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Game Recap: Spurs 103, Bulls 89

Tom Thibodeau’s famous mantra — “More than enough to win” — turned out to be true last night. Only it was true of the Spurs instead of the Bulls. San Antonio was without the services of Manu Ginobili (sore left hamstring), Tim Duncan (sprained left knee/sprained right ankle) and Tony Parker (swollen knee). So the […]

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Game Recap: Pacers 111, Bulls 100

The Good: Despite shooting only 44.3 percent from the field and 25 percent from downtown, the shorthanded Bulls had seven players in double-figures. According to Basketball-Reference, Chicago scored at a rate of 110.3 points per 100 possessions against an Indiana team that leads the league in Defensive Efficiency at only 96.5 points surrendered per 100 […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 104, Bucks 88

The Good: Despite the absence of Carlos Boozer due to a sore hamstring, the Bulls opened a six-game road trip with a convincing victory over a division rival. And unlike their two losses to the Bucks earlier this season, they managed to build a big lead and keep it. The Bulls outhustled and outworked the […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 93, Bobcats 85

The Bad: The Bulls scored only 14 points on 4-for-15 shooting in the third quarter and gave up 30 points in the fourth to make this game a little more “exciting” than it needed to be. The Good: Luol Deng (31 minutes, 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists) returned after missing five straight games with […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 103, Warriors 87

The Good: Talk about controlling the backboards. Chicago’s starting frontcourt was totally dominant in this game, combining for 41 rebounds to go with 45 points. Carlos Boozer (15 points and 13 rebounds), Jimmy Butler (16 points and 12 rebounds) and Joakim Noah (14 points and 16 rebounds) all finished with double-doubles. What’s more, they combined […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 85, Pistons 82

The Good: The Bulls outscored the Pistons 28-14 in the fourth quarter to cap a comeback win after trailing by as many as 17 points. This victory — combined with Indiana’s loss to the Trail Blazers in Portland — moved the Bulls (25-16) back into first place in the Central Division. The Bad: The home […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 95, Lakers 83

The Bad: The Bulls shot only 41.9 percent — including 39.5 percent on two-pointers — and got outrebounded 50-40. They managed only two free throws before halftime and a paltry 12 for the game. The Good: Despite their poor overall shooting, the Bulls went 9-for-17 from three-point range (52.9 percent) and scored at a rate […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 100, Celtics 99 (OT)

The Good: The Bulls controlled most of the game and then made key plays at the end of regulation and in overtime to push their Eastern Conference-leading road record to 12-5. Only the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder (both 13-5) have better records away from home. The Bad: The Bulls controlled most of […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 107, Raptors 105 (OT)

The Good: The Bulls won for the sixth time in their last eight games, pushed their Eastern Conference-leading road record to 11-5, and stayed hot on the heels of the Indiana Pacers for the Central Division lead. The Bad: Instead of taking care of business against a bad team — and Toronto (14-25) is a […]

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