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Chicago Bulls 100, Boston Celtics 99: Friday Night Fights
January 19th, 2013 at 12:42 AM
So, once again, the Chicago Bulls emerge victorious in overtime in a game they were really lucky to win.  This game, like the entire season, made no sense. Kirk Hinrich hit a jumper to tie the game with two seconds remaining in regulation, but only after Chicago very nearly turned the...

Chicago Bulls (22-15) at Boston Celtics (20-18) Preview: Yay for not Making Sense!
January 18th, 2013 at 2:10 PM
The 2012-13 Chicago Bulls are the single most perplexing team in history. I'm pretty sure I've said that before, but it bears repeating. Let's look at their last four games. Friday, January 11: Beat the New York Knicks in New York, 108-101. Saturday, January 12: Lose to the Phoenix Suns at the United...

Chicago Bulls 100, Boston Celtics 89: the Importance of Being Joakim
December 19th, 2012 at 2:28 AM
The Chicago Bulls cruised in what might have been their best-played game of the season Tuesday night, avenging an early season defeat at the hands of the Boston Celtics. The Bulls were paced primarily by the stellar play of Joakim Noah, who had his second career triple-double. 11 points, 13 rebounds,...

Chicago Bulls (13-10) V. Boston Celtics (12-11) Preview: Prepare for a Foray into Suckitude
December 18th, 2012 at 4:38 PM
In the wake of last night's horrific loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, this preview is simply going to be a list of things I'd rather do than watch tonight when the Chicago Bulls host the Boston Celtics at the United Center. 1. Argue about Marco Belinelli v. Kyle Korver for the...

Boston Celtics 101, Chicago Bulls 95: Skill of the Irish
November 12th, 2012 at 10:38 PM
"Sometimes, you try your hardest and just come up short. There's no shame in that." I wrote that a year ago, as I dealt with my own personal issues by writing a moderately ridiculous short story based loosely on my life. It's not an original idea, to be sure, but one...

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...

Chicago Bulls’ Luol Deng Named to 2011-12 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
May 23rd, 2012 at 1:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bulls All-Star small forward Luol Deng was named to the 2011-12 NBA All-Defensive Second Team on Wednesday afternoon. It's a well deserved honor for a guy who played a good portion of the season with a torn ligament in his wrist, played the most minutes per game in...

Chicago Bulls Use Big Second Half to Charge Past Boston Celtics
April 6th, 2012 at 11:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** After one half of Thursday night's 93-86 win over the Boston Celtics, the Chicago Bulls looked like they were dead in the water. With Derrick Rose out for a 12th straight game and lethargy appearing to set in on both sides of the floor, the Bulls were in serious...

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose Out Vs. Boston Celtics, Plans to Play Sunday Vs. New York Knicks
April 5th, 2012 at 8:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is getting closer and closer to a return to the court, but that time has not come just yet. Rose has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Boston Celtics, but he plans to play on Sunday against the New York Knicks. This...

New Jersey Nets 97 – Chicago Bulls 85: Laying an Egg
February 18th, 2012 at 8:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** Outworked. Outhustled. Outplayed. Whatever you want to call it, the Chicago Bulls' performance against the New Jersey Nets on Saturday at the United Center was nothing short of embarrassing. Whether it was the strange 3 p.m. start, or not having Derrick Rose, or just a case of taking the...

Chicago Bulls 89 – Boston Celtics 80: Playing Big and Winning Ugly
February 17th, 2012 at 9:50 AM
***PHOTO1*** On Tuesday night against the Sacramento Kings, the Chicago Bulls showed that they could win a shootout without Derrick Rose. Thursday's game against the Boston Celtics was the exact opposite. With Rose looking miserable on the sidelines for the fourth consecutive game, the Bulls and Celtics engaged in a...

Boston Celtics 95 – Chicago Bulls 91: Too Much Rondo
February 12th, 2012 at 11:37 PM
The Chicago Bulls were playing their ninth road game in 15 days. They were without reigning MVP Derrick Rose. They were without Rip Hamilton. Their All-Star small forward was horrible. They shot 38.6 percent from the field. They were outrebounded by one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA.  ***PHOTO1***...

Chicago Bulls (23-6) at Boston Celtics (14-12) Preview: End of the Road
February 12th, 2012 at 10:37 AM
Two weeks ago in Miami (it feels like a month ago), the Chicago Bulls embarked on a nine-game road trip that would test their depth, character and resolve. They had to deal with injuries to significant players and had to fight back from several tough losses. On Sunday against the...

Weathering the Storm: Chicago Bulls 88 – Boston Celtics 79
January 14th, 2012 at 9:52 AM
***PHOTO1*** After a nearly perfect first half of basketball put them up 19, the Chicago Bulls were on the verge of blowing out an aging Boston Celtics team on Friday night at the TD Garden. The Bulls were executing their offense efficiently and stifling the Celtics on the defensive end.  But...

Rose or No Rose?: Chicago Bulls (10-2) at Boston Celtics (4-5) Preview
January 13th, 2012 at 10:25 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bulls were able to get by without Derrick Rose against the lowly Washington Wizards on Wednesday, but there's no doubt they would like to see the reigning MVP back for a Friday night showdown against the Boston Celtics. Beating the Wizards at home sans Rose is one...

NBA Season Off to a Great Start
December 25th, 2011 at 10:15 PM
The NBA is back in rip-roaring fashion. Despite some expected sloppiness and some putrid individual play, Opening Day on Christmas Day has provided some great theater. And there's still one game in progress!  Here are some thoughts on the four games played thus far.  ***PHOTO1*** New York Knicks 106 - Boston Celtics 104 You...

2011-12 NBA Season Preview: Team-by-Team Breakdown, Part 1
December 24th, 2011 at 8:15 AM
OK. Basically, what you see here is my expression of exactly how excited I am for this NBA season. When I was informed that we here at Bulls 101 would be doing a general NBA preview in addition to a Bulls preview, I was ecstatic. Having waited fully six months...

2011-12 NBA Preview: Storylines to Watch
December 23rd, 2011 at 3:19 PM
As this is a Chicago Bulls website, we've naturally spent a lot of time this past week previewing the Bulls. But as we approach the start of the season that almost never was, it's time to take a look at some of the juicy storylines from around the NBA. With...

Los Angeles Lakers Pull Out of Chris Paul Trade Talks, Turn Attention to Dwight Howard
December 11th, 2011 at 11:55 AM
The NBA really can't get any weirder, can it? On Saturday's edition of "As the NBA Turns," the Chris Paul three-team trade talks fell apart once again after the Los Angeles Lakers decided to pull out of the discussions. The decision left the New Orleans Hornets and Houston Rockets stunned,...

10 Must-See Chicago Bulls Games in 2011-12 Season
December 7th, 2011 at 7:00 AM
The 2010-11 NBA schedule has finally been released, and by now thousands of diehards have pored over every part of it to find all the best games as well as all the little quirks. With the season being compressed as it is, many teams will have some real tough stretches...