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Chicago Bulls (37-31) Vs Minnesota Timberwolves (24-43) Preview: Trying to Build Momentum
March 24th, 2013 at 5:09 PM
Fresh off a win last night against the Indiana Pacers, the Chicago Bulls look to build their momentum with a win tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves. A win would give Chicago their first back-to-back wins since the beginning of February. Since the start of the second half of the season the...

Chicago Bulls 87, Minnesota Timberwolves 80: Ugly Wins as Ugly Plays
November 10th, 2012 at 9:30 PM
I really don't have much to say about this game. ***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bulls did what they did best, winning ugly with defense. They cobbled together just enough offense to win, and overcame another atrocious shooting night from 40 percent of their starting lineup. (Carlos Boozer and Kirk Hinrich finished a combined...

Chicago Bulls (3-2) Vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (4-1) Preview: Love the Team You’re With
November 10th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
For all of our hand wringing as Chicago Bulls fans — hey, that guy's name looks familiar — over Derrick Rose being out, one suspects that Minnesotans scoff at us. The Minnesota Timberwolves, having lost point guard Ricky Rubio to a torn ACL and forward Kevin Love to a broken hand sustained while...

Oklahoma City Thunder 97, Chicago Bulls 91: Thunderstruck
November 8th, 2012 at 11:45 PM
The "closer" ideology is a tricky subject, but one that's generally considered a bit silly these days. Statistics peg teams that do things other than run isolation for one player over and over again as the best in the clutch. But when those isolations, known in NBA circles as "hero ball,"...

Northwest Division 2012-2013 Season Preview: Mountains to Move
October 23rd, 2012 at 6:30 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...

Oklahoma City Thunder at Chicago Bulls Preview: Jump on the Beard-Wagon
October 23rd, 2012 at 6:00 AM
The Chicago Bulls will host the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight in their sixth game of the 2012 preseason. The Bulls are coming off of a 92-81 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in their last game. As per usual, the preseason doesn't matter, but here are some things to look for. 1) Luol...

Chicago Bulls 92, Minnesota Timberwolves 81: Jesus, Thibs
October 20th, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Once again, the preseason doesn't matter. Here's what happened last night. 1) Seriously, Tom Thibodeau is a crazy person. I was out for most of last night, so I didn't manage to see any of the game, but when I got home and checked the box score, one of the first things...

Minnesota Timberwolves at Chicago Bulls Preview: Where is the Love?
October 19th, 2012 at 11:01 AM
The Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves face off tonight at the United Center. It's the second time in a week these two teams have seen each other, and hopefully this game will be slightly less ugly than the last one. But don't hold your breath. As always, the preseason doesn't matter....

Minnesota Timberwolves 82, Chicago Bulls 75: Taken Behind the Wood Shved
October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 PM
As always, the preseason doesn't matter. Now, to some observations. 1) Tom Thibodeau is a crazy person. Luol Deng sat out the game with a sore groin — don't worry, his wrist is fine — so Jimmy Butler started in his place. And, in a development that seems surprising until you actually...

Report: Kyle Korver Traded to Atlanta Hawks
July 13th, 2012 at 2:41 PM
The Chicago Bulls have been trying to trade Kyle Korver for the past week, with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks being the two main suitors. Well, it looks like the Bulls finally have a taker in the Hawks. Per the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson:  ***PHOTO1***  According to Hawks 101, the Bulls...

Chicago Bulls Target Brandon Roy Agrees to Deal with Minnesota Timberwolves
July 5th, 2012 at 10:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** In news that certainly does not come as a shock (at least to me), the Chicago Bulls fell short in the Brandon Roy sweepstakes after the guard agreed to a two-year, $10.4 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The decision was first reported by Jason Quick of The Oregonian, and was...

Chicago Bulls Bullets: Free Agency Prep Edition
June 30th, 2012 at 10:13 PM
We're just a couple hours away from the beginning of the 2012 free agency free period, so I figured I'd get a quick post up looking at how things stand with the Chicago Bulls. Let's dive right in:  There's been a recent revelation by many of the beat writers that the...

Derrick Rose Injury Has Chicago Bulls Linked to Jonny Flynn and Rafer Alston
June 28th, 2012 at 3:44 PM
Derrick Rose's ACL injury was a huge bummer. Obviously. The Chicago Bulls' 2011-12 championship hopes were completely shot and the future of the team was put into question. Combine the Rose injury with the impending departure of Rose's backup C.J. Watson due to the dastardly luxury tax, and we get...

Report: Chicago Bulls Among Top Suitors for Brandon Roy
June 26th, 2012 at 6:46 AM
***PHOTO1*** Before his knees failed him, free agent Brandon Roy was one hell of a player. But over the past few seasons, those knees betrayed him and he was pushed into retirement after the Portland Trail Blazers used the amnesty clause on him. Ever since then, he has been plotting...

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose Talks About Toe Injury
January 20th, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose did not participate in Friday morning's shootaround and is still labeled a game-time decision for the the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.  ***PHOTO1*** Rose said Friday that the swelling has gone down in his injured big left toe and that he wants to play against rookie standout...

Derrick Rose Out, Rip Hamilton to Start Against Phoenix Suns
January 17th, 2012 at 6:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** Derrick Rose will sit out his second straight game with a toe injury when the Chicago Bulls take on the Phoenix Suns at the United Center on Tuesday night. Rose initially injured the toe last week against the Minnesota Timberwolves and subsequently missed one game. He would return for...

Chicago Bulls Week in Review: Winning Ugly
January 16th, 2012 at 7:40 AM
The Chicago Bulls made it through their five games in six nights stretch with nary a blemish, going 5-0 for the week and grabbing hold of the best record in the NBA. While the Bulls were able to make it through the grueling week unscathed (at least on the record...

Chicago Bulls Complete Sweep of Back-to-Back-to-Back Set
January 11th, 2012 at 11:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** Due to some technical issues over the past few days, we were not able to get a timely recap up for the Chicago Bulls' 111-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday. With the Bulls turning around to play their third game in three nights against the Washington Wizards...

Love and Basketball: Chicago Bulls (8-2) at Minnesota Timberwolves (3-6) Preview
January 10th, 2012 at 1:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** Ricky Rubio. Derrick Rose. Get excited. Well, you'll have to sit through Luke Ridnour vs. Rose to start off, but still. Everyone, including Minnesotans, is waiting for Rubio to come in and face off with the reigning MVP. Oh, and the rest of the game might be fun, I guess. For...

Chicago Bulls Announce 2011-12 Regular Season Schedule
December 6th, 2011 at 7:21 PM
The full 2011-12 NBA schedule has finally been released to an eager horde of basketball fans. As previously announced, the Chicago Bulls will open the 66-game season on the road on Christmas against the Los Angeles Lakers. The game is scheduled to tip off at 4 p.m. CT on ABC.  ***PHOTO1*** The...