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Nov 6

Well, that crisis is over.

At least until the next loss.

This once promising Bulls season that seemed over a few days ago after the loss in Charlotte amidst speculation Derrick Rose would be released or traded for a low second round draft pick lives again.

The Bulls with Thursday’s 104-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder behind 12 of …

Nov 4

The Thunder is coming; the Thunder is coming.

“Two of the top players in the league,” the Bulls’ version of Paul Revere, coach Fred Hoiberg, acknowledged Wednesday about Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. “Those two guys against Orlando go for 48 and 41. It’s a very difficult tandem to stop. And they’ve got other weapons around them that can knock …

Nov 3

Anyone get the license plate number of that tractor trailer?

There are signs you are having a bad day. You know, like when your financial manager is hitchhiking; when the fortune teller sends you a sympathy card; when as an NBA player you have just come from a workout wearing your NBA jersey and the cashier gives you the senior …

Nov 3

The Bulls may be heading to a first this season, the first back to back Most Improved Player winners in NBA history.

Nikola Mirotic, who looks like he’s solidified the role as starting power forward, has been one of the team’s most productive players in the 3-1 start with the Bulls in Charlotte Tuesday.

Mirotic is second on the Bulls …

Oct 31

On Halloween eve in Auburn Hills Friday, the Bulls and Detroit Pistons dressed in very clever costumes that made them look like the greatest athletes in the world. It was a heck of a disguise.

“We came out lackadaisical,” said Jimmy Butler. “Can’t happen. Not in this league. Every team, especially on the road, you are going to get their …

Oct 29

The Bulls Wednesday defeated the Brooklyn Nets 115-100 for just the Bulls’ second 2-0 start in the last 13 years.

“Guys are continuing to work on their games; they are knocking down shots and getting guys open in rhythm. That’s team basketball,” said Jimmy Butler, who led the Bulls with 24 points, six assists and a dominant defensive effort against …

Oct 28

Could it be the Bulls made their coaching change for defense?

It turned out Tuesday in the NBA season opener after all the preseason talk of a new, high powered, fancy offense that the Bulls relied on several big defensive plays down the stretch to defeat LeBron and the Vandellas (aka Cleveland Cavaliers) 97-95.

“Defense is always going to be …

Oct 26

Nothing is going to be decided Tuesday when the Bulls open the 2015-16 NBA season against their rivals, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

We’ll hear afterward that it’s a long season and it’s about the playoffs and much will change in the next six or seven months. But when you are the Bulls and James has ended your season …

Oct 24

It was the first day of the rest of the Bulls lives Friday in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Bulls closed the preseason with a 103-102 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in the first game of their preseason.

Derrick Rose was back playing for the first time, flying down the lanes, and thus all seemed, if not perfect, much better for the …

Oct 22

Derrick Rose Friday will play in his first preseason game for the 2015-16 season.

Unless, of course, he doesn’t.

But it is now looking—even if Rose’s rose colored glasses still are showing two of everything—as if Rose will at least play for a few minutes when the Bulls close the preseason in Lincoln, Neb.

“Every day I’m improving,” Rose said …

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