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Mar 11

It’s not difficult to find out what happened. The Bulls Thursday lost 109-101 to the San Antonio Spurs, falling to 32-31 and into ninth place in the Eastern Conference.

The most common explanation was, in addition to the missing players with Joakim Noah lost for the season and Jimmy Butler out with a knee injury, though not serious and expected …

Mar 9

The Bulls Thursday visit the “rest” home of the NBA, sleepy San Antonio, for the national TNT game with the San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs, of course, are known for resting their main players throughout the season to build toward the playoffs. So it remains unclear after Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili didn’t play in Tuesday’s win over …

Mar 8

It was just one play among a few hundred in Monday’s Bulls’ resolute 100-90 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. But as much as any lately, it may have symbolized who the Bulls are and have to be in this extended playoff race against heightening odds.

“Nobody wants to be in this position knowing you are right at the end of …

Mar 7

Oh, fiddlesticks, applesauce, humbug and horsefeathers!

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg Monday in a flat monotone before the Bulls were to host the Milwaukee Bucks delivered perhaps what should not be unexpected among the Bulls these days.

Perhaps the disbelief should be expected by now.

After the Bulls regular starting lineup played one consecutive game together for the first time this …

Mar 6

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg after Saturday’s 108-100 victory over the Houston Rockets was considering the team’s effective play in a near end to end victory. Jimmy Butler made a magnificent return with 24 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, Pau Gasol continued his savvy efficiency with 28 points, 17 rebounds and six assists and Derrick Rose darted and dashed for …

Mar 5

The Bulls got the old gang back together for Saturday’s nationally televised game with the Houston Rockets.

Well, not everyone as Joakim Noah is out for the season after shoulder surgery. Though Noah is expected to rejoin the team next week for at least moral support.

But before Saturday’s game, the Bulls got some more encouraging news with coach Fred …

Mar 2

The defense was better Wednesday in Orlando, but this time it was the offense as the Bulls lost 102-89 to the Orlando Magic.

The Bulls endured a familiar script, falling behind 33-23 after the first quarter, trying in vain to recover with the likes of Cameron Bairstow, E’Twaun Moore and Justin Holiday trying to make up the difference. It comes …

Mar 2

And then there were none.

Taj Gibson, who was the only Bulls player not to miss a game in yet another injury marred season, Wednesday had to sit out with a hamstring strain he suffered in Tuesday’s loss in Miami.

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said it was, ‘tightness right in the belly of his hamstring,” and the team would evaluate …

Mar 2

There are certain numbers in sports you don’t forget.

There’s 100 for basketball, 714, 56 and 60 in baseball, and also 42. Obviously, 23 in the NBA and 99 in hockey. And now 67.5 for the Bulls, which was the historic shooting percentage they gave up Tuesday in a 129-111 loss to the Miami Heat.

It not only was the …

Mar 1

In many ways, America is a compassionate country, proud of its soldiers who serve, good Samaritans and charitable endeavors, billions donated in money and time annually. But we are not often an understanding country.

There is a difference.

Rich people can’t really understand, as much as they may try, what it’s like to be poor. White people cannot fully understand …

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