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Feb 23

The Bulls concluded their first half of the 2011-12 season Wednesday with a dominant 110-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in which Joakim Noah had his first ever triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, the first triple-double for a Bulls center since Artis Gilmore in 1977.

Call it “party time,” as Noah left with his teammates to …

Feb 7

The euphoria of winning a Super Bowl certainly doesn’t last long. Some 24 hours after New Jersey was celebrating its Giants, the beloved Nets were blitzed by the Bulls 108-87.

OK, perhaps the locals weren’t that upset, at least the few who actually mistook the Prudential Center in Newark for a competitive venue.

And then there’s my nomination for understatement …

Feb 1

Here’s a look at what some of the pregame was like before the Bulls faced the 76ers:

My favorite was reason No. 676 why Derrick Rose is not your ordinary star. Before the game, legendary 76ers statistician Harvey Pollack stopped by to give Rose one of Pollack’s annual stat reviews, one of the more fun looks at NBA stats. Pollack …

Jan 2

The Bulls’ 104-64 annihilation of the Memphis Grizzlies was wonderful for the Bulls in their home opener, but worse than anyone can imagine for Memphis, and perhaps legions of music lovers worldwide.

Elvis has to be dead. Because he had to be rolling over in his grave about this one.

“Embarrassing and humiliating,” lamented Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins.

Though it …

Dec 29

The defense for the Bulls, we knew, was good. So how do you get better? Improved offense, obviously, for a team ranked 20th in scoring and 13th in shooting last season.

And while it’s not much of a sample with the Bulls 1-1 heading into Thursday’s game in Sacramento, the Bulls have gotten worse. They were 22nd in scoring and …

Dec 27

Derrick says he’s going back to being Derrick.

“I think in the first quarter I’ve got to establish myself a little bit more,” said the reigning league MVP who aside from that wonderful game saving floater against the Lakers Christmas Day hasn’t been very valuable at all as the Bulls were bludgeoned 99-91 by the Golden State Warriors Monday. “I …

Dec 26

Joakim Noah is adept at making the pithy observation, and so it was as he sat somewhat giddy after Sunday’s dramatic Bulls comeback victory, 88-87, after trailing by six with 54.6 seconds remaining.

“What a way to start an NBA season,” Noah said, a smile spreading across his face. “I feel that’s an understatement.”

It wasn’t so much celebratory in …

Dec 15

It’s been 203 days since that discouraging, draining May 26 night in the United Center. But now: They’re back!

The Bulls Friday again play NBA basketball, the first of two preseason games before the opening of the labor-shortened, 66-game season Christmas Day against the Lakers. The Bulls Friday visit the Indiana Pacers, whom they defeated in a rugged five game …

Dec 14

Perhaps the question for the Bulls should be whether Richard Hamilton will help them Rip through the Eastern Conference on the way to an NBA title or whether he’ll Rip up the fabric of a potential championship team.

The Bulls announced Wednesday night an agreement with the former Detroit Pistons All-Star known as Rip. Hamilton, who negotiated a buyout with …

Dec 11

I can probably come up with a better historical figure to quote and don’t suggest any particular resemblance to anyone living or dead or in the Bulls offices, but after spending Sunday afternoon at the Bulls’ annual Berto Center media day to officially open camp for the 2011-12 season the overwhelming vibe was to quote Alfred E. Newman from Mad …

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