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Posts Tagged ‘Miami Heat.’

Bulls Tickets Almost $400 On Average For Home Opener Vs. LeBron

By David Jacobs | October 21st, 2014

The Chicago Bulls enter the 2014-15 season amidst much change in the Eastern Conference. The perennial power of the past few years, the Miami Heat, lost their best player, LeBron James, during this past offseason. “The King” returned to his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who also added power forward Kevin Love. So the Cavs went from a yearly Eastern Conference doormat to the expected favorites. Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers lost Lance Stephenson to free agency (Charlotte) and Paul George is out with a devastating leg injury.

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So the top two teams in the conference from last year have undergone significant changes. No change may be as big as the return of Derrick Rose to the Bulls starting lineup this season. The star point guard has played sparingly the past two years and is looking to return to glory this season with a slight new-look Bulls squad. Carlos Boozer has departed and in is Pau Gasol, the former Lakers star power forward. It is expected Gasol will flourish with Rose at the point, also enabling rising star Jimmy Butler and rookie Doug McDermott to perform at their highest level.

Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs NBA Finals

By David Jacobs | June 14th, 2014

Sunday’s NBA playoff game is going to be very interesting – Or completely embarrassing for the Miami Heat. Right now, the SanAntonio Spurs are ahead 3-1 against the Heat and it looks like the Spurs aren’t ready to slow down their game-winningintensity anytime soon.  They want to win the championship – and it looks like they will. What does this mean for theonce-unstoppable Heat?  Miami Heat shockingly lost two consecutive games at home – Games 3 and 4. Their own fans were booingthem. We knew those Miami fans were traitors!  Game 3 was a complete blowout and in game 4 on Thursday they were crushed bytheir opponents with a final score of 107-86. What is going on? 

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The truth is the Spurs are just a better team this season.They have everything going for them from strong game plans to their level of skill to their tireless energy they’re bringing to every minute of each game. Heat’s head coach Erik Spoelstra stuttered, “They just, they just, they just played great. Ican honestly say I don’t think any of us were expecting this type of performance.” The Spurs are mentally and physically init while the Heat are struggling to catch up. Tony Parker and Boris Diaw are playing real tough while Kawhi Leonard is bringing a young vibrancy to the team. Head coach Gregg Papovich has created a dream team that is making the Heat believe that they’re living in a nightmare they can’t wake up from. 

2013-2014 NBA season in full swing

By David Jacobs | April 6th, 2014

With the 2013-2014 NBA season in full swing, fans of the National Basketball League are just getting in to the mid-season excitement as the post-season quickly approaches. This season has already been one filled with upsets and surprising twists and turns. For many, this season would mark the long-awaited return of Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose. However, shortly into this season, the star point guard was hurt once again, leaving him out of play for the rest of the season. However, Derrick Rose isn’t the only superstar that has dealt with injuries this season. Several big name players have dealt with their own minor injuries that have left them out of major games this season. This includes Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin and Dwayne Wade. However, when the post season rolls around, fans can expect most of these key players to return, fully rested and ready for the end of season.

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Chicago Bulls Are On A Roll

By David Jacobs | March 7th, 2014

While the Chicago Bulls season got off to a rough start with the re-injury of star play Derrick Rose, this NBA powerhouse has proven they have the resilience to overcome one of the most devastating injuries in the team’s recent history. In fact, the Chicago Bulls are now the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, behind the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat and the Atlantic Division leading Toronto Raptors. The Bulls have been dealing with roster issues throughout the season, in addition to the absence of Derrick Rose. At the beginning of 2014, the Bulls were seven games below .500 and the future was looking bleak.

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However, the team is on a high note now, with the addition of hot shooter Jimmer Fredette and several small hot win streaks behind them as the hold a 33-27 record. Of course, there is also the presence of Joakim Noah. Head coach Tom Thibodeau has been confident in the abilities of Noah and the rest of the team to pick up the slack left with Rose’s injury. Noah immediately took the challenge and has been playing one of his best seasons to date. Noah just made his second All-Star game and has become a major offensive threat. In the last month he has had two triple doubles and many believe he’s playing MVP level basketball.

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By David Jacobs | November 12th, 2013

During the 2013-2014 NBA season, Chicago fans can expect plenty of excitement from their home basketball team as the Bulls are ready to return to the hardwood after last year’s wildly successful post-season run. The Bulls are also looking to return to the courts with energy this year, not only to redeem themselves after a heartbreaking loss in the 2012-2013 post-season, but because the team will have their leader back on the floor with this for this season. For the 2013-2014 schedule, fans can expect to see Derrick Rose back on the court and back in his Chicago Bulls jersey. After dealing with a serious ACL injury last year, that left him out for the entire season, many have been anxiously awaiting the return of the team’s former leading scorer.

