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Recap: 29-17 Chicago Bulls and 20-24 Miami Heat
January 25th, 2015 at 3:18 PM
It’s not everyday that you can say a player that most people had never heard of before, and nonetheless was a free agent when the season began, completely dominated a basketball game. That is no hyperbole, either. Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat man-handled and thoroughly controlled the paint in...

Recap: 29-16 Chicago Bulls Sneak Past 30-14 Dallas Mavericks
January 23rd, 2015 at 10:06 PM
All things considered, beating the Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks on back-to-back nights is extremely impressive. At the very least, it seems as though the Chicago Bulls aren’t broken anymore. Tonight’s 102-98 victory, in the grand scheme of things, can serve as a reminder of how good the Bulls can...

Looking Back at Our Preseason Predictions
January 20th, 2015 at 11:13 AM
We’ve reached just past the midway point of the Bulls’ season. Thus far, Chicago’s probably classified under the ‘good-but-not-great’ category within the greater NBA landscape. They’ve picked up marquee wins against Portland, Houston, Memphis, and Toronto twice. But they’ve also lost head-scratchers to Orlando, Utah, and Boston. More disconcerting, however: Chicago...

Recap: 27-16 Chicago Bulls Defeated by 22-20 Cleveland Cavaliers
January 19th, 2015 at 9:34 PM
Things are broken right now for the Chicago Bulls. After tonight’s embarrassing 108-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Bulls have now lost six of their last eight games overall. Injuries, slumps, bad defense – all valid reasons as to why the Bulls are playing such bad basketball. There’s no...

Recap: 21-9 Chicago Bulls Beat 15-15 New Orleans Pelicans
December 27th, 2014 at 9:57 PM
When is the last time you can recall a defensive specialist transforming into a complete star the way Jimmy Butler has this season? Butler went for 33 points in the Chicago Bulls 107-100 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, and his stat line tonight is becoming somewhat of a routine...

Preview: 17-9 Chicago Bulls and 22-6 Toronto Raptors
December 22nd, 2014 at 12:03 PM
Hey, the Chicago Bulls might actually play at full strength for once. The Bulls listed Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, and Pau Gasol all as probable for tonight’s game against the Toronto Raptors. Probable, of course, does not make anything a foregone conclusion, but it is something worth getting...

Recap: Butler, Mirotic Lead 17-9 Chicago Bulls Past 21-5 Memphis Grizzlies
December 19th, 2014 at 10:39 PM
How great has Jimmy Butler been this season? Butler’s been so great that even in games where Derrick Rose sits out – like tonight, as Rose tends to the flu back home in the Windy City – the Chicago Bulls are still a competent team on offense. Maybe you don’t...

Preview: 15-9 Chicago Bulls and 5-22 New York Knicks
December 18th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
In the wake of Jay Cutler benching news, the city of Chicago could use a pick-me-up. Well, look no further than the Chicago Bulls playing the New York Knicks tonight on TNT to drown your sorrows. The Bears have embarrassed themselves enough, so take some solace in the Bulls embarrassing...

Recap: 15-9 Chicago Bulls Dropped by 17-7 Atlanta Hawks
December 15th, 2014 at 9:19 PM
The Atlanta Hawks took advantage of a poor shooting night from the Chicago Bulls to pick up a nice-looking 93-86 win. The Bulls played a day late and a dollar short, as they just couldn’t surmount the lead Atlanta held basically the entire game. The Hawks have now won 10...

Recap: 15-8 Chicago Bulls Blow Out 11-13 Miami Heat
December 14th, 2014 at 7:54 PM
For the first time in a long time, the Chicago Bulls displayed the trademark defense that they’ve come to be identified with under head coach Tom Thibodeau. They pitched a season best effort, holding the Miami Heat to only 75 points as Chicago breezed to a 93-75 victory. Mike Dunleavy...

