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Oct 29

The Bulls Wednesday defeated the Brooklyn Nets 115-100 for just the Bulls’ second 2-0 start in the last 13 years.

“Guys are continuing to work on their games; they are knocking down shots and getting guys open in rhythm. That’s team basketball,” said Jimmy Butler, who led the Bulls with 24 points, six assists and a dominant defensive effort against …

Oct 28

Could it be the Bulls made their coaching change for defense?

It turned out Tuesday in the NBA season opener after all the preseason talk of a new, high powered, fancy offense that the Bulls relied on several big defensive plays down the stretch to defeat LeBron and the Vandellas (aka Cleveland Cavaliers) 97-95.

“Defense is always going to be …

Oct 24

It was the first day of the rest of the Bulls lives Friday in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Bulls closed the preseason with a 103-102 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in the first game of their preseason.

Derrick Rose was back playing for the first time, flying down the lanes, and thus all seemed, if not perfect, much better for the …

Oct 23

Derrick Rose makes his 2015-16 NBA debut Friday in Lincoln, Nebraska.

It’s never quite what you expect with Rose and the Bulls.

“I’m excited,” said Rose after Bulls practice Friday morning. “I don’t know how I’m going to play. But I’m just happy to be running around out there and just getting a groove for the game. I’m playing tonight. …

Oct 19

The Bulls aren’t exactly building toward opening night.

Seemingly taking a step backward from the aim of playing a faster, unselfish game, the Bulls Monday reverted to more individual play and a tentative game in a 94-86 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

The Bulls were led by Jimmy Butler with 18 points while playing 37 minutes, Taj Gibson with an …

Oct 15

Heeeeeeeee’s back! Derrick Rose….

What, is it February 2, already? Yes, Yogi, it is like deja vu all over again.

Derrick Rose Thursday met reporters in the Advocate Center for the first time since media day and his fractured orbital bone the first day of preseason practice and declared himself anxious to return from injury.

Opening night, Oct. 27 against …

Oct 15

Nothing appears to have been set up quite yet, But if the Illinois Tollway Authority is considering how to speed up traffic for the I-PASS lane, they might consult the Bulls. Because the Bulls don’t appear to be putting up much resistance to traffic.

“I am disappointed in us not getting back,” said Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg Wednesday after the …

Oct 13

You can imagine that Derrick Rose is more weary of this than anyone.

But here we go again with the latest Rose series of injury/return updates, which Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, taking the explanation baton from predecessor Tom Thibodeau, Tuesday put in perspective after Bulls practice.

“It’s a long season, 82 games, and, hopefully, playoffs,” Hoiberg observed in showing how …

Oct 11

Last year it was the fall of Doug McDermott. This year the Bulls preseason has become the Fall of Doug McDermott.

The second year forward, who is emerging as one of the team’s most important players, Saturday continued his hot shooting to help lead the Bulls to a wire-to-wire 114-105 preseason win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Winnipeg, Canada.

The …

Oct 9

It’s going to be more difficult to get that preseason championship now.

The Bulls, though again playing without Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol, Mike Dunleavy and Taj Gibson and then resting Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah in the second half, Thursday were outplayed, outhustled and out run by the Denver Nuggets in a 112-94 loss.

It wasn’t close after a 26-3 …

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