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Dec 29

Sometimes you show up at the theater all excited for the night’s performance from some of the great stars, and then you hear the announcement about the understudies: Playing the role of Derrick Rose will be Aaron Brooks, playing the role of Jimmy Butler will be Tony Snell, playing the role of Joakim Noah will be Bobby Portis.

Talk about …

Dec 27

There were tornados in the Dallas area Saturday night that forced the Bulls game with the Dallas Mavericks to begin 30 minutes late. But inside the American Airlines Center, the dust and debris was from a stormy close to the game that saw the Bulls blown away in the last few minutes with three of four missed shots and three …

Dec 25

The Bulls Friday made very merry in Oklahoma City with a thunderous present for themselves and their fans, a 105-96 victory that not only represented a season sweep of the powerful Thunder, but the most dominant victory for any team over 20-10 Oklahoma City this season.

“We knew what we were capable of,” said Jimmy Butler, who led the Bulls …

Dec 25

If the NBA All-Star game were Christmas Day—instead of just so many All-Stars playing on Christmas Day—the East team would start LeBron James, Paul George, Andre Drummond, Dwyane Wade and Kyrie Irving against Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook.

Those players were at the top of the voting with the release Friday of the first …

Dec 22

Here’s a quiz: Describe this kind of loss.

It’s when the opponent comes in 1-12 on the road on the second of a back to back after losing badly to lowly Minnesota, their fifth straight loss to give them the third poorest record in the NBA. And you’re after an off day when your team had what everyone said was …

Dec 20

The Bulls Saturday had just concluded a leaden effort against the New York Knicks in a 107-91 loss in which the Bulls trailed by double digits for virtually the entire last three quarters.

Joakim Noah starting for Pau Gasol, who rested back in Chicago after being extended in the quadruple overtime loss to Detroit Friday, had 21 points and 10 …

Dec 17

Fred Hoiberg was excited. Can’t say we see this too often. We see positive, we see funny, we see bright, we see studious. Not much foam finger waving. But the Bulls coach had watched Derrick Rose at the team’s morning pregame workout, and he liked what he saw, Rose bouncing around like a pin ball. Hey, it was 70s night …

Dec 15

The Bulls Monday won perhaps their most important game of the season, 115-96 over the Philadelphia 76ers.

The now 1-25 Philadelphia 76ers?

“Everybody is an NBA team,” insisted Jimmy Butler, who led the Bulls with 23 points. “It’s a decent team; they are young with a lot of a talent. I bet if they beat us you wouldn’t be asking …

Dec 13

So that’s what an offense is supposed to look like.

At least for the Bulls Saturday in overcoming a 10-point third quarter deficit with 34 fourth quarter points on the way to a 98-94 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Bring on the Warriors!

Still, it also took 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter from Aaron Brooks …

Dec 11

I know what it is; don’t tell me. Rhymes with violin. C’mon, no sad songs again. When you are smiling and the other guy is making excuses, when the questions are friendlier, the answers easier and the ride home smoother. Now what is that?

A win; that’s it. The Bulls almost forgot.

“We were in a bad situation before tonight’s …

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