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Circus Trip: Bulls-Spurs Preview

This is going to be a rough one. The Spurs (8-1) have one of the best records in the league. They rank 2nd in PPG (108.9), 3rd in Offensive Rating (111.8), 6th in Pace (96.3) and 8th in Defensive Rating (103.8). That said, the record could be mildly deceiving. Their one loss was to the […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls-Rockets Preview

Yes. I went there. This game could indeed be a trap. On paper, the Bulls appear the better team. They’ve won three in a row and lead the Central Division at 5-3. After an up-and-down start, Chicago has steadily improved and currently rank 5th in PPG (105.0), 8th in Pace (96.1), 7th in Defensive Rating (103.2), […]

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Warriors-Bulls preview

The Golden State Warriors are 6-2. That’s a pretty good record. And yet… …a quick record inspection reveals their six wins have come against the Rockets (1-6), Clippers (1-8), Grizzlies (4-5), Jazz (5-3), Raptors (1-7) and Knicks (3-5). The only legit team in that group is the Jazz. And remember: Utah was 2-3 before their […]

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Nuggets-Bulls Preview

With Carmelo Anthony and his Denver Nuggets coming to town, this could be one of those classic “look what you (supposedly) could’ve had” games. There was a lot of buzz about whether the Bulls should (or, rather, could) trade for Anthony during the offseason. ‘Melo apparently wanted out of Denver…although you wonder whether he still […]

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Knicks-Bulls preview

The Bulls (2-1) face the Knicks (1-2) tonight in the United Center. In recent days, the Bulls have had good news (Carlos Boozer got his cast off) and strange news (Derrick Rose skipped filming a cameo for “The Good Wife”), while the Knicks had to postpone a home game against the Magic due to an […]

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Blazers-Bulls preview

Has anybody else noticed that Derrick Rose currently leads the league in PPG (33.5) and Joakim Noah is tops in RPG (18.0)? I’m not going to get too excited. After all, the season is two games old and those numbers are going to come back down to earth. However, how about a little trivia? The last […]

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Pistons-Bulls game preview

Tomorrow night, the Bulls face the Pistons in the United Center. Both teams enter the game 0-1. But whereas the Bulls lost to a young, up-and-coming team with a viable MVP candidate, the Pistons lost to the New Jersey Nets. You know, the ballclub that won only 12 games last season and took its rightful place […]

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Bulls-Thunder game preview

The Bulls open their season tonight against the Thunder in Oklahoma City. And since both teams are currently undefeated at 0-0, it’s hard to identify any regular season trends. So let’s consider last season. During the 2009-10 campaign, the Thunder (27-14 at home) played the Bulls (17-24 on the road) twice, winning 98-85 at the United […]

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Derrick Rose versus Steve Nash

Steve Nash is one of the best point guards in the NBA. Has been for years. Even though there were (and, in truth, still are) a fair number of dissenting opinions regarding his back-to-back MVPs, the reality is players don’t win that particular award without kicking some serious you-know-what along the way. Captain Canada currently […]

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Memo to the Bulls: Stop Atlanta’s fastbreak

Beating Atlanta without Joakim Noah is going to be…difficult. The Hawks are one of the best teams in the league, and they’re 20-5 at home this season. To pull off the upset, the Bulls will need every edge they can get. Here’s one, courtesy of ESPN Stats and Information: The key to beating the Hawks is not allowing […]

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