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Rapid Reaction Game 5: Heat 94, Bulls 91

Rather than the normal rapid reaction, this one will just be a few quick thoughts. First, a lot of credit to this Bulls team. They were shorthanded the entire season, but never used that as an excuse. They had their nights that they faltered and fell flat, but it’s games like tonight that show you […]

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News and notes heading into Game 4

The Bulls haven’t been thrilled by the officiating so far in their second-round playoff match-up with the Miami  Heat. After losing the fiercely contested Game 3, Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau spoke out about it. Said Thibs: “When you play this team you have to have a lot of mental, physical and emotional toughness. Things aren’t […]

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Bulls-Nets Preview Game 7

Luol Deng was in the hospital Friday, possibly for meningitis, after getting a spinal tap prior to Thursday’s game. Nate Robinson was throwing up on the bench during Game 6 because of an illness—a game in which he played 42 minutes. Taj Gibson, suffering from the same illness, struggled through 18 minutes. Joakim Noah is […]

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Chicago’s biggest enemy is the human body

Time isn’t the friend of this M.A.S.H unit known as the Chicago Bulls. There are six games left in the regular season and there are more unhealthy bodies than healthy ones. Derrick Rose (left knee rehab) is still in the “out indefinitely” category. Rose says he’s still open to playing this season, but a return […]

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Rose’s return is being hamstrung by hamstrings

During the first quarter of today’s Bulls-Lakers game, ESPN’s Doris Burke reported that Derrick Rose’s hamstrings — and not his surgically-repaired left knee — are delaying his return. Rose has been taking part in full-contact practices for a month and the big “news” on Friday was that he’s been medically cleared to play (although that […]

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Derrick Rose is doing 5-on-5 drills

Jon Greenberg of ESPNChicago writes: Derrick Rose checked off another box for a possible return to action. He practiced five-on-five for the first time this season on Monday afternoon. Rose had been cleared for regular contact for weeks, but the Bulls’ first post-All-Star break practice gave the team a chance for a full scrimmage at […]

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Derrick Rose not returning any time soon

Many people — myself included — suspected Derrick Rose might return from left knee surgery late this month or early next month. That now seems very unlikely. During a Monday interview with USA TODAY Sports, Rose said: “I don’t have a set date [for my return]. I’m not coming back until I’m 110 percent. Who […]

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