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Dec 20

The Bulls Saturday had just concluded a leaden effort against the New York Knicks in a 107-91 loss in which the Bulls trailed by double digits for virtually the entire last three quarters.

Joakim Noah starting for Pau Gasol, who rested back in Chicago after being extended in the quadruple overtime loss to Detroit Friday, had 21 points and 10 …

Dec 19

Well, at least the team doesn’t have to worry about the players going out for a late night in New York before Saturday’s game.

Because the Bulls Friday had a late night in Chicago, working overtime without much satisfaction. That’s because in the second four-overtime game in franchise history, the Bulls even with three players scoring at least 30 points …

Dec 17

Fred Hoiberg was excited. Can’t say we see this too often. We see positive, we see funny, we see bright, we see studious. Not much foam finger waving. But the Bulls coach had watched Derrick Rose at the team’s morning pregame workout, and he liked what he saw, Rose bouncing around like a pin ball. Hey, it was 70s night …

Dec 15

The Bulls Monday won perhaps their most important game of the season, 115-96 over the Philadelphia 76ers.

The now 1-25 Philadelphia 76ers?

“Everybody is an NBA team,” insisted Jimmy Butler, who led the Bulls with 23 points. “It’s a decent team; they are young with a lot of a talent. I bet if they beat us you wouldn’t be asking …

Dec 13

So that’s what an offense is supposed to look like.

At least for the Bulls Saturday in overcoming a 10-point third quarter deficit with 34 fourth quarter points on the way to a 98-94 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Bring on the Warriors!

Still, it also took 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter from Aaron Brooks …

Dec 11

I know what it is; don’t tell me. Rhymes with violin. C’mon, no sad songs again. When you are smiling and the other guy is making excuses, when the questions are friendlier, the answers easier and the ride home smoother. Now what is that?

A win; that’s it. The Bulls almost forgot.

“We were in a bad situation before tonight’s …

Dec 10

The Bulls have been thinking this season they could be going to the moon, the NBA’s celestial championship destination.

But, Chicago, you’ve got a problem.

“We’ve got to pick it up. The way we are playing is not good enough,” said Jimmy Butler, whose career high 36 points Wednesday wasn’t enough as the Bulls lost 105-100 to the Boston Celtics. …

Dec 8

And then depression set in.

“You have to have that killer instinct,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said Monday after the Bulls squandered a 16-point fourth quarter lead and lost 103-101 to the Phoenix Suns on an offensive rebound put back. “We have yet to find it this year.”

And off Hoiberg went following his briefest post game remarks of the …

Dec 6

The journey of a thousand miles, the proverb goes, begins with a single step. For the Bulls, it too often begins with an empty gas tank.

“I didn’t think we started the game the way we needed to,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg was saying late Saturday after the Bulls 102-96 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. “We dug ourselves a hole, …

Dec 3

Pau Gasol is a paradox. Right down to his name, the onomatopoeia you don’t get. It’s not Pow! It’s more silky and elastic from the seven footer, like the feathery touch on his jump shot and the strategic placement to thwart the opponent. There’s more guile than fury, more artistry than ferocity.

Sometimes it’s not as easy to appreciate, but …

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