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Feb 5

The Bulls Tuesday recorded one of their more unlikely wins, 101-92 over Phoenix Suns, coming off one of their most unsightly losses, the blowout in Sacramento when they were close to franchise lows in shooting.

But even with the third game in four nights on the road against a rested team not only with five consecutive wins but which had …

Feb 4

There is beauty in many things in this world that could be considered unpleasant. There’s manure, an organic material which produces growth. Or perhaps age wrinkles, which can designate wisdom. Some may wince watching child birth, which is the pure beauty of life. There is a famous episode of the Twilight Zone TV show in which a woman tries desperately …

Feb 2

There were a lot of issues for the Bulls Saturday that led to the 88-79 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Bulls missed layups, two in the first four possessions, a harbinger of miscues to come. The Bulls admired numerous loose balls Pelicans’ players gathered in like Mardi Gras beads. The Bulls shot free throws like they were contested …

Jan 30

It’s one win and all that, but it was a pretty darned nice one for the Bulls in San Antonio Wednesday, 96-86 over the second ranked team in the Western Conference.

It marked the Bulls’ seventh win in their last eight on the road and 14th in the last 20 overall. With an 11-4 record, they are the winningest team …

Jan 28

The Bulls went into this season believing they had a pretty good chance with three All-Stars, Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Joakim Noah.

It’s difficult to say, even though you’d get an argument from Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, that the Bulls had an equally good chance Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves with Taj Gibson playing center for the ill Noah, …

Jan 26

It’s coming down to this for the Bulls, who Saturday defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 89-87 to go back above .500 at 22-21. As D.J. Augustin goes, so go the Bulls.

“We did some good things,” said Bobcats coach Steve Clifford, whose team scored nine points in the last seven seconds to make the game uncomfortably close for the Bulls. “At …

Jan 25

There’s the story of the guy who walks into the bookstore and asks where he can find the self help books. The salesman says he’d tell him, but then that would defeat the whole purpose, wouldn’t it?

And so it was for the Bulls Friday night at the United Center in a 112-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. They’re …

Jan 21

Taj Gibson knows all about game winning shots, certainly one. Though it’s Nazr Mohammed’s.

Gibson’s space in the Bulls locker room is adjacent to Mohammed’s. And Gibson says just about every day Mohammed pulls out his cell phone and shows him an Instagram of a Mohammed game-winner from when Mohammed was at the University of Kentucky.

“Every time I see …

Jan 19

It’s Joakim Noah’s basketball world now, and all the rest of us can do anymore is be witnesses.

“Joakim is doing just about everything. Laundry, everything,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau after the team’s most comfortable win of the season Saturday, 103-78 over the Philadelphia 76ers. “You can’t play any better than he is playing right now in every aspect …

Jan 18

Apparently in tribute to the NFL’s championship games Sunday, the Bulls went into their prevent offense late Saturday and with one basket in the last 5:17 fell to the Washington Wizards 96-93.

“We had a drought at the end,” agreed D.J. Augustin, who had 16 points in 19 minutes and four of six threes while sitting out the last six …

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