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Apr 23

Though the Bulls head to Washington facing a 2-0 deficit in their best of seven playoff series, don’t expect any major changes in Friday’s Game 3.

Twice Chicago has built a double digit lead in the second half but been unable to hold on for a victory.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has watched film and hopes his team will learn …

Apr 21

Joakim Noah has always been a team first kind of guy.

Earlier this season, for example, his name started to be mentioned in the MVP conversation. No one thought he would jump past the likes of Kevin Durant or LeBron James to win the award, but he belonged in the discussion and that in itself was significant.

After all, Noah …

Apr 21

Winning a best of seven series in the NBA Playoffs can often come down to making adjustments, particularly when you have a fourth seed meeting a fifth seed, as is the case with the Bulls and Wizards.

So it comes as no surprise that Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said his team will be making several following a 102-93 Game 1 …

Apr 18

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau understands that two significant points of emphasis in the NBA playoffs are being prepared and knowing your opponent well.

Fortunately for his team, those are two of his biggest strengths. Furthermore, Thibodeau’s step-by-step approach is not about to change as his team gets ready for Game 1 against the Washington Wizards on Sunday night.

“It’s one …

Apr 16

The fourth-seeded Chicago Bulls will open the 2014 NBA Playoffs on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. CT when they host the fifth-seeded Washington Wizards in Game 1 of their first round series.

The series opener will appear on Comcast SportsNet Chicago locally and TNT nationally. Game 2 will be played on Tuesday at the United Center and start at 8:30 p.m. …

Apr 11

Winners of a season-high seven games in a row and now a season-best 15 games over .500, it’s easy to see why Bulls players are having fun with just three regular season games remaining.

“It’s always fun when you’re playing basketball,” said Bulls guard Jimmy Butler on Friday, prior to his team’s 106-98 win over the Pistons. “But I feel …

Apr 7

In two seasons with the Bulls from 2010-12, Ronnie Brewer developed a reputation as a hardworking, team-first player with strong defensive abilities who added to the roster’s depth.

Those are some of the main reasons the Bulls on Monday signed Brewer for the remainder of the season.

“We’re excited to have him back,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said of Brewer. …

Apr 3

As March Madness comes to an end, Joakim Noah and Nazr Mohammed will be keeping track of this weekend’s Final Four games with a vested interest.

Noah is a former Florida Gator, while Mohammed spent three seasons with the Kentucky Wildcats.

Florida, the tournament’s top overall seed, will face the University of Connecticut, coached by former Bulls guard Kevin Ollie, …

Mar 28

Playing without LaMarcus Aldridge, who had missed seven consecutive games with a low back contusion, the Portland Trail Blazers were starting to struggle.

Though still fifth in the Western Conference standings, Portland had gone 3-8 in its last 11 games and was only a few games from falling outside of the playoff picture.

On Thursday, however, Aldridge returned to record …

Mar 26

The Chicago Bulls are on the verge of clinching a spot in the 2014 NBA Playoffs.

And while that moment could happen in the next day or two, don’t expect a great deal of celebration from the Bulls, who see it as another step in a long process.

Though as Taj Gibson admitted, it would be fun to go crazy …

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