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Preview: 16-9 Chicago Bulls Face 21-4 Memphis Grizzlies
December 19th, 2014 at 8:07 AM
Marc and Pau Gasol have faced one another eighteen times throughout their professional NBA careers. Marc – of the Memphis Grizzlies and the younger brother of the two – was actually once traded for his older brother, who has found himself a nice new home in Chicago. These brothers are...

Preview: 15-9 Chicago Bulls and 5-22 New York Knicks
December 18th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
In the wake of Jay Cutler benching news, the city of Chicago could use a pick-me-up. Well, look no further than the Chicago Bulls playing the New York Knicks tonight on TNT to drown your sorrows. The Bears have embarrassed themselves enough, so take some solace in the Bulls embarrassing...

Preview: East Powers 15-8 Chicago Bulls and 16-7 Atlanta Hawks Square Off
December 15th, 2014 at 1:41 PM
The Atlanta Hawks aren’t a fluke; they’re the real deal. This is a good basketball team that knows its identity, is comfortable in who they are, and plays exactly within themselves. A team that knows itself is a testament to coaching, and Mike Budenholzer deserves credit for fitting personnel with...

Preview: 11-12 Miami Heat and 14-8 Chicago Bulls
December 14th, 2014 at 3:27 PM
Can you consider the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls rivals anymore? After all, we only got to see a Derrick Rose-LeBron James playoff matchup once during James’ run in Miami as Rose’s fragile knees took two and a half years off the career of the league’s youngest MVP. Miami still...

Preview: 13-8 Chicago Bulls and 17-5 Portland Trail Blazers
December 12th, 2014 at 2:08 PM
Initially, one would think the Portland Trail Blazers are in a class above the Chicago Bulls right now. The Blazers are 17-5, they play in the incredibly difficult Western Conference, and they have Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge – two of the best players at their respective positions in the...

Preview: 12-8 Chicago Bulls Against Struggling 8-11 Brooklyn Nets
December 10th, 2014 at 8:48 AM
It’s definitely not a bad time to play a team that’s openly trying throw the towel in before Christmas. Yup, earlier this week the Brooklyn Nets reportedly put the word out that high-profile names like Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Brook Lopez are available via trade. The Chicago Bulls aren’t...

Preview: 12-7 Chicago Bulls Welcome Red Hot 16-2 Golden State Warriors to Town
December 6th, 2014 at 4:14 PM
Tonight’s game featuring the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors could be an NBA Finals preview. The Warriors come to Chicago riding an 11-game winning streak that’s been spearheaded by MVP candidate Stephen Curry. They are also under rookie head coach Steve Kerr. Curry’s stats this season are straight filthy,...

Preview 11-7 Chicago Bulls Attempt to Recover Against 4-14 Charlotte Hornets
December 3rd, 2014 at 2:08 PM
How do you respond to a double overtime, 132-129 heartbreaking loss? Well, for starters, not playing a game the following night would help matters, but unfortunately, that’s just not the case for the Chicago Bulls as they take on the Charlotte Hornets tonight. A quick turnaround after a marathon of...

Preview: 11-6 Chicago Bulls Back Home to Take on 13-5 Dallas Mavericks
December 2nd, 2014 at 12:59 PM
It’s a basically common knowledge to this point that the NBA’s Western Conference is a much stronger, deeper conference than its counterpart out East. The Chicago Bulls, with the all-important caveat of being healthy, are among the select few Eastern Conference teams that could probably hang in the fierce West....

Preview: 10-6 Chicago Bulls Finish Road Trip Against 6-8 Brooklyn Nets
November 30th, 2014 at 12:35 PM
Fourteen days away from home in late November is a customary thing for the Chicago Bulls. Every year, the circus comes to town and forces both the Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks out of the United Center, sending both teams out West for what’s been dubbed as the Circus Road...

