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Free fallin’: Heat 108, Bulls 95

ESPN’s Chris Broussard and Ric Bucher may not agree on whether Joakim Noah’s ongoing absence due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot is the costliest injury in the NBA, but the Bulls have now give up 100 or more points in 10 straight games. They’ve lost eight of those games, including the last seven […]

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Guest post: Earl Campbell and Derrick Rose

There are more than a few observers — myself included — who believe that Earl Campbell was the most powerful and dominant fullback to play in the NFL during the past 40 years. Having won the Heisman Trophy in 1977 while playing for Texas, he was drafted number one by the Houston Oilers in 1978. […]

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And things get much worse: Magic 111, Bulls 82

Realistically, the Bulls didn’t have much of a chance to beat the Magic. Orlando came into the game on a six-game winning streak, while Chicago stumbled into the Magic’s Kingdom on a season-worst five-game skid. The Bulls were without Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis in his left foot) and Luol Deng (strained calf muscle), and both […]

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Muzak: Jazz 132, Bulls 108

The AP game notes pretty much said it all: Utah’s 132 points, 34 assists and 3-point percentage (.600) were season-highs for a Bulls opponent. Except for one dunk — more on that below — the Jazz didn’t do anything spectacular. They simply fought, hustled and executed the Bulls to death. Ouch. And just like that, […]

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Chicago’s M.A.S.H. unit

Injuries. They’re the bane of every NBA team, especially during the second half of the season. The Bulls are no exception. Chicago’s last two losses — versus the Pacers in Indiana and against the Hawks in Chicago — might have been avoided with a couple extra healthy bodies. Well, the Pacers game at the very least. But […]

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Bird food: Hawks 116, Bulls 92

No Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis in left foot). No Luol Deng (sore left knee). Derrick Rose, who entered the game with a bruised left knee, collided with Mike Bibby in the first quarter and spent the next several minutes on the court in obvious pain. Eventually, he hobbled to the locker room. I was taking part […]

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Hot hands: Bulls 115, Trail Blazers 111 (OT)

Derrick Rose. Wow.  Before I start gushing, let me state up front that it concerns me — and I mean a lot — when a starting point guard plays 47 minutes and finishes with 5 turnovers and only 4 assists. Those were Derrick’s final numbers. And you can’t blame the poor shooting of his teammates. […]

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A cold slap of reality: Wizards 101, Bulls 95

Last night, the Bulls went into halftime with a 56-46 advantage… …and that lead didn’t make me feel even remotely comfortable. Through the first two quarters, it felt like the Bulls were doing pretty much whatever they wanted to do. I got the feeling that 10-point lead could have been 20 or so, only Chicago […]

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