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Preview: 33-20 Chicago Bulls and 33-21 Cleveland Cavaliers
February 12th, 2015 at 1:27 PM
The NBA has only one game on the docket tonight, but it fortunately happens to be a really good one. The Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers typically demand the attention of the basketball world, and tonight they’re getting our complete and undivided. There are plenty of storylines to a Bulls-Cavs matchup,...

Preview: 32-20 Chicago Bulls and 18-32 Sacramento Kings
February 10th, 2015 at 2:37 PM
The Sacramento Kings had lost 11 out of 12 games before a DeMarcus Cousins buzzer beater lifted them over the Phoenix Suns a couple of nights ago. Other than that, there hasn't been much to cheer about lately. Nobody is quite sure what is going on with the coaching situation...

Preview: 31-20 Chicago Bulls and 16-37 Orlando Magic
February 8th, 2015 at 12:45 PM
Tonight’s contest against the Orlando Magic marks the second to last time the Chicago Bulls will play on the road in the month of February. Tonight, Chicago wraps up a six-game, two-week long road trip which started on the Pacific Ocean, and now ends on the Atlantic. If Chicago were...

Preview: 30-20 Chicago Bulls and 27-23 New Orleans Pelicans
February 7th, 2015 at 10:36 AM
The New Orleans Pelicans are coming off one of the best wins an NBA team has had all season. Last night, the Pelicans defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in a game that carried playoff magnitude, featured incredible performances and gave perhaps the best finish one could imagine. Anthony Davis, New...

Preview: 30-19 Chicago Bulls and 33-15 Houston Rockets
February 4th, 2015 at 12:24 PM
Gosh, remember the last time the Bulls played the Houston Rockets? Do you remember how awesome it felt when the Bulls defiantly defeated a legit title contender from the Western Conference? We certainly felt awesome. Here’s what we wrote following that win on Jan. 5: “Folks, the Bulls might be in...

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...