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Apr 30

This 2013-14 Bulls season that ended Tuesday night at the United Center in a 75-69 loss to the Washington Wizards — the third straight Bulls home loss in this 4-1 Wizards’ playoff win — probably couldn’t have ended any other way.

The overachieving, hard working, never-give-up band had Joakim Noah limping through 43 minutes on a swollen knee and Taj …

Apr 28

Only eight teams have come back from a 3-1 deficit in NBA playoffs history, none since the Phoenix Suns defeated the Los Angeles Lakers eight years ago.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has such strong belief in his team that he feels it could be the ninth to accomplish such a feat.

The first step towards doing that will come on …

Apr 27

As playoff slogans go, the Bulls have completed half. They’re going home after Sunday’s discouraging 98-89 Game 4 loss to the Washington Wizards. Now the Bulls have to win.

“You can’t put it on any one guy,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau as his team was badly outplayed, especially from the start, for the fourth consecutive game. “It’s our team, …

Apr 26

Joakim Noah and the Bulls head in to Sunday’s Game 4 in Washington, D.C. with a chance to even the series at 2-2 against a Wizards team that will be without one of its key players.

Washington’s Nene was handed down a one-game suspension by the NBA for head-butting and grabbing Jimmy Butler around the neck with both hands and …

Apr 26

Joakim Noah was, as usual, the last one to leave the Bulls locker room after Friday’s breathless 100-97 victory over the Washington Wizards. It had been both an emotional and pivotal day, Noah earlier at shootaround involved in an expletive-filled dispute with an antagonistic Wizards’ employee and then fouling out late in the game. But as Noah scrubbed out his …

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.

Game 3 for Gibson and the Bulls against the Wizards will take place

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.

The Bulls

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

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