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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,...

Recap: 33-20 Chicago Bulls Wax 18-33 Sacramento Kings
February 10th, 2015 at 9:51 PM
Wouldn’t you know it, even in a game where the Chicago Bulls thoroughly outplayed the Sacramento Kings, playing just about as well as they possibly could – there’s still something to worry about. We’ll get to that part momentarily, because first: the good stuff. Chicago defeated Sacramento 104-86, winning in just...

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: 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: 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: 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: 17-9 Chicago Bulls and 22-6 Toronto Raptors
December 22nd, 2014 at 12:03 PM
Hey, the Chicago Bulls might actually play at full strength for once. The Bulls listed Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, and Pau Gasol all as probable for tonight’s game against the Toronto Raptors. Probable, of course, does not make anything a foregone conclusion, but it is something worth getting...

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...

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: 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...

Chicago Bulls: Doug McDermott Set to Undergo Arthroscopic Procedure
December 13th, 2014 at 12:33 PM
In a weird, confusing situation, Chicago Bulls rookie forward Doug McDermott is out for the foreseeable future with no timetable set for return. The team announced basically right after tipoff last night that McDermott will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his ailing right knee that’s caused him to miss the...