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May 9

The Bulls Friday by a 99-96 margin, again beat the Cleveland Cavaliers with a buzzer beater from their star. Call it The Shot Jr.

“I was supposed to get the ball in the corner,” said Derrick Rose, who banked in the most unlikely of three pointers to give the Bulls a 2-1 lead in the conference semifinal. “When I ran …

May 7

Often we wonder who are these guys, these NBA stars, like Jimmy Butler, Thursday in the United Center receiving the NBA’s 2015 Most Improved Player award, yet another accolade in a career arc probably too great to even be in his dreams. Butler wore a tuxedo-like suit, gray with matching handkerchief, cable vest with white button down shirt buttoned to …

May 7

The signs were there it was going to be a bad day for the Bulls.

The song of the first bird outside the windows at the Bulls downtown Cleveland hotel was a vulture.

“I just had a bad feeling, seeing how we were moving around during the game, moving around before the game,” said Taj Gibson. “Just had a bad …

May 5

For a while it was a fun word play and take off on Michael Jordan’s famous two-word press release in 1995: I’m back! And so it was for Derrick Rose, though fitfully without a finish in 2012-13, then sadly after a few weeks in 2013-14 and again last summer with USA Basketball and this season until, alas, he was gone …

May 5

The Bulls Monday didn’t slay the giant, though their 99-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal was complete, efficient and impressive.

Derrick Rose had 25 points, five rebounds and five assists, Pau Gasol added 21 points and 10 rebounds, 13 points in the third quarter when the Cavaliers rallied back from a 16-point …

May 4

Perhaps you’d say Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler are a basketball version of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the daring and iconoclastic old West figures ready to shoot ‘em up and who definitely draw attention. Though it didn’t end too well for those guys. They do make sweet string music, sort of having the basketball soul of Sam and …

May 1

The Bulls Thursday may have been the ones more stunned–if also wondering where that has been–than the Milwaukee Bucks with the Bulls incredible 120-66 victory to close out the first round playoff series 4-2.

The Bulls now open the conference semifinals in Cleveland 6 p.m. Monday.

The Bulls assured that with one of the most commanding and dominant playoff victories …

Apr 29

“Jimmy, Jimmy, he’s our man; If he can’t do it… Jimmy Can?”

Stop right there, Bulls scoring leader Jimmy Butler was saying following Bulls practice Wednesday. It’s not exactly the classic team mantra, but Butler says he’s had enough. It’s on him. And if he does what he’s supposed to do, the Bucks stop right there Thursday in Milwaukee.

“You …

Apr 28

Well, it looks like the Milwaukee Bucks got the Bulls attention.

“It’s definitely a challenge; got to give credit to the Bucks, their spirit, how they are competing, how they are giving themselves a chance,” Pau Gasol agreed after the Bucks Monday pulled within 3-2 in this first round playoff series with a convincing 94-88 victory in the United Center. …

Apr 26

Almost a half hour after the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday stunned the Bulls and Derrick Rose with a backdoor cut layup at the final buzzer for a 92-90 victory, the last victim, Rose, still had difficulty believing it had occurred.

“Devastating,” Rose said shaking his head after dressing slowly. ”But we get to play again…”

Rose paused, the play seemingly spinning …

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