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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...

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...

Chicago Bulls: Taj Gibson Trade Rumors
February 5th, 2015 at 2:05 PM
Trade rumors have a funny way of working. Well, perhaps funny isn’t the right word – more like convenient. When the Chicago Bulls were winners of 13 out of 15 games earlier this season, poised to become a real title contender – remember, even Las Vegas thought as much –...

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,...

Recap: 30-18 Chicago Bulls Dropped in Double OT to 13-34 Los Angeles Lakers
January 30th, 2015 at 1:14 AM
There’s no rational, justifiable, or sane way to explain the Chicago Bulls. They just beat the best team in basketball in an impossibly difficult place to play without two critically important players on Tuesday. So, of course, tonight they drop a double overtime gauntlet of a game to the Los...

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: 29-16 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...

Conflicting Reports on Tom Thibodeau: What’s Going On?
January 21st, 2015 at 4:09 PM
By now, you’re probably well aware of what’s going on in Bulls-land. Things…they’re not so hot. Chicago’s lost six of their last eight games, allowed 100 or more points in five straight, and they’re hurting – missing two key starters in Joakim Noah and Mike Dunleavy who are both tending...

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...

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....

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...

Recap: 25-12 Chicago Bulls Lose 102-88 to 25-11 Washington Wizards
January 9th, 2015 at 10:09 PM
It was one of those games where it felt like the Bulls were playing from behind the entire night. Well, it felt that way because it was actually true. After taking a sterling 2-0 lead to begin the game, the Bulls never saw another lead again. Much to the dismay...

Recap: 25-11 Chicago Bulls Lose to 13-23 Utah Jazz
January 7th, 2015 at 10:05 PM
Call it a trap game, or chalk it up as a grind-of-the-season loss, but a 97-77 beatdown at the hands of the Utah Jazz is not indicative of just how good this Chicago Bulls team is. Remember Monday night against the Houston Rockets? When the Bulls scored 62 points by...

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...