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Jan 8

Sometimes an NBA game is like an opera, florid, intricate, classic.

Sometimes, like Thursday in the United Center when the Bulls outlasted the Boston Celtics 101-92 for their sixth consecutive victory, it is baroque.

Though in the end the Bulls fixed it.

After an uncertain opening during which they trailed by 10 points in the first half, the Bulls produced …

Jan 6

The Bulls kind of look the same these days.

Derrick Rose, who Tuesday returned from missing three games with a sore hamstring, has ditched the mask from his face fracture and trimmed the high hair, though he has the mustache and goatee. Jimmy Butler still has a mound of that hair. Pau’s still got that little beard working, though not …

Jan 3

Jimmy Butler was absolutely, positively, impressively Jordanesque Sunday when he carried the Bulls with a franchise record 40 second half points to a 115-113 comeback victory over the Toronto Raptors.

I’ll get to later all the statistics and records that usually come first in these summations.

Those of us who saw Jordan from the early days through six championships don’t …

Jan 2

The Bulls Friday began the 2016 new year with what is becoming a welcome formula from the old year, a dominant performance from an eclectic group of reserve players.

The result was a fourth quarter rout on the way to a 108-81 victory over the New York Knickerbockers.

Jimmy Butler led the Bulls with 23 points and Nikola Mirotic bounced …

Dec 31

Maybe, just maybe, the Bulls have found something.

“I think we have put together now four games in a row where we competed from the beginning to the end and that’s a very good sign,” said Pau Gasol after Wednesday’s dramatic 102-100 overtime win over the Indiana Pacers. “As long as we continue to do that, I think we’ll always …

Dec 29

Sometimes you show up at the theater all excited for the night’s performance from some of the great stars, and then you hear the announcement about the understudies: Playing the role of Derrick Rose will be Aaron Brooks, playing the role of Jimmy Butler will be Tony Snell, playing the role of Joakim Noah will be Bobby Portis.

Talk about …

Dec 27

There were tornados in the Dallas area Saturday night that forced the Bulls game with the Dallas Mavericks to begin 30 minutes late. But inside the American Airlines Center, the dust and debris was from a stormy close to the game that saw the Bulls blown away in the last few minutes with three of four missed shots and three …

Dec 25

The Bulls Friday made very merry in Oklahoma City with a thunderous present for themselves and their fans, a 105-96 victory that not only represented a season sweep of the powerful Thunder, but the most dominant victory for any team over 20-10 Oklahoma City this season.

“We knew what we were capable of,” said Jimmy Butler, who led the Bulls …

Dec 22

Here’s a quiz: Describe this kind of loss.

It’s when the opponent comes in 1-12 on the road on the second of a back to back after losing badly to lowly Minnesota, their fifth straight loss to give them the third poorest record in the NBA. And you’re after an off day when your team had what everyone said was …

Dec 20

The Bulls Saturday had just concluded a leaden effort against the New York Knicks in a 107-91 loss in which the Bulls trailed by double digits for virtually the entire last three quarters.

Joakim Noah starting for Pau Gasol, who rested back in Chicago after being extended in the quadruple overtime loss to Detroit Friday, had 21 points and 10 …

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