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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...

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,...

Preview: 18-9 Chicago Bulls and 19-7 Washington Wizards
December 23rd, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Don’t look now, but the Chicago Bulls are getting healthy, and are on a little three-game win streak. They knocked off the best team in the Eastern Conference last night, the Toronto Raptors, for the second time this season. And now, they face another tough test on the road against...

Recap: 18-9 Chicago Bulls Beat 22-7 Toronto Raptors in 129-120 Thriller
December 22nd, 2014 at 10:17 PM
In what world do we now live in? The Chicago Bulls just gave up 120 points to the Toronto Raptors – with no overtime, mind you – and actually won the game by outscoring their opponent. It’s one thing to play great defense and score just enough, but that’s not...

Preview: 17-9 Chicago Bulls and 22-6 Toronto Raptors
December 22nd, 2014 at 12:03 PM
Hey, the Chicago Bulls might actually play at full strength for once. The Bulls listed Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, and Pau Gasol all as probable for tonight’s game against the Toronto Raptors. Probable, of course, does not make anything a foregone conclusion, but it is something worth getting...

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...