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The Bulls will not only be welcoming back Derrick Rose, but a number of key contributors from last year’s time. This includes stars Joakim Noah and Kirk Hinrich. The two scorers will be joining a now healthy Loul Deng on the floor to help once again bring the Bulls to the top of their division. This collection of some of the team’s top players, were looking to come out with a bang in their season opener against reigning champions; the Miami Heat. Unfortunately, the Bulls lost this matchup is a close game. However, the team showed promise and solid performances not only from the team’s veteran players, but their rookies, have fans excited for the future. Rookies such as Tony Snell and Erik Murphy are expected to be big contributors to the Bulls this season.

Winter Sports Time

By David Jacobs | November 3rd, 2013

This week, sports fans have been buzzing now that the NBA has officially kicked off. This week, the official NBA season began on Tuesday night with the must see matchup between the defending NBA champions, the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls. Now that the first came of the season has officially taken place, the season is officially underway. After the world series came to a close this week, with the Boston Red Sox coming out on This season, fans will once again be looking to the Miami Heat to see if they can come out on top again for the season. Other big teams to watch this year will be the Chicago Bulls, the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder, among others. All week, different teams will be hosting their own opening night events, with several opening games being held this Friday November 1st. On November 1st, teams such as Charlotte, Orlando, Atlanta, and Boston will all be hosting their own opening night events. Tickets for these games and for games throughout the rest of the season are available now to the public.

Heat vs Spurs NBA Finals Update

By David Jacobs | June 20th, 2013

When game 1 of the NBA finals began, fans and analysts alike were anxious to see how the San Antonio Spurs would perform after a nearly 10 day break after their conference championship sweep. While some wondered if they would be too rested to take on the hot Miami Heat, the Spurs proved otherwise. Thanks to an outstanding performance from team leader Tim Duncan, the Spurs won the first game of the series, getting an important road win, and taking an early lead. By the time game 2 rolled around, the Spurs may have been feeling good about their road win against the Heat, but the Miami team was ready for vengeance. After 17 turnovers, the Spurs went on to be trampled by the Heat in a 103-84 loss, tying the series, and leaving the Spurs ready to fight back.

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NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs, Lumineers and Lollapalooza

By David Jacobs | June 6th, 2013

This week, many have already expressed their excitement regarding the beginning of the 2013 NBA finals. The finals will kick off this Thursday June 6th in Miami, and there will be at least four games in the series, between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, that will all take place in either Miami or San Antonio. Tickets for all of the games in the series are currently on sale. However, these aren’t the only big professional sports games being played this week. On June 6th, the nation will watch as game three unfolds in the epic battle between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins for the Eastern Conference championship. This is one of the biggest games in the series that will determine who from the Eastern Conference will make it to the Stanley Cup finals. Tickets for this game and all of the playoff games in the NHL are on sale and now available to the public, for those who want to get in on all of the live hockey action.


CTC Sports And Concert Update

By David Jacobs | June 4th, 2013

This week, several big live entertainment events were announced from both the sports and live music world. One of the first announcements came from the hit rock band, Yellowcard. The rockers revealed their upcoming plans to celebrate the ten year anniversary of their hit album and single “Ocean Avenue.” As part of their anniversary celebration the rock group will be heading out on a new tour event that will take them around to some of the biggest venues in the country. Here they will be performing hits from their album as they also release a new “Ocean Avenue Acoustic” record where they will be releasing new recordings of all 13 songs on this record. The tour will be kicking off in Milwaukee at Henry Maier Festival Park on August 31st. The tour will keep the band on the road through October where they will end their tour at the House of Blues in Hollywood. Tickets to see the band play live are on sale and available to the public now.

NBA Playoffs, Kid Rock and More

By David Jacobs | April 10th, 2013

This week, many may have head their sights set on the college men’s basketball national championship game and all of the free concerts being offered in Atlanta as part of the event, but this week, the world of entertainment is being treated to a number of new and exciting announcements that have many geared up for the summer and all of the excitement it will bring now that ‘March Madness’ is over. One of the biggest announcements of the week still came from the world of basketball. With just a few games left in the regular NBA season, some of the qualifying teams for the 2013 NBA playoffs have been announced this week; getting many basketball fans excited for the upcoming playoffs that are set to kick off at the end of the month. Teams that have already clinched a definitive spot in the 2013 playoffs include the San Antonio Spurs, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat. The schedule for the NBA playoffs as well as ticketing information is expected to be released next week.