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Circus Trip: Bulls-Lakers Preview

The last couple weeks have been good times for the Bulls. They’ve won four of their last five games — including legit wins over the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks — and currently have a 2-1 record on their annual circus trip of horrors. They’re leading the Central Division and are currently ranked 5th in the […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls-Mavs preview

Rough time to be the Mavericks. They’ve opened the season with a 7-3 record… …and they’re in third place in the Southwest Division behind the Hornets (9-1) and Spurs (9-1). But hey, Dallas is getting it done. On one end of the court anyway. Despite the presence of guys like Dirk Nowitzki (23.6 PPG on […]

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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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