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Nov 20

Technically, it was a defeat Saturday night, the Bulls losing an early 19-point lead and their four-game winning streak in falling to the Los Angeles Clippers 102-95.

But it was much closer than even that score suggested, a fierce, emotional, physical game that was the best of the NBA, a game in which the Bulls continued to declare themselves serious …

Nov 20

Do you ever wonder what they’re saying out there on the floor, like late Saturday night in the Bulls crushing 102-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers?

When Dwyane Wade, who was brilliant again with 28 points and five of nine threes, cornered lead referee Marc Davis after Taj Gibson was called for a technical foul with 8.9 seconds left …

Jul 27

As if Venezuela doesn’t have enough problems with food shortages and riots roiling the country in a desperate humanitarian crisis. Now the national basketball team must face a hungry USA Basketball juggernaut in the United Center 8 p.m. Friday.

The USA team’s pre-Olympic exhibition tour officially is known as its Basketball Showcase.

But it’s been a case of the missing …

Jun 27

It’s Jimmy Butler driving into the lane, passing cross court to Denzel Valentine, who then off the dribble finds a cutting Jerian Grant to the basket for a layup. Or perhaps a pass out to Doug McDermott or Nikola Mirotic for a three.

The Splash Platoon! A lineup that can kill? You know, a Death Lineup.

The Bulls can only …

Mar 24

Sometimes you can hold your tongue and say the right thing, the political thing, for just so long. And this was just too much for Jimmy Butler, what with the Bulls shockingly uncompetitive 115-107 loss Wednesday to the going nowhere New York Knicks, the Bulls outrebounded a stunning 53-34, giving up 52 percent shooting and 56 percent on threes, trailing …

Feb 13

The story in some respects Sunday at the first NBA All-Star game played outside the United States is the story of the international sports icon, NBA champion and perennial All-Star who probably is playing in his last NBA All-Star game.

Yes, Kobe Bryant, also.

”Just proud, proud and humbled by everything I’ve been able to accomplish,” Bulls center Pau Gasol …

Jan 28

The East and Midwest are about being a little tougher, able to endure the elements other perhaps cannot, succeeding over the expectations.

Which in some ways describes Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, whose own story of achievement is remarkable and inspiring along with a full third of the Eastern Conference roster for next month’s Feb. 14 All Star game in Toronto.…

Jan 21

Jimmy Butler will be an Eastern Conference All Star for the second straight year.

He’ll just have to wait one more week to learn for certain.

The NBA Thursday on the TNT pregame show announced the final fan voting to select the All-Star game starters. Butler finished fourth among Eastern Conference guards as Toronto’s Kyle Lowry made a huge late …

Jan 15

Jimmy Butler!

The lead in journalism sums up the story or principal idea, and that one pretty much says it all about the Bulls 24-point comeback and 115-111 overtime victory Thursday over the lowly Philadelphia 76ers.

“It’s as good a performance as I’ve seen,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg reiterated as he pretty much said the same thing 10 days ago …

Jan 14

And here they come spinning out of the final turn and heading down the home stretch in the final days of voting for the NBA All-Star game. The Bulls’ Jimmy Butler is on the outside among guards and gaining, but there isn’t much time left.

The fan voting concludes Monday night. Butler, in the last release before the final accounting, …

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