postseason. The game slows down. Not many fast-break points. You’ve got to work for every attempt, work for every shot.”


John Lucas scored 16 points for Chicago, again without reigning MVP Derrick Rose because of injuries. Joakim Noah had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Luol Deng added 11 points and Carlos Boozer had 10 for the Bulls, who split four games with Miami this season and could have clinched the top spot in the East with a win on Thursday.


Chicago (47-16) has games with Dallas, Indiana and Cleveland left, while Miami (45-17) still has matchups with Washington (twice), Houston and Boston.


–In case anyone forgot that the Heat and Bulls don’t particularly care for one another, the refresher courses came often in this one.–



The first real salvo came with 6:05 left in the first half, when Jones was ejected after being assessed a flagrant-2 for excessive contact against Noah while trying for a rebound. Jones stretched out both arms to move Noah out of the way, making contact around the head.


Wade and Chicago guard Richard Hamilton — rivals for years — raised the level of angst a few more notches early in the third quarter.


Hamilton led with his elbow and shoulder to create some space, and Wade took exception — so he delivered an elbow and shoulder back, sending the Bulls’ guard sprawling to the court. The jousting then turned verbal, enough to merit a technical foul for each, plus a flagrant-1 on Wade.


“It was a physical, competitive game against two teams that defend,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “That tends to lead to a little bit more passion. And nobody was really backing down.”


–The earliest Miami and Chicago could meet again is Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.–


[info via Associated Press]




Video: LeBron James knocks John Lucas to the ground with a hard pick during a heated contest between the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat. The Heat won 83-72.




Video: Dwyane is called for a flagrant foul after shoving down Rip hamilton.



Luol Deng’s Buzzer-Beater Gives Bulls a 101-102 Victory & a League-High 40th Win


Luol Deng hit a follow-up shot at the buzzer in overtime and the Chicago Bulls beat the Toronto Raptors 102-101 on Saturday night for their NBA-leading 40th victory.



Carlos Boozer had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, Deng added 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Watson had 23 points.



Video: Luol Deng beats the clock for the game winning put back vs. Raptors.