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Mar 31

It’s about two minutes left in a tough game, the score tied. It’s called different things in different places. Pat Riley called it ‘Winnin’ Time. The Celtics knew it as a Larry Legend Moment.

For these Bulls, who defeated the Boston Celtics Sunday 107-102, it’s just another D.J. Save.

“He’s meant a little bit,” Joakim Noah deadpanned in a vibrant …

Mar 29

Surprisingly, Bulls players were not huddled around the radio late Friday night after the dispiriting 91-74 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Joakim Noah, who had 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, sat for a long time in his locker stall staring ahead. Jimmy Butler quietly picked at his cell phone. Taj Gibson dressed quickly, pulled on a bright …

Mar 27

There’s been a buzz lately around the Bulls and the NBA that Taj Gibson should be a strong candidate to win the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award.

And, indeed, he deserves to be among the leaders, if not the winner.

TNT broadcaster Steve Kerr suggested it during a Bulls national broadcast last month. And Gibson admitted earlier this …

Mar 25

The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are supposed to be in the Eastern Conference finals this season. Everyone knows it, right? It’s all we’ve heard all season about that weak Eastern Conference; get the regular season over with so one of them will have home court advantage for that seventh game.

Well, the Bulls with Monday’s dominant 89-77 victory over …

Mar 23

The Bulls Saturday defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 91-81 in a significant kind of game. And, no, not because of the 76ers’ 24th consecutive loss, the second longest losing streak in NBA history.

It was yet another game that a Bulls’ team with nascent playoff aspirations was once again outplayed physically, on the boards, for loose balls and generally outhustled.

Moving …

Mar 22

The Bulls made a Chicago type statement Friday in their 91-79 loss to the Indiana Pacers. It was a Cubs-like paraphrase to, “Wait until next time.”

For the Bulls, next time comes Monday at the United Center. Though the Bulls will have to be a lot better if they hope to even the season series because the only reason they …

Mar 16

Tough week? Who says it was a tough week for these Bulls? No stinkin’ tough week for these Bulls and Joakim Noah in a performance Saturday worth its weight in gold.

The heck week concluded with a 94-87 victory over the Sacramento Kings. And this is what Joakim Noah, after 23 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, five blocks and three …

Mar 14

It hasn’t been a perfect week for the Bulls, though on national ABC Sunday Joakim Noah’s play overshadowed that of LeBron James in a Bulls overtime win. And on national TNT Thursday, Noah missed a triple-double by one assist in the 111-87 victory over the Houston Rockets and an uninspiring Dwight Howard.

Mike Dunleavy came back from a 10-stitch …

Mar 9

Joakim Noah isn’t the best player in the NBA. We know that. Nobody is saying he is. But what exactly is a Most Valuable Player? Someone whose passion, enthusiasm and model inspires an entire team, if not a city? Someone whose will, desire and determination helps a team become more than it is supposed to be and perhaps eventually as …

Mar 2

Talk about your New York minute.

It’s been said as the time between the light turning green and a New Yorker blowing the car horn. It’s lately been the time between when an NBA game starts and the Knicks contemplating the postgame meal.

It was the time Sunday in the Bulls’ eventual 109-90 victory that Joakim Noah had three assists …

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