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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 (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...

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...

LeBron James Finally Gets His Ring as Miami Heat Trounce Oklahoma City Thunder to Win NBA Title
June 22nd, 2012 at 1:42 AM
I remember watching "The Decision" back in the summer of 2010, simultaneously cursing the ridiculousness of it and praying that LeBron James would choose the Chicago Bulls as his next destination. When LeBron uttered his famous "take my talents to South Beach" line, a feeling of both disappointment and rage...

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...

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...

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...

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose Upset with ‘Cheap Shots’
April 16th, 2012 at 9:21 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is usually not one to be too outspoken or demonstrative. The whole "Humble-Bot" thing has taken on a life of its own (I think we can credit Blog-a-Bull for this one), so it's certainly very surprising when Rose does speak out about something.  After Sunday's...

The Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose and ‘Hero Ball’
April 9th, 2012 at 10:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** "Hero ball" is called just that for a reason. When it works, it turns players into heroes. Guys have built legacies on clutch play in the fourth quarter, including a certain #23 who played for the Chicago Bulls back in the day.  But is hero ball really the best way...

Chicago Bulls Embarrassed in 92-78 Loss to Oklahoma City Thunder
April 1st, 2012 at 6:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** With Derrick Rose out, everybody knew it would take a monumental effort from the Chicago Bulls to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. Unfortunately for the Bulls, they brought very little effort at all.  In what can only be categorized as a royal arse whoopin', the Thunder ran the...

Oklahoma City Thunder 92 – Chicago Bulls 78: Game Grades
April 1st, 2012 at 3:36 PM
The Chicago Bulls traveled to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder for a much anticipated matchup between the teams with the top two records in the NBA. The game was touted as a possible Finals preview, but it proved to be anything but. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook started...

Chicago Bulls (42-11) Visit Oklahoma City Thunder (39-12) for a Possible NBA Finals Preview
March 31st, 2012 at 3:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** When the NBA lockout ended and the new schedule came out, the first date I circled on the calendar was April 1. Because I'm not going to lie, I've been looking forward to the upcoming matchup between the Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder more than any other game...

Chicago Bulls Bullets: Thibs’ Contract Situation, Rose’s MVP Pick, the International Man of Mystery Known as Rip Hamilton
March 31st, 2012 at 10:07 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Bulls just got done locking up the Detroit Pistons on Friday night and will now prepare for perhaps their toughest test this season: The Oklahoma City Thunder. But before examine that matchup, let's take a look at some Bulls news and notes.  Distractions are the last thing the Bulls...

Chicago Bulls’ Luol Deng Selected to All-Star Team
February 9th, 2012 at 7:56 PM
After weeks of lobbying from fans, media, teammates and coaches alike, Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng has been rewarded with a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star team. This is Deng's first All-Star selection and he has now become the 14th All-Star in franchise history. Deng will be joining Derrick...

2012 NBA All-Star Reserves: One Man’s Opinion
February 9th, 2012 at 7:23 AM
Well, we already know who will be starting in Orlando. Now it's just a question of who is going to back them up. They'll be announced later tonight, so I figured I should throw out who I think should get in now, before we all inevitably get upset at the...

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose Named Finalist for 2012 U.S. Olympic Team
January 16th, 2012 at 11:40 AM
***PHOTO1*** As expected, Chicago Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose has been named as a finalist for the 2012 United States Olympic basketball team. Rose is one of 20 guys aiming to make the squad that will be heavy favorites to win a second straight gold medal in this summer's...