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Jan 21

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg Wednesday answered a few perfunctory questions following the Bulls crushing 125-94 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Hoiberg talked briefly about not standing up against the Warriors relentless offensive pressure, not responding to their swift ball movement and making enough defensive errors to perhaps make the result more inevitable than it had to be, the Warriors …

Jan 18

At one time it would have been the NBA’s story of the day, a very big day, Martin Luther King Day, the Bulls and Pistons, a day to avenge perhaps the Bulls toughest loss of the season, the four-overtime marathon defeat that sent the Bulls reeling a month ago. The highlight, at least for a few minutes early, was the …

Jan 17

It’s not time to write the obituary for Joakim Noah as a Bulls player.

This season likely is over for Noah after he suffered a dislocated shoulder Friday against the Dallas Mavericks. The Bulls disclosed Saturday Noah was evaluated at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, where it was determined that he will undergo surgery. His recovery time is estimated at four …

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, …

Jan 13

Funny, none of the Bulls players look Dutch.

Though it did look at times Tuesday like they were getting back in transition in wooden shoes as the Milwaukee Bucks had 30 points off turnovers in a 106-101 victory over the Bulls.

But like the little Dutch boy who saved Holland in the famed fable, the Bulls found themselves plugging one …

Jan 12

The Bulls are approaching the halfway point of the NBA season, which is generally by when teams have established their identity. But this Bulls team that Monday slipped to 22-14 with a lopsided 114-100 home loss to the Washington Wizards more resembles the chameleon character from the Woody Allen movie, Zelig.

No one still seems to have any idea, including …

Jan 10

The encouraging component of the Bulls 120-105 loss to the Atlanta Hawks Saturday was that last season’s 60-win conference finalist Hawks were using the matinee game against the Bulls to gauge their strength.

“We understood this was a good measuring stick game for us,” said Atlanta’s Al Horford. “They’re a really good team. They just won six straight. We knew …

Jan 8

Sometimes an NBA game is like an opera, florid, intricate, classic.

Sometimes, like Thursday in the United Center when the Bulls outlasted the Boston Celtics 101-92 for their sixth consecutive victory, it is baroque.

Though in the end the Bulls fixed it.

After an uncertain opening during which they trailed by 10 points in the first half, the Bulls produced …

Jan 7

Jimmy Butler remained fourth among Eastern Conference guards, but he still has a good chance of being voted a starter in the latest fan All-Star voting returns released Thursday.

Miami’s Dwyane Wade leads the Eastern Conference guards by a wide margin and surely will be one of the starters. The Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving is second with fewer than half the …

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