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Chicago Bulls: Stop Playing Kirk Hinrich So Much
February 17th, 2015 at 1:58 PM
Yesterday, we wrote about Tony Snell with the larger premise being Kirk Hinrich playing too many damn minutes. We explained how Snell – who is bigger, taller, younger and more athletic than Hinrich – is fully capable of guarding pretty much any player Hinrich is typically asked to guard. And...

Chicago Bulls: Why Tony Snell Needs to Stay in the Rotation
February 16th, 2015 at 3:15 PM
The emergence of Tony Snell has been, shall we say, unexpected? In Chicago’s last four games before the All-Star break, Snell produced 18.5 points per game on nearly 70 percent shooting from the field and 60 percent from three-point range. It’s safe to say those shooting numbers likely aren’t sustainable...

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...

Recap: 31-20 Chicago Bulls Blow Out 27-24 New Orleans Pelicans
February 7th, 2015 at 8:45 PM
Want to know how important Anthony Davis is to the New Orleans Pelicans? Well, the Pelicans, while they certainly did not play great in the first half, were down only nine points at the break. In the second half, however, Anthony Davis did not play after taking a very hard...

Chicago Bulls: Doug McDermott Could Be Heading to the D-League
February 7th, 2015 at 3:01 PM
NBA rookies are a lot like second-string quarterbacks in Chicago – usually, they’re the most popular guy in town. There’s a reason for this, and really it's quite simple: Chicago – as a sports town – prefers the unknown because normally, we’re sick and tired of being sick and tired...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Recap: 25-12 Chicago Bulls Lose 102-88 to 25-11 Washington Wizards
January 9th, 2015 at 10:09 PM
It was one of those games where it felt like the Bulls were playing from behind the entire night. Well, it felt that way because it was actually true. After taking a sterling 2-0 lead to begin the game, the Bulls never saw another lead again. Much to the dismay...

Recap: 25-11 Chicago Bulls Lose to 13-23 Utah Jazz
January 7th, 2015 at 10:05 PM
Call it a trap game, or chalk it up as a grind-of-the-season loss, but a 97-77 beatdown at the hands of the Utah Jazz is not indicative of just how good this Chicago Bulls team is. Remember Monday night against the Houston Rockets? When the Bulls scored 62 points by...

Preview: 22-10 Chicago Bulls and 13-19 Denver Nuggets
January 1st, 2015 at 4:22 PM
Hopefully the Chicago Bulls bring in the New Year better than they ended 2014. Of course, prior to their loss to the Brooklyn Nets the Bulls had won seven in a row. So if they can rekindle that success they had during their win streak tonight against the Denver Nuggets,...

Preview: 22-9 Chicago Bulls and 14-16 Brooklyn Nets
December 30th, 2014 at 3:02 PM
If you’ve felt like the Chicago Bulls and the Brooklyn Nets have played each other a lot recently, well, that’s because they have. For the third time in 30 days the Bulls and Nets will square off, and in somewhat of a scheduling quirk these two teams won’t meet again...

Preview: 21-9 Chicago Bulls Travel to Indiana to Take on 11-20 Pacers
December 29th, 2014 at 9:36 AM
Some teams, no matter how devastated or decimated by injury, will always be a thorn in the side of their opponent. Consider this Indiana Pacers team just that, and chalk that up to good coaching. While the Chicago Bulls are riding a six-game win streak into Indianapolis tonight, they’re facing...

Preview: 15-14 New Orleans Pelicans and 20-9 Chicago Bulls
December 27th, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Winners of five in a row and eight of their last nine games overall, the Chicago Bulls are not the team you want to play right now. The New Orleans Pelicans do have Anthony Davis, who is the first basketball player in NBA history to be a cross between a...