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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...

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: 20-9 Chicago Bulls Beat 9-20 Los Angeles Lakers 113-93
December 25th, 2014 at 9:53 PM
Winning by 20 points on Christmas Day is one surefire way to please the home crowd. The Chicago Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-93, which puts Chicago on a five-game win streak. Derrick Rose scored 20 points, Jimmy Butler had 21 on 12 shots (naturally), and Pau Gasol recorded...

Christmas Day Preview: 19-9 Chicago Bulls and 9-19 Los Angeles Lakers
December 25th, 2014 at 11:37 AM
Merry Christmas, folks. Tonight at 7 p.m. CT on TNT, on the NBA’s unofficial-but-ceremonial big day of the season, the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers will meet at the United Center. There are five NBA games on tap today, but the majority of which are unfortunately lacking the same...

Chicago Bulls 81 – Los Angeles Lakers 90: Game Grades
March 10th, 2013 at 6:39 PM
The Chicago Bulls kicked off their three game California road trip with a national televised game against the surging Los Angeles Lakers. Coming into the game, the Bulls have been fairly streaky while the Lakers had won 15 of their past 21 games. Ultimately, the Lakers came out victorious pushing...

Chicago Bulls (24-16) V. Detroit Pistons (16-25) Preview: Please Don’t Free Andre Drummond Just Yet
January 23rd, 2013 at 6:42 PM
The Chicago Bulls face off against the once-rival Detroit Pistons for the second time this year, hoping to improve on a week that saw them win four of their last five games. Now, normally wins over the Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers would be a truly impressive...

Chicago Bulls 95, Los Angeles Lakers 83: Ode to Jimmy Butler
January 22nd, 2013 at 8:57 AM
After the Chicago Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 95-83, at the United Center, thanks in no small part to the defense of one Jimmy Butler — and Kirk Hinrich's offensive explosion, but still — it is time for a celebration of his talents. Regular readers will know that we...

Chicago Bulls 95, Los Angeles Lakers 83: Game Grades
January 22nd, 2013 at 8:20 AM
The game between the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers was the definition of "something has got to give." Coming into this game Chicago boasted one of the league's best defenses but also dwelled in the slums as one of the league's worst offenses. The Lakers came in as the exact opposite...

Chicago Bulls (23-16) Vs Los Angeles Lakers (17-23): Dream Within a Dream
January 21st, 2013 at 3:38 PM
The Chicago Bulls get another try to right the ship at home on Martin Luther King Jr Day against the formerly formidable Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers, as I'm sure you know, were one of the favorites in the Western Conference (and by extension, the NBA) when this season started. Now, under...

Bulls 101 Roundtable: Who is This Man and What Has He Done with Carlos Boozer?
January 21st, 2013 at 11:30 AM
With Carlos Boozer celebrating his New Year's with nearly three weeks of much-improved play — so much so that some people seriously think he should be an All-Star — the Bulls 101 staff takes a swing at whether he'll be able to keep it up and what, if anything, should...

Chicago Bulls 93, Sacramento Kings 87: You Always Remember Your First (But I’d Just as Soon Forget)
October 31st, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Hey, a game recap that is not prefaced with "the preseason doesn't matter"! We've reached a milestone, in that it's the first game of the regular aseason and the Chicago Bulls have notched their first win of the year. Last season, of course, the Bulls took home their opener when...

Pacific Division 2012-2013 Season Preview: I Can’t Stand the Lakers
October 25th, 2012 at 6:20 AM
  Hello there! For the second consecutive year, I am putting entirely too much effort into previewing the NBA season. Last year, I tried to cram everything into two parts — three, actually, if you include the preview for just the Bulls — but that was impractical and not particularly well organized. This...

Chicago Bulls #NBARank: Kirk Hinrich and in Defense of Rip Hamilton
September 4th, 2012 at 10:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** ESPN.com is doing its second annual #NBARank, in which they rank every single NBA player. We here at Bulls 101 will be taking a brief look at where each of the Bulls players falls along the way. For the first several installments, click here, here, here, here and here. Rip Hamilton: 187 I spent much of the summer trying to put...

Chicago Bulls Stuck in Neutral as Other Contenders Improve
July 9th, 2012 at 3:17 PM
The Miami Heat have added Ray Allen for cheap. The Los Angeles Lakers have landed Steve Nash in exchange for draft picks. The Brooklyn Nets have acquired Joe Johnson and are possibly on the verge of getting Dwight Howard for very little. Countless other teams have made moves to bolster their...

Chicago Bulls 2011-12 Player Review: Derrick Rose
June 21st, 2012 at 10:07 PM
After a dynamic 2010-11 season that saw Derrick Rose become the youngest NBA MVP ever at age 22, everybody wanted to see what he had in store for an encore. We heard stories about his summer workouts and the talk of a newly refined post game. I don't know about...

Oklahoma City Thunder Advance to NBA Finals with 107-99 Game 6 Win Over San Antonio Spurs
June 7th, 2012 at 12:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** At some point during the 2010-11 NBA season, I felt compelled to hop on board the Oklahoma City Thunder bandwagon. Kevin Durant soon became my favorite non-Bull, while I also derived much enjoyment from watching Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Serge Ibaka develop as players. Things did not work out...

Don’t Count on Pau Gasol Coming to Chicago Bulls
May 31st, 2012 at 9:35 PM
Back at the trade deadline, a rumor surfaced that Derrick Rose had given Chicago Bulls management his blessing to go after Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol. Who knows the actual validity of that rumor, but the supposed deal being discussed for Gasol centered around Carlos Boozer. Since no team...

2011-12 NBA Playoff Preview: Time to Get BIG
April 28th, 2012 at 8:16 AM
Well, a long and tumultuous post-lockout season has finally drawn to a close. 66 games in 123 days for each team, which becomes 990 games in 123 days for the entire NBA. Now we've made it to the playoffs and things promise to get even more interesting than they already...

Chicago Bulls 2011-12 Regular Season in Review
April 27th, 2012 at 11:45 AM
After last season's disappointment, I could not wait for the Chicago Bulls to get back on the court for the 2011-12 season. Of course, that whole silly lockout thing nearly deprived us of an NBA season, which would have left millions of people around the world quite surly. It was...

NBA Trade Deadline Roundup: Chicago Bulls Stay Quiet While Insanity Prevails Elsewhere
March 15th, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Despite numerous, emphatic reports that this year's trade deadline would go by quietly, it did nothing of the sort. In fact, the trades came in fast and furious in the hour immediately before the 3 PM EST deadline and then even more so in the hour immediately after. And each...