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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...

Preview: 27-16 Chicago Bulls and 27-16 San Antonio Spurs
January 22nd, 2015 at 2:30 PM
On a bit of a losing skid? Can’t stop anyone on defense lately? No worries, Chicago. You only get the defending champion San Antonio Spurs tonight. Who, by the way, have won four straight games since Kawhi Leonard returned from injury. And as if that wasn’t enough, Chicago travels to...

Looking Back at Our Preseason Predictions
January 20th, 2015 at 11:13 AM
We’ve reached just past the midway point of the Bulls’ season. Thus far, Chicago’s probably classified under the ‘good-but-not-great’ category within the greater NBA landscape. They’ve picked up marquee wins against Portland, Houston, Memphis, and Toronto twice. But they’ve also lost head-scratchers to Orlando, Utah, and Boston. More disconcerting, however: Chicago...

Recap: 27-16 Chicago Bulls Defeated by 22-20 Cleveland Cavaliers
January 19th, 2015 at 9:34 PM
Things are broken right now for the Chicago Bulls. After tonight’s embarrassing 108-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Bulls have now lost six of their last eight games overall. Injuries, slumps, bad defense – all valid reasons as to why the Bulls are playing such bad basketball. There’s no...

Preview: 27-15 Chicago Bulls and 21-20 Cleveland Cavaliers
January 19th, 2015 at 12:03 PM
Can anybody say they actually predicted the Chicago Bulls would the No. 4 seed in the East and the Cleveland Cavaliers would be the No. 6 seed halfway through the season? This would have been considered blasphemous in August, but here we are stuck in this bizarre world in January....

Preview: 27-14 Chicago Bulls and 32-8 Atlanta Hawks
January 17th, 2015 at 2:26 PM
We’ve said it loud and we’ve said it often here at Bulls101: the Atlanta Hawks are for real. Currently, the Hawks are a full five games ahead of the second place team (Washington) in the Eastern Conference, and they also own the second highest winning percentage in the NBA. Things...

Recap: 27-14 Chicago Bulls Beat 13-25 Boston Celtics
January 16th, 2015 at 9:04 PM
The Chicago Bulls pulled away from the stingy Boston Celtics in the fourth quarter and never looked back en route to a 119-103 victory. It wasn’t a sure thing, as the Celtics shot 60 percent from the field and torched Chicago for 58 points in the first half, but a...

Preview: 26-14 Chicago Bulls and 13-24 Boston Celtics
January 16th, 2015 at 12:20 PM
Believe it or not, tonight marks the midway point of the regular season for the Chicago Bulls. 50 percent of the way home – game No. 41. We’ve already experienced some pretty high highs – think back to the seven-game win streak in mid-December – and rifts like the current...

Recap: 26-14 Chicago Bulls Dropped by 27-12 Washington Wizards
January 14th, 2015 at 10:31 PM
What an impressive set of back-to-back wins for the Washington Wizards. After taking care of the San Antonio Spurs last night, the Wizards walked into Chicago and picked up a convincing 105-99 victory. Washington’s now won five of their last six; meanwhile Chicago’s now lost four of their last five. Chicago’s...

Preview: 26-13 Chicago Bulls and 26-12 Washington Wizards
January 14th, 2015 at 1:28 PM
At this point, would anyone take exception to the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards being considered rivals? If anything, Bulls-Wizards being a rivalry makes a lot more sense than, say, Bulls-Cavaliers. Chicago’s rivals during the Jordan era (Detroit, New York, Boston) have combined to win 32 games this season, so...

Preview: 26-12 Chicago Bulls and 13-27 Orlando Magic
January 12th, 2015 at 12:14 PM
Suppose we should start with the good news first: Derrick Rose said he will play tonight. After a minor hiccup, or precaution – who knows, really – Rose will return from his one game absence due to knee soreness. It was initially reported that Rose may have needed an MRI,...

Recap: 26-12 Chicago Bulls Defeat 20-19 Milwaukee Bucks 95-87
January 10th, 2015 at 10:02 PM
On any given night in the NBA, you might see something you’ve never seen before. Tonight’s Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks contest in frigid Chicago featured something long-time NBA fans might’ve seen before: Pau Gasol completely taking over a basketball game. Gasol’s Hall-of-Fame worthy career has reached highest of heights,...

Preview: 25-12 Chicago Bulls and 20-18 Milwaukee Bucks
January 10th, 2015 at 12:55 PM
The Chicago Bulls are in an offensive slump right now, there’s no doubting that much. They’ve managed to miss 107 shots in their last two games combined, and via NBA.com’s player tracking data, they’re shooting 32.6 percent (33-101) on contested shots (classified herein by having a defender within 3.5 feet...

Preview: 25-11 Chicago Bulls and 24-11 Washington Wizards
January 9th, 2015 at 12:09 PM
We really are living in the point guard era of basketball, even Derrick Rose said so himself this morning: ***PHOTO1*** Rose and John Wall are the centerpieces of their respective franchises, and for good reason. Prior to Rose’s arrival in Chicago, the Bulls had made the playoffs in just three of their...

Preview: 25-10 Chicago Bulls and 12-23 Utah Jazz
January 7th, 2015 at 9:18 AM
***VIDEO1*** The Chicago Bulls aren’t in first place in the Eastern Conference – that honor belongs to the genuinely good Atlanta Hawks – but oddsmakers believe that’ll be different come June. For the first time all season, the Cleveland Cavaliers – ho boy, what a mess – are not the...

Recap: 25-10 Chicago Bulls Defeat 23-11 Houston Rockets
January 5th, 2015 at 10:04 PM
The Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets played an incredibly fun basketball game on Monday night, but just before game time news of a three-team trade broke involving Dion Waiters going to Oklahoma City and Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith going to Cleveland. Why is that important, you might ask? Well,...

Nikola Mirotic Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month
January 5th, 2015 at 6:47 PM
Chicago Bulls’ rookie forward Nikola Mirotic started for the first game in his career just on Saturday, and now he’s already picking up awards. Although the young Montenegrin predominately serves as Chicago’s de-facto secret weapon off the bench, that didn’t stop him from obtaining NBA Rookie of the Month honors...

Preview: 24-10 Chicago Bulls and 23-10 Houston Rockets
January 5th, 2015 at 1:13 PM
The Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets have nearly identical records thanks in large part to Jimmy Butler and James Harden. Both teams are considered legitimate championship contenders also thanks in large part to Jimmy Butler and James Harden. While there are a variety of other areas we could cover on...