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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...

Chicago Bulls: Doug McDermott Set to Undergo Arthroscopic Procedure
December 13th, 2014 at 12:33 PM
In a weird, confusing situation, Chicago Bulls rookie forward Doug McDermott is out for the foreseeable future with no timetable set for return. The team announced basically right after tipoff last night that McDermott will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his ailing right knee that’s caused him to miss the...

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,...

Chicago Bulls: Let’s Take a Moment to Appreciate Pau Gasol, Please
December 8th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
For starters, Pau Gasol is not Carlos Boozer. That alone might be enough to satisfy Chicago Bulls fans, and one could hardly blame them. Gasol’s outplayed Boozer in virtually every statistical category this season, and perhaps the most preposterous stat of all is that Gasol has blocked more shots as...

Recap: 17-2 Golden State Warriors Outlast 12-8 Chicago Bulls 112-102
December 6th, 2014 at 9:59 PM
It’s hard to believe, but the Golden State Warriors might be better than their sparkling 17-2 record suggests. After beating the Chicago Bulls 112-102 tonight, the Warriors have extended their winning streak to 12 games and don’t look to be stopping any time soon. In just about every facet of...

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...

Recap: 11-7 Chicago Bulls Drop Wild Double OT Contest to 14-5 Dallas Mavericks
December 2nd, 2014 at 11:18 PM
In a battle between two of the very best the NBA has to offer, the Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks provided a wildly entertaining game Tuesday night at the United Center. The Mavs ended up with the 132-129 double overtime victory, in what was an early candidate for game 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...

Recap: 9-6 Chicago Bulls Lose to 7-7 Denver Nuggets 114-109 in Denver
November 25th, 2014 at 11:13 PM
As usual when Derrick Rose leaves a game with an injury, does the result even matter? Rose left the Chicago Bulls 114-109 loss to the Denver Nuggets late in the second quarter after he appeared to show some discomfort in his lower body, forcing him to leave the contest and...

Preview: 9-5 Chicago Bulls at 6-7 Denver Nuggets
November 25th, 2014 at 1:54 PM
The Chicago Bulls are a better basketball team when Derrick Rose plays. This isn’t new, or news, really. After last night’s win over the Utah Jazz, the Bulls are now 5-1 on the season when Rose plays, and 4-4 when he has sat out due to injury. It’s better to...

Preview: (8-4) Chicago Bulls Continue West Coast Trip Against (8-3) Portland Trailblazers
November 21st, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The Chicago Bulls are coming off of their worst loss of the season efficiency-wise last night against the Sacramento Kings. Chicago scored 88 points on 91 offensive possessions, resulting in a season-worst 96.7 Offensive Efficiency Rating. The Bulls also pitched their second worst defensive outing of the season, allowing 103...

Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott Early Season Breakdown
November 19th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
In basketball, and all sports really, a small sample size should be taken lightly. This is a basic principle in Stats 101, and is, for the most part, a sound ideology. Chicago Bulls’ rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic are only 11 games deep in their respective NBA careers, but...

Recap: (8-3) Chicago Bulls Defeat (5-4) Los Angeles Clippers 105-89
November 18th, 2014 at 12:29 AM
Jimmy Butler has been playing like an All-Star, and nobody in the league has noticed. Butler led a depleted Chicago Bulls team, which was without Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol, into the Staples Center to defeat the formidable Los Angeles Clippers. It was just another night at the office for...

Derrick Rose Day-to-Day (Hamstring) as (7-2) Chicago Bulls Host (3-7) Indiana Pacers
November 15th, 2014 at 9:23 AM
At practice on Friday, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Derrick Rose suffered a mild strain in his left hamstring during Chicago’s 100-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors Thursday night. Thibodeau labeled Rose’s status as day-to-day and also said Rose would not be receiving an MRI for the strain. When...

Recap: (7-2) Chicago Bulls Drop (7-2) Toronto Raptors 100-93, Rose Leaves with ‘Minor’ Injury
November 13th, 2014 at 10:52 PM
***UPDATE*** ***PHOTO1*** Derrick Rose went down awkwardly on a drive attempt about midway through the fourth quarter, and all of a sudden the meaning of an otherwise brilliant basketball game was rendered inconsequential. The Bulls did end up with an impressive 100-93 win over the Toronto Raptors, but Rose’s status is...

Recap: (6-2) Chicago Bulls Beat (2-5) Detroit Pistons 102-91 Behind Rose’s 24 Points
November 10th, 2014 at 9:55 PM
For the first time this season, the Chicago Bulls played at full strength, and they sure didn’t disappoint the home crowd. In what was a complete, all around effort, the (6-2) Bulls took care of the (2-5) Detroit Pistons handily by a score of 102-91. Derrick Rose was the star...