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Recap: 15-9 Chicago Bulls Dropped by 17-7 Atlanta Hawks
December 15th, 2014 at 9:19 PM
The Atlanta Hawks took advantage of a poor shooting night from the Chicago Bulls to pick up a nice-looking 93-86 win. The Bulls played a day late and a dollar short, as they just couldn’t surmount the lead Atlanta held basically the entire game. The Hawks have now won 10...

Preview: East Powers 15-8 Chicago Bulls and 16-7 Atlanta Hawks Square Off
December 15th, 2014 at 1:41 PM
The Atlanta Hawks aren’t a fluke; they’re the real deal. This is a good basketball team that knows its identity, is comfortable in who they are, and plays exactly within themselves. A team that knows itself is a testament to coaching, and Mike Budenholzer deserves credit for fitting personnel with...

Recap: 15-8 Chicago Bulls Blow Out 11-13 Miami Heat
December 14th, 2014 at 7:54 PM
For the first time in a long time, the Chicago Bulls displayed the trademark defense that they’ve come to be identified with under head coach Tom Thibodeau. They pitched a season best effort, holding the Miami Heat to only 75 points as Chicago breezed to a 93-75 victory. Mike Dunleavy...

Preview: 11-12 Miami Heat and 14-8 Chicago Bulls
December 14th, 2014 at 3:27 PM
Can you consider the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls rivals anymore? After all, we only got to see a Derrick Rose-LeBron James playoff matchup once during James’ run in Miami as Rose’s fragile knees took two and a half years off the career of the league’s youngest MVP. Miami still...

Recap: 14-8 Chicago Bulls Defeat 17-6 Portland Trail Blazers 115-106
December 12th, 2014 at 9:08 PM
For the first time in three years, Derrick Rose scored more than 30 points in a basketball game. Rose went for 31 points (14-24 FGs) along with five assists and had 16 of his 24 shots come in the painted area. But more importantly, tonight marked Rose’s ninth consecutive game...

Preview: 13-8 Chicago Bulls and 17-5 Portland Trail Blazers
December 12th, 2014 at 2:08 PM
Initially, one would think the Portland Trail Blazers are in a class above the Chicago Bulls right now. The Blazers are 17-5, they play in the incredibly difficult Western Conference, and they have Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge – two of the best players at their respective positions in the...

Recap: 13-8 Chicago Bulls Throttle 8-12 Brooklyn Nets 105-80
December 10th, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Aside from a porous first quarter, there was never really any doubt that the Chicago Bulls would beat the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn’s reached dire times, and their play tonight certainly didn’t inspire anyone to think otherwise. The Bulls feasted on a depleted Nets roster en route to a 25-point victory,...

Preview: 12-8 Chicago Bulls Against Struggling 8-11 Brooklyn Nets
December 10th, 2014 at 8:48 AM
It’s definitely not a bad time to play a team that’s openly trying throw the towel in before Christmas. Yup, earlier this week the Brooklyn Nets reportedly put the word out that high-profile names like Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Brook Lopez are available via trade. The Chicago Bulls aren’t...

Chicago Bulls: Let’s Take a Moment to Appreciate Pau Gasol, Please
December 8th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
For starters, Pau Gasol is not Carlos Boozer. That alone might be enough to satisfy Chicago Bulls fans, and one could hardly blame them. Gasol’s outplayed Boozer in virtually every statistical category this season, and perhaps the most preposterous stat of all is that Gasol has blocked more shots as...

Recap: 17-2 Golden State Warriors Outlast 12-8 Chicago Bulls 112-102
December 6th, 2014 at 9:59 PM
It’s hard to believe, but the Golden State Warriors might be better than their sparkling 17-2 record suggests. After beating the Chicago Bulls 112-102 tonight, the Warriors have extended their winning streak to 12 games and don’t look to be stopping any time soon. In just about every facet of...

