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Preview: 8-5 Chicago Bulls on the Road Against 5-9 Utah Jazz
November 24th, 2014 at 1:28 PM
Injuries are an inherent obstacle, but these days, it feels like there’s been an omnipresent barricade placed in front of the Chicago Bulls. There’s a distinct possibility that the Bulls could be without Derrick Rose (hamstring), Pau Gasol (calf), Kirk Hinrich (chest), and Taj Gibson (ankle) tonight against the Utah...

Recap: (8-5) Chicago Bulls Blown Out by (9-3) Portland Trailblazers
November 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM
There’s something about games in Portland, man. The Chicago Bulls lost the game to the Trailblazers 105-87, but they also may have lost Taj Gibson, who went down holding his ankle in the third quarter. The team announced that Gibson suffered a left ankle sprain in the 105-94 loss to...

Preview: (8-4) Chicago Bulls Continue West Coast Trip Against (8-3) Portland Trailblazers
November 21st, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The Chicago Bulls are coming off of their worst loss of the season efficiency-wise last night against the Sacramento Kings. Chicago scored 88 points on 91 offensive possessions, resulting in a season-worst 96.7 Offensive Efficiency Rating. The Bulls also pitched their second worst defensive outing of the season, allowing 103...

Recap: (7-5) Sacramento Kings Drop (8-4) Chicago Bulls 103-88
November 21st, 2014 at 12:54 AM
Things started off hot, as the Chicago Bulls jumped to a 29-22 lead after one quarter against the Sacramento Kings. Over the next three quarters, however, things did not go so well as the Kings dropped the Bulls 103-88, snapping their 6-0 road start. The Bulls were outscored 81-59 after the...

Preview: (8-3) Chicago Bulls Face (6-5) Sacramento Kings Tonight on TNT
November 20th, 2014 at 3:01 PM
First things first, Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol are both out tonight for the Chicago Bulls. Both players were listed as questionable – Rose with a left hamstring strain and Gasol with a left calf strain – but ultimately neither will give it a go tonight against the Sacramento Kings....

Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott Early Season Breakdown
November 19th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
In basketball, and all sports really, a small sample size should be taken lightly. This is a basic principle in Stats 101, and is, for the most part, a sound ideology. Chicago Bulls’ rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic are only 11 games deep in their respective NBA careers, but...

Recap: (8-3) Chicago Bulls Defeat (5-4) Los Angeles Clippers 105-89
November 18th, 2014 at 12:29 AM
Jimmy Butler has been playing like an All-Star, and nobody in the league has noticed. Butler led a depleted Chicago Bulls team, which was without Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol, into the Staples Center to defeat the formidable Los Angeles Clippers. It was just another night at the office for...

Preview: (7-3) Chicago Bulls Head West to Take on (5-3) Los Angeles Clippers
November 17th, 2014 at 1:19 PM
***UPDATE*** Rose is out for tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Back in August, oddsmakers opened the Chicago Bulls at 11/2 and the Los Angeles Clippers at 12/1 to win the NBA title. Both teams are within their championship window, and tonight’s game at the Staples Center could be a preview of the finals in June....

Recap: (7-3) Chicago Bulls Fall to (4-7) Indiana Pacers 99-90
November 15th, 2014 at 10:06 PM
One game doesn’t tell the story of a season, but it’d be hard to sell the Chicago Bulls as legitimate title contenders after Saturday night’s 99-90 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Sure, the Bulls were playing without star point guard Derrick Rose, but the Pacers were missing four of five...

Derrick Rose Day-to-Day (Hamstring) as (7-2) Chicago Bulls Host (3-7) Indiana Pacers
November 15th, 2014 at 9:23 AM
At practice on Friday, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Derrick Rose suffered a mild strain in his left hamstring during Chicago’s 100-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors Thursday night. Thibodeau labeled Rose’s status as day-to-day and also said Rose would not be receiving an MRI for the strain. When...

