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Nov 9

So long sad times, we are rid of you at last. You are now a thing of the past. Happy days are here again.

Let’s sing a song of cheer again. Happy days are here again.

Those are some of the classic lyrics from one of the great songs, Happy Days Are Here Again, an attempt at uplifting a stunned …

Nov 3

It may not be time to panic after Saturday’s 107-104 Bulls’ loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

But is it a quarter to time?

“I don’t think he’s playing poorly,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said about Derrick Rose, who had the basketball game equivalent of a bad cheese steak, or just a cheese steak, with 13 points on four of 14 …

Nov 1

The Bulls now pretty much know their No. 1 guy is healthy and ready to go, Derrick Rose making his points most dramatically Friday with a fantastic running shot to beat the Knicks with 5.7 seconds remaining.

But as the Bulls Saturday are in Philadelphia to play one of the remaining two undefeated teams in the Eastern Conference, the concern …

Nov 1

Derrick Rose really didn’t do that, did he? Derrick knows drama, too.

First regular season game back in the United Center since his serious knee injury 18 months ago, the fans erupting like it was a championship celebration when Rose was introduced, and then with the Bulls trailing 81-80 with 5.7 seconds left Rose puts in a ridiculous, running 11-foot …

Oct 30

He’s back?

Derrick Rose Tuesday in his first official NBA game in 18 months since reconstructive knee surgery shot four of 15 with one of seven on threes, added four assists but five turnovers in a 107-95 loss to the Miami Heat in which the Bulls trailed by 25 points in the fourth quarter.

“We have the whole season to

Oct 24

The Bulls preseason, really, their whole season, was to be the story of Derrick Rose’s return from knee surgery and his subsequent play.

That, remarkably, has become something of an ancillary concern with the team’s 104-95 victory Wednesday over the Thunder in Wichita, Kansas and another superlative Rose game. Rose scored 26 points including 13 in the fourth quarter with …

Oct 22

OK, the Bulls are ready. Anyone else?

Still another week until the regular season begins and two more exhibition games? Geez.

The Bulls Monday made quick and painless work of the Milwaukee Bucks, leading by 16 points less than six minutes into the game, by 23 at halftime and by fewer than 10 points for all of 5.2 seconds late, …

Oct 19

I’ve been hearing the Bulls talk about this new offense this season, about motion and read and react and subtle alternations of their schemes.

Pssst, c’mere. I’ll tell you a little secret.

The offense is named Derrick Rose.

“I’m not holding back,” said Rose, who was brilliant in the Bulls’ second half 103-98 comeback win over the Indiana Pacers with …

Oct 18

Here we go again?

“It flared up on me,” Joakim Noah said before Friday’s preseason game against the Indiana Pacers after the Bulls earlier in the day said he would be held back another week due to his groin tweak. “Just need a little bit more time. I wanna be out there; we’re looking good. I gotta be healthy. It …

Oct 8

Derrick Rose still is healthy.

But the Bulls Monday in running away from the Memphis Grizzlies 106-87 for a second consecutive preseason victory are feeling good and pretty much are making this Rose watch theme moot.

“The first half I was kind of jittery,” said Rose, who played an uneventful 23 minutes with once again 13 points and four of …

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