Hawks-Bulls: At a glance

The result: The Hawks (25-16) beat the Bulls (18-25) in Chicago by the score of 105-102. The good: The Bulls pounded the glass like they were Ivan Drago and the poor ball was Apollo Creed (“What are you guys doing?! This is supposed to be an exhibition!!”): They won the rebounding battle 48-34 and ripped down 20 offensive […]

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The Larry Hughes Watch continues…

There are certain things in life you can’t wait to be rid of. In-laws. The flu. Hangovers (also known as flu-like symptoms). The nasty “rash” you “picked up” during your freshman year of college. For the Bulls and their fans, Larry Hughes is that rash. He’s already dropped rock-like out of Vinny Del Negro’s rotation, and, frankly, […]

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Fresh ink: January 20, 2009

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: “If you want a reason why the Bulls haven’t put together a three-game win streak since April 2007 or have failed to win consecutive road games this season, this is as good as any: Their mental lapses often drop their basketball IQ to that of a rec-league squad. Failure […]

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Behold! The future of Joakim Noah!

I know what you’re thinking because I thought it too. But I regret to inform you that the man in the picture is not an older version of Joakim Noah on an epic but perilous journey through time to stop some dreadful post-apocalyptic future in which mankind is ruled by Bat Boy. (And no, the […]

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Bulls-Knicks: At a glance

Final Result: The Bulls (18-24) lost to the Knicks (16-24) by the score of 102-98. The Good: Derrick Rose had a strong game with 20 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 blocked shots. Chicago’s starting big men played like, well, big men – Vinny Del Negro got double-doubles out of both Tyrus Thomas (19 […]

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The Revenge of Chris Duhon

Regardless of what anybody thinks, here’s a little truism I sincerely believe in: You can’t convince someone to do something that they don’t want to do. You can force them, maybe, but you can’t get them do it willingly. No, “convincing” works only when you’re trying to talk the person into doing something they already want to […]

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Daily science: The best on-court Bull

Based on a traditional measure like, say, points per game, Chicago’s best basketball player is Ben Gordon (20.2), followed by Derrick Rose (16.8), Luol Deng (13.7), Drew Gooden (13.4) and so on. But advanced hoops science tells us that, in fact, that the one guy Vinny Del Negro should most want on the court is […]

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Fresh ink: Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald: “The prognosis did not look promising for the Bulls pulling off their first three-game winning streak since April 2007. But the Bulls did make a stand, erasing a 9-point fourth-quarter deficit to take the lead with just over three minutes remaining. But some vintage Spurs defense turned things around […]

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Good teams finish…bad teams don’t

And admit it: Isn’t that pretty much what you expected? The Spurs are still really good — the Southwest Division-leading 25-13 record they brought with them to Chicago was proof enough of that — but, let’s face facts, they aren’t the same team that won four championships in nine years. They’re older, less talented (by which I […]

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“And now for something completely different…”

Hello, dear reader. My name’s Matt McHale. Welcome to my new blog about the Chicago Bulls. Right now, you might be asking yourself: Who’s this “Matt McHale” guy and why is he blogging about the Bulls? And I guess those are pretty reasonable questions. Regarding the “who”: I’m the co-fouder and lead author of Basketbawful, a blog that parodies the best […]

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