Joakim Noah Supports Derrick Rose, Says People Need to ‘Chill’
November 14th, 2014 at 1:56 PM
Joakim Noah is the best. After Chicago’s 100-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, the Bulls’ All-NBA center and All-NBA personality spoke his mind on the subject of his much maligned teammate, Derrick Rose. In a colorful and expressive post game rant, Noah offered some NSFW food for...

Recap: (7-2) Chicago Bulls Drop (7-2) Toronto Raptors 100-93, Rose Leaves with ‘Minor’ Injury
November 13th, 2014 at 10:52 PM
***UPDATE*** ***PHOTO1*** Derrick Rose went down awkwardly on a drive attempt about midway through the fourth quarter, and all of a sudden the meaning of an otherwise brilliant basketball game was rendered inconsequential. The Bulls did end up with an impressive 100-93 win over the Toronto Raptors, but Rose’s status is...

Eastern Conference Showdown: (7-1) Toronto Raptors Host (6-2) Chicago Bulls
November 13th, 2014 at 9:07 AM
Basketball fans, we have ourselves one heck of a game on tap tonight in Toronto. In a nationally televised matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams, the Chicago Bulls will travel to what is sure to be a lively Air Canada Centre to face the upstart Toronto Raptors. For...

Recap: (6-2) Chicago Bulls Beat (2-5) Detroit Pistons 102-91 Behind Rose’s 24 Points
November 10th, 2014 at 9:55 PM
For the first time this season, the Chicago Bulls played at full strength, and they sure didn’t disappoint the home crowd. In what was a complete, all around effort, the (6-2) Bulls took care of the (2-5) Detroit Pistons handily by a score of 102-91. Derrick Rose was the star...

Preview: (5-2) Chicago Bulls Host Central Division Rival (2-4) Detroit Pistons
November 10th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
Don’t let the 5-2 record fool you: the Chicago Bulls are not a very good basketball team at the moment. Of course, injuries are a large reason why the Bulls are giving up 104.3 points per game, good for sixth worst in the league. Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson,...

Recap: 19-Point Fourth Quarter by Brooks not Enough, Bulls Lose 106-101 to Celtics
November 8th, 2014 at 9:31 PM
Down by 15 points at halftime, the effects of four games in five nights finally looked to have taken its toll on the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls lost to the Boston Celtics 106-101, which put an abrupt halt to Chicago's four game winning streak. The Celtics got clean looks all night...

Preview: (5-1) Chicago Bulls Versus (2-3) Boston Celtics
November 8th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
Teams the Chicago Bulls have beaten so far this season: the Knicks, Timberwolves, Magic, Bucks, and 76ers. They are all excellent candidates to miss the playoffs, and you could confidently place tonight's opponent, the Boston Celtics, in that same category as well. But aside from the opening night dismantling of...

Recap: Chicago Bulls Improve to 5-1, Defeat Winless Philadelphia 76ers
November 7th, 2014 at 8:41 PM
It was a rotten, ugly basketball game to watch, but a win is a win and now would be an appropriate time to remind you: good teams like the now 5-1 Chicago Bulls are supposed to beat bad teams like the 0-6 Philadelphia 76ers. Coming out of Philly with a...

Injury Roundup: Chicago Bulls Lack of Transparency Causing Confusion
November 7th, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Whether it’s a strategic ploy to throw off their opponents or an annoying string of miscommunication between head coach, training staff, and front office, nobody is really sure what to believe on injury news for the dinged up Chicago Bulls these days. The best advice you could give the Bulls’...

No Rose, No Noah, No Problem as Chicago Bulls Defeat the Orlando Magic 98-90
November 5th, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Make it two consecutive games that there has been a last-minute scratch of Derrick Rose (sprained ankle) from the lineup card. Rose has been a scratch both in Minnesota on Saturday night and on Tuesday night against the Orlando Magic, even though the Chicago Bulls slated Derrick Rose to start...