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Oct 31

It was the home opener for the Bulls Saturday in the United Center, and it was the beginning of a season long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the franchise’s first NBA title.

So Derrick Rose played his part perfectly in the Bulls’ thrilling 101-91 comeback victory from 21 down and 15 behind in the fourth quarter.

For when …

Oct 23

A team looks good when it wins by 28 points, never trails and leads by double figures for the final 39 minutes, which the Bulls did Friday in closing the preseason at 4-4 with a 102-74 demolition of the Indiana Pacers.

“I know we’re going to be a good team,” said Derrick Rose, who had 14 points and six assists …

Oct 21

Playing point guard for the Bulls, Derrick Rose. Playing shooting guard for the Bulls, Derrick Rose. Playing center for the Bulls, Derrick Rose.

We know Rose can do pretty much everything on the basketball court, but how long can he continue to do so?

That seems to be one of the major questions for the Bulls coming into the 2010-11 …

Oct 17

The least someone could have done if the Bulls weren’t going to play much in Orlando Saturday was take a shot at Dwight Howard as payback for the cheap shots he got in with the hard take downs of Derrick Rose last season.

But with a 105-67 loss that wasn’t as close as the final score would suggest, the way …

Oct 16

The United Center Friday fans got an extra five minutes out of it for their preseason money, and they got a Derrick Rose three pointer with 1.6 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime.

But, in the end, the Bulls lost 109-105 to the Dallas Mavericks and showed some cracks that need to be patched up pretty …

Oct 13

The Bulls moved back to .500 for the preseason Tuesday with a dominating 109-90 victory over the Bosh-less Toronto Raptors. They hammered the Raptors on the boards 44-22 and outshot them from the free throw line 32-16.

So there were mostly positives, especially Derrick Rose with 23 points, seven assists and five rebounds, Joakim Noah with 16 points, 14 rebounds …

Oct 9

Derrick Rose, the 2008 No. 1 overall draft pick, outplayed the 2010 No. 1 overall draft pick John Wall in front of their college coach, John Calipari. Kirk Hinrich was unable to contain Luol Deng in a curious defensive matchup, Joakim Noah and rookie Omer Asik formed a nice pair of defensive skyscrapers working together, and the Bulls got their …

Oct 8

Well, it looks like the Bulls are getting them right where they want them. Losing 88-83 Thursday in Dallas left the Bulls 0-2 for the preseason, though when they lose we’ll now call it the exhibition season.

The loss and margin, really, were fairly irrelevant given the Mavericks used three of their top players most of the fourth quarter, Caron …

Oct 7

It’s a big one 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Dallas for the Bulls. Here are two teams coming in winless and you know how the pressure begins to build this time of year to get that first one. Are we talking statement game?

Sorry, I’m just practicing for the regular season.

It’s my training camp as well.

Verb! Verb! Darn it, …

Oct 5

The score doesn’t much matter in the preseason, though coach Tom Thibodeau said after the Bulls lost 92-83 Tuesday in Milwaukee that you always want to win.

But the exhibition season really is about development, especially with so many new players like the Bulls have.

On the whole, I didn’t think it was a very good first effort for the …

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