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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...

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: 8-5 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...

Recap: (8-5) Chicago Bulls Blown Out by (9-3) Portland Trailblazers
November 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM
There’s something about games in Portland, man. The Chicago Bulls lost the game to the Trailblazers 105-87, but they also may have lost Taj Gibson, who went down holding his ankle in the third quarter. The team announced that Gibson suffered a left ankle sprain in the 105-94 loss to...

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....

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....

Recap: (7-3) Chicago Bulls Fall to (4-7) Indiana Pacers 99-90
November 15th, 2014 at 10:06 PM
One game doesn’t tell the story of a season, but it’d be hard to sell the Chicago Bulls as legitimate title contenders after Saturday night’s 99-90 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Sure, the Bulls were playing without star point guard Derrick Rose, but the Pacers were missing four of five...

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...

Recap: (7-2) Chicago Bulls Drop (7-2) Toronto Raptors 100-93, Rose Leaves with ‘Minor’ Injury
November 13th, 2014 at 10:52 PM
***UPDATE*** ***PHOTO1*** Derrick Rose went down awkwardly on a drive attempt about midway through the fourth quarter, and all of a sudden the meaning of an otherwise brilliant basketball game was rendered inconsequential. The Bulls did end up with an impressive 100-93 win over the Toronto Raptors, but Rose’s status is...

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,...

Recap: 19-Point Fourth Quarter by Brooks not Enough, Bulls Lose 106-101 to Celtics
November 8th, 2014 at 9:31 PM
Down by 15 points at halftime, the effects of four games in five nights finally looked to have taken its toll on the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls lost to the Boston Celtics 106-101, which put an abrupt halt to Chicago's four game winning streak. The Celtics got clean looks all night...

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...

Preview / Injury Report: Chicago Bulls (2-1) Versus Orlando Magic (0-3)
November 4th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Tonight’s game against the visiting Orlando Magic marks the first of four games in five days for the Chicago Bulls. That’s a lot of basketball cramped into not a lot of time, and to make matters worse the Bulls are already fighting the injury bug, but the silver lining is...

Chicago Bulls Escape with 106-105 Win Over Minnesota Timberwolves
November 1st, 2014 at 10:07 PM
Prior to the game, there was confusion as to whether Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, and Taj Gibson would be available for tonight’s contest. By game time, we learned that Butler would be the only one of the three able to give it a go, and boy, are the Bulls glad...

Cavaliers Edge Bulls 114-108 in OT, Rose Leaves in Fourth Quarter with Sprained Ankle
October 31st, 2014 at 10:21 PM
It sure was an entertaining affair Friday night at the United Center. The Cleveland Cavaliers outlasted the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in the overtime victory. Led by LeBron James who finished with 36 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and four steals on 14-30 shooting and Kyrie Irving who had 23 points...

Preview: Chicago Bulls (1-0) and Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1), Rose V. James Tonight on ESPN
October 31st, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Derrick Rose and LeBron James have faced off against one another only three times since the 2010-11 Eastern Conference Finals. Two times in the lockout shortened 2011-12 season, and on opening night last year. That’s it. What was once considered a budding rivalry between James and Rose has the opportunity...

Bench Unit Led by Gibson and Brooks Guides Chicago Bulls to Easy Victory
October 29th, 2014 at 9:52 PM
All eyes were on Derrick Rose as he played in his first regular season basketball game in a Chicago Bulls uniform since eleven months ago, but it was the Bulls’ second unit that stole the show in Chicago’s 104-80 victory against the New York Knicks at Madison Square...