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Recap: 15-9 Chicago Bulls Dropped by 17-7 Atlanta Hawks
December 15th, 2014 at 9:19 PM
The Atlanta Hawks took advantage of a poor shooting night from the Chicago Bulls to pick up a nice-looking 93-86 win. The Bulls played a day late and a dollar short, as they just couldn’t surmount the lead Atlanta held basically the entire game. The Hawks have now won 10...

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...

Recap: 14-8 Chicago Bulls Defeat 17-6 Portland Trail Blazers 115-106
December 12th, 2014 at 9:08 PM
For the first time in three years, Derrick Rose scored more than 30 points in a basketball game. Rose went for 31 points (14-24 FGs) along with five assists and had 16 of his 24 shots come in the painted area. But more importantly, tonight marked Rose’s ninth consecutive game...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

Recap: 11-6 Chicago Bulls End Road Trip with 102-84 Win Over 6-9 Brooklyn Nets
November 30th, 2014 at 5:17 PM
All things considered, walking away from this seven-game road trip with a 4-3 record – the last win coming after their 102-84 beat down of the Brooklyn Nets today – has to leave the Chicago Bulls feeling pretty good. In fact, since the Jordan era dynasty ended, the Bulls have...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...