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Preview: 30-18 Chicago Bulls and 27-20 Phoenix Suns
January 30th, 2015 at 9:12 AM
What we have here is an interesting matchup between two pretty fun teams. The Phoenix Suns are an extremely young team that’s hungry and fighting for a playoff spot in the vaunted Western Conference. The Chicago Bulls – who by this point you’re probably familiar enough with – but regardless,...

Recap: 30-18 Chicago Bulls Dropped in Double OT to 13-34 Los Angeles Lakers
January 30th, 2015 at 1:14 AM
There’s no rational, justifiable, or sane way to explain the Chicago Bulls. They just beat the best team in basketball in an impossibly difficult place to play without two critically important players on Tuesday. So, of course, tonight they drop a double overtime gauntlet of a game to the Los...

Jimmy Butler Named Eastern Conference All-Star
January 29th, 2015 at 5:19 PM
Congratulations to Jimmy Butler! As unforeseen a rise in recent memory has been capped off as Butler has reportedly been named an Eastern Conference All-Star reserve, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. The official announcement comes at 6 p.m. CT, but with the best news breakers...

Preview: 30-17 Chicago Bulls and 12-34 Los Angeles Lakers
January 29th, 2015 at 12:11 PM
The most Bulls thing possible, after coming off an improbable and dramatic victory against the Golden State Warriors on the road, would be to lose to the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. For every ridiculously impressive win (Houston, Memphis, Dallas), there’s a mystifying loss (Orlando, Indiana, Utah) to counterbalance. That’s the...

Recap: 30-17 Bulls Pull Off Improbable Overtime Win Against 36-7 Golden State Warriors
January 28th, 2015 at 11:25 AM
Wow, where do we even begin? A 113-111 overtime game between two respectable teams usually provides plenty of entertainment, but this particular game was on whole other level. First consider the Chicago Bulls were without two starters in Jimmy Butler (illness) and Mike Dunleavy (ankle). Then cononsider that before tonight, the Golden...

Recap: 29-17 Chicago Bulls and 20-24 Miami Heat
January 25th, 2015 at 3:18 PM
It’s not everyday that you can say a player that most people had never heard of before, and nonetheless was a free agent when the season began, completely dominated a basketball game. That is no hyperbole, either. Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat man-handled and thoroughly controlled the paint in...

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...

Recap: 29-16 Chicago Bulls Sneak Past 30-14 Dallas Mavericks
January 23rd, 2015 at 10:06 PM
All things considered, beating the Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks on back-to-back nights is extremely impressive. At the very least, it seems as though the Chicago Bulls aren’t broken anymore. Tonight’s 102-98 victory, in the grand scheme of things, can serve as a reminder of how good the Bulls can...

Pau Gasol Named Eastern Conference All-Star Starter
January 22nd, 2015 at 6:47 PM
The NBA has announced All-Star game starters for both conferences, and Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls received enough fan votes to be named starting center in the Eastern Conference. ***PHOTO1*** Gasol, 34, is making his fifth career All-Star game appearance, but this will be the first time that he is going...

Looking Back at Our Preseason Predictions
January 20th, 2015 at 11:13 AM
We’ve reached just past the midway point of the Bulls’ season. Thus far, Chicago’s probably classified under the ‘good-but-not-great’ category within the greater NBA landscape. They’ve picked up marquee wins against Portland, Houston, Memphis, and Toronto twice. But they’ve also lost head-scratchers to Orlando, Utah, and Boston. More disconcerting, however: Chicago...

Recap: 27-16 Chicago Bulls Defeated by 22-20 Cleveland Cavaliers
January 19th, 2015 at 9:34 PM
Things are broken right now for the Chicago Bulls. After tonight’s embarrassing 108-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Bulls have now lost six of their last eight games overall. Injuries, slumps, bad defense – all valid reasons as to why the Bulls are playing such bad basketball. There’s no...

Recap: 27-15 Chicago Bulls Dropped by 33-8 Atlanta Hawks
January 17th, 2015 at 9:54 PM
Tonight’s 107-99 victory for the Atlanta Hawks was a statement win. In many ways, it’s what Atlanta has done leading up to tonight’s contest against the Chicago Bulls that makes it such. For example, the Hawks just completed a four-games-in-five-nights stretch, all of which were on the road, and won...

Preview: 27-14 Chicago Bulls and 32-8 Atlanta Hawks
January 17th, 2015 at 2:26 PM
We’ve said it loud and we’ve said it often here at Bulls101: the Atlanta Hawks are for real. Currently, the Hawks are a full five games ahead of the second place team (Washington) in the Eastern Conference, and they also own the second highest winning percentage in the NBA. Things...

Recap: 27-14 Chicago Bulls Beat 13-25 Boston Celtics
January 16th, 2015 at 9:04 PM
The Chicago Bulls pulled away from the stingy Boston Celtics in the fourth quarter and never looked back en route to a 119-103 victory. It wasn’t a sure thing, as the Celtics shot 60 percent from the field and torched Chicago for 58 points in the first half, but a...

Recap: 26-14 Chicago Bulls Dropped by 27-12 Washington Wizards
January 14th, 2015 at 10:31 PM
What an impressive set of back-to-back wins for the Washington Wizards. After taking care of the San Antonio Spurs last night, the Wizards walked into Chicago and picked up a convincing 105-99 victory. Washington’s now won five of their last six; meanwhile Chicago’s now lost four of their last five. Chicago’s...

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...

Recap: 26-12 Chicago Bulls Defeat 20-19 Milwaukee Bucks 95-87
January 10th, 2015 at 10:02 PM
On any given night in the NBA, you might see something you’ve never seen before. Tonight’s Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks contest in frigid Chicago featured something long-time NBA fans might’ve seen before: Pau Gasol completely taking over a basketball game. Gasol’s Hall-of-Fame worthy career has reached highest of heights,...

Preview: 25-10 Chicago Bulls and 12-23 Utah Jazz
January 7th, 2015 at 9:18 AM
***VIDEO1*** The Chicago Bulls aren’t in first place in the Eastern Conference – that honor belongs to the genuinely good Atlanta Hawks – but oddsmakers believe that’ll be different come June. For the first time all season, the Cleveland Cavaliers – ho boy, what a mess – are not the...

Recap: 25-10 Chicago Bulls Defeat 23-11 Houston Rockets
January 5th, 2015 at 10:04 PM
The Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets played an incredibly fun basketball game on Monday night, but just before game time news of a three-team trade broke involving Dion Waiters going to Oklahoma City and Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith going to Cleveland. Why is that important, you might ask? Well,...

Preview: 24-10 Chicago Bulls and 23-10 Houston Rockets
January 5th, 2015 at 1:13 PM
The Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets have nearly identical records thanks in large part to Jimmy Butler and James Harden. Both teams are considered legitimate championship contenders also thanks in large part to Jimmy Butler and James Harden. While there are a variety of other areas we could cover on...