Magic's Howard: Bulls are best team in the East


Magic's Howard: Bulls are best team in the East

Monday, March 7, 2011
12:09 p.m.

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard called into 'The Dan Patrick Show' on Monday to discuss a variety of topics including the red-hot Bulls.

"I think Chicago is playing the best basketball right now," said Howard.

He also weighed in on the MVP race and said if he couldn't vote for himself, that he would vote for Derrick Rose.

With the Heat's emotional reaction to their loss to the Bulls on Sunday a hot topic around the nation, Howard also talked about crying after losses.

I used to cry after all my basketball games. Then one of my teammates said youre in the NBA now just get it back the next game, Howard said.

Howard stuck up for the Heat. If they were crying, that means they really care about winning, Howard said. Its kind of tough for those guys because coming into the season everyone had them winning 90 games, Howard said.

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Portion of this text written by Andrew Perloff of "The Dan Patrick Show"

Doug McDermott, Kyle Korver return to Creighton for NBA preseason game

Doug McDermott, Kyle Korver return to Creighton for NBA preseason game

Competing in Nebraska may have been foreign for most Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks players, but Doug McDermott and Kyle Korver were right at home. 

The veterans, who both starred at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., returned to their college stomping grounds for NBA preseason action Thursday night. Korver's Hawks got the best of McDermott's Bulls, 97-81, on Creighton's home floor.

Both had illustrious careers for the Blue Jays basketball squad. McDermott, who graduated in 2014, won the Wooden Award his senior season and is the all-time leading scorer. Korver, as you may have guessed, holds the school record for most three-pointers made. Fans at Thursday's game got a flashback from these glory days, as both logged significant minutes and put up offensive numbers. 

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McDermott didn't have his best shooting night, but knocked down two triples and finished with 16 points. Korver also scored 16, splashing in four from beyond the arc. 

Afterwards, McDermott thanked the Omaha faithful via Twitter. 

With the loss, the Bulls' preseason ends with a record of 3-4. They open regular season play on Oct. 27 against the Boston Celtics. 


Bulls drop preseason finale to Dwight Howard, Hawks

Bulls drop preseason finale to Dwight Howard, Hawks

OMAHA, Neb. — Dwight Howard had 16 points and 15 rebounds in a 97-81 win over the Bulls.

Kyle Korver, who played at Creighton, also scored 16 points as Atlanta finished the preseason 5-2.

Jimmy Butler scored 16 points as Chicago wrapped up exhibition play at 3-4.

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HAWKS: Kent Bazemore had 15 points and nine rebounds. ... Korver made four 3-pointers.

BULLS: Doug McDermott, another former Creighton star playing in his college arena, scored 16 points but shot 5 for 15. ... Dwyane Wade (3 for 14) and Rajon Rondo (1 for 7) combined for just 11 points. Both had six assists.

UP NEXT: Atlanta (5-2) hosts Washington next Thursday in its season opener. Chicago (3-4) also opens Thursday against Boston.