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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.

“They’re physical

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 …

Mar 24

Tom Thibodeau is a coach who wants his team playing its best as the postseason approaches.

That’s certainly been the case with Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, who has averaged 15.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.29 steals in 41.9 minutes in his last 14 games.

And while Butler has come around offensively, it’s his efforts on the other end …

Mar 11

Winners in six of seven games at home and 11 of 14 overall, it’s been an impressive run for the Chicago Bulls as the stretch run approaches.

While Joakim Noah has garnered some well-deserved national attention with his play, he’s hardly done it alone. Noah is the first to admit as much, so it came as no surprise when he …

Mar 10

Coming off a hard fought, emotional overtime victory against the Miami Heat, a challenge for the Bulls will be to sustain the right mentality and come ready for their next opponent, which happens to be a formidable one.

“It’s not easy,” said Joakim Noah as he and his teammates prepared to host the San Antonio Spurs, owners of the league’s …

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