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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...

Nikola Mirotic not Playing for Spain in World Cup
August 27th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
In news that kind of got swept under the rug a bit, one of the sparkling new additions to the Chicago Bulls for this forthcoming season Spanish-Montenegrin Nikola Mirotic, the highest paid European rookie in NBA history, will not be playing in the FIBA World Cup for his naturalized country...

NBA Playoff Odds: Miami Heat Still Lead the Way
May 15th, 2013 at 11:33 AM
The NBA season is moving into its latter stages now, with the regular season having finished a month ago, and the remaining teams now competing in the playoffs for the chance to reach the NBA Final. However although there is barely a month of action left this season, there is...

Chicago Bulls (32-23) VS. Oklahoma City Thunder (40-15) Game Preview: Preparing for the Storm
February 24th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Here comes the second tough challenge of the week for the Chicago Bulls.  Although they were able to pick up a much needed moral booster in Charlotte, the Bulls have been in a slump lately ever since the Kirk Hinrich injury occurred.  They have lost six of the last ten...

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...

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,"...

Chicago Bulls (3-1) Vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (2-2) Preview: Primetime
November 8th, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Raise your hand if you had the Chicago Bulls with a better record than the Oklahoma City Thunder, even through just four games. Now, anyone who just raised their hands, put them back down because you are lying. To be fair, the Bulls have yet to play a team that could reasonably...

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...

Oklahoma City Thunder Sign Serge Ibaka to Four-Year Extension
August 18th, 2012 at 9:58 PM
Hello again, sorry not to have been updating the sight more regularly. In my defense, there hasn't been a whole lot to say about the Bulls of late, but still. My apologies. I'm sure many of you are wondering why this particular headline is showing up on a site that follows...

Chicago Bulls Add Three-Time Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson: the Offseason from Hell Marches On
July 30th, 2012 at 10:35 PM
So, as the header on this post might suggest, the Chicago Bulls are going to sign point guard Nate Robinson, formerly of the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks. Presumably, this will be a deal for the minimum, likely for just one year. There's...

Nazr Mohammed Reportedly Joining Chicago Bulls; Omer Asik Out?
July 22nd, 2012 at 5:32 PM
So, good news, better news and bad news. The good news is that a Bulls free agent target is actually intending to sign with them. The better news is that the signee is not Darko Milicic, but rather Nazr Mohammed, a veteran center formerly a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The...

Miami Heat on Brink of NBA Title After Exhilarating 104-98 Win Over Oklahoma City Thunder
June 20th, 2012 at 12:40 AM
I'm still trying to catch my breath. A Game 4 that started with the Oklahoma City Thunder running out to an early 17-point lead ended with the Miami Heat grabbing a heart-pounding 104-98 win despite LeBron James finding himself on the bench with leg cramps. With the victory, the Heat...

Miami Heat Take 2-1 Series Lead After Hard-Fought 91-85 Game 3 Win Over Oklahoma City Thunder
June 17th, 2012 at 11:03 PM
After an extremely competitive first half in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder threatened to blow the game open in the third quarter. The Thunder opened a 10-point lead over the Miami Heat, leaving the sell-out American Airlines Arena crowd dead silent. But thanks to Kevin Durant...

Miami Heat Barely Hang on in 100-96 Game 2 Victory Over Oklahoma City Thunder
June 15th, 2012 at 12:40 AM
***PHOTO1*** In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat jumped out to a early 13-point lead before being reeled in by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Game 2 started in similar fashion, with Miami blitzing Oklahoma City from the get-go and holding a double-digit lead throughout the majority of...

Big Second Half Helps Oklahoma City Thunder to a 105-94 Game 1 Win Over Miami Heat
June 13th, 2012 at 12:04 AM
The Oklahoma City Thunder had been in this position before. In fact, it was Game 6 against the San Antonio Spurs where they faced an 18-point first half deficit and came back to win the Western Conference.  This time around in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat,...

Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder Should Provide NBA Finals to Remember
June 11th, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Before the shortened 2011-12 season started, many thought the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder were on a collision course for the NBA Finals. And even though both teams finished second in their respective conferences, plenty of folks still believed that we were destined for a heavyweight bout between the...

Big Fourth Quarter from ‘Big Three’ Propels Miami Heat to Second Straight NBA Finals
June 10th, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics. Game 7. 73-73 heading into the fourth quarter. What else could you ask for with the Chicago Bulls out of the playoffs? Well, when it got down to winning time, the Heat's "Big Three" delivered one of their finest performances since so boldly joining forces in...

Miami Heat’s LeBron James Silences Critics for One Night
June 7th, 2012 at 11:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** I really had no idea what to expect in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. My heart told me the Celtics would dispatch the Heat and advance to the NBA Finals to face the Oklahoma City Thunder, but my head simply...

With Chicago Bulls Out, These Conference Finals All NBA Could Ask For
May 27th, 2012 at 6:54 PM
It was rather difficult for me to watch the second round series between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers for two reasons. One, it just was not entertaining basketball. Sure there were some moments of brilliance, but for the most part, the brand of hoops was hideous. And second, I...