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Recap: 9-6 Chicago Bulls Lose to 7-7 Denver Nuggets 114-109 in Denver
November 25th, 2014 at 11:13 PM
As usual when Derrick Rose leaves a game with an injury, does the result even matter? Rose left the Chicago Bulls 114-109 loss to the Denver Nuggets late in the second quarter after he appeared to show some discomfort in his lower body, forcing him to leave the contest and...

Recap: 9-5 Chicago Bulls Defeat 5-10 Utah Jazz
November 24th, 2014 at 11:06 PM
So, that wasn’t as easy as it was supposed to be. When the Chicago Bulls announced Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol would be available for tonight’s game against the Utah Jazz, a hard fought battle wasn’t in the cards, but that’s exactly what they got. Chicago held on for a...

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: (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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Chicago Bulls Escape with 106-105 Win Over Minnesota Timberwolves
November 1st, 2014 at 10:07 PM
Prior to the game, there was confusion as to whether Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, and Taj Gibson would be available for tonight’s contest. By game time, we learned that Butler would be the only one of the three able to give it a go, and boy, are the Bulls glad...

Cavaliers Edge Bulls 114-108 in OT, Rose Leaves in Fourth Quarter with Sprained Ankle
October 31st, 2014 at 10:21 PM
It sure was an entertaining affair Friday night at the United Center. The Cleveland Cavaliers outlasted the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in the overtime victory. Led by LeBron James who finished with 36 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and four steals on 14-30 shooting and Kyrie Irving who had 23 points...

Bench Unit Led by Gibson and Brooks Guides Chicago Bulls to Easy Victory
October 29th, 2014 at 9:52 PM
All eyes were on Derrick Rose as he played in his first regular season basketball game in a Chicago Bulls uniform since eleven months ago, but it was the Bulls’ second unit that stole the show in Chicago’s 104-80 victory against the New York Knicks at Madison Square...

Derrick Rose Shines Again, but Chicago Bulls Lose 113-112 to Minnesota Timberwolves
October 24th, 2014 at 9:54 PM
First and foremost, the preseason is finally over for the Chicago Bulls and that news is satisfying enough. No more waiting for all the Bulls fans out there; the next time Chicago plays a basketball game, which will be on October 29th against the New York Knicks, it’ll be the...

Derrick Rose Goes for 30 Points as Bulls Lose to Cavaliers in Exciting Preseason Affair
October 20th, 2014 at 8:40 PM
Columbus, Ohio got to witness one hell of a preseason game Monday night, that’s for certain. The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of the Chicago Bulls 107-98 in a showcase for two of basketball’s brightest young stars at the point guard position: Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving. Rose, who is still working...

Chicago Bulls Defeat the Charlotte Hornets 101-96, Kirk Hinrich Drops 26
October 19th, 2014 at 9:49 PM
Game six of the 2014 Chicago Bulls preseason might as well be remembered as the Kirk Hinrich Game. Hinrich, whose season-high last season was 19 points, exploded for 26 points in a victory against the Charlotte Hornets on 11 of 14 shooting, including a couple of threes. The 101-96 win...

Jimmy Butler Hits Game Winning Three, Finishes with 29 Points as Bulls Win 85-84
October 16th, 2014 at 9:46 PM
An uncharacteristically bad defensive showing and an all-too-familiar difficulty scoring points resulted in one ugly basketball game in Chicago on Thursday night for the Chicago Bulls. That is, until Jimmy Butler took over in the fourth quarter. The Atlanta Hawks led otherwise convincingly throughout the entire game, but Butler hit...

Stellar Preseason for Jimmy Butler Continues as Bulls Beat Nuggets by 20
October 14th, 2014 at 8:51 AM
Going into his fourth NBA season – and the last year on his rookie contract – Chicago Bulls two-guard Jimmy Butler sure is playing like a man that deserves a new contract extension. After leading the team in scoring with a cool 21 points on 7-8 shooting, collecting 6 rebounds,...

Bulls Drop Second Straight, Lose to Pistons 109-111 in OT
October 7th, 2014 at 9:39 PM
In a much more uneventful preseason game than Monday night’s loss to the Washington Wizards, the Chicago Bulls went to Detroit and suffered a 111-109 loss to the Pistons in overtime. The Bulls are now 0-2 for the preseason, and will next play on the road visiting the Milwaukee...