Blowing by the Bucks

Let me start off by saying that watching the Bulls take care of business was pretty gratifying. Last night’s 117-102 win over the Bucks gave them sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference, not to mention a 3-1 regular season series win over the Bucks. So, should the two teams finish with identical […]

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Bucks-Bulls preview

The basics: Milwaukee (29-35) at Chicago (28-34). The Bucks are 11-23 on the road and Bulls are 18-11 at home. Advanced stuff: Milwaukee ranks 18th in Offensive Rating (107.3) and 14th in Defensive Rating (107.6). Chicago ranks 20th (106.8) and 17th (108.2), respectively. So science tells us that neither team is very good, but the Bucks are just a teentsy-weentsy bit […]

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So, what’s up with Luol, anyway?

The Bulls released a statement to clear up the lingering mystery of Luol Deng’s injury status. Here’s the skinny: “A review of a repeat MRI, and CT scan of his tibia, indicate that this represents an early anterior tibial stress fracture. All of the information to date points to some mild inflammation along his tibia, […]

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Wrecking the Warriors

This time when the Bulls fell behind by 14 in the first quarter, I wasn’t all that concerned. After all, the Golden State Warriors are undisciplined (at best) on offense and apathetic (at least) on defense. I figured that if the Bulls made even a half-hearted effort at getting back into the game, they’d win. And that’s what […]

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The tribute patch

From NBA.com: “The Chicago Bulls announced today that in remembrance of the late Johnny ‘Red’ Kerr and Norm Van Lier, the team will wear a tribute patch on its jerseys for the remainder of the season. ‘This is the right way to honor the memories of both Johnny and Norm,’ said Bulls Executive Vice President […]

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Fresh ink: March 4, 2009

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: “The depth that defined the impressive victory over Orlando and desperation that underscored the comeback victory over Houston weren’t here Tuesday night. Listlessness and sloppiness replaced those elements as the Bulls succumbed meekly to the Bobcats in a 96-80 final that didn’t seem that close. That means the Bulls […]

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Clawed by the ‘Cats

Beat the Nuggets at the United Center, fall to the Pacers at Conseco Field House. Defeat the Magic at home, lose to the Nets and Wizards on the road. Overcome the Rockets in Chicago, get overrun by the Bobcats in Charlotte. See a pattern here? The Bulls have developed a tendency to rock it at […]

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New flash: Pax says Rose should play

From Brian Hanley of the Chicago Sun-Times: “Bulls general manager John Paxson has made it clear to coach Vinny Del Negro that rookie point guard Derrick Rose should be on the court at the end of games. ‘I’ve talked to Vinny about this,’ Paxson said Saturday during the WMVP-AM (1000) broadcast of the Bulls’ 105-102 […]

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Bulls-Bobcats preview

The basics: Chicago (27-33) at Charlotte (25-35). The Bulls are 10-22 on the road, while the Bobcats are 16-15 at home. Advanced stuff: Chicago’s Offensive Rating is 106.9 (19th of 30) and their Defensive Rating is 108.5 (17th of 30). Charlotte’s O-Rating is only so-so at 103.8 (27th of 30), but their D-Rating is 105.9 (8th of 30). The season series: […]

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Fresh ink: March 2, 2009

Lacy J. Banks of the Chicago Sun-Times: “More than 1,000 fans and friends of Norm Van Lier — ranging from a homeless man to U.S. Rep. Danny Davis — braved snow and freezing temperatures Sunday to attend the former Bulls star’s wake. Sitting in front of the open casket at Michalek Funeral Home on the […]

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