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Fresh ink: January 27, 2009

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: “In their current season-long five-game losing streak, the Bulls have been outscored by a combined 21 points in the fourth quarter. That’s as good a place as any to start the discussion on the team’s woes, which include too many turnovers, poor defense and the inability to execute even […]

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Fresh ink: January 26, 2009

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: “Poor late-game execution once again doomed the Bulls, whose season-long losing streak extended to five games after a 109-108 overtime loss to the Timberwolves. Leading by as many as 16 in the first quarter and shooting 57.6 percent through three quarters, the Bulls collapsed down the stretch by shooting […]

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Et tu, Ben?

I was halfway through my “Let’s try to stay positive everybody!” post when I read about Ben Gordon’s tiff with Vinny Del Negro. (More details in today’s fresh ink). The gist of it is that Ben, upset over a fine levied because he was late for a team flight, lodged a strongly worded (of the four-letter variety) complaint with Vinny in […]

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Fresh ink: January 23, 2009

KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: “The Bulls fined guard Ben Gordon for breaking an undisclosed team rule Thursday, and the typically stoic guard was seen at the Berto Center expressing his displeasure with the decision by using profanity during an animated conversation with coach Vinny Del Negro. The incident took place after Del Negro […]

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Fan on the Street: Part 1

So a few weeks ago I was having lunch with a friend – a man who’s lived in Chicago his entire life, by the way – and I mentioned to him that I was starting a new blog about the Bulls. His immediate response was: “That’s cool. Are they any good? They have any decent […]

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Fresh ink: January 21, 2009

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: “The Bulls have been in more stretch runs than a thoroughbred racehorse this season, blowing fourth-quarter opportunities more often than not. That trend continued Tuesday night at the United Center when the Bulls faltered in the fourth quarter of a 105-102 loss to the Hawks. Mike Bibby scored a […]

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Hawks-Bulls: At a glance

The result: The Hawks (25-16) beat the Bulls (18-25) in Chicago by the score of 105-102. The good: The Bulls pounded the glass like they were Ivan Drago and the poor ball was Apollo Creed (“What are you guys doing?! This is supposed to be an exhibition!!”): They won the rebounding battle 48-34 and ripped down 20 offensive […]

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Fresh ink: January 20, 2009

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: “If you want a reason why the Bulls haven’t put together a three-game win streak since April 2007 or have failed to win consecutive road games this season, this is as good as any: Their mental lapses often drop their basketball IQ to that of a rec-league squad. Failure […]

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Bulls-Knicks: At a glance

Final Result: The Bulls (18-24) lost to the Knicks (16-24) by the score of 102-98. The Good: Derrick Rose had a strong game with 20 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 blocked shots. Chicago’s starting big men played like, well, big men – Vinny Del Negro got double-doubles out of both Tyrus Thomas (19 […]

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