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Jan 29

The big thing for the Bulls Friday was defeating and outworking the Orlando Magic in a convincing 99-90 victory.

“It was big,” agreed Luol Deng, who led the Bulls with 26 points, 24 in the second half. “This is one of the teams everyone in the NBA has as a contender. We want to beat those teams. We want to …

Jan 19

It’s a simple game, basketball is, really, to paraphrase Bull Durham. You shoot, you dribble, you pass. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes the season catches up with you. Think about that for a while.

That’s sort of what occurred Tuesday in the United Center when the Bulls had all the breaks they could ask for in the …

Jan 16

The Bulls are changing the starting lineup for Monday’s game in Memphis. They wish they didn’t have to.

That’s because Carlos Boozer will not make the trip with the team in order to get treatment on his sprained left ankle. The team does not know how long Boozer will be out as sprained ankles generally become a day-to-day event.

But …

Dec 20

The Bulls, for a change, would like to get off to a good start when they play the Philadelphia 76ers at the United Center Tuesday.

In the last 13 games, the Bulls have trailed in the first quarter by at least eight points seven times and by double digits four of those.

So it is time for a change.

There’ll …

Dec 15

The Bulls Tuesday left the United States for a game with the Toronto Raptors with a winning streak and a potential All Star center.

They come back after defeating the Raptors Wednesday 110-93 with a seventh straight victory, but no starting center.

Customs may have gotten tougher.

That’s because the Bulls announced as soon as Wednesday’s game ended that potential

Dec 12

The Bulls’ runaway 113-82 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday night in the United Center was the kind of game the team might like to sing about.

Perhaps some combination of “Takin’ Care of Business,” that being the firing on all cylinders Saturday win, to “This Could be the Start of Something Big,” the upcoming schedule that starting Monday at …

Dec 2

It was a bad night for the Bulls Wednesday against the Orlando Magic in the United Center. So how bad was it?

It was so bad that it was Joakim Noah bobblehead night. And Noah’s bobblehead got the same number of rebounds that Noah got. Zero.

“They beat us in every facet of the game,” offered a restrained coach Tom …

Nov 25

This was the situation Wednesday in Phoenix for the Bulls: They’re trailing by 23 midway through the second quarter as they’re being sliced open again and again by Steve Nash and the Suns pick and roll.

Taj Gibson is out with an ankle injury, joining Carlos Boozer on the bench. They’re shooting under 30 percent and now with Gibson out, …

Nov 18

Coaches have these little markers in games they use as indicators of how their team is playing and what they can expect.

“First five minutes of the game,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was saying late Wednesday night.

OK, check.

“Last five minutes of the second quarter,” he went on.

Not very good, as it turned out.

“First five minutes of …

Nov 17

With all the elements of Tuesday’s exciting win in Houston and Derrick Rose’s transcendent fourth quarter, no one quite got around to getting into that last sequence when Rose was shooting a free throws with .08 left and the Bulls ahead by two.

Rose missed the first, so he couldn’t close the game. Kyle Korver then went up to Rose …

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