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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, not so good as the Kings dropped the Bulls 103-88, snapping their 6-0 road start. The Bulls were outscored 81-59 after the first quarter and...

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...

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...

Recap: (6-2) Chicago Bulls Beat (2-5) Detroit Pistons 102-91 Behind Rose’s 24 Points
November 10th, 2014 at 9:55 PM
For the first time this season, the Chicago Bulls played at full strength, and they sure didn’t disappoint the home crowd. In what was a complete, all around effort, the (6-2) Bulls took care of the (2-5) Detroit Pistons handily by a score of 102-91. Derrick Rose was the star...

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...

Recap: Chicago Bulls Improve to 5-1, Defeat Winless Philadelphia 76ers
November 7th, 2014 at 8:41 PM
It was a rotten, ugly basketball game to watch, but a win is a win and now would be an appropriate time to remind you: good teams like the now 5-1 Chicago Bulls are supposed to beat bad teams like the 0-6 Philadelphia 76ers. Coming out of Philly with a...

Injury Roundup: Chicago Bulls Lack of Transparency Causing Confusion
November 7th, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Whether it’s a strategic ploy to throw off their opponents or an annoying string of miscommunication between head coach, training staff, and front office, nobody is really sure what to believe on injury news for the dinged up Chicago Bulls these days. The best advice you could give the Bulls’...

No Rose, No Noah, No Problem as Chicago Bulls Defeat the Orlando Magic 98-90
November 5th, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Make it two consecutive games that there has been a last-minute scratch of Derrick Rose (sprained ankle) from the lineup card. Rose has been a scratch both in Minnesota on Saturday night and on Tuesday night against the Orlando Magic, even though the Chicago Bulls slated Derrick Rose to start...

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...

Per Yahoo! Sports, Jimmy Butler Rejects Chicago Bulls’ ‘Final Offer’
October 31st, 2014 at 5:25 PM
Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Jimmy Butler has rejected the Chicago Bulls' 'final offer' and will enter restricted free agency next summer. The two sides do have until 10:59 p.m. Central before the deadline passes to reach a deal, but it appears unlikely at this hour. The Bulls will retain...

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...

Preview: Season Tipoff Between Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks
October 29th, 2014 at 11:45 AM
New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony made the justifiable choice, and there’s no disrespect (if you ask TajGibson, anyway) between he and the Chicago Bulls. Anthony flirted with the idea of signing with Chicago as a free agent this summer, but ultimately chose to remain in New York...

Chicago Bulls Season Preview and Predictions
October 29th, 2014 at 7:30 AM
Chicago Bulls regular season basketball is back in our lives, folks. It’s a fresh new season filled with high hopes and higher aspirations. There’s optimism abound, and it’s time for Bulls101 to drop some infallible predictions. We’ve essentially produced a running preview all summer long – so we’ll spare you every...

Chicago Bulls: Jimmy Butler Contract Extension Talk, Injury News
October 27th, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Time is running out for the Chicago Bulls to strike an agreement on a contract extension with fourth-year swingman Jimmy Butler. The extension deadline for first-round picks from the 2011 draft class is Oct. 31, and if the two sides don’t reach a deal, Butler will face restricted free agency...