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Apr 8

And then there was one, one Bulls loss or Indiana Pacers’ win separating the Bulls from a destiny they and most everyone else around the NBA never considered possible six months ago.

“Just (not) the way we wanted the season to end up, not (what) we wanted,” said Jimmy Butler with 25 points as the Bulls were overrun down the …

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 …

Feb 29

The Bulls need a super Tuesday perhaps as much as Bernie Sanders and Marco Rubio.

They may have about as much chance the way things have primarily gone for the Bulls in this NBA season.

“The big thing, hopefully, is getting our guys back, and if we do that, it’s going out there and…,” paused Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg Monday …

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 …

Sep 29

Yes, Mrs. Lincoln. But other than that, how did you like the play?

It was a productive first day of Bulls practice Tuesday morning under new coach Fred Hoiberg.

Yes, other than that.

“That” was once again Derrick Rose’s luck turning bad.

Rose sustained, according to a statement released by the Bulls later in the afternoon, a left orbital fracture …

Apr 14

American reporters were waiting patiently outside the Bulls locker room late Monday after the Bulls dominant 113-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets that at least clinched first round home court advantage. Nikola Mirotic, who led the Bulls with 26 points with a barrage of six three pointers in a second half blowout, was finishing up interviews with Spanish media.

Mirotic …

Dec 31

Sometimes you begin the day with excellent intentions, but stuff happens. The train breaks down and you’re late; you spill coffee on the keyboard; everyone in the office is laughing but you; the IRS is on line two; you shoot two of 15 after having shot five of 20 the night before.

“It’s the first game it’s been like this,” …

Dec 11

Get Derrick Rose going more aggressively. Check.

“That’s my game (being aggressive),” Rose said Wednesday after he led the Bulls with 23 points in a second half domination win over the Brooklyn Nets 105-80. “They gave me a lot of open shots tonight, but (I was also) driving and getting guys (shots); being in condition to take those shots is …

Nov 30

Jimmy Butler’s story is well known, homeless at 13, junior college, Marquette taking a chance on a kid no one wanted, bottom of the first round, 30th, in 2011, then barely playing for almost two years. And then last summer, back to his beloved Texas with a training routine that may now become the rage of kids everywhere, or, at …

Apr 1

The Eastern Conference is certainly getting interesting, which is something no one has much said this season. So let’s take a look at the standings as the NBA heads into the final month of the regular season and fewer than 10 games remaining for most of the teams.


“They’ve probably got the best group of versatile big men and

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