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Recap: Butler, Mirotic Lead 17-9 Chicago Bulls Past 21-5 Memphis Grizzlies
December 19th, 2014 at 10:39 PM
How great has Jimmy Butler been this season? Butler’s been so great that even in games where Derrick Rose sits out – like tonight, as Rose tends to the flu back home in the Windy City – the Chicago Bulls are still a competent team on offense. Maybe you don’t...

Recap: 16-9 Chicago Bulls Defeat 5-23 New York Knicks Behind Butler’s Career Night
December 18th, 2014 at 10:21 PM
In a nationally televised game that was severely lacking star power with Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose being out, Jimmy Butler decided he was going to pick up the slack. Behind a career high 35 points, the Chicago Bulls pulled out a hard fought 103-97 victory against the New York...

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...

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,...

Recap: 17-2 Golden State Warriors Outlast 12-8 Chicago Bulls 112-102
December 6th, 2014 at 9:59 PM
It’s hard to believe, but the Golden State Warriors might be better than their sparkling 17-2 record suggests. After beating the Chicago Bulls 112-102 tonight, the Warriors have extended their winning streak to 12 games and don’t look to be stopping any time soon. In just about every facet of...

Recap: 12-6 Chicago Bulls Defeat 4-15 Charlotte Hornets 102-95
December 3rd, 2014 at 8:47 PM
It was a total team effort tonight for the Chicago Bulls, and it was exactly what they needed coming off of a grueling double overtime loss last night. Six players finished in double figures for Chicago as they handed the spiraling Charlotte Hornets a 102-95 loss, which marks Charlotte’s tenth...

Recap: 11-7 Chicago Bulls Drop Wild Double OT Contest to 14-5 Dallas Mavericks
December 2nd, 2014 at 11:18 PM
In a battle between two of the very best the NBA has to offer, the Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks provided a wildly entertaining game Tuesday night at the United Center. The Mavs ended up with the 132-129 double overtime victory, in what was an early candidate for game of...

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...

Recap: 10-6 Chicago Bulls Pick up Nice Win Over 4-9 Boston Celtics
November 28th, 2014 at 4:11 PM
Normally, when Derrick Rose scores 21 points in a game like he did in the Chicago Bulls 109-102 victory over the Boston Celtics, the story is how Rose looked like his old self. In this case, however, Joakim Noah is stealing some of that thunder. Noah played and looked probably...

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...