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May 15

“While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.”

— Maya Angelou

And so the Bulls’ 2014-15 season ends with arguably their worst loss of the season at the most vital time, the closeout game of the conference semifinal against rival LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who defeated the Bulls 94-73.

It perhaps sets back the Bulls …

May 13

And then there was one, or as the Bulls hope, two more games.

“I feel like we’re a confident group of guys,” Jimmy Butler insisted late Tuesday night in a subdued Bulls post game locker room after Cleveland’s 106-101 win to take a 3-2 lead in the conference semifinal series. “We like the chances we have; obviously we’ve got to …

May 11

There are a lot of great stories in these NBA playoffs, which are as wide open to produce a champion since perhaps anytime in the late 1970s. Here comes Memphis and the Clippers and even Washington, and few are going to dismiss anyone.

There was the Boffo Buzzer Beater weekend with Derrick Rose, Paul Pierce and LeBron James as the …

May 11

This one really hurt for the Bulls, Sunday’s 86-84 Cleveland Cavaliers victory to even the conference semifinal series at 2-2.

Not because LeBron James beat them with a 21-foot corner buzzer beater on an inbounds play with 1.5 seconds left after a frantic Bulls rally from six behind with two minutes remaining.

“It was a tough shot,” agreed Derrick Rose, …

May 10

LeBron James killed the Bulls in the Cleveland Cavaliers Game 2 victory. But mostly James has been killing the Cavs in this conference semifinals playoff series. Perhaps the question now with Game 4 in the United Center 2:30 p.m. Sunday is whether the Cavs are better off playing with or without James.

Maybe he’ll tell me was insulted like he …

May 5

The Bulls Monday didn’t slay the giant, though their 99-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal was complete, efficient and impressive.

Derrick Rose had 25 points, five rebounds and five assists, Pau Gasol added 21 points and 10 rebounds, 13 points in the third quarter when the Cavaliers rallied back from a 16-point …

May 1

The Bulls Thursday may have been the ones more stunned–if also wondering where that has been–than the Milwaukee Bucks with the Bulls incredible 120-66 victory to close out the first round playoff series 4-2.

The Bulls now open the conference semifinals in Cleveland 6 p.m. Monday.

The Bulls assured that with one of the most commanding and dominant playoff victories …

Apr 26

Almost a half hour after the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday stunned the Bulls and Derrick Rose with a backdoor cut layup at the final buzzer for a 92-90 victory, the last victim, Rose, still had difficulty believing it had occurred.

“Devastating,” Rose said shaking his head after dressing slowly. ”But we get to play again…”

Rose paused, the play seemingly spinning …

Apr 24

Mike Dunleavy probably put it best about the Bulls 113-106 double overtime victory Thursday over the Milwaukee Bucks that gave the Bulls a theoretically insurmountable 3-0 lead in their first round playoff series.

Dunleavy said it was a game the Bulls were fortunate to win—since they trailed by 18 points in the second quarter—while it was a game the Bulls …

Apr 16

It’s the I-94 series, the colder by the lake series. But it should be heating up 6 p.m. Saturday when the Bulls open their 2015 NBA playoff in the United Center against the Milwaukee Bucks.

That’s because the Bulls gained the third seed in the Eastern Conference with a 91-85 victory and comeback from 18 points behind Wednesday against the …

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