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Goodbye, John Salmons: Bulls 115, Knicks 109

Last year, the Bulls turned their season around by acquiring Brad Miller and John Salmons from the Sacramento Kings. This year, Chicago is sending Salmons to the Milwaukee Bucks for Kurt Thomas and Francisco Elson. I’m sorry, make that the expiring contracts of Kurt Thomas and Francisco Elson. That distinction is pretty important. Update! This trade may change […]

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What can Brown do for the Bulls?

So…what does the Devin Brown acquisition mean for the Chicago Bulls? Who is he, and what skills does he bring to the table? Can he break into the rotation or will he simply take over Aaron Gray’s role of passing out Gatorade in the team huddles? For starters, here’s a scouting report on Brown from ESPN’s John Hollinger: “Few […]

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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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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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Three in a row: Bulls 98, Pistons 87

Wait, wait, wait. Let me try to wrap my head around this craziness: The Bulls — who arrived in Detroit a mere 2-11 on the road and hadn’t won away from home in six long weeks — strolled into the Palace of Auburn Hills, took early command of their game against the Pistons, and built a 20-point fourth quarter […]

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Sweet (but temporary) relief: Bulls 98, Knicks 89

You know how they say there’s an easy way and a hard way? Well, for the Bulls, there’s a hard way…period. How else do you explain falling behind by 17 points in the first quarter at home against an 8-16 team? Fortunately for Chicago, the Knicks don’t always play what you’d call “smart” basketball. For […]

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An much-needed but uninspiring win: Bulls 92, Pistons 85

During last night’s telecast of the Pistons-Bulls game, Neil Funk — Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s play-by-play man — tried to put the Bulls’ recent woes into perspective by reminding his audience (and I’m paraphrasing here) that the New Jersey Nets have set a new NBA record for futility by losing their first 18 games in a row to […]

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Circus Trip Game 6: Bucks 99, Bulls 97

With last night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Bulls finished their circus road trip 1-5. They are now 10-61 on that annual trek through hell over the last decade…so don’t blame the coaches or players if they get the shakes any time they hear the word “circus.” Well. At least it’s over. Until next year. I suppose there […]

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Circus Trip Game 4: Blazers 122, Bulls 98

The Bulls moved the ball, just like Vinny Del Negro wanted. They committed only six turnovers, which is crazy low for them. Luol Deng (25 points, 9-for-14) and John Salmons (22 points, 8-for-15) had it going on offense. Jannero Pargo (15 points, 2-for-3 from downtown) provided instant offense off the bench. Why, the team even outshot […]

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