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Game Recap: Grizzlies 80, Bulls 71

The Good: Chicago’s overall D was strong. The Bulls held the home team to season-low 80 points on 37.5 percent shooting while blocking 5 shots and forcing the Grizzlies into a season-worst 19 turnovers. Despite their dominant front court duo of Marc Gasol (14.9 PPG) and Zach Randolph (17.2 PPG), the Grizzlies scored only 32 […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 96, Sixers 89

The Bulls picked up a crucial and impressive road win in Philadelphia last night. Some thoughts: Out-manned Again: The Bulls were already without Derrick Rose (left knee rehab) and Rip Hamilton (torn plantar fascia in his left foot). Then they lost Kirk Hinrich to a knee injury. The injury as reported isn’t serious and Hinrich […]

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Game Recap: Clippers 94, Bulls 89

Right now, with Derrick Rose rehabbing his surgically repaired left knee and Rip Hamilton recovering from a torn plantar fascia in his left foot, the Clippers are a better team than the Bulls. They have a better record. They have more talent. That said, the Bulls still could have beaten them last night. But they […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 93, Knicks 85

Last night, the Bulls earned their first three-game winning streak of the season. And it was their best win of the season. They did it without Derrick Rose as usual. They did it without the injured Rip Hamilton. They did on the second night of back-to-back games which also happened to be their fourth game […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 108, Pistons 104

Reason to Rejoice: Joakim Noah went into full-on Beast Mode against the Pistons. The line: 30 points, 23 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. Noah was efficient both from the field (12-for-19) and the free throw line (6-for-7). It was flat-out video game-like. He did everything except hit a three. And if […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 95, Cavaliers 85

The Bulls climbed a game over .500 with a solid win over a woeful team. Here’s how it happened. Marco Belinelli Blew Up: Given his 39 percent shooting and Player Efficiency Rating of 9.9 — both career-lows if you toss out his rookie season — it’s reasonable to say that Belinelli has had a difficult […]

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Game Recap: Pacers 80, Bulls 76

The subtitle of this game should be: The Night that Offense Died. The Bad: The Pacers shot 36 percent from the field, went 2-for-10 from three-point range, missed seven free throws…and won. The Worse: Chicago’s defense made Indiana’s offense look terrible — outside of Paul George — but The Bulls’ offense offset that. Big time. […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 101, Mavericks 78

Two days after blowing a 27-point lead against the Bucks, the Bulls hosted the slumping, Dirk Nowitzki-less Dallas Mavericks. And it was just what they needed. Return of the Bench: Strong games from Luol Deng (game-high 22 points) and Joakim Noah (13 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks) were offset by the subdued performances […]

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Game Recap: Bucks 93, Bulls 92

The Good: Rip Hamilton had a monster 30-point game, Kirk Hinrich finally broke out of his offensive slump with 17 points and 6 assists, and Carlos Boozer had a manly double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Overall, the Bulls played nearly flawless basketball for the first 33 minutes  and 11 seconds. The Bad: Chicago’s […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 93, Bucks 86

Finally. The Bulls have so rarely lost consecutive games under coach Tom Thibodeau that their recent three-game skid — the longest losing streak of the Thibodeau era — felt like it lasted forever. Here are some key aspects of last night’s much-needed win. Back to the Basics: The primary keys to this team’s success the […]

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