Circus Trip Game 6: Bucks 99, Bulls 97

With last night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Bulls finished their circus road trip 1-5. They are now 10-61 on that annual trek through hell over the last decade…so don’t blame the coaches or players if they get the shakes any time they hear the word “circus.” Well. At least it’s over. Until next year. I suppose there […]

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Circus Trip Game 5: Jazz 105, Bulls 86

When Aaron Gray returning from injury was by far and away the best news of the night, you know things must have gone pretty badly for the Bulls. Make that four blowouts in the last four games, during which the Bulls have been outscored by a combined 77 points. They are now 1-4 on their […]

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Bulls stat roundup: November 25, 2009

For an explanation of the advanced stats provided below, visit the glossary page at Basketball-Reference.com. Basic team stats Points Per Game: 91.4 (27th) Opponent Points Per Game: 96.9 (13th) Advanced team stats Pythagorean W-L: 4-9 (27th) SRS: -3.40 (22nd) Pace Factor: 92.4 (18th) Offensive Rating: 98.9 (27th) Defensive Rating: 104.9 (13th) Offense Four Factors Effective Field […]

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Circus Trip Game 4: Blazers 122, Bulls 98

The Bulls moved the ball, just like Vinny Del Negro wanted. They committed only six turnovers, which is crazy low for them. Luol Deng (25 points, 9-for-14) and John Salmons (22 points, 8-for-15) had it going on offense. Jannero Pargo (15 points, 2-for-3 from downtown) provided instant offense off the bench. Why, the team even outshot […]

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Bulls-Blazers preview

The game: Chicago Bulls (6-6 overall, 2-5 on the road) at Portland Trail Blazers (10-5 overall, 5-2 at home). The history: Last season, the Blazers won the season series 2-0, beating the Bulls 116-74 during last year’s circus trip as Andres Nocioni (13 points), Drew Gooden (11 points) and Derrick Rose (11) points were the […]

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Circus Trip Game 3: Nuggets 112, Bulls 93

I started worrying about this game the night before it even happened. Not because the Bulls were facing a good team on the road, or because they had played so poorly in Los Angeles against the Lakers, or even because of their ugly history of losing on their annual circus trip. No, I got nervous after […]

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Circus Trip Game 2: Lakers 108, Bulls 93

In the NBA, whether a team loses by one point or 30, it still counts as only one loss. And even some blowout losses have lesser meaning, such as when they happen on the second night of back-to-back games, or when the team’s star has an off night, or when the team simply has a group meltdown. […]

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Derrick Rose has made a vow…

At 6-4, the Bulls are off to their best start since the 1997-98 season. You know, the last season that Michael Jordan guy played for them. The fast (for the Bulls) start has been mostly a result of the team defense. Chicago currently ranks 4th in Defensive Rating, as they’re giving up only 99.5 Points […]

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Circus Trip Game 1: Bulls 101, Kings 87

The Kings entered last night’s matchup with the Bulls on fire, having won five of their last six games while averaging 111 PPG. Meanwhile, the Bulls hadn’t scored 100 points even once. Their season-high had been 94 points at home against the Philadelphia 76ers last Saturday night. Yet Chicago currently ranks 6th in Opponents Points […]

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