Preview: 9-6 Chicago Bulls Against 4-8 Boston Celtics
November 28th, 2014 at 9:31 AM
We can’t start talking about the Chicago Bulls until we talk about the injury front first. As it stands, Derrick Rose (hamstring) and Joakim Noah (eye, knee) are listed as probable and are expected to play. Kirk Hinrich (chest) is also as probable, and Taj Gibson (ankle) has been ruled...

Preview: 9-5 Chicago Bulls at 6-7 Denver Nuggets
November 25th, 2014 at 1:54 PM
The Chicago Bulls are a better basketball team when Derrick Rose plays. This isn’t new, or news, really. After last night’s win over the Utah Jazz, the Bulls are now 5-1 on the season when Rose plays, and 4-4 when he has sat out due to injury. It’s better to...

Preview: 8-5 Chicago Bulls on the Road Against 5-9 Utah Jazz
November 24th, 2014 at 1:28 PM
Injuries are an inherent obstacle, but these days, it feels like there’s been an omnipresent barricade placed in front of the Chicago Bulls. There’s a distinct possibility that the Bulls could be without Derrick Rose (hamstring), Pau Gasol (calf), Kirk Hinrich (chest), and Taj Gibson (ankle) tonight against the Utah...

Preview: (8-4) Chicago Bulls Continue West Coast Trip Against (8-3) Portland Trailblazers
November 21st, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The Chicago Bulls are coming off of their worst loss of the season efficiency-wise last night against the Sacramento Kings. Chicago scored 88 points on 91 offensive possessions, resulting in a season-worst 96.7 Offensive Efficiency Rating. The Bulls also pitched their second worst defensive outing of the season, allowing 103...

Preview: (8-3) Chicago Bulls Face (6-5) Sacramento Kings Tonight on TNT
November 20th, 2014 at 3:01 PM
First things first, Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol are both out tonight for the Chicago Bulls. Both players were listed as questionable – Rose with a left hamstring strain and Gasol with a left calf strain – but ultimately neither will give it a go tonight against the Sacramento Kings....

Preview: (7-3) Chicago Bulls Head West to Take on (5-3) Los Angeles Clippers
November 17th, 2014 at 1:19 PM
***UPDATE*** Rose is out for tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Back in August, oddsmakers opened the Chicago Bulls at 11/2 and the Los Angeles Clippers at 12/1 to win the NBA title. Both teams are within their championship window, and tonight’s game at the Staples Center could be a preview of the finals in June....

Derrick Rose Day-to-Day (Hamstring) as (7-2) Chicago Bulls Host (3-7) Indiana Pacers
November 15th, 2014 at 9:23 AM
At practice on Friday, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Derrick Rose suffered a mild strain in his left hamstring during Chicago’s 100-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors Thursday night. Thibodeau labeled Rose’s status as day-to-day and also said Rose would not be receiving an MRI for the strain. When...

Eastern Conference Showdown: (7-1) Toronto Raptors Host (6-2) Chicago Bulls
November 13th, 2014 at 9:07 AM
Basketball fans, we have ourselves one heck of a game on tap tonight in Toronto. In a nationally televised matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams, the Chicago Bulls will travel to what is sure to be a lively Air Canada Centre to face the upstart Toronto Raptors. For...

Preview: (5-2) Chicago Bulls Host Central Division Rival (2-4) Detroit Pistons
November 10th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
Don’t let the 5-2 record fool you: the Chicago Bulls are not a very good basketball team at the moment. Of course, injuries are a large reason why the Bulls are giving up 104.3 points per game, good for sixth worst in the league. Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson,...

Preview: (5-1) Chicago Bulls Versus (2-3) Boston Celtics
November 8th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
Teams the Chicago Bulls have beaten so far this season: the Knicks, Timberwolves, Magic, Bucks, and 76ers. They are all excellent candidates to miss the playoffs, and you could confidently place tonight's opponent, the Boston Celtics, in that same category as well. But aside from the opening night dismantling of...