Welcome back, Ty: Bulls 96, Hornets 85

Maybe all the Bulls needed was Tyrus Thomas. Okay, I’m kidding. Kind of. But Chicago is now 4-2 with Tyrus in the lineup, as opposed to 7-15 without him. Some of the difference can be attributed to the added depth. For all his faults, Thomas has the potential to explode for 20 points, 10 rebounds […]

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Different story, same ending: Knicks 88, Bulls 81

Were the Bulls suffering from an emotional hangover after their epic failure against the Kings on Monday night? Well, let me put it this way: the Knicks entered Tuesday night’s game ranked 22nd in Defensive Efficiency (106.5 Points Allowed Per 100 Possessions), and yet the Bulls staggered through a first quarter in which they scored only 12 points on 6-for-21 shooting while […]

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A nightmare loss: Kings 102, Bulls 98

Not again? How about never before? With 8:49 left in the third quarter, John Salmons hit an 11-footer to help the Bulls go up 79-44 on the Kings. For those who enjoy simple math, that represented a 35-point lead with less than 21 minutes to go. Completely and utterly insurmountable, right? Historically speaking, it should have been. But, of course, it was not. […]

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A quality win: Bulls 101, Hawks 98

Not again. That’s what many Bulls fans had to be thinking when Chicago fell behind 29-16 after the first quarter of last night’s home game against the Hawks. It was eerily reminiscent of the second quarter of the infamous “Apocalypse in Atlanta” back on December 9th, during which the Bulls got outscored 34-21 en route to an embarrassing 118-83 smackdown. […]

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A loss with a little fire: Lakers 96, Bulls 87

For three quarters, the Bulls played their most inspired basketball of the season. They hustled. They scrapped. They crashed the boards with a manic vengeance. And, most improbably, they held a 73-72 lead over the defending champions going into the fourth quarter. It was last spring all over again, only this time the Bulls were […]

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Derrick Rose: Go-to guy or not?

When a team is losing, everybody comes under intense scrutiny: management (who assembled the talent), the coaching staff (who direct the talent), and the players (who are the talent). It’s just the nature of the beast. Fans need someone to blame for their heartbreak. Derrick Rose has been pretty lucky so far. After all, Vinny […]

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Sometimes the truth hurts…

“It’s not disheartening. They beat us. You’re going to get beat sometimes by teams that are better than you, and they’re better than us. I can’t sit here and be like, ‘Well, they’re not better than us, I think we’re better.’ No, they’re better than us. They beat us. They smoked us once and then […]

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A short sigh of relief: Bulls 96, Warriors 91

I shared my thoughts about this game over at TrueHoop. However, I wanted to address a few things here as well. For starters: Yes, I’m relieved the Bulls won and therefore put a halt to one of the most depressing four-game losing streaks in recent memory. As they say, the best prescription for losing is winning. […]

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The curious future of Vinny Del Negro

The Bulls are in the midst of their patented early-season slump — going into tonight’s matchup the Golden State Warriors, they’ve lost nine of their last 10 games – and the villagers are lighting torches and sharpening their pitchforks. “Fire Vinny!” has become a popular refrain. And he knows it. Naturally, the press wants to know whether […]

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