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Apr 30

So what’s next for the Bulls after yet another disappointing close to the season, a second first round exit losing to a lower seed.

In 2012, it was Derrick Rose’s devastating injury in the first game of the playoffs and then the six-game loss. Last season, it was the thrilling first round series and seventh game victory in Brooklyn before …

Apr 27

As playoff slogans go, the Bulls have completed half. They’re going home after Sunday’s discouraging 98-89 Game 4 loss to the Washington Wizards. Now the Bulls have to win.

“You can’t put it on any one guy,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau as his team was badly outplayed, especially from the start, for the fourth consecutive game. “It’s our team, …

Apr 26

Mike Dunleavy at 6-9 could make threes and big ones, like he did Friday night in the Bulls’ vital 100-97 victory over the Washington Wizards, like the five threes in the 2001 NCAA title game and a team-high 21 points as Duke won the national championship.

“He always played big when it counted,” says his father, former NBA player, coach …

Apr 26

Joakim Noah and the Bulls head in to Sunday’s Game 4 in Washington, D.C. with a chance to even the series at 2-2 against a Wizards team that will be without one of its key players.

Washington’s Nene was handed down a one-game suspension by the NBA for head-butting and grabbing Jimmy Butler around the neck with both hands and …

Apr 26

No, no Nene for the Washington Wizards noon Sunday in Game 4 of the first round playoff series against the Bulls.

And the Wizards, leading 2-1 in the series, have to be shaking their head and exclaiming, “Oh, no Nene!”

That’s because the NBA Saturday afternoon announced a one-game suspension for the Wizards’ big man who had been the star …

Apr 26

Joakim Noah was, as usual, the last one to leave the Bulls locker room after Friday’s breathless 100-97 victory over the Washington Wizards. It had been both an emotional and pivotal day, Noah earlier at shootaround involved in an expletive-filled dispute with an antagonistic Wizards’ employee and then fouling out late in the game. But as Noah scrubbed out his …

Apr 23

Perhaps the Bulls have the Washington Wizards right where they want them after Tuesday’s 101-99 overtime loss left the Bulls trailing 2-0 in this first round playoff series.

No Bulls team ever has recovered to win a series after losing the first two games at home, and only three teams have done so in NBA history.

But doesn’t it fit …

Apr 22

Love is what truly makes Joakim Noah who he is.

Love of his family, who was there Monday when Noah received the Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year award, love of his teammates, whom he credited for his success, love of the fans, who thrill to his passion, and love of the game, a love that is on display …

Apr 21

Joakim Noah has always been a team first kind of guy.

Earlier this season, for example, his name started to be mentioned in the MVP conversation. No one thought he would jump past the likes of Kevin Durant or LeBron James to win the award, but he belonged in the discussion and that in itself was significant.

After all, Noah …

Apr 21

No more Bulls home court advantage with Washington’s 102-93 victory in Game 1 of the playoffs Sunday! Outplayed down the stretch and outrebounded! Again! If Nene means baby, the Bulls need a bigger pacifier! I’m not even close to being out of exclamation points!

Help?

“We’re not going to get away from the guys who have gotten us there,” Bulls …

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