Hornets-Bulls Preview

New Orleans Hornets Status Check: Record: 4-21 Division: 0-7 Conference: 2-17 Home Record: 2-12 Last 10 Games: 1-9 Streak: Lost 6 Last game: 100-92 loss to Sacramento PPG: 88.0 (27th) Opponents PPG: 93.4 (11th) Offensive Rating: 99.3 (25th) Defensive Rating: 105.5 (23rd) Pace: 88.2 (29th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .466 (23rd) Turnover Percentage: .148 (20th) […]

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Should Luol Deng be an All-Star?

The short answer: No. Now, before I get to my long answer, let me make it clear that I love Luol Deng as a basketball player and readily acknowledge that he is an indispensable member of the Bulls. That said, I can’t see any legitimate argument for adding him to the Eastern Conference All-Star team. […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 108, Nets 87

There’s not much to say about this one. The game itself anyway. The Bulls continue to beat the stuffing out of bad teams. The Nets (8-18 overall and 3-8 at home) were bad to begin with. To make matters worse, they were without Brook Lopez, Damion James, Mehmet Okur, MarShon Brooks and DeShawn Stevenson due […]

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Nets-Bulls Preview

New Jersey Nets Status Check: Record: 8-17 Division: 2-3 Conference: 6-12 Home Record: 3-7 Last 10 Games: 4-6 Streak: Lost 2 Last game: 99-92 loss to the Knicks PPG: 92.7 (21st) Opponents PPG: 99.2 (25th) Offensive Rating: 104.0 (14th) Defensive Rating: 111.3 (30th) Pace: 88.8 (28th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .481 (16th) Turnover Percentage: .150 […]

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Health Status: Deng and Rose

After a two-week layoff due to a torn ligament in his left wrist, Luol Deng returned to the Bulls lineup Saturday night in Milwaukee. Cue the sighs of relief. Deng logged a game-high 41 minutes — of course — and finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds in a 113-90 win over the Bucks. It’s a […]

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Bucks-Bulls Preview

Milwaukee Bucks Status Check: Record: 10-12 Division: 2-2 Conference: 6-5 Home Record: 7-2 Last 10 Games: 6-4 Streak: Lost 1 Last game: 88-80 loss to Detroit PPG: 94.1 (16th) Opponents PPG: 94.4 (14th) Offensive Rating: 101.9 (19th) Defensive Rating: 102.2 (15th) Pace: 92.3 (14th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .471 (21st) Turnover Percentage: .139 (10th) Defensive […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 105, Knicks 102

Let me state up front that I wasn’t thrilled with the Bulls’ defensive effort last night. The Knicks scored 102 points and posted an Offensive Efficiency of 108.5, well above their season averages of 95.0 and 97.1, respectively. They also finished with an Offensive Rebounding Rate of 31.7, up from their season average of 24.5. What’s […]

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Knicks-Bulls Preview

New York Knicks Status Check: Record: 8-13 Division: 2-1 Conference: 7-6 Home Record: 4-6 Last 10 Games: 2-8 Streak: Won 1 Last game: 113-86 win over Detroit PPG: 94.6 (15th) Opponents PPG: 95.1 (16th) Offensive Rating: 99.6 (24th) Defensive Rating: 100.1 (9th) Pace: 94.1 (2nd) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .467 (22nd) Turnover Percentage: .157 (27th) […]

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Game Recap: Sixers 98, Bulls 82

Outhustled. Outworked. Outplayed. That’s what happened to the Bulls last night in Philadelphia. The 76ers showed no fear and little respect for a Chicago team that’s supposed to be one of the league’s true title contenders. They played smothering defense, holding the Bulls to 43 percent shooting and forcing 17 turnovers. What’s more, Philly earned […]

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Sixers-Bulls Preview

Philadelphia 76ers Status Check: Record: 15-6 Division: 1-2 Conference: 11-3 Home Record: 11-2 Last 10 Games: 7-3 Streak: Won 3 Last game: 74-69 win over Orlando PPG: 97.5 (8th) Opponents PPG: 86.1(1st) Offensive Rating: 106.5 (6th) Defensive Rating: 94.0 (1st) Pace: 90.6 (21st) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .503 (7th) Turnover Percentage: .111 (1st) Defensive Rebound […]

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