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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 …

Dec 6

The journey of a thousand miles, the proverb goes, begins with a single step. For the Bulls, it too often begins with an empty gas tank.

“I didn’t think we started the game the way we needed to,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg was saying late Saturday after the Bulls 102-96 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. “We dug ourselves a hole, …

Dec 1

Welcome to the NBA, Fred Hoiberg. Maybe the league office didn’t know your name.

David Blatt, Eastern Conference Coach of the Month? C’mon, really?

The NBA Monday announced its coaches for the month of November as the Cavs’ Blatt and the Warriors Luke Walton.

Yes, I get it with Walton in the Western Conference as their Coach of the Month. …

Dec 1

Jimmy Butler, we know, can defend. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich before Monday’s Bulls game with the Spurs likened Butler to his own star, Kawhi Leonard, as among the best two-way players in the game. And it was Butler with a terrific defensive play, refusing to go for the pump fake, bodying up the physical Leonard and forcing Leonard …

Nov 30

Mike Dunleavy likely will be unable to play longer than previously anticipated.

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said prior to Monday’s home game against the San Antonio Spurs that Dunleavy experienced a setback in his recovery from preseason back surgery and would now be going to see additional specialists.

The preseason estimate was that Dunleavy would be out eight to 10 …

Nov 28

There was a dog in the locker room and he ate the game plan. No, they ate a seafood pregame meal and pulled a mussel. Wait, no, they couldn’t get their pregame naps because there was a loud chess team staying in the hotel on a holiday trip and the chess nuts were boasting in an open foyer. They thought …

Nov 25

Remember those days for the Bulls when the fourth quarters were like a slog through a swamp with players standing around on offense, barely getting off shots to beat the clock while pressuring and switching and closing and finally creeping above 90 points to win a game?

Oh right, Tuesday.

Because that’s when the Bulls with Derrick Rose back in …

Nov 21

There is a method to that madness that has become Jimmy Butler’s life, the multiple workouts per day, starting basically every morning at 5 and pounding away.

“I want to give us the best chance of winning,” Butler was saying in Oakland late Friday night. “That’s why I train as many times as I train per day, as early as …

Nov 20

The Golden State Warriors qualify these days in the NBA as the irresistible force not only with their 13-0 start, but also Thursday’s 23-point comeback win against the Los Angeles Clippers. The question for Jimmy Butler and the Bulls Friday in Oakland is whether they can become the immovable object.

Because then something’s gotta give.

“Impossible to guard,” said Bulls …

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