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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 23

Perhaps the Bulls have the Washington Wizards right where they want them after Tuesday’s 101-99 overtime loss left the Bulls trailing 2-0 in this first round playoff series.

No Bulls team ever has recovered to win a series after losing the first two games at home, and only three teams have done so in NBA history.

But doesn’t it fit …

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 21

The Washington Wizards had something of an in your face strategy against the Bulls Sunday that went a long way toward the Wizards’ 102-93 victory in Game 1 of the playoffs.

The Wizards basically declared, “You guys aren’t that good.”

It wasn’t exactly in those words, and I’m fairly sure no one among the Wizards even thought that.

But, in …

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 17

If the Bulls could have dreamed up the pairings for the NBA playoffs starting this weekend, it likely would have come out something like it has with the Bulls opening at home Sunday against the Washington Wizards.

The Bulls with Wednesday’s regular season ending 91-86 overtime loss to the Charlotte Bobcats fell to the No. 4 seed in the Eastern …

Apr 15

There’s a famous story from Illinois in the 1948 presidential campaign. Incumbent and underdog Harry Truman was giving a speech in Downstate Harrisburg in which he was coming hard and relentlessly at his Republican opponent. Suddenly, someone from the crowd yelled out, “Give ‘em hell, Harry.”

The feisty Truman, who was the most surprising of presidents, looked out and happily …

Apr 14

Let’s see how these NBA playoffs are about to set up for the Bulls: They’re currently the No. 4 seed, which would mean a first round series hosting the Brooklyn Nets, though the Nets still could fall behind Washington to No. 6. Then the Bulls would play Washington, but the Bulls still could move up ahead of Toronto to No. …

Apr 12

Taj Gibson usually sits next to Derrick Rose on the Bulls bench. The fourth quarter was about to begin Friday, and though the Bulls had worked back from an 18-point halftime deficit to the Detroit Pistons, they still trailed by 10 and were being hammered on the backboards with Andre Drummond on the way to a game of 26 points …

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 …

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