Rondo rules himself out for Game 5, unsure about Game 6

There was some brief optimism on Tuesday that Rajon Rondo may be able to play in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics, but the Chicago Bulls point guard is not ready to return.After having another X-ray on his fractured right thumb Tuesday night, Rondo said Wednesday that he is still a no-go. The Bulls could desperately use Rondo back, as they were...
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Report: Rajon Rondo will try to play in Game 5

Rajon Rondo will try to play in Game 5 of the Chicago Bulls’ playoff series with the Boston Celtics, according to a report.Rondo injured his thumb during Game 2 of the Bulls’ series and has missed the last two games, both losses for Chicago. He was initially expected to miss a few weeks with a fractured thumb, but the point guard had his cast removed and was seen attempting some...
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Fred Hoiberg: Rajon Rondo ‘longshot’ to return during Celtics series

Rajon Rondo, ruled out of Game 5, is gunning hard to work through his thumb injury and make it back into the series against the Boston Celtics.However, based on what Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg has said, it’s going to take a minor miracle for Rondo to play at all the rest of the first round. “This is honestly the first time he has touched a basketball with that right...
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NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Paul Millsap needs a twin phone

The NBA has a new hotline for players to call and speak their minds about NBA referees, and it's still active for the playoffs. Players can appeal technicals, ask for clarification and demand answers to why Scott Foster is still allowed to work playoff games. It's a way to blow off steam without risking a fine or turning into a T-shirt. Each week, we’ll present a look at the hotline’s...
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6 burning questions remaining in 2017 NBA Playoffs first round

At least four games have now been played in every first-round NBA Playoffs series. Cleveland and Golden State have already advanced after four-game sweeps, and Oklahoma City faces elimination Tuesday night.But with the other five series set to go at least six games, this is a good point to pause, exhale for a quick second and take stock of what’s going on in this NBA postseason...
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Rajon Rondo ruled out for Game 5

The Chicago Bulls will be without Rajon Rondo for at least one more game. As Sean Highkin of The Athletic notes, coach Fred Hoiberg has ruled Rondo out for Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Boston Celtics. The Bulls can certainly use Rondo back.Rondo was a catalyst during each of the first two games of the series, which were both Chicago wins. He averaged 11.5 points, 10 assists,...
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Derrick Rose hangs out with Bulls owner at playoff game

We can’t take too much stock in an impending free agent hanging out with the powers to be on another team. But when Derrick Rose showed his face at the United Center in Chicago, it was a pretty surprising moment for everyone involved. The former MVP was traded from the Chicago Bulls to the New York Knicks last summer after spending eight largely successful seasons as the face of...
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Rondo fined $25K for attempting to trip Crowder

The NBA apparently did not believe Rajon Rondo’s explanation for why he stuck his leg out near a Boston Celtics player during Game 3, as the Chicago Bulls point guard has been fined $25,000.The league announced on Sunday that Rondo has been fined for attempting to trip Jae Crowder in the first quarter of Chicago’s loss to the Celtics. Rondo, who is out indefinitely with a fractured...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Rajon Rondo intentionally try to trip Jae Crowder?

Rajon Rondo was ruled out of Game 3 in the Bulls’ playoff series with the Celtics on Friday night after suffering a broken thumb, but he attempted to make his presence felt anyway.At one point in the game, while seated on the bench, his feet appeared to get tangled up with Jae Crowder. The Celtics forward had just drained a jumper, and as he turned to make his way back to the other...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rondo out indefinitely with fractured thumb

The Chicago Bulls have been dealt a major blow after getting off to a great start in their playoff series against the Boston Celtics, as Rajon Rondo will be sidelined indefinitely with a thumb injury.The team announced on Friday that Rondo suffered a fractured thumb, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the point guard will not need surgery. Rondo’s absence could drastically...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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