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Apr 2

The games keep coming, big as they are for the Bulls, as well as the injuries. Both Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson, after frustrating efforts this week to play through injuries, were unable to play Saturday as the Bulls faced the Detroit Pistons in the contest for the last Eastern Conference playoff position.

Gibson was uncertain right up until 30 …

Apr 1

Pssst, pass it on. Derrick doesn’t like Jimmy.

Did you hear, Pau doesn’t like Derrick.

Did you know Jo was mad at Pau.

Hey, how about Jimmy hating Fred like that!

“They need to just shut up,” an exasperated Taj Gibson told reporters after Bulls practice Friday when asked about reports in nmedia that coach Fred Hoiberg didn’t fit with …

Apr 1

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, mothers and fathers, fans and doubters, step right up. Come closer, you won’t believe your eyes. Yes, we’ve got ourselves a playoff race here.

It may not be the greatest show on Earth, but there aren’t clowns running around anymore.

“There is a lot more fight out of our guys,” …

Mar 31

So the doctors looked at the X-ray. Then they looked at Taj Gibson. Huh! Looked back at the X-ray with the big spot on Gibson’s rib, where it was fractured. You’ve been playing with this for how long? they thought.

“I didn’t know (it was cracked/fractured),” Gibson was saying before Thursday’s game in Houston. “I was just playing through it. …

Mar 30

When the Bulls showed up Tuesday in Indianapolis, it seemed like a funeral and they’d be in a casket. The four consecutive losses dropped them below .500, they’d suffered humiliating blowout losses to non contending teams, and the obituary was being written.

And then they sat up and declared, “We ain’t dead yet!”

That was with Jimmy Butler’s 10 footer …

Mar 29

We know close counts mostly in horseshoes and hand grenades. That it did count somewhat for the Bulls Monday in their 102-100 loss to the Atlanta Hawks suggests how far they are from the team they believed they were.

“I was proud of them for fighting back from a double digit deficit,” said Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg. “We were able …

Mar 27

As the Bulls jet traveled back to Chicago following the disastrous 111-89 loss to the Orlando Magic, a somber Saturday night transitioned into Easter Sunday, and it was a Bulls team seeking a resurrection of its own.

A lively playoff chase has quickly become a death spiral with Saturday culminating perhaps the Bulls’ worst week in a decade, three consecutive …

Mar 24

Perhaps this is what it’s come to. Are the New York Knicks better than the Bulls?

Watching the last two nights, an unbiased observer would have to say yes considering Knicks’ back to back victories by an average of 10 points with an average of a plus-15 rebounding margin and shooting more than 51 percent in each game.

“Hell, yeah, …

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 …

Mar 22

The Bulls Monday were mostly awful against the Sacramento Kings.

Which was actually the good news. Other than, of course, the Bulls’ 109-102 victory, their third straight.

“We played well for about six minutes tonight,” agreed Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg. “Thankfully, it was the last six minutes of the game.”

That was a wonderful stretch, a 19-7 close to the …

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