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Jan 21

It’s pretty clear now what the Bulls have to do following Friday’s dominating 114-75 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers to raise the team’s record to a league best 14-3.

They have to shut Derrick Rose down the rest of the season.

Look, what’s really the point anymore after a brilliant effort against an improving Cavs team that is actually seventh …

Jan 1

We don’t really celebrate the calendar year in the NBA because of the fall-through-spring season. But as we start 2012 with the Bulls much delayed home opener Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies, here’s a look at the top 20 Bulls events of 2011.

1. Derrick Rose wins MVP: Individual awards are not what any season is about. But 2011 was …

Dec 16

Welcome back, NBA. I missed you. Oh, to read a box score again. That was sweet. The NBA returned Friday with four exhibition games, including the Bulls’ 95-86 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis.

It wasn’t a great effort by the Bulls, who fell behind quickly and rallied thanks to a fairly awful Pacers’ bench. The Pacers are a …

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 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 …

Jun 24

I’d grade the Bulls draft pretty well, though incomplete for now given we won’t know for a few years what they have in Nikola Mirotic, the 6-10 scoring forward from Montenegro whom the Bulls acquired for their Nos. 28 and 43 picks.

So they add for their roster just Marquette’s Jimmy Butler, a rugged big/guard small forward defender.

And the …

May 27

The Bulls unlikely 2010-11 season came to a stunning end Thursday night, perhaps fittingly, as it began. The 83-80 loss to the Miami Heat, who now go onto the NBA Finals to play the Dallas Mavericks, was as unexpected as the Bulls regular season as the NBA’s best team.

But in the end, the Bulls were not the most talented …

May 25

It was the day after Game 3 in Miami, the Joakim Noah apology day, a film session for the Bulls without a practice, a chance to recover physically and mentally after losing two straight to the Heat.

The NBA arranged the player interviews in a ballroom in the team’s hotel, and after everyone had finished, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, …

May 25

It was both the cruelty and beauty of sport Tuesday in Miami when the Miami Heat beat the Bulls 101-93 in overtime in a classic playoff game, less for its artistry than its absolutely breathtaking tension and willful desire by both teams.

“I think you could tell that neither team wanted to lose,” said Dwyane Wade, who overcame a horrid …

May 24

Sometimes the other guy is just better.

Which is not saying the Miami Heat is better than the Bulls and hardly that this Eastern Conference finals series is over with Miami having a 2-1 lead with Game 4 in Miami Tuesday.

But the Bulls have lost two straight after a brilliant opening game win, and while they were in Games …

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