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Game 5: Bulls-Heat Preview

In pretty much a must-win game, Chicago put in its worst performance of the year, as well as one of the worst postseason games in the franchise’s history. Now they find themselves in a true must-win situation, facing elimination as they hit the road. You can’t blame the Bulls too much, I guess, considering the […]

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When the will begins to crack

The word that best describes the 2012-13 Chicago Bulls is resilient. If you follow this team, you know what they’ve endured. The season-long absence (and continued distraction) of Derrick Rose. The dismemberment of the Bench Mob. Injuries (and re-injuries) to key players. Long minutes. Little rest. Everything short of hordes of locusts and meteor storms. […]

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Game 4 Preview: Heat-Bulls

On the defensive side of the ball, Chicago forced the Heat into exactly what they wanted: midrange jumpers in Game 3. The only problem is, Miami didn’t get the memo that they were supposed to miss those shots—or at least not all of Miami did. Tom Thibodeau’s game plan worked against LeBron James, who went […]

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News and notes heading into Game 4

The Bulls haven’t been thrilled by the officiating so far in their second-round playoff match-up with the Miami  Heat. After losing the fiercely contested Game 3, Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau spoke out about it. Said Thibs: “When you play this team you have to have a lot of mental, physical and emotional toughness. Things aren’t […]

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Quick Reaction: Heat 104, Bulls 94

MVP (Most Valuable Player): In a game where LeBron James (6-17 field goals) didn’t shoot great and Dwyane Wade (ten points) disappeared for stretches, Chris Bosh picked up the slack. He had an enormous double-double with 20 points, 19 rebounds and added two blocks and four assists for good measure. LVP (Least Valuable Player): Carlos […]

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Game 3 Preview: Heat-Bulls

Hold on one second, I’m still adding up all the fouls from last game. 51 personal fouls, nine technicals, two ejections and one flagrant. According to my math that adds up to…one lopsided victory. Lots of people said this is what “playoff basketball” is all about, but it’s a stretch to say that what the […]

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