Preview: 12-7 Chicago Bulls Welcome Red Hot 16-2 Golden State Warriors to Town
December 6th, 2014 at 4:14 PM
Tonight’s game featuring the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors could be an NBA Finals preview. The Warriors come to Chicago riding an 11-game winning streak that’s been spearheaded by MVP candidate Stephen Curry. They are also under rookie head coach Steve Kerr. Curry’s stats this season are straight filthy,...

Chicago Bulls News: Jimmy Butler Named Eastern Conference Player of the Month
December 4th, 2014 at 2:05 PM
It just got a lot harder to make a case against Jimmy Butler not being an All-Star this year. Butler, who is entering his fourth NBA season with the Chicago Bulls, has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for October/November. Here’s the press release from the Bulls’...

Recap: 12-6 Chicago Bulls Defeat 4-15 Charlotte Hornets 102-95
December 3rd, 2014 at 8:47 PM
It was a total team effort tonight for the Chicago Bulls, and it was exactly what they needed coming off of a grueling double overtime loss last night. Six players finished in double figures for Chicago as they handed the spiraling Charlotte Hornets a 102-95 loss, which marks Charlotte’s tenth...

Preview 11-7 Chicago Bulls Attempt to Recover Against 4-14 Charlotte Hornets
December 3rd, 2014 at 2:08 PM
How do you respond to a double overtime, 132-129 heartbreaking loss? Well, for starters, not playing a game the following night would help matters, but unfortunately, that’s just not the case for the Chicago Bulls as they take on the Charlotte Hornets tonight. A quick turnaround after a marathon of...

Recap: 11-7 Chicago Bulls Drop Wild Double OT Contest to 14-5 Dallas Mavericks
December 2nd, 2014 at 11:18 PM
In a battle between two of the very best the NBA has to offer, the Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks provided a wildly entertaining game Tuesday night at the United Center. The Mavs ended up with the 132-129 double overtime victory, in what was an early candidate for game of...

Preview: 11-6 Chicago Bulls Back Home to Take on 13-5 Dallas Mavericks
December 2nd, 2014 at 12:59 PM
It’s a basically common knowledge to this point that the NBA’s Western Conference is a much stronger, deeper conference than its counterpart out East. The Chicago Bulls, with the all-important caveat of being healthy, are among the select few Eastern Conference teams that could probably hang in the fierce West....

Chicago Bulls: Five Takeaways from the Circus Road Trip
December 2nd, 2014 at 8:54 AM
Most 4-3 seven-game road trips don’t really deserve their own celebratory column, but historically, the Circus Road Trip has been far from enjoyable for the Chicago Bulls. Over the course of the past fifteen days, we’ve shared tidbits about the annual two-week November rendezvous, but the highlight (lowlight, actually) has...

Recap: 11-6 Chicago Bulls End Road Trip with 102-84 Win Over 6-9 Brooklyn Nets
November 30th, 2014 at 5:17 PM
All things considered, walking away from this seven-game road trip with a 4-3 record – the last win coming after their 102-84 beat down of the Brooklyn Nets today – has to leave the Chicago Bulls feeling pretty good. In fact, since the Jordan era dynasty ended, the Bulls have...

Preview: 10-6 Chicago Bulls Finish Road Trip Against 6-8 Brooklyn Nets
November 30th, 2014 at 12:35 PM
Fourteen days away from home in late November is a customary thing for the Chicago Bulls. Every year, the circus comes to town and forces both the Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks out of the United Center, sending both teams out West for what’s been dubbed as the Circus Road...

Recap: 10-6 Chicago Bulls Pick up Nice Win Over 4-9 Boston Celtics
November 28th, 2014 at 4:11 PM
Normally, when Derrick Rose scores 21 points in a game like he did in the Chicago Bulls 109-102 victory over the Boston Celtics, the story is how Rose looked like his old self. In this case, however, Joakim Noah is stealing some of that thunder. Noah played and looked probably...