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Recap: 30-18 Chicago Bulls Dropped in Double OT to 13-34 Los Angeles Lakers
January 30th, 2015 at 1:14 AM
There’s no rational, justifiable, or sane way to explain the Chicago Bulls. They just beat the best team in basketball in an impossibly difficult place to play without two critically important players on Tuesday. So, of course, tonight they drop a double overtime gauntlet of a game to the Los...

Recap: 30-17 Bulls Pull Off Improbable Overtime Win Against 36-7 Golden State Warriors
January 28th, 2015 at 11:25 AM
Wow, where do we even begin? A 113-111 overtime game between two respectable teams usually provides plenty of entertainment, but this particular game was on whole other level. First consider the Chicago Bulls were without two starters in Jimmy Butler (illness) and Mike Dunleavy (ankle). Then cononsider that before tonight, the Golden...

Recap: 29-17 Chicago Bulls and 20-24 Miami Heat
January 25th, 2015 at 3:18 PM
It’s not everyday that you can say a player that most people had never heard of before, and nonetheless was a free agent when the season began, completely dominated a basketball game. That is no hyperbole, either. Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat man-handled and thoroughly controlled the paint in...

Recap: 29-16 Chicago Bulls Sneak Past 30-14 Dallas Mavericks
January 23rd, 2015 at 10:06 PM
All things considered, beating the Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks on back-to-back nights is extremely impressive. At the very least, it seems as though the Chicago Bulls aren’t broken anymore. Tonight’s 102-98 victory, in the grand scheme of things, can serve as a reminder of how good the Bulls can...

Recap: 28-16 Chicago Bulls Smoke 27-17 San Antonio Spurs
January 22nd, 2015 at 9:44 PM
The NBA is a funny game. If you’ve caught even half of a Chicago Bulls game in the past two weeks, you caught a team that looked destined for a first round playoff exit. Then, tonight comes and the Bulls dismantle the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, who had also...

Recap: 27-16 Chicago Bulls Defeated by 22-20 Cleveland Cavaliers
January 19th, 2015 at 9:34 PM
Things are broken right now for the Chicago Bulls. After tonight’s embarrassing 108-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Bulls have now lost six of their last eight games overall. Injuries, slumps, bad defense – all valid reasons as to why the Bulls are playing such bad basketball. There’s no...

Recap: 27-15 Chicago Bulls Dropped by 33-8 Atlanta Hawks
January 17th, 2015 at 9:54 PM
Tonight’s 107-99 victory for the Atlanta Hawks was a statement win. In many ways, it’s what Atlanta has done leading up to tonight’s contest against the Chicago Bulls that makes it such. For example, the Hawks just completed a four-games-in-five-nights stretch, all of which were on the road, and won...

Recap: 27-14 Chicago Bulls Beat 13-25 Boston Celtics
January 16th, 2015 at 9:04 PM
The Chicago Bulls pulled away from the stingy Boston Celtics in the fourth quarter and never looked back en route to a 119-103 victory. It wasn’t a sure thing, as the Celtics shot 60 percent from the field and torched Chicago for 58 points in the first half, but a...

Recap: 26-14 Chicago Bulls Dropped by 27-12 Washington Wizards
January 14th, 2015 at 10:31 PM
What an impressive set of back-to-back wins for the Washington Wizards. After taking care of the San Antonio Spurs last night, the Wizards walked into Chicago and picked up a convincing 105-99 victory. Washington’s now won five of their last six; meanwhile Chicago’s now lost four of their last five. Chicago’s...

Recap: 26-13 Chicago Bulls Dropped by 14-27 Orlando Magic
January 12th, 2015 at 10:05 PM
The Orlando Magic entered tonight’s contest against the Chicago Bulls as the third-worst offensive team in basketball. They were also missing two of their top four scorers due to injury – Tobias Harris and Evan Fournier – but that didn’t deter the Magic from scoring a season-best 121 points in...

