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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...

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: 12-7 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,...

Chicago Bulls News: Jimmy Butler Named Eastern Conference Player of the Month
December 4th, 2014 at 2:05 PM
It just got a lot harder to make a case against Jimmy Butler not being an All-Star this year. Butler, who is entering his fourth NBA season with the Chicago Bulls, has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for October/November. Here’s the press release from the Bulls’...

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...

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...

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...

Chicago Bulls: Five Takeaways from the Circus Road Trip
December 2nd, 2014 at 8:54 AM
Most 4-3 seven-game road trips don’t really deserve their own celebratory column, but historically, the Circus Road Trip has been far from enjoyable for the Chicago Bulls. Over the course of the past fifteen days, we’ve shared tidbits about the annual two-week November rendezvous, but the highlight (lowlight, actually) has...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott Early Season Breakdown
November 19th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
In basketball, and all sports really, a small sample size should be taken lightly. This is a basic principle in Stats 101, and is, for the most part, a sound ideology. Chicago Bulls’ rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic are only 11 games deep in their respective NBA careers, but...

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...

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....