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A winning weekend…at last

There haven’t been many feel-good moments lately for the Bulls or their fans. With the way the team has been playing lately, it’s hard to remember (and even a little difficult to believe) that the Bulls finished the month of January with a 28-17 record and a top-four seed in the Eastern Conference. Then came […]

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How do the Bulls do it?

The Bulls (29-18) have the third-best record in the Eastern Conference. They trail the defending champion Miami Heat (30-14) by 2.5 games and the New York Knicks (30-15) by two games. They are one game ahead of the Brooklyn Nets (28-19). According to John Hollinger’s stats-based power rankings, the Bulls are the sixth-best team in […]

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A very fond farewell to Jim Durham

Jim Durham has passed away. He died on Sunday at his Texas home. It’s possible younger readers don’t know who Durham was. And that’s a real shame. Durham was the voice of the Chicago Bulls for nearly 20 years — on both radio and television — an era of excellence that lasted from 1973 to 1991. […]

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The Bulls are showing Scottie Pippen some love

From ESPNChicago: “The Chicago Bulls will honor Scottie Pippen with a bronze bust of the Hall of Famer during a ceremony at halftime of a game against the Boston Celtics on April 7 at the United Center. The bust of Pippen, who works as an ambassador for his former team, will be permanently displayed on […]

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The broken break

The Bulls have played eight games since Joakim Noah had thumb surgery. They are 6-2 during that stretch. So they are winning. However, they are not running. Not like they were before Noah’s injury. In their eight Noah-less games, the Bulls have a total of 81 fast break points. That works out to an average of 10.1 per game. […]

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The shooting guard quandary

Keith Bogans is Chicago’s starting shooting guard. Bogans is averaging 3.9 PPG while shooting 38.3 percent from the field, 30.1 percent from three-point range and 56.3 percent from the free throw line. His Player Efficiency Rating is 7.7. According to John Hollinger’s reference guide, that puts him somewhere between “Definitely Renting” and “The Next Stop: […]

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The Carlos Boozer Effect

Before Carlos Boozer played his first game in a Chicago uniform, the Bulls were 9-6. In the 12 games since, the Bulls are 9-3. It’s true that his first two games — against the Magic and Celtics — were disasters. However, the Bulls are 9-1 in the last 10 games. Before Boozer started suiting up, the Bulls were hitting about […]

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Guest Post: More than half-full

In this age of Twitter, it comes as no surprise that dedicated basketball fans are inclined to immediately parse every game in detailed fashion. There’s nothing wrong with expressing opinions after a game, but along with such micro-analysis comes the unfortunate tendency to lose sight of the bigger picture. The Bulls have now played three […]

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