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Jan 14

And here they come spinning out of the final turn and heading down the home stretch in the final days of voting for the NBA All-Star game. The Bulls’ Jimmy Butler is on the outside among guards and gaining, but there isn’t much time left.

The fan voting concludes Monday night. Butler, in the last release before the final accounting, …

Jan 13

Funny, none of the Bulls players look Dutch.

Though it did look at times Tuesday like they were getting back in transition in wooden shoes as the Milwaukee Bucks had 30 points off turnovers in a 106-101 victory over the Bulls.

But like the little Dutch boy who saved Holland in the famed fable, the Bulls found themselves plugging one …

Jan 12

The Bulls are approaching the halfway point of the NBA season, which is generally by when teams have established their identity. But this Bulls team that Monday slipped to 22-14 with a lopsided 114-100 home loss to the Washington Wizards more resembles the chameleon character from the Woody Allen movie, Zelig.

No one still seems to have any idea, including …

Jan 10

The encouraging component of the Bulls 120-105 loss to the Atlanta Hawks Saturday was that last season’s 60-win conference finalist Hawks were using the matinee game against the Bulls to gauge their strength.

“We understood this was a good measuring stick game for us,” said Atlanta’s Al Horford. “They’re a really good team. They just won six straight. We knew …

Jan 9

The Bulls Monday begin their only four-game-in-five-nights sequence, but it looks like reinforcements may be in the way. OK, maybe just one, Joakim Noah.

“Hopefully we’ll get him back on Monday,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said before Saturday’s game with Atlanta. “He’s going through some activity today (Noah did not make the trip to Atlanta). We’ll get him doing some …

Jan 7

Jimmy Butler remained fourth among Eastern Conference guards, but he still has a good chance of being voted a starter in the latest fan All-Star voting returns released Thursday.

Miami’s Dwyane Wade leads the Eastern Conference guards by a wide margin and surely will be one of the starters. The Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving is second with fewer than half the …

Jan 6

The Bulls kind of look the same these days.

Derrick Rose, who Tuesday returned from missing three games with a sore hamstring, has ditched the mask from his face fracture and trimmed the high hair, though he has the mustache and goatee. Jimmy Butler still has a mound of that hair. Pau’s still got that little beard working, though not …

Jan 3

Jimmy Butler was absolutely, positively, impressively Jordanesque Sunday when he carried the Bulls with a franchise record 40 second half points to a 115-113 comeback victory over the Toronto Raptors.

I’ll get to later all the statistics and records that usually come first in these summations.

Those of us who saw Jordan from the early days through six championships don’t …

Jan 2

The Bulls Friday began the 2016 new year with what is becoming a welcome formula from the old year, a dominant performance from an eclectic group of reserve players.

The result was a fourth quarter rout on the way to a 108-81 victory over the New York Knickerbockers.

Jimmy Butler led the Bulls with 23 points and Nikola Mirotic bounced …

Dec 31

Maybe, just maybe, the Bulls have found something.

“I think we have put together now four games in a row where we competed from the beginning to the end and that’s a very good sign,” said Pau Gasol after Wednesday’s dramatic 102-100 overtime win over the Indiana Pacers. “As long as we continue to do that, I think we’ll always …

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