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Preview: 15-9 Chicago Bulls and 5-22 New York Knicks
December 18th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
In the wake of Jay Cutler benching news, the city of Chicago could use a pick-me-up. Well, look no further than the Chicago Bulls playing the New York Knicks tonight on TNT to drown your sorrows. The Bears have embarrassed themselves enough, so take some solace in the Bulls embarrassing...

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...

Chicago Bulls: Doug McDermott Set to Undergo Arthroscopic Procedure
December 13th, 2014 at 12:33 PM
In a weird, confusing situation, Chicago Bulls rookie forward Doug McDermott is out for the foreseeable future with no timetable set for return. The team announced basically right after tipoff last night that McDermott will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his ailing right knee that’s caused him to miss the...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Preview: 9-6 Chicago Bulls Against 4-8 Boston Celtics
November 28th, 2014 at 9:31 AM
We can’t start talking about the Chicago Bulls until we talk about the injury front first. As it stands, Derrick Rose (hamstring) and Joakim Noah (eye, knee) are listed as probable and are expected to play. Kirk Hinrich (chest) is also as probable, and Taj Gibson (ankle) has been ruled...

What Chicago Bulls Fans are Thankful For
November 27th, 2014 at 12:34 PM
First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving! We here at Bulls101 are thankful for all our wonderful readers, and for passionate Bulls fans far and wide. We’re also thankful for good health, and many more good times ahead! Being in the holiday swing of things, we asked what you – the fans...

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...