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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 …

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, …

Apr 14

You almost hate to see it end, arguably the greatest regular season in Bulls franchise history with Wednesday’s 97-92 win over the New Jersey Nets.

Greatest because there never has been one as successful and unexpected, the Bulls regarded preseason as perhaps no better than the league’s 10th best team and looking up at no one at the end.…

Mar 12

It was a festive atmosphere in the United Center Saturday with the players from the 1991 championship team in attendance, many escorting their children who heard their daddies tell stories and finally got to a see a little of what it all was about.

But one of the former Bulls, Horace Grant, got a scare just before coming in from …

Mar 12

Saturday the Bulls celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first NBA championship with a reunion ceremony for the players from that team.

On Friday, these 2011 Bulls took a page out of the book of their champion ancestors in a 94-76 rout of the Atlanta Hawks.

“We tried to take their confidence five minutes into the third quarter,” said Derrick …

Mar 10

The Bulls Thursday got good news on Carlos Boozer’s sprained ankle.

General manager Gar Forman said X-rays and an MRI taken Thursday morning on a return to Chicago were negative and the team is listing Boozer day to day.

That means he could play Friday against the Atlanta Hawks, but that seems highly unlikely.

Boozer still had swelling in the …

Mar 10

It should have been a night of celebration with the Bulls Wednesday beating the Charlotte Bobcats 101-84.

With Indiana’s loss to Minnesota, the Bulls won the Central Division for the first time since 1998. Raise the banner. Did they give out those locker room hats and t-shirts?

Hey, I want one! When the Bulls won their first title in 1991, …

Mar 5

Forget trading Joakim Noah for Dwight Howard. You might not even want to trade Omer Asik for Howard.

OK, let’s not get carried away. But the Bulls backup center from Turkey stood tall and stared down the game’s elite tough guy center Friday on the way to a career-high 13 rebounds and a pair of blocks as the Bulls beat …

Mar 4

Rasual Butler sat on the bench along the side of the court in the new Amway Arena in Orlando Friday morning after his first practice with the Bulls. It’s probably a place Butler will be getting accustomed to with his new team.

“I have to be honest with myself,” Butler told Chicago media. “These guys are 41-18. They’re already a …

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