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Preview: 30-18 Chicago Bulls and 27-20 Phoenix Suns
January 30th, 2015 at 9:12 AM
What we have here is an interesting matchup between two pretty fun teams. The Phoenix Suns are an extremely young team that’s hungry and fighting for a playoff spot in the vaunted Western Conference. The Chicago Bulls – who by this point you’re probably familiar enough with – but regardless,...

Preview: 30-17 Chicago Bulls and 12-34 Los Angeles Lakers
January 29th, 2015 at 12:11 PM
The most Bulls thing possible, after coming off an improbable and dramatic victory against the Golden State Warriors on the road, would be to lose to the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. For every ridiculously impressive win (Houston, Memphis, Dallas), there’s a mystifying loss (Orlando, Indiana, Utah) to counterbalance. That’s the...

Preview: 29-17 Chicago Bulls and 36-6 Golden State Warriors
January 27th, 2015 at 10:56 AM
Perhaps, you’ve heard: these Golden State Warriors are an absolute force to be reckoned with. They’re 36-6, and with such an impressive record comes impressive juxtaposition. Like, say, the 95-96 Chicago Bulls. Now, before you go thinking we’re crazy for saying this, let’s just look at a couple of similarities...

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...

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...

Preview: 27-16 Chicago Bulls and 27-16 San Antonio Spurs
January 22nd, 2015 at 2:30 PM
On a bit of a losing skid? Can’t stop anyone on defense lately? No worries, Chicago. You only get the defending champion San Antonio Spurs tonight. Who, by the way, have won four straight games since Kawhi Leonard returned from injury. And as if that wasn’t enough, Chicago travels to...

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....

Preview: 27-14 Chicago Bulls and 32-8 Atlanta Hawks
January 17th, 2015 at 2:26 PM
We’ve said it loud and we’ve said it often here at Bulls101: the Atlanta Hawks are for real. Currently, the Hawks are a full five games ahead of the second place team (Washington) in the Eastern Conference, and they also own the second highest winning percentage in the NBA. Things...

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...

Preview: 26-13 Chicago Bulls and 26-12 Washington Wizards
January 14th, 2015 at 1:28 PM
At this point, would anyone take exception to the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards being considered rivals? If anything, Bulls-Wizards being a rivalry makes a lot more sense than, say, Bulls-Cavaliers. Chicago’s rivals during the Jordan era (Detroit, New York, Boston) have combined to win 32 games this season, so...

Preview: 26-12 Chicago Bulls and 13-27 Orlando Magic
January 12th, 2015 at 12:14 PM
Suppose we should start with the good news first: Derrick Rose said he will play tonight. After a minor hiccup, or precaution – who knows, really – Rose will return from his one game absence due to knee soreness. It was initially reported that Rose may have needed an MRI,...

Preview: 25-12 Chicago Bulls and 20-18 Milwaukee Bucks
January 10th, 2015 at 12:55 PM
The Chicago Bulls are in an offensive slump right now, there’s no doubting that much. They’ve managed to miss 107 shots in their last two games combined, and via NBA.com’s player tracking data, they’re shooting 32.6 percent (33-101) on contested shots (classified herein by having a defender within 3.5 feet...

Preview: 25-11 Chicago Bulls and 24-11 Washington Wizards
January 9th, 2015 at 12:09 PM
We really are living in the point guard era of basketball, even Derrick Rose said so himself this morning: ***PHOTO1*** Rose and John Wall are the centerpieces of their respective franchises, and for good reason. Prior to Rose’s arrival in Chicago, the Bulls had made the playoffs in just three of their...

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...

Preview: 24-10 Chicago Bulls and 23-10 Houston Rockets
January 5th, 2015 at 1:13 PM
The Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets have nearly identical records thanks in large part to Jimmy Butler and James Harden. Both teams are considered legitimate championship contenders also thanks in large part to Jimmy Butler and James Harden. While there are a variety of other areas we could cover on...

Preview: 23-10 Chicago Bulls and 11-19 Boston Celtics
January 3rd, 2015 at 11:56 AM
The schedule makers must’ve wanted the Chicago Bulls to get opponents from the Atlantic Division out of the way early. Chicago’s already played Brooklyn three times this season, and now they’re getting the Boston Celtics for the third time. And the weird thing is they’ll play Boston again in 13...

Preview: 22-10 Chicago Bulls and 13-19 Denver Nuggets
January 1st, 2015 at 4:22 PM
Hopefully the Chicago Bulls bring in the New Year better than they ended 2014. Of course, prior to their loss to the Brooklyn Nets the Bulls had won seven in a row. So if they can rekindle that success they had during their win streak tonight against the Denver Nuggets,...

Preview: 22-9 Chicago Bulls and 14-16 Brooklyn Nets
December 30th, 2014 at 3:02 PM
If you’ve felt like the Chicago Bulls and the Brooklyn Nets have played each other a lot recently, well, that’s because they have. For the third time in 30 days the Bulls and Nets will square off, and in somewhat of a scheduling quirk these two teams won’t meet again...

Preview: 21-9 Chicago Bulls Travel to Indiana to Take on 11-20 Pacers
December 29th, 2014 at 9:36 AM
Some teams, no matter how devastated or decimated by injury, will always be a thorn in the side of their opponent. Consider this Indiana Pacers team just that, and chalk that up to good coaching. While the Chicago Bulls are riding a six-game win streak into Indianapolis tonight, they’re facing...

Preview: 15-14 New Orleans Pelicans and 20-9 Chicago Bulls
December 27th, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Winners of five in a row and eight of their last nine games overall, the Chicago Bulls are not the team you want to play right now. The New Orleans Pelicans do have Anthony Davis, who is the first basketball player in NBA history to be a cross between a...