Memo to the Bulls: Stop Atlanta’s fastbreak

Beating Atlanta without Joakim Noah is going to be…difficult. The Hawks are one of the best teams in the league, and they’re 20-5 at home this season. To pull off the upset, the Bulls will need every edge they can get. Here’s one, courtesy of ESPN Stats and Information: The key to beating the Hawks is not allowing […]

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Joakim Noah: Sitting down for a while

Bad news — very bad news — for the Bulls: Joakim Noah will not play again until some time after the All-Star break. The reason: To rest and receive treatment on the plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Said Bulls general manager Gar Forman: “We’re shutting him down. It’s the best course of action right […]

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More roadkill: 76ers 106, Bulls 103 (OT)

When Chicago lost at home to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, I noted that as Derrick Rose goes, so go the Bulls. Rose didn’t play particularly well against the Clips (7-for-20, 4 turnovers), and the Bulls lost. And while that’s something of an oversimplification, his performance is a pretty good measure of how the […]

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Sir Charles: “Give Vinny some credit.”

During an appearance on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000, Charles Barkley gave mad props to — wait for it — Chicago Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro. You know, the same guy who was put on a Death Watch back in December. Said Sir Charles: “Vinny has done a good job. I couldn’t understand […]

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A brief look ahead

After finishing their seven-game Western Conference Road trip with a 5-2 record, the Chicago Bulls are feeling pretty good about themselves. And they should be. After all, they became the first NBA team to ever beat five straight winning teams on a single road trip. That’s a heck of a lot better than being on the wrong […]

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Best road trip ever: Bulls 108, Hornets 106 (OT)

Most people who follow the Bulls are familiar with their annual circus road trip from hell, which happens in mid to late-November when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus moves into the United Center for two weeks. Less well-known is the “other road trip” that occurs each season in late-January to early-February, shortly […]

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It’s official: Derrick Rose is an All-Star

As reported on the Yahoo! Sports NBA blog Ball Don’t Lie: “Point guards Deron Williams of Utah, Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Boston’s Rajon Rondo will make their All-Star Game debuts next month in Dallas, sources said Thursday. Williams, Rondo and Rose top the list of reserves chosen by the league’s coaches to participate in the […]

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.500 again: Bulls 96, Thunder 86

  After four straight road victories over winning teams, the Bulls have reached .500 (21-21) for the first time since they were 6-6 back on November 21. And mind you, this was after starting their seven-game Western Conference road trip with losses against the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers. Said Derrick Rose: “I don’t […]

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