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Weekend recap: Bulls return from the almost-dead

After opening their seven-game Western Conference road trip with agonizing losses first to the Golden State Warriors and then to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Bulls seemed almost destined for a season-crippling losing streak. Going into Friday’s game against the Suns, an 0-7 trip appeared to be a very real possibility…and 0-4 at the very least. […]

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No escape from L.A.: Clippers 104, Bulls 97

With a little less than two minutes remaining, the Bulls were down only four points (95-91) and it looked like they had a realistic shot at stealing this game away from the hometown Clippers. That’s when Steve Nash’s good buddy Baron Davis came down court on a controlled fast break, pulled up just outside the three-point […]

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The shooting quandaries of the Chicago Bulls

As the Bulls prepare for their game against the Los Angeles Clippers — the second stop on their current seven-game Western Conference road trip — Vinny Del Negro has some very real concerns to deal with. Forget the fact that his team could be without John Salmons, who spent Monday night in an Oakland hospital […]

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Derrick Rose explodes: Bulls 121, Wizards 119

And to think: earlier this season, there were a bunch of knuckleheads writing about whether Derrick Rose would ever be a go-to guy. Some people even questioned whether he could be! Oh, wait. I was one of those knuckleheads. My bad. Derrick Rose injured his ankle during the preseason, and the recovery took time. The effect on his game was obvious. […]

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That’s seven out of 10 now: Bulls 96, “Celtics” 83

Okay, let me get the extenuating circumstances out of the way. The “Boston Celtics” were playing without their best player (Kevin Garnett), their top reserve (Rasheed Wallace), and another key roleplayer (Marquis Daniels). Due to the extreme shorthandedness, the “Celtics” starters have been putting in a lot of PT, particuarly Rajon Rondo, who has now […]

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Points galore: Bulls 120, Pistons 87

On a night when the Bulls — who have been a notoriously awful scoring team all season — set season-highs in points (120), field goal percentage (57.1) and margin of victory (33), it’s worth asking the question: was the end result a function of the Bulls rising or merely a sign of how far the […]

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A foul loss: Bucks 96, Bulls 93

There are certain things I’ve learned to accept about the 2009-10 version of the Chicago Bulls. For instance, I have accepted that they rank 28th out of 30 in scoring (92.3 PPG) and are next to dead last in Offensive Efficiency…the latter of which means the only team less efficient at scoring is currently 3-33 and on pace to be […]

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‘Cat food: Bobcats 113, Bulls 108

Okay, first off: I don’t believe in moral victories. A moral victory and a punch to the face won’t get you anything other than a punch in the face. The Bulls lost a winnable game…and that’s always a bummer. That said, if you had told me going in that the Bulls would score a season-high […]

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Four in a row: Bulls 101, Magic 93

Again I say: who are these guys and what have they done with the Chicago Bulls? Or maybe the team we’ve been watching most of the season — the same one that coughed up a 35-point lead at home to the Sacramento Kings — was the imposter. Maybe now that Tyrus Thomas is back from injury and […]

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