Sneaking past the Pacers

I’ve been making noise about how the Bulls are a vastly improved team at home, but they aren’t so good that they should try to coast through games against inferior opponents. And yet that’s exactly what they did on a rare Saturday afternoon matchup with the Indiana Pacers. Despite falling behind by 14 points in the first […]

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Halting the Heat

In light of the Bulls’ 106-87 win over the Miami Heat — a victory that moved them into seventh place in the East — I think it’s high time for the NBA and everybody who follows it to come to grips with a few suddenly inescapable facts: 1. The Bulls are a pretty good home team: Before […]

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Shaq on Brad Miller

One of the great constants of Shaq’s career — right up there with his habit of giving himself nicknames — has been an ongoing reluctance to say nice things about other big men. This is mostly because Shaq sees himself as “the CEO of centers in this league” and, as the reigning shogun, “the rest of the […]

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Big Macs and boos

Editor’s note: This is a cross-post of an expose my buddy Evil Ted did for Basketbawful. Not something I normally do, but after hearing Captain Kirk get freaking booed after a critical win, I felt people should know…the truth. Last night in Chicago, the Bulls managed to beat the Pistons 99–91, a critical win that […]

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Fresh ink: March 25, 2009

Brian Hanley of the Chicago Sun-Times: “A week ago, simply eking into the playoff picture was a worthy goal. But with the 99-91 victory Tuesday over the Detroit Pistons in a nationally televised game, the Bulls are only one game behind seventh-place Detroit and four games behind sixth-place Philadelphia. Kirk Hinrich led the Bulls as […]

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Pasting the Pistons

Talk about a battle of the walking wounded. The Bulls, already without Luol Deng (stress fracture), lost the services of Derrick Rose, who bruised his right wrist during a blown dunk attempt over Washington’s Oleksiy Pecherov right before halftime of Chicago’s win over the Wizards on Monday night. It was the first missed game of […]

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Weaseling by the Wizards

It’s a win. I’m not giving it back. But the Bulls’ 101-99 victory over the Wizards — otherwise known as “The Worst Team In The Eastern Conference” — really should have come a little easier than it did. Maybe even a whole lot easier. Washington is terrible, they were missing their second-best player (Caron Butler), […]

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Bulls-Wizards preview

The basics: Chicago (32-38) at Washington (16-55). The Bulls are 11-26 on the road (ugh), while the Wizards are 11-24 at home (double ugh). Advanced stuff: Chicago is currently ranked 20th in Offensive Efficiency (104.1 points per 100 possessions) and 18th in Defensive Efficiency (105.5 points give up per 100 possessions). Washington is ranked 26th […]

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Losing to the Lakers

Maybe I’m just a cynic, but when the Bulls took a 14-point halftime lead against the Lakers last night, I felt really nervous. Everything went Chicago’s way in that first half, right down to their final two possessions of the second quarter: A double-pump layup by Derrick Rose with 28 seconds left and a buzzer-beating […]

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YouTube of the Week: Ben Gordon

Ben Gordon has been the Bulls’ leading scorer for the past five seasons. That also happens to be the same number of seasons that Gordon’s been in the league. But despite that fact, nobody knows yet whether he’s even going to be in Chicago next season…and opinion is pretty firmly divided on whether or not […]

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