Recap: 14-8 Chicago Bulls Defeat 17-6 Portland Trail Blazers 115-106
December 12th, 2014 at 9:08 PM
For the first time in three years, Derrick Rose scored more than 30 points in a basketball game. Rose went for 31 points (14-24 FGs) along with five assists and had 16 of his 24 shots come in the painted area. But more importantly, tonight marked Rose’s ninth consecutive game...

Preview: 13-8 Chicago Bulls and 17-5 Portland Trail Blazers
December 12th, 2014 at 2:08 PM
Initially, one would think the Portland Trail Blazers are in a class above the Chicago Bulls right now. The Blazers are 17-5, they play in the incredibly difficult Western Conference, and they have Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge – two of the best players at their respective positions in the...

Recap: 13-8 Chicago Bulls Throttle 8-12 Brooklyn Nets 105-80
December 10th, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Aside from a porous first quarter, there was never really any doubt that the Chicago Bulls would beat the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn’s reached dire times, and their play tonight certainly didn’t inspire anyone to think otherwise. The Bulls feasted on a depleted Nets roster en route to a 25-point victory,...

Preview: 12-8 Chicago Bulls Against Struggling 8-11 Brooklyn Nets
December 10th, 2014 at 8:48 AM
It’s definitely not a bad time to play a team that’s openly trying throw the towel in before Christmas. Yup, earlier this week the Brooklyn Nets reportedly put the word out that high-profile names like Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Brook Lopez are available via trade. The Chicago Bulls aren’t...

Preview: 12-7 Chicago Bulls Welcome Red Hot 16-2 Golden State Warriors to Town
December 6th, 2014 at 4:14 PM
Tonight’s game featuring the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors could be an NBA Finals preview. The Warriors come to Chicago riding an 11-game winning streak that’s been spearheaded by MVP candidate Stephen Curry. They are also under rookie head coach Steve Kerr. Curry’s stats this season are straight filthy,...

Preview 11-7 Chicago Bulls Attempt to Recover Against 4-14 Charlotte Hornets
December 3rd, 2014 at 2:08 PM
How do you respond to a double overtime, 132-129 heartbreaking loss? Well, for starters, not playing a game the following night would help matters, but unfortunately, that’s just not the case for the Chicago Bulls as they take on the Charlotte Hornets tonight. A quick turnaround after a marathon of...

Preview: 11-6 Chicago Bulls Back Home to Take on 13-5 Dallas Mavericks
December 2nd, 2014 at 12:59 PM
It’s a basically common knowledge to this point that the NBA’s Western Conference is a much stronger, deeper conference than its counterpart out East. The Chicago Bulls, with the all-important caveat of being healthy, are among the select few Eastern Conference teams that could probably hang in the fierce West....

Recap: 11-6 Chicago Bulls End Road Trip with 102-84 Win Over 6-9 Brooklyn Nets
November 30th, 2014 at 5:17 PM
All things considered, walking away from this seven-game road trip with a 4-3 record – the last win coming after their 102-84 beat down of the Brooklyn Nets today – has to leave the Chicago Bulls feeling pretty good. In fact, since the Jordan era dynasty ended, the Bulls have...

Preview: 10-6 Chicago Bulls Finish Road Trip Against 6-8 Brooklyn Nets
November 30th, 2014 at 12:35 PM
Fourteen days away from home in late November is a customary thing for the Chicago Bulls. Every year, the circus comes to town and forces both the Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks out of the United Center, sending both teams out West for what’s been dubbed as the Circus Road...

Preview: 9-6 Chicago Bulls Against 4-8 Boston Celtics
November 28th, 2014 at 9:31 AM
We can’t start talking about the Chicago Bulls until we talk about the injury front first. As it stands, Derrick Rose (hamstring) and Joakim Noah (eye, knee) are listed as probable and are expected to play. Kirk Hinrich (chest) is also as probable, and Taj Gibson (ankle) has been ruled...