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Apr 1

They’re all teams, 30 of them in the NBA. But some, like the Bulls, just seem like more of a team than others. And it came through once again Monday in a 94-80 victory over the Boston Celtics.

The win moved the Bulls to a season-best 10 games over .500 and tied for third in the Eastern Conference with the …

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 28

Playing without LaMarcus Aldridge, who had missed seven consecutive games with a low back contusion, the Portland Trail Blazers were starting to struggle.

Though still fifth in the Western Conference standings, Portland had gone 3-8 in its last 11 games and was only a few games from falling outside of the playoff picture.

On Thursday, however, Aldridge returned to record …

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 26

The Chicago Bulls are on the verge of clinching a spot in the 2014 NBA Playoffs.

And while that moment could happen in the next day or two, don’t expect a great deal of celebration from the Bulls, who see it as another step in a long process.

Though as Taj Gibson admitted, it would be fun to go crazy …

Mar 25

Kirk Hinrich suffers in silence. But you knew he was suffering.

“I felt like I had a good rhythm on my shot,” Hinrich way saying late Monday night after his third quarter shooting and scoring that was crucial in the Bulls’ 89-77 win over the Indiana Pacers. “I wanted to come out in the second half and be aggressive. Coming …

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 24

Tom Thibodeau is a coach who wants his team playing its best as the postseason approaches.

That’s certainly been the case with Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, who has averaged 15.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.29 steals in 41.9 minutes in his last 14 games.

And while Butler has come around offensively, it’s his efforts on the other end …

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 …

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