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Derrick Rose steps way up: Bulls 101, Celtics 93

Talk about untimely and unwelcome distractions. Going into last night’s matchup with the Boston Celtics — only the biggest game of the season so far — reports surfaced that, after Chicago’s home loss to the Phoenix Suns on March 30, Bulls executive vice president John Paxson apparently grabbed coach Vinny Del Negro by the tie, jabbed him twice in […]

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A foul loss: Nets 127, Bulls 116

The 2009-10 New Jersey Nets are one of the worst teams in NBA history. They have 12 wins and 67 losses. The 2009-10 Chicago Bulls — who, rumor has it, are fighting for a playoff spot — have given them two of those wins. In fact, the Nets won the season series against the Bulls 2-1. […]

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Catching breaks: Bulls 109, Cavaliers 108

The Bulls have been given some gifts lately. And I’m not just talking about Joakim Noah and Luol Deng returning from the injured list. First, the Raptors — the team standing between the Bulls and the East’s final playoff spot — lost Chris Bosh “for weeks” after he had surgery to repair a displaced nasal fracture. […]

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Could Dwyane Wade work in Chicago?

The question: Could Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose play well together? Background: Let me make one thing clear up front: I’m not saying Dwyane Wade is coming to Chicago. There’s simply no way to know how this summer’s free agent bonanza is going to turn out. However, until he either re-signs with the Miami Heat […]

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Derrick Rose’s awesome layup

In my post about the Bobcats game, I said that D-Rose had “a couple acrobatic, Air Jordan-style circus shots.” Well, here’s one of them: Rose and Brad Miller usually hook up for a play like this at least once a game (although Derrick’s finish isn’t always quite so spectacular). Some people say that Dwyane Wade […]

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Stayin’ alive: Bulls 96, Bobcats 88

The good news: The Bulls pulled out a scrappy home win over the Charlotte Bobcats, thus living to fight another day. For a possible playoff spot, that is. The bad news: The Toronto Raptors pulled out a scrappy win of their own, a 128-123 overtime win over the 76ers in Philadelphia. Despite leading by as many […]

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Still alive (but barely): Bulls 95, Wizards 87

After he scored a game-high 24 points in last night’s let’s-try-to-keep-this-thing-going road win over the Wizards, Derrick Rose said: “I try to remind everybody that we’re going to be in the playoffs, we’ve just got to continue to win. Even though the task is going to be hard, we’re still going to fight and try […]

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The Revenge of Steve Nash: Suns 111, Bulls 105

Well, so much for Derrick Rose owning Steve Nash. On paper, last night’s matchup of rising star versus former MVP looks kind of even. Rose finished with 23 points (7-for-16 from the field, 8-for-9 at the line), 5 rebounds, 10 assists and a steal. Nash had 22 points (8-for-20, 2-for-3 on threes, 4-for-4 from the stripe), […]

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Derrick Rose’s bold prediction

Over at Basketbawful, I’ve spent the last year-plus making fun of New Jersey’s Devin Harris for saying “We knew we were going to be a playoff team” back in December of 2008. Since Devin crammed his foot into his mouth with that unfortunate statement, the Nets have gone 34-104 and become one of the worst teams in […]

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