Recap: 26-12 Chicago Bulls Defeat 20-19 Milwaukee Bucks 95-87
January 10th, 2015 at 10:02 PM
On any given night in the NBA, you might see something you’ve never seen before. Tonight’s Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks contest in frigid Chicago featured something long-time NBA fans might’ve seen before: Pau Gasol completely taking over a basketball game. Gasol’s Hall-of-Fame worthy career has reached highest of heights,...

Recap: 25-12 Chicago Bulls Lose 102-88 to 25-11 Washington Wizards
January 9th, 2015 at 10:09 PM
It was one of those games where it felt like the Bulls were playing from behind the entire night. Well, it felt that way because it was actually true. After taking a sterling 2-0 lead to begin the game, the Bulls never saw another lead again. Much to the dismay...

Recap: 25-11 Chicago Bulls Lose to 13-23 Utah Jazz
January 7th, 2015 at 10:05 PM
Call it a trap game, or chalk it up as a grind-of-the-season loss, but a 97-77 beatdown at the hands of the Utah Jazz is not indicative of just how good this Chicago Bulls team is. Remember Monday night against the Houston Rockets? When the Bulls scored 62 points by...

Recap: 25-10 Chicago Bulls Defeat 23-11 Houston Rockets
January 5th, 2015 at 10:04 PM
The Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets played an incredibly fun basketball game on Monday night, but just before game time news of a three-team trade broke involving Dion Waiters going to Oklahoma City and Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith going to Cleveland. Why is that important, you might ask? Well,...

Recap: 24-10 Chicago Bulls Beat 11-20 Boston Celtics in Overtime
January 3rd, 2015 at 10:27 PM
Winning a basketball game in the NBA is never a simple task – any head coach would tell you that – but boy the Chicago Bulls sure didn’t make it easy on themselves tonight. They ended up defeating the Boston Celtics 109-102 in overtime, but at times they played some...

Recap: 22-10 Chicago Bulls Lose to 15-16 Brooklyn Nets 96-82, Snaps Win Streak
December 30th, 2014 at 10:14 PM
Win streaks are a funny thing. Often, we lose focus on the bigger picture and we think short-term, forgetting that the NBA season is of course a marathon and not a sprint. When things are rolling and really clicking it’s easy to forget about the inevitable clunker games that do...

Recap: 22-9 Chicago Bulls Avoid Fourth Quarter Collapse, Defeat 11-21 Indiana Pacers
December 29th, 2014 at 9:04 PM
It’s not easy winning seven games in a row, and sometimes you need a little luck along the way. Tonight, the Chicago Bulls thoroughly outplayed the Indiana Pacers for three quarters, building a lead as big as 21 points. Then, the Bulls went ice cold in the fourth quarter. Like,...

Recap: 21-9 Chicago Bulls Beat 15-15 New Orleans Pelicans
December 27th, 2014 at 9:57 PM
When is the last time you can recall a defensive specialist transforming into a complete star the way Jimmy Butler has this season? Butler went for 33 points in the Chicago Bulls 107-100 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, and his stat line tonight is becoming somewhat of a routine...

Recap: 20-9 Chicago Bulls Beat 9-20 Los Angeles Lakers 113-93
December 25th, 2014 at 9:53 PM
Winning by 20 points on Christmas Day is one surefire way to please the home crowd. The Chicago Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-93, which puts Chicago on a five-game win streak. Derrick Rose scored 20 points, Jimmy Butler had 21 on 12 shots (naturally), and Pau Gasol recorded...

Recap: 19-9 Chicago Bulls Beat 19-8 Washington Wizards 99-91
December 23rd, 2014 at 9:13 PM
The Chicago Bulls are quietly ascending. Now finding themselves winners of four straight, two of which came on the road, and including three consecutive wins against really good teams in Memphis, Toronto, and the Washington Wizards tonight. Against the Wiz, the Bulls managed to stave off a late, furious rally...