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Game 45 Recap: Bulls 92, Bucks 83

Big Sexy Breaks Out: Back on January 25, 2005, Kurt Thomas scored 24 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for the New York Knicks in a 133-118 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Those were good numbers. A little skewed, maybe, because of the pace (103.3) and the number of shots the Knicks attempted (105). Let […]

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Game 41 Recap: Bulls 96, Grizzlies 84

No Joakim Noah. No Carlos Boozer. Two of the team’s best three players out of action. Things looked bad. As a fan, when things look bad, all you want to see out of your team is a sense of urgency. Guys stepping up. A team playing good basketball. Well, that’s what Bulls fans got today. […]

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Game 40 Recap: Bulls 99, Heat 96

I have to admit that the sick excitement I felt after this win… …gave way to an even sicker sense of dread after reading the Booz news from K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: “Carlos Boozer didn’t travel on Sunday with the team to Memphis, meaning Monday’s matinee will feature this season’s first game without […]

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Game 39 Recap: Bulls 99, Pacers 86

So that’s what it feels like to win on the road. In my game preview post, I said the Bulls were going to need Derrick Rose to play like an All-Star to beat the Pacers. Maybe I was right. Maybe I was wrong. That said… …Rose did play like an All-Star. And the Bulls won. […]

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Derrick Rose for MVP?

ESPN’s Ric Bucher and Chris Broussard recently had a debate over who’s the early season MVP. Bucher picked Derrick Rose and Broussard chose Amar’e Stoudemire. There’s plenty of back and forth, but here’s Bucher’s closing (and reasonably convincing) argument: “The Bulls, without their second-best player for most of the season and their third-best player for the […]

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Derrick Rose and his first technical foul

Remember that technical foul Derrick Rose picked up during the second quarter of Monday night’s home win over the Indiana Pacers? Well, it was Derrick’s first. As in ever. Said Rose: “That was my first one ever. High school, grammar school, college ever. It hurt. I said it was some b.s. It took them awhile to give […]

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Bulls-Raptors preview

Toronto Raptors Status Check: Record: 9-16 Division: 3-4 Conference: 7-10 Home Record: 6-6 Last game: Lost 97-91 @ Charlotte Last 10 Games: 3-7 PPG: 102.4 (8th) Opponents PPG: 105.2 (25th) Offensive Rating: 107.7 (13th) Defensive Rating: 110.6 (25th) Pace: 95.1 (5th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .496 (15th) Turnover Percentage: .144 (22nd) Defensive Rebound Percentage: .741 (18th) Offensive Rebound […]

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Game 23 Recap: Bulls 92, Pacers 73

This was one of those classic “the final score doesn’t tell the whole story” games. Danny Granger — Indiana’s best player — didn’t play because of a sprained ankle. The Bulls started out on fire, building a 25-8 lead in the first quarter. At that point, it looked like the Pacers were going to get […]

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Pacers-Bulls preview

Indiana Pacers Status Check: Record: 11-11 Division: 2-2 Conference: 7-6 Road Record: 5-6 Last game: Lost 97-83 @ Atlanta Last 10 Games: 5-5 PPG: 99.6 (16th) Opponents PPG: 97.4 (13th) Offensive Rating: 105.0 (20th) Defensive Rating: 102.6 (9th) Pace: 94.5 (7th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .504 (11th) Turnover Percentage: .146 (25th) Defensive Rebound Percentage: .741 (18th) Offensive Rebound […]

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Game 22 Recap: Bulls 113, Timberwolves 82

If anybody thought the Bulls were going to fall into a trap the night after they beat the Lakers for the first time since 2006, then those people were wrong. By a lot. The Bulls thrashed the Timberwolves — who beat the Pistons in Minnesota the night before — without mercy or remorse. Chicago was up 21 points at halftime and […]

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