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Game Recap: Blazers 102, Bulls 94

Last night’s loss in Portland was the Bulls’ second in a row — something that has been nearly unheard of under coach Tom Thibodeau — and it dropped the team to a very humble 5-5 on the year. There are disturbing signs. And it’s not just because Derrick Rose is still out. The Incredible Shrinking […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 112, Suns 106 (OT)

The NBA has certain axioms that have stood the test of time. One of these is that any road win is a good win. Another is that it is important — possibly even crucial — to open an extended road swing with a victory. Well, the Bulls started their annual circus road trip with an […]

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Game Recap: Celtics 101, Bulls 95

The good news: According to ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell, Derrick Rose has taken the next step in rehabbing his surgically repaired left knee, and he is now cutting again. The bad news: Chicago’s defense was terrible last night. The Bulls held the Celtics to 19 points on 35 percent shooting in the fourth quarter — which […]

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Game Recap: Thunder 97, Bulls 91

Following last night’s home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell wrote that the Bulls miss Derrick Rose’s finishing touch. It’s a reasonable conclusion to come to, especially after watching Kevin Durant (24 points, 11-for-19, 4 rebounds) rip off 8 critical points in the final 3:16, a scoring spree that included two exceptionally […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 99, Magic 93

The Orlando Magic entered last night’s game a surprising 2-0. Possibly even more surprising was their post-Dwight Howard offensive uptick. In those two wins, the Magic scored 102 points against the Denver Nuggets and then 115 points against the Phoenix Suns. The Bulls — who also had enjoyed a quick 2-0 start — were coming […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 115, Cavaliers 86

As Cavaliers coach Byron Scott said after thegame, this was a good, old-fashioned butt whipping… …with the Cleveland as the butt and Chicago starring as the steel-toed boot. The Bulls jumped on the Cavaliers early and often — leading 32-16 after 12 minutes and 60-35 at the half — and they were dominant in almost […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 93, Kings 87

It’s always good to open the season with a win. But, as is usually the case, this game had plenty to like and dislike. Things to like: I loved the productivity of Joakim Noah (23 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 assists, 3 blocks), Carlos Boozer (18 points, 8 boards, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 […]

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Preseason Game 6: Bulls 94, Thunder 89

The Thunder played without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Translation:  Take this win with a grain of salt. Even by preseason standards. Still…it felt good to see Carlos Boozer have another strong game (24 points, 11-for-20, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals). In fact, the entire starting unit seemed to be really syncing up before […]

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Preseason Game 5: Bulls 92, Timberwolves 81

So…Carlos Boozer is alive after all. After going 13-for-37 over his first four preseason games — that’s 35.1 percent “accuracy” for those who enjoy simple math — Boozer finally broke out of basketball purgatory by shooting 10-for-17 from the field for his game-high 24 points. Boozington also added 9 boards, 4 assists and 4 steals […]

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Preseason Game 4: Bulls 100, Bucks 94

After three consecutive offensive performances that put the “lack” in “lackluster,” the Bulls finally reached the century mark and notched their second preseason victory. Here’s what I noticed: Nate Robinson has energy: How many Red Bulls do you suppose Little Nate chugged down before the game? Five? Six? Robinson started at point guard because Kirk […]

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