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Posted on Oct 28
The Bulls aren’t certain what they’ll be doing when the Miami Heat receive their championship rings and raise their 2013 title banner before Tuesday’s NBA season opener between the Bulls and Heat.
Though it would be hardly surprising if there’s some Black Eyed Peas lyrics making the rounds:
“Let’s get it started in here;
Let’s get it started in here.”…
Posted on Oct 26
The Bulls finished the NBA preseason the only undefeated team, leading everyone in point differential and one of two teams yielding fewer than 90 points per game. The Bulls were leading in field goal defense and in the top three in rebounding.
Of course, the statistics don’t count. But they suggest a Bulls team as prepared as any for the …
Posted on Oct 22
OK, the Bulls are ready. Anyone else?
Still another week until the regular season begins and two more exhibition games? Geez.
The Bulls Monday made quick and painless work of the Milwaukee Bucks, leading by 16 points less than six minutes into the game, by 23 at halftime and by fewer than 10 points for all of 5.2 seconds late, …
Posted on Oct 21
As the Bulls entered the final week of this year’s preseason, the team was without Jimmy Butler (left knee contusion), Kirk Hinrich (concussion) and Joakim Noah (right groin strain) when it hosted the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
Hinrich suffered a concussion during Friday’s victory over Indiana when he hit the back of his head on Erik Murphy’s knee.
Posted on Oct 14
Derrick Rose survived the first crisis.
“My knee was good,” Rose late Monday told breathless, expectant reporters after staying on the practice floor longer than any of his teammates. “I never was worried about it. I could have played (Saturday in Rio). But the front office made a decision to sit me out. My health is No. 1.”
So crisis …
Posted on Jun 13
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was among those on hand at a sold-out United Center for the Blackhawks opening game of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday, a marathon 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins in triple overtime.
It was the first Blackhawks game he’s attended in person since being hired by the Bulls in 2010, two weeks after the Blackhawks …
Posted on Nov 11
The lately questioned, if also maligned, Bulls bench had some answers Saturday. And to the biggest one of “Where’s Marco?” it came with three consecutive three pointers early in the fourth quarter to give the Bulls enough space to hang on for an 87-80 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“I thought our bench was terrific,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. …
Posted on Oct 1
As the Bulls’ annual media day got underway at the Berto Center on Monday, General Manager Gar Forman addressed those in attendance with a few minutes of opening comments.
Forman spoke about his excitement for camp to get started, the return of the team’s core and the progress each of those players made this summer, as well as the team’s …
Posted on Feb 23
The NBA’s annual midseason gala is going to have a distinct Bulls tint with Derrick Rose among the Eastern Conference starters, Luol Deng in his first All-Star appearance an Eastern Conference reserve, and Tom Thibodeau coaching the East team.
Joining Thibodeau will be his staff of assistant coaches, Ron Adams, Adrian Griffin, Mike Wilhelm, Ed Pinckney, Rick Brunson and Andy …
Posted on Jan 17
Derrick Rose was sidelined by a sore left toe for a third time on Tuesday. Fortunately for the Bulls, they didn’t need him in an easy 118-97 win over the Phoenix Suns at the United Center.
While the Bulls were without the reigning NBA MVP, the team did get some good news with Rip Hamilton returning to action earlier than …