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Chicago Bulls: Stop Playing Kirk Hinrich So Much
February 17th, 2015 at 1:58 PM
Yesterday, we wrote about Tony Snell with the larger premise being Kirk Hinrich playing too many damn minutes. We explained how Snell – who is bigger, taller, younger and more athletic than Hinrich – is fully capable of guarding pretty much any player Hinrich is typically asked to guard. And...

Chicago Bulls: Why Tony Snell Needs to Stay in the Rotation
February 16th, 2015 at 3:15 PM
The emergence of Tony Snell has been, shall we say, unexpected? In Chicago’s last four games before the All-Star break, Snell produced 18.5 points per game on nearly 70 percent shooting from the field and 60 percent from three-point range. It’s safe to say those shooting numbers likely aren’t sustainable...

Bulls at the Break: an Overview of the First 54 Games
February 13th, 2015 at 1:06 PM
Making it to the All-Star break is kind of the de facto midway point during the NBA regular season. Although 35 percent of the schedule remains, the All-Star break, more accurately, signals how close we really are to playoff basketball. Just the thought of playoff basketball is exciting enough, but...

Recap: Led by Rose’s 30 Points, 34-20 Chicago Bulls Defeat 33-22 Cleveland Cavaliers
February 12th, 2015 at 10:25 PM
For as tumultuous a first half of the season as the Chicago Bulls have had, heading into the All-Star break on a four-game win streak and sitting in third place in the Eastern Conference ain’t too bad. Tonight, the Bulls took care of business against the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning convincingly...

Preview: 33-20 Chicago Bulls and 33-21 Cleveland Cavaliers
February 12th, 2015 at 1:27 PM
The NBA has only one game on the docket tonight, but it fortunately happens to be a really good one. The Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers typically demand the attention of the basketball world, and tonight they’re getting our complete and undivided. There are plenty of storylines to a Bulls-Cavs matchup,...

Preview: 32-20 Chicago Bulls and 18-32 Sacramento Kings
February 10th, 2015 at 2:37 PM
The Sacramento Kings had lost 11 out of 12 games before a DeMarcus Cousins buzzer beater lifted them over the Phoenix Suns a couple of nights ago. Other than that, there hasn't been much to cheer about lately. Nobody is quite sure what is going on with the coaching situation...

Recap: 32-20 Chicago Bulls Escape with Win Over 16-38 Orlando Magic
February 8th, 2015 at 8:06 PM
With the way things have gone for the Chicago Bulls over the past month or so, they’ll take any win they can get. Even the ones that are pretty much handed to them, like tonight’s 98-97 victory over the Orlando Magic. Orlando committed three turnovers in the final 1:14 of...

Preview: 30-20 Chicago Bulls and 27-23 New Orleans Pelicans
February 7th, 2015 at 10:36 AM
The New Orleans Pelicans are coming off one of the best wins an NBA team has had all season. Last night, the Pelicans defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in a game that carried playoff magnitude, featured incredible performances and gave perhaps the best finish one could imagine. Anthony Davis, New...

Preview: 30-19 Chicago Bulls and 33-15 Houston Rockets
February 4th, 2015 at 12:24 PM
Gosh, remember the last time the Bulls played the Houston Rockets? Do you remember how awesome it felt when the Bulls defiantly defeated a legit title contender from the Western Conference? We certainly felt awesome. Here’s what we wrote following that win on Jan. 5: “Folks, the Bulls might be in...

Chicago Bulls: a Month to Remember
February 3rd, 2015 at 1:21 PM
Back on New Year's Day, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Denver Nuggets 106-101, which at the time marked Chicago’s eighth win in nine tries. Subsequently, the Bulls won their next two outings, which meant from Dec. 10, to Jan. 5, Chicago won 13 of 15 basketball games. Unequivocally, the best...

Preview: 30-18 Chicago Bulls and 27-20 Phoenix Suns
January 30th, 2015 at 9:12 AM
What we have here is an interesting matchup between two pretty fun teams. The Phoenix Suns are an extremely young team that’s hungry and fighting for a playoff spot in the vaunted Western Conference. The Chicago Bulls – who by this point you’re probably familiar enough with – but regardless,...

Jimmy Butler Named Eastern Conference All-Star
January 29th, 2015 at 5:19 PM
Congratulations to Jimmy Butler! As unforeseen a rise in recent memory has been capped off as Butler has reportedly been named an Eastern Conference All-Star reserve, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. The official announcement comes at 6 p.m. CT, but with the best news breakers...

Recap: 30-17 Bulls Pull Off Improbable Overtime Win Against 36-7 Golden State Warriors
January 28th, 2015 at 11:25 AM
Wow, where do we even begin? A 113-111 overtime game between two respectable teams usually provides plenty of entertainment, but this particular game was on whole other level. First consider the Chicago Bulls were without two starters in Jimmy Butler (illness) and Mike Dunleavy (ankle). Then cononsider that before tonight, the Golden...

Preview: 29-17 Chicago Bulls and 36-6 Golden State Warriors
January 27th, 2015 at 10:56 AM
Perhaps, you’ve heard: these Golden State Warriors are an absolute force to be reckoned with. They’re 36-6, and with such an impressive record comes impressive juxtaposition. Like, say, the 95-96 Chicago Bulls. Now, before you go thinking we’re crazy for saying this, let’s just look at a couple of similarities...

Recap: 29-17 Chicago Bulls and 20-24 Miami Heat
January 25th, 2015 at 3:18 PM
It’s not everyday that you can say a player that most people had never heard of before, and nonetheless was a free agent when the season began, completely dominated a basketball game. That is no hyperbole, either. Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat man-handled and thoroughly controlled the paint in...

Preview: 29-16 Chicago Bulls and 19-24 Miami Heat
January 25th, 2015 at 10:22 AM
Occasionally, there’ll be a story that is bigger than the game itself. Today’s Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls’ contest falls under that category as it’ll be the first time former Bull Luol Deng returns to play in front of Chicago's home crowd as a visitor. Deng, 29, has played against...

Recap: 29-16 Chicago Bulls Sneak Past 30-14 Dallas Mavericks
January 23rd, 2015 at 10:06 PM
All things considered, beating the Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks on back-to-back nights is extremely impressive. At the very least, it seems as though the Chicago Bulls aren’t broken anymore. Tonight’s 102-98 victory, in the grand scheme of things, can serve as a reminder of how good the Bulls can...

Preview: 28-16 Chicago Bulls and 30-13 Dallas Mavericks
January 23rd, 2015 at 1:45 PM
We’re not here to talk about what happened the last time these two teams played. Enough time has passed, blood pressure levels have dropped, and we can collectively move on, right? Never mind that gritty, irreplaceable veteran leadership provided by Kirk Hinrich resulted in quite possibly the dumbest foul of...

Recap: 28-16 Chicago Bulls Smoke 27-17 San Antonio Spurs
January 22nd, 2015 at 9:44 PM
The NBA is a funny game. If you’ve caught even half of a Chicago Bulls game in the past two weeks, you caught a team that looked destined for a first round playoff exit. Then, tonight comes and the Bulls dismantle the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, who had also...

Pau Gasol Named Eastern Conference All-Star Starter
January 22nd, 2015 at 6:47 PM
The NBA has announced All-Star game starters for both conferences, and Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls received enough fan votes to be named starting center in the Eastern Conference. ***PHOTO1*** Gasol, 34, is making his fifth career All-Star game appearance, but this will be the first time that he is going...