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Jan 16

The Bulls are changing the starting lineup for Monday’s game in Memphis. They wish they didn’t have to.

That’s because Carlos Boozer will not make the trip with the team in order to get treatment on his sprained left ankle. The team does not know how long Boozer will be out as sprained ankles generally become a day-to-day event.

But …

Jan 7

This Bulls team has a long way to go to be a championship team. Sure, they don’t have the talent quite yet for that level of play, and, unlike the 1990s Bulls, they don’t even know how to have a good controversy.

Those six-time champion Bulls rollicked through the league and loads of internal and external disputes: Demands to be …

Dec 27

It was just like old times Sunday in Detroit as the Bulls battled the Pistons to overtime, finally hanging on for a bruising 95-92 victory.

Except it wasn’t exactly Jordan and Isiah and Scottie and Rodman, but Mark Landsberger and Ollie Johnson and Leon Douglas and Ben Poquette.

This one was badly played, badly coached, probably badly written, watched by …

Dec 22

So that’s what it looks like when everything works.

Yes, the Bulls Tuesday against the Philadelphia 76ers blew a 51-point lead, but ended up winning 121-76.

“We penetrated on offense, played good defense,” said Derrick Rose, who along with Luol Deng led the Bulls with 22 points while adding 12 assists and zero turnovers.  “Our help side defense was really …

Dec 19

Well, that didn’t go so well.

No, not Derrick Rose missing the second of two free throws with 0.8 left Saturday that enabled the Los Angeles Clippers in Vinny Del Negro’s return to escape with a 100-99 win over the Bulls and end the Bulls’ seven-game winning streak.

“I thought I was going to hit them,” Rose said quietly after …

Dec 15

The Bulls Tuesday left the United States for a game with the Toronto Raptors with a winning streak and a potential All Star center.

They come back after defeating the Raptors Wednesday 110-93 with a seventh straight victory, but no starting center.

Customs may have gotten tougher.

That’s because the Bulls announced as soon as Wednesday’s game ended that potential

Dec 5

So who said he can’t make the big one?

Derrick Rose continued to add pages to his scrapbook of thrills Saturday with a straight away 25-footer as the regulation buzzer was sounding to save the Bulls from a third consecutive defeat. The Bulls, led by Rose’s 30 points and Carlos Boozer’s 25, went on to survive the Houston Rockets, 119-116 …

Dec 4

Well, I wouldn’t say the Bulls’ Friday 104-92 loss to the Boston Celtics went too badly.

The only real problems I saw were the Bulls’ offense, the Bulls’ defense, the Bulls’ rebounding, the Bulls’ toughness, the Bulls’ starters and the Bulls’ response.

Though I was impressed with coach Tom Thibodeau’s gray paisley tie with the sharp blue stripe.

“We are …

Nov 18

Coaches have these little markers in games they use as indicators of how their team is playing and what they can expect.

“First five minutes of the game,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was saying late Wednesday night.

OK, check.

“Last five minutes of the second quarter,” he went on.

Not very good, as it turned out.

“First five minutes of …

Nov 16

Day 1 of the Bulls longest trip of the season. So it’s a morning shootaround at the arena, some lunch back at the hotel and then back to the arena for the 7:30 game.

There are two buses to the arena with some of the players coming to shoot early. Luol Deng and Brian Scalabrine were on the floor about …

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