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Recap: 30-17 Bulls Pull Off Improbable Overtime Win Against 36-7 Golden State Warriors
January 28th, 2015 at 11:25 AM
Wow, where do we even begin? A 113-111 overtime game between two respectable teams usually provides plenty of entertainment, but this particular game was on whole other level. First consider the Chicago Bulls were without two starters in Jimmy Butler (illness) and Mike Dunleavy (ankle). Then cononsider that before tonight, the Golden...

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...

Preview: 28-16 Chicago Bulls and 30-13 Dallas Mavericks
January 23rd, 2015 at 1:45 PM
We’re not here to talk about what happened the last time these two teams played. Enough time has passed, blood pressure levels have dropped, and we can collectively move on, right? Never mind that gritty, irreplaceable veteran leadership provided by Kirk Hinrich resulted in quite possibly the dumbest foul of...

Conflicting Reports on Tom Thibodeau: What’s Going On?
January 21st, 2015 at 4:09 PM
By now, you’re probably well aware of what’s going on in Bulls-land. Things…they’re not so hot. Chicago’s lost six of their last eight games, allowed 100 or more points in five straight, and they’re hurting – missing two key starters in Joakim Noah and Mike Dunleavy who are both tending...

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...

Preview: 26-14 Chicago Bulls and 13-24 Boston Celtics
January 16th, 2015 at 12:20 PM
Believe it or not, tonight marks the midway point of the regular season for the Chicago Bulls. 50 percent of the way home – game No. 41. We’ve already experienced some pretty high highs – think back to the seven-game win streak in mid-December – and rifts like the current...

Recap: 26-14 Chicago Bulls Dropped by 27-12 Washington Wizards
January 14th, 2015 at 10:31 PM
What an impressive set of back-to-back wins for the Washington Wizards. After taking care of the San Antonio Spurs last night, the Wizards walked into Chicago and picked up a convincing 105-99 victory. Washington’s now won five of their last six; meanwhile Chicago’s now lost four of their last five. Chicago’s...

Preview: 26-13 Chicago Bulls and 26-12 Washington Wizards
January 14th, 2015 at 1:28 PM
At this point, would anyone take exception to the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards being considered rivals? If anything, Bulls-Wizards being a rivalry makes a lot more sense than, say, Bulls-Cavaliers. Chicago’s rivals during the Jordan era (Detroit, New York, Boston) have combined to win 32 games this season, so...

Recap: 26-13 Chicago Bulls Dropped by 14-27 Orlando Magic
January 12th, 2015 at 10:05 PM
The Orlando Magic entered tonight’s contest against the Chicago Bulls as the third-worst offensive team in basketball. They were also missing two of their top four scorers due to injury – Tobias Harris and Evan Fournier – but that didn’t deter the Magic from scoring a season-best 121 points in...

Recap: 25-12 Chicago Bulls Lose 102-88 to 25-11 Washington Wizards
January 9th, 2015 at 10:09 PM
It was one of those games where it felt like the Bulls were playing from behind the entire night. Well, it felt that way because it was actually true. After taking a sterling 2-0 lead to begin the game, the Bulls never saw another lead again. Much to the dismay...

Preview: 25-10 Chicago Bulls and 12-23 Utah Jazz
January 7th, 2015 at 9:18 AM
***VIDEO1*** The Chicago Bulls aren’t in first place in the Eastern Conference – that honor belongs to the genuinely good Atlanta Hawks – but oddsmakers believe that’ll be different come June. For the first time all season, the Cleveland Cavaliers – ho boy, what a mess – are not the...

Nikola Mirotic Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month
January 5th, 2015 at 6:47 PM
Chicago Bulls’ rookie forward Nikola Mirotic started for the first game in his career just on Saturday, and now he’s already picking up awards. Although the young Montenegrin predominately serves as Chicago’s de-facto secret weapon off the bench, that didn’t stop him from obtaining NBA Rookie of the Month honors...

Preview: 23-10 Chicago Bulls and 11-19 Boston Celtics
January 3rd, 2015 at 11:56 AM
The schedule makers must’ve wanted the Chicago Bulls to get opponents from the Atlantic Division out of the way early. Chicago’s already played Brooklyn three times this season, and now they’re getting the Boston Celtics for the third time. And the weird thing is they’ll play Boston again in 13...

Preview: 21-9 Chicago Bulls Travel to Indiana to Take on 11-20 Pacers
December 29th, 2014 at 9:36 AM
Some teams, no matter how devastated or decimated by injury, will always be a thorn in the side of their opponent. Consider this Indiana Pacers team just that, and chalk that up to good coaching. While the Chicago Bulls are riding a six-game win streak into Indianapolis tonight, they’re facing...

Preview: 15-14 New Orleans Pelicans and 20-9 Chicago Bulls
December 27th, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Winners of five in a row and eight of their last nine games overall, the Chicago Bulls are not the team you want to play right now. The New Orleans Pelicans do have Anthony Davis, who is the first basketball player in NBA history to be a cross between a...

Preview: 18-9 Chicago Bulls and 19-7 Washington Wizards
December 23rd, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Don’t look now, but the Chicago Bulls are getting healthy, and are on a little three-game win streak. They knocked off the best team in the Eastern Conference last night, the Toronto Raptors, for the second time this season. And now, they face another tough test on the road against...

Recap: 18-9 Chicago Bulls Beat 22-7 Toronto Raptors in 129-120 Thriller
December 22nd, 2014 at 10:17 PM
In what world do we now live in? The Chicago Bulls just gave up 120 points to the Toronto Raptors – with no overtime, mind you – and actually won the game by outscoring their opponent. It’s one thing to play great defense and score just enough, but that’s not...

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...

Recap: 16-9 Chicago Bulls Defeat 5-23 New York Knicks Behind Butler’s Career Night
December 18th, 2014 at 10:21 PM
In a nationally televised game that was severely lacking star power with Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose being out, Jimmy Butler decided he was going to pick up the slack. Behind a career high 35 points, the Chicago Bulls pulled out a hard fought 103-97 victory against the New York...

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...