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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 10

How does that slogan go about the NBA playoffs? Forty days and forty nights? No, that’s the Noah movie. And no, there’s not a movie about Joakim Noah, who had yet another triple-double Wednesday in the Bulls’ 102-87 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Not yet, anyway. Come see our big, sweaty ballerinas? No, that’s not it.

It’s that you want …

Apr 6

You remember mid-January, don’t you? Actually, it’s not a very pleasant memory for those of us in the Midwest. There was about 25 inches of snow on the ground already for the month and we were learning the phrase “polar vortex” in also a most educational month. It was, by all accounts, a vortex to forget.

For the Bulls, too, …

Apr 5

The Bucks stopped here Friday in the Bulls 102-90 victory over Milwaukee. Nah, been used too much.

The Bulls passed the Bucks, and outrebounded them and outhustled when as well with 13 steals, equaling a season high they also matched in Atlanta Wednesday. Don’t really like that one, either.

The Bulls Bucked the trend of being threatened by losing teams …

Apr 3

There didn’t seem anything extraordinary in the Bulls’ 105-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday, a sweep of the season series that was the Bulls’ fifth win in their last six to move to a season best 43-32.

The Bulls still remain tied with Toronto for third in the Eastern Conference and two and a half games ahead of fifth …

Apr 1

They’re all teams, 30 of them in the NBA. But some, like the Bulls, just seem like more of a team than others. And it came through once again Monday in a 94-80 victory over the Boston Celtics.

The win moved the Bulls to a season-best 10 games over .500 and tied for third in the Eastern Conference with the …

Mar 31

It’s about two minutes left in a tough game, the score tied. It’s called different things in different places. Pat Riley called it ‘Winnin’ Time. The Celtics knew it as a Larry Legend Moment.

For these Bulls, who defeated the Boston Celtics Sunday 107-102, it’s just another D.J. Save.

“He’s meant a little bit,” Joakim Noah deadpanned in a vibrant …

Mar 29

Surprisingly, Bulls players were not huddled around the radio late Friday night after the dispiriting 91-74 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Joakim Noah, who had 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, sat for a long time in his locker stall staring ahead. Jimmy Butler quietly picked at his cell phone. Taj Gibson dressed quickly, pulled on a bright …

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