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Jan 11

It was the first game for Pau Gasol after he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2008. Gasol took a pass, spun and put the ball in smoothly. Kobe Bryant lit up. As he ran back on defense, he yelled to coach Phil Jackson, “We’ve got a big man.”

And so do the Bulls, who got one of …

Jan 10

The Bulls lineup bingo continued Saturday as the Bulls opened against the Bucks with their 11th different starting lineup of the season with Derrick Rose added to the injury list.

Rose was declared out before the game with the Bucks after coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose was suffering knee soreness.

It didn’t appear it was serious, and it’s possible that …

Jan 9

In the NBA’s era-of-the-guard, Friday figures to be another one directly to the point in Washington.

“This is like the point guard era,” said Derrick Rose, the only one active now who has a league Most Valuable Player award. “Every guard you play against, no matter what team they’re on, you’re playing against great guards. No matter if they’re in …

Jan 8

Pau Gasol seems almost certain to earn his first All-Star game start, according to the latest fan voting returns released Thursday.

Gasol remains second among Eastern Conference front court players behind only votes leader LeBron James. Carmelo Anthony is third followed by Chris Bosh and Kevin Love. The top three players will be starters. Gasol has almost a 200,000-vote margin …

Jan 8

You know how it goes in life. Some days bug, some days windshield; some days statue, some days pigeon; some days dog and some days hydrant; some days the baby and some days the diaper; some days sitting in the living room and telling your wife you never want to live in a vegetative state dependent on some machine and …

Jan 6

The Houston Rockets’ James Harden came into the United Center Monday night as the reigning Western Conference Player of the Month and presumptive favorite for league Most Valuable Player. The Bulls Jimmy Butler not only outscored Harden, but Butler held Harden to three points and 0-9 shooting in the second half and drew a vital offensive foul on Harden in …

Jan 4

Bulls big man Pau Gasol—the Pau rhyming with Wow!—was once again poetry for the Bulls

Gasol invoked rhythm and style Saturday that not only enabled the Bulls to defeat Boston Celtics 109-104 in overtime.

But Gasol, tick-tock with the regularity of a clock and thump, thump, thump with the pounding of a heart in the pulsating finish in which Gasol …

Jan 2

So the Bulls were facing a little problem Thursday against the Denver Nuggets. They’d battled back from a 13-point third quarter deficit to take a lead going into the fourth quarter. But the plucky Nuggets had eased back out ahead. And Derrick Rose back in the game with the starters had missed 42 of his last 51 shots over three …

Jan 1

Jimmy Butler moved ahead of Derrick Rose in the latest All-Star game fan balloting, though it seems unlikely either will be voted to start the game.

Bulls center Pau Gasol, however, appears likely to be named a starter as he moved up from third to second among Eastern Conference front court players in the second returns released Thursday.

Fans voting …

Dec 31

Sometimes you begin the day with excellent intentions, but stuff happens. The train breaks down and you’re late; you spill coffee on the keyboard; everyone in the office is laughing but you; the IRS is on line two; you shoot two of 15 after having shot five of 20 the night before.

“It’s the first game it’s been like this,” …

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