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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 wait Bulls fans; the next time Chicago plays a basketball game on Oct 29 against the New York Knicks, it’ll be the regular season. But to pile on some more...

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...

Chicago Bulls Drop Preseason Opener 81-85 to Washington Wizards
October 6th, 2014 at 10:05 PM
If Bulls fans wanted to see Derrick Rose look like his old self at the United Center for the team’s preseason opener Monday night, then they didn’t leave disappointed. In a rather chippy, exuberant game as far as preseason standards go – the Bulls and Rose ended up losing the...

Team USA Captures Gold Medal in Spain, Defeats Serbia 129-92
September 14th, 2014 at 4:33 PM
It’s always supposed come easy for Team USA basketball, but nobody thought it’d be this easy, or convincing. Winning all nine of their FIBA World Cup games by at least 20 points mirrors what some would say the greatest basketball team ever assembled-- the Dream Team--did in Barcelona, Spain in...

Team USA Handles Lithuania 96-68, Advances to Gold Medal Game in FIBA World Cup
September 11th, 2014 at 4:30 PM
No, Team USA may not have needed the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, or Carmelo Anthony to mow down lesser countries en route to the final game of the World Cup. But, you would have had a hard time believing that at the start of this World Cup it...

Spain Suffers Shocking Loss to France in FIBA World Cup Quarterfinal
September 11th, 2014 at 11:56 AM
For all the talk of a USA-Spain gold medal game during this World Cup, a game that would have truly tested the supremacy of United States basketball like when Argentina shook the basketball world in 2004. But in most disappointing fashion, Spain was upset by an undermanned France team 65-52...

Team USA Coasts in 119-76 Win Over Slovenia, Derrick Rose Plays Best World Cup Game Yet
September 9th, 2014 at 5:07 PM
We knew there’d be rust, and that there will be more of it. We were ready for there to be struggles, and we know there will be many more to come. After two years of living hell for Bulls fans, we’ve learned not get too excited or too disappointed; we’ve...

Team USA Advances Past Mexico 86-63. Rose Struggles, Again
September 6th, 2014 at 11:03 AM
For the first time since their opening game of the FIBA World Cup, Team USA finally started a contest with some energy and resolve. Jumping out to a 13-2 first quarter run effectively shot down any marginal hopes Mexico had of winning. Led by Stephen Curry’s sizzling 20-point performance, including...

Team USA Goes Undefeated in Group Play, Derrick Rose Looking Confident and Healthy
September 4th, 2014 at 3:18 PM
As expected, Team USA ran through the competition in their five games of group play in the FIBA World Cup, finishing a perfect 5-0 after today’s 95-71 victory over Ukraine. Winning every game by at least 20 points and by an average margin of 27 points, Team USA leaves Group...

Rose Struggles on Offense, Team USA Plays the Dominican Republic Today
September 3rd, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Team USA is off to a fast and convincing 3-0 start to their FIBA World Cup. Beside one half of basketball against Turkey, the US has rarely shown lapses or weaknesses. Yesterday, the United States picked up another swift victory against New Zealand, 98-71. The game wasn’t much of a...

Rose Dazzles in Team USA Opener, US Takes on Turkey Next in Group Play
August 31st, 2014 at 8:30 AM
It sure didn’t take long for Derrick Rose to make his presence felt at the FIBA World Cup. After one game, Rose certainly looked the part of a former MVP, and when his signature moment of the game occurred – a lightening quick crossover thrusting him right down the gut...

Team USA Blows Past Slovenia in Exhibition, Rose Struggles
August 26th, 2014 at 4:23 PM
In their final exhibition before the group stage of the FIBA World Cup gets underway, Team USA won quite easily 101-71 against Slovenia in Gran Carnaria, Spain. Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls did not start the contest for Team USA, which coincides with what head coach Mike Krzyzewski stated...

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...