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Rockets at Bulls preview

The once-hot Bulls are now on a bit of a skid, having lost three of their last five games. With a stiff challenge against the Rockets on the docket, Chicago will be hard pressed to keep up its impressive trend of winning after losses. The Bulls have staved off losing back-to-back games 11 of the […]

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Recap: Bulls Blown Out In Houston

I’m not gonna give a whole drawn-out dramatic telling of tonight’s narrative. If you missed the game, here’s how it went: Bulls briefly led to start, then Houston claimed the lead on a flurry from James Harden, who looked just fine on his bad ankle, and the Rockets stretched their lead bit by bit into […]

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Bulls vs Rockets: The Beat Goes On

Both squads in tonight’s game are big market teams battling injuries and deflecting rampant trade rumors, yet their respective trajectories could not be more opposite. The Rockets are 16-9, and look poised to add a couple rotation players via trade, while Chicago is essentially dead in the water, and possibly content with treading it for […]

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Omer Asik Asks For A Trade

In ex-Chicago Bulls player news, Omer Asik of the Houston Rockets has formally requested to be traded. As some of you may recall Asik signed with the Rockets after the Chicago front office opted against matching Houston’s poison-pill contract offer during the 2012 offseason. Asik’s request to be moved to another team has seemingly been inevitable […]

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Game Recap: Rockets 120, Bulls 97

That was horrible. Chicago fans didn’t expect the Bulls to give them a lump of coal like this, not at home on Christmas Day against the team that used a contract with a “poison pill” to steal Omer Asik away from them last summer. The numbers are painful to review. Better bite your lip before […]

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Game 18 Recap: Bulls 119, Rockets 116

Here are some quick thoughts about the Bulls’ win over the Rockets. Thinks I liked: It was nice to see the team bounce back with a spirited effort after two straight lopsided defeats. The Bulls shot 50 percent as a team, won the rebounding battle 49-37 (including 15-8 on the offensive glass), ran out for […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls 95, Rockets 92

Derrick Rose. Wow. When Rose got benched because of his fourth foul with 5:31 left in the third quarter, the Bulls were leading 60-58. By the time coach Tom Thibodeu subbed him back in to start the fourth, Chicago had fallen behind 71-63 and the Rockets seemed to have all the momentum on their side. […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls-Rockets Preview

Yes. I went there. This game could indeed be a trap. On paper, the Bulls appear the better team. They’ve won three in a row and lead the Central Division at 5-3. After an up-and-down start, Chicago has steadily improved and currently rank 5th in PPG (105.0), 8th in Pace (96.1), 7th in Defensive Rating (103.2), […]

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Rose on fire: Bulls 98, Rockets 88

I think the Bulls are starting to take this stretch run pretty seriously. After losing 10 games in a row, they’ve won two straight. After 12 consecutive games of allowing 100 or more points, they’ve allowed 92, 84 and 88 in their last three. Coach Vinny Del Negro got so fired up over a few iffy […]

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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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