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Circus Trip: Nuggets 98, Bulls 97

Heartbreaking loss. It shouldn’t have been a heartbreaker. It should have been a hope-lifter. After all, without Derrick Rose — who missed the game with a neck injury — it looked like the Bulls were going to get blown right out of the Pepsi Center…especially after the Nuggets built a 19-point third quarter lead. But […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls-Nuggets preview

This is unfamiliar territory. After coming back from 23 points down to beat the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday night, the Bulls are 3-2 on their annual circus trip of horrors. With two games remaining on the trip — tonight in Denver and tomorrow night in Sacramento — the Bulls are one win away from […]

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Circus Trip: Lakers 98, Bulls 91

I just want to say up front that, when the Bulls were searching for a shooting guard last summer, I really wanted them to sign Shannon Brown. I felt like he had greater potential and a more complete skill set than the other players the Bulls were considering. Instead, management went with  Ronnie Brewer and […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls-Lakers Preview

The last couple weeks have been good times for the Bulls. They’ve won four of their last five games — including legit wins over the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks — and currently have a 2-1 record on their annual circus trip of horrors. They’re leading the Central Division and are currently ranked 5th in the […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls-Mavs preview

Rough time to be the Mavericks. They’ve opened the season with a 7-3 record… …and they’re in third place in the Southwest Division behind the Hornets (9-1) and Spurs (9-1). But hey, Dallas is getting it done. On one end of the court anyway. Despite the presence of guys like Dirk Nowitzki (23.6 PPG on […]

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Circus Trip: Spurs 103, Bulls 94

With 2:53 left in the second quarter, Kyle Korver and Omer Asik hooked up on a sweet pick and roll play that looked like something out of an instructional video. Korver delivered a perfect pass, Asik dunked the ball with authori-tah, and the Bulls built a nearly inconceivable 45-28 lead. Everything was clicking. The Bulls starters had stood up to […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls-Spurs Preview

This is going to be a rough one. The Spurs (8-1) have one of the best records in the league. They rank 2nd in PPG (108.9), 3rd in Offensive Rating (111.8), 6th in Pace (96.3) and 8th in Defensive Rating (103.8). That said, the record could be mildly deceiving. Their one loss was to the […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls 95, Rockets 92

Derrick Rose. Wow. When Rose got benched because of his fourth foul with 5:31 left in the third quarter, the Bulls were leading 60-58. By the time coach Tom Thibodeu subbed him back in to start the fourth, Chicago had fallen behind 71-63 and the Rockets seemed to have all the momentum on their side. […]

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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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