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Game Recap: Bulls 96, Heat 86 (OT)

Last night, the Bulls beat the Heat without Derrick Rose for the second time this season. Oh sure, there was a warm body out there. It looked like Rose, and it was wearing Rose’s jersey. But it wasn’t Rose. Was it? I’ve watched every single game Derrick has played in the pros and I’ve never […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 98, Knicks 86

The Bulls were without Derrick Rose. Again. And again. And again. And again. That’s what it feels like anyway. As of last night’s home win over the Knicks, Rose has missed 23 games this season with a variety of injuries: turf toe, back spasms, groin pull, and now a sprained ankle he suffered in Sunday’s […]

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Game Recap: Knicks 100, Bulls 99

This wasn’t the way Bulls fans envisioned Derrick Rose’s return from injury. It wasn’t the way Rose envisioned it either. The Bulls missed 11 of their first 12 shots and fell behind by 21 points in the first quarter before eventually rallying for a 10-point lead with under four minutes to go in the fourth. […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 93, Celtics 86

I’m not sure how much the Celtics were affected by their overtime loss to the Spurs on Wednesday night — which went down to the last possible tick on the clock — but it factored into the equation somehow. After all, injuries and plain old bad luck have left the Celtics rather depth-less. Sure, Ray Allen shifted […]

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Game Recap: Rockets 99, Bulls 93

“You know, I felt like we let go of the rope. Usually we’re a team that [shows] great fight all year, great resolve. Get down, fight back, never let go of the rope. The last two games I’ve felt we let go of the rope. We’ve got to get that fight back. We’ve got to […]

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Game Recap: Thunder 92, Bulls 78

“We were awful offensively, defensively, just disappointing. They really kicked our (butt) in every aspect of the game.” That’s what Joakim Noah had to say after yesterday’s stinker in Oklahoma City. Noah’s shooting may have been way off — Jo went 1-for-8 — but his analysis was on the money. The word “disappointing” pretty much sums this one […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 98, Hawks 77

The Bulls don’t lose two games in a row. They just don’t. That’s one of the greatest qualities of this team. They respond so well after a loss. The focus narrows and everybody rededicates themselves to winning. You could see it in the way the Bulls rebounded the basketball. After two straight sub-par (read that: pathetic) rebounding […]

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Game Recap: Nuggets 108, Bulls 91

I think we can all agree on one thing: This was bound to happen. The Bulls keep playing on without Derrick Rose (groin) and The Ghost of Rip Hamilton (shoulder). Somehow, despite these conspicuous absences and that torn ligament in Luol Deng’s left wrist, they’ve forged the NBA’s best record (40-11). And, thanks to Miami’s […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 94, Raptors 82

Ho hum. Another Bulls victory. Minus Rip Hamilton (old). Again. Minus Derrick Rose (groin) too. It was the 15th game this team has played without Rose. The Bulls have won 11 of those games. (And yes, Tom Thibodeau should be named coach of the year, no question.) Actually, for much of the game, the Raptors […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 85, Magic 59

No. That score is not a typo. You’re not imagining it. It really happened. The Magic eked out only 59 points. At home. Against a Bulls squad minus its best player (Derrick Rose) and another starter (Rip Hamilton). Not that Rose and Hamilton act as defensive anchors for the team or anything like that, but the Bulls were […]

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