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Nets-Bulls Preview Game 6

It pains me to say this, because I’ve loved making fun of him (and his contract) all season, but the Bulls clearly missed Kirk Hinrich in Game 5. It wasn’t his 11.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting that he’s averaging this series that left a hole, but it’s his defense on Deron Williams. Williams went […]

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Nets-Bulls Game 3 Preview

With the series heading to Chicago, the Bulls find themselves back on track, after righting the ship in Game 2 of their matchup with Brooklyn. The Bulls followed up a dismal Game 1 performance with a much more spirited defensive effort, and managed to wrestle home-court advantage from the Nets. Fighting through injury Joakim Noah […]

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A team-defining win: Bulls 92, Nets 90

The 2012-13 Chicago Bulls are not winning an NBA title. Derrick Rose is probably not going to play a single game this season. The Bulls will not be fully healthy — or even close — by the end of the regular season. Their absolute ceiling is a second round playoff elimination. If they make it […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 104, Bucks 88

The Good: Despite the absence of Carlos Boozer due to a sore hamstring, the Bulls opened a six-game road trip with a convincing victory over a division rival. And unlike their two losses to the Bucks earlier this season, they managed to build a big lead and keep it. The Bulls outhustled and outworked the […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 93, Bobcats 85

The Bad: The Bulls scored only 14 points on 4-for-15 shooting in the third quarter and gave up 30 points in the fourth to make this game a little more “exciting” than it needed to be. The Good: Luol Deng (31 minutes, 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists) returned after missing five straight games with […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 103, Warriors 87

The Good: Talk about controlling the backboards. Chicago’s starting frontcourt was totally dominant in this game, combining for 41 rebounds to go with 45 points. Carlos Boozer (15 points and 13 rebounds), Jimmy Butler (16 points and 12 rebounds) and Joakim Noah (14 points and 16 rebounds) all finished with double-doubles. What’s more, they combined […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 95, Lakers 83

The Bad: The Bulls shot only 41.9 percent — including 39.5 percent on two-pointers — and got outrebounded 50-40. They managed only two free throws before halftime and a paltry 12 for the game. The Good: Despite their poor overall shooting, the Bulls went 9-for-17 from three-point range (52.9 percent) and scored at a rate […]

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