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Chicago Bulls 65, Miami Heat 88: not with a Bang, but with a Rip.
May 13th, 2013 at 8:43 PM
The Bulls dropped Game 4 of their second round series against the Miami Heat, falling into what seems to be an insurmountable 3-1 hole on Monday night. The season isn't quite over, but in all likelihood, this was the last home game of the 2012-13 season for the Bulls, who...

Effort but not Execution: Chicago Bulls (1-2) 94-104 Miami Heat (2-1)
May 11th, 2013 at 5:54 AM
Watching the Bulls give multiple efforts on broken plays on both sides of the ball every possession is a joy to watch. It also is a good recipe to stay competitive. But then comes the other facet - execution. The Bulls missed that badly. With the game close entering its final stages,...

Chicago Bulls Endure Embarassing Loss to the Miami Heat, 78-115
May 8th, 2013 at 9:01 PM
A game removed from pulling off the upset in game one, the Chicago Bulls came into game two against the Miami Heat and were utterly embarrassed in a loss 115-78. The loss is the worst playoff loss in the Bulls' franchise history. The game started off close and was a...

The Chicago Bulls (1-0) Defeat the Miami Heat (0-1) 93-86 in 93-86 Game One: I Bet You Did not See That Coming
May 6th, 2013 at 9:36 PM
Just as everyone expected, the Chicago Bulls came out and handed the first-seeded Miami Heat a 93-86 home loss in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. And by everyone I mean absolutely no one.  No one gave them a chance (including me).  They were with their starting point guard...

Chicago Bulls Close Out Brooklyn Nets 99-93 in Game 7 (4-3)
May 4th, 2013 at 11:52 PM
  In front of family and friends Joakim Noah put on full display the kind of heart and hustle that had characterized these injury ravaged Bulls throughout the entire season.  With their season on the line, and much of their lineup hit with injuries, the Bulls managed to scrap together a...

Chicago Bulls Lose to the Brooklyn Nets 91-110: Recap
April 29th, 2013 at 9:13 PM
After winning a thriller in Chicago to go up three games to one, the Chicago Bulls went back to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York looking to eliminate the Brooklyn Nets from the playoffs. Unfortunately, the Bulls efforts proved to be fruitless as they lost to the Brooklyn Nets...

Bulls Beat Nets in Triple-overtime Shootout to Take 3-1 Series Lead
April 27th, 2013 at 6:10 PM
None of this made any sense. The Bulls eventually dragged this one out, four hours after it started, with a 142-134 win in triple-overtime. Two nights ago, the Bulls took Game 3 against Brooklyn 79-76 in one of the lowest-scoring playoff games in recent memory. Well, since the last game of...

Chicago Bulls Tie up Series with 90-82 Win Over the Brooklyn Nets
April 23rd, 2013 at 6:59 AM
The Chicago Bulls were absolutely embarrassed Saturday afternoon on the opening day of the 2013 playoffs.  Monday night they showed exactly the right amount of poise and effort to redeem themselves.  The Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets 90-82 in a tough fought grind out game that has become quite the...

Chicago Bulls 89 – Brooklyn Nets 106: Game Grades
April 21st, 2013 at 5:18 AM
The first playoff game between the first round series between Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets got ugly fast as Chicago lost to Brooklyn 89-106. The game was, quite frankly, brutal to watch from the opening moments and progressively got worse over the course of the game to the point where...

Chicago Bulls 95-92 Washington Wizards: Bulls End Regular Season with a Win
April 17th, 2013 at 9:44 PM
The long, arduous journey is over. For now. The Bulls Wednesday won their final regular season game 95-92 over the lottery-bound Washington Wizards. The Wizards, despite being in off-season mode for weeks, made the Bulls work for their win, closing a 29-8 lead to trail by one before halftime and tie...

Game Recap: Chicago Bulls Sweep the Orlando Magic with a 102-84 Win
April 16th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The Chicago Bulls took on the Orlando Magic yesterday evening looking to sweep the league's team with the second worst record in the league. While the three meetings earlier in the season were all determined within the final minutes of the game this game was all but done by the...

Chicago Bulls Fall as Miami Heat Get Revenge Win 105-93
April 14th, 2013 at 6:56 PM
After having their record 27 game winning streak ended by the Chicago Bulls last month, the Miami Heat came into this game looking for a little payback.  If anything just the fact that the big three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh were all playing spoke volumes about...

The Chicago Bulls (43-36) Fall to the Toronto Raptors (31-48) 97-88: Lockout Season Flashback
April 12th, 2013 at 9:30 PM
              With just under six minutes remaining Amir Johnson, who is 6-24 in his career from three, walked into a 3-pointer to stop a Bulls run and extend the Toronto lead to nine.  It was that kind of night for the Bulls who lacked...

Chicago Bulls Lose to Detroit Pistons 85-99
April 7th, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Two streaks ended with the Bulls Sunday night loss in Detroit. Yes, the Bulls failed to beat the Pistons for the first time in almost five years, the Pistons ending an 18-game losing streak and the second-longest active team versus team streak. Despite not having playing, the Indiana Pacers will be celebrating...

The Chicago Bulls (41-33) Beat the Brooklyn Nets (43-32) 92-90 Thursday Night in Brooklyn
April 5th, 2013 at 2:09 PM
  Nights like these make this Bulls squad so likable.  After scoring just 13 points to the Nets’ 26 in the first quarter, coach Tom Thibodeau and Chicago refused to throw up the white flag as they battled back for 92-90 win in Brooklyn.    As frustrating as it may be to watch...

Chicago Bulls 86, Washington Wizards 90: Open Mouth, Insert Foot
April 2nd, 2013 at 8:46 PM
The Bulls missed out on a chance to leapfrog the Hawks for the #5 seed in the East Tuesday night, falling short against the seemingly hapless Wizards on the road. Bringing new meaning to the term shorthanded, the Bulls, already ravaged by injury, lost both Taj Gibson and Kirk Hinrich in...

Chicago Bulls Fall to Dallas Mavericks 100-98 Due to Bad Late Game Defense
March 30th, 2013 at 4:30 PM
If the Bulls had any momentum coming off the Heat streak stopping win earlier in the week, it’s most certainly all but vanished now.  The Bulls played themselves into an embarrassing loss Saturday afternoon, losing to the Mavericks100-98.  The final score won’t tell the story of how badly the Bulls...

Chicago Bulls 101 – Miami Heat 97: Game Grades
March 28th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
It's finally over. The Miami Heat's winning streak is finally over at 27 and joy to the world it came at the hands of the Chicago Bulls with a 101-97 victory. To be honest, I didn't really expect last night's win. In my game preview I openly admitted that I...

Chicago Bulls End Miami Heat’s Win Streak at 27 Games
March 27th, 2013 at 10:53 PM
After a hotly contested battle the Chicago Bulls found themselves celebrating a 101-97 win over the Miami Heat effectively ending the second longest win streak in NBA history. Unlike other games against Miami, the Bulls really downplayed the game. Players hardly talked about the streak and how they'd like to...

The Chicago Bulls (38-31) Take Care of the Minnesota Timberwolves (24-44): No Noah No Worries
March 24th, 2013 at 9:29 PM
The Chicago Bulls limped in to Minneapolis on Sunday evening to take on the limping Timberwolves on the second night of a back-to-back.  They walked out with their second straight win, 104-97 over the Wolves, and a firm two-game hold on the sixth playoff spot in the East. Both teams were...