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Bulls-Bobcats preview

The basics: Chicago (27-33) at Charlotte (25-35). The Bulls are 10-22 on the road, while the Bobcats are 16-15 at home. Advanced stuff: Chicago’s Offensive Rating is 106.9 (19th of 30) and their Defensive Rating is 108.5 (17th of 30). Charlotte’s O-Rating is only so-so at 103.8 (27th of 30), but their D-Rating is 105.9 (8th of 30). The season series: […]

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Magic-Bulls preview

The basics: Orlando (41-14) at Chicago (25-31). The Bulls are 15-11 at home and the Magic are 19-8 on the road. The season series: Currently 2-0, advantage Magic. The Bulls lost 96-93 on November 3 in Orlando and 113-94 on December 31 in Chicago. The stakes: The Bulls are one and a half games behind […]

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Bulls-Bucks preview

The basics: Chicago (23-30) at Milwaukee (27-29). The stakes: Believe it or not, despite a season full of underachievement and wacky drama, the Bulls are 10th in the Eastern Conference…a mere two and a half games behind the eighth-place Bucks (27-29). So winning this game would go a long way toward The Stampede to the […]

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Heat-Bulls: Some thoughts

The basics: Miami (27-24) at Chicago (23-29). Trends of note: The Heat have lost five of seven while the Bulls have won five of seven. Miami is 10-15 on the road this season and Chicago is 14-10 at home. Dwyane Wade (28.4 PPG, 5.0 RPG and 7.0 APG) has been playing like an MVP all […]

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Bulls-Rockets: The blastoff preview

(Yes, that’s Derrick Rose staring at the JumboTron while Vinny’s talking…) When Baron Davis and Marcus Camby made their return against the Bulls last week, I noted that NBA teams like to ease their stars back into action in home games versus lesser opponents. Therefore it’s not too surprising that Tracy McGrady — not-so-affectionately known as […]

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Bulls-Kings: The Royal Preview

Mel Brooks said it was good to be the king. But in today’s NBA, it’s even better to be playing the Kings. The Sactowners (10-37) have the worst record in the Western Conference. Yes, worse than the Timberwolves, Thunder and even the Clippers. In fact, they’re a scant 0.013 percentage points better than the Washington […]

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Some thoughts on Bulls-Clippers

So we all know already that the Bulls’ next two games — against the beatable (read that: terrible) Clippers (10-34) and Kings (10-36) — are the team’s best (read that: only) chances to avoid returning home on February 10th (versus the Pistons) with an 11-game losing streak and a mob of angry fans rioting outside […]

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