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Game 25 Recap: Thunder 107, Bulls 95

Another game, another double-digit loss for the Bulls. This one, though, was at least kind of, sort of entertaining in spurts. In the end, the Bulls, again, showed that they simply don’t have enough talent to win. They were without Luol Deng who sat with his sore Achilles tendon and Kirk Hinrich who sat with […]

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Bulls-Thunder Preview

Oklahoma City Thunder Status Check: Record: 40-15 Division: 6-3 Conference: 28-8 Home Record: 24-4 Last 10 Games: 6-4 Streak: Won 1 Last game: 127-111 win over Minnesota PPG: 106.7 (1st) Opponents PPG: 98.0 (16th) Offensive Rating: 112.7 (1st) Defensive Rating: 103.5 (8th) Pace: 93.8  (8th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .532 (3rd) Turnover Percentage: .147 (29th) […]

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Game Recap: Thunder 97, Bulls 91

Following last night’s home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell wrote that the Bulls miss Derrick Rose’s finishing touch. It’s a reasonable conclusion to come to, especially after watching Kevin Durant (24 points, 11-for-19, 4 rebounds) rip off 8 critical points in the final 3:16, a scoring spree that included two exceptionally […]

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Thunder-Bulls Preview

Although a lot has changed since last season, one thing seems to have remained the same: the Bulls don’t like to lose twice in a row. After falling to the Hornets in an ugly defeat, Chicago bounced back and took care of the Magic. Orlando was previously undefeated, and had scored 115 and 102 points […]

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Game 19 Recap: Bulls 99, Thunder 90

This is why the Bulls brought in Carlos Boozer. On a night when Derrick Rose (3-for-13) and Joakim Noah (3-for-8) apparently lost motor control in their shooting hands, Boozer picked up the slack and then some, scoring 29 points on 13-for-21 from the field to go along with 12 rebounds, an assist and a steal. […]

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Game one: Thunder 106, Bulls 95

In yesterday’s preview post, I said: “The Bulls must contain Kevin Durant as best they can (good luck, Luol), while keeping KD and his teammates off the free throw line. It’s also imperative that they take care of the ball and crash the defensive glass. Outside of Durant, the Thunder rely on points off turnovers […]

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Bulls-Thunder game preview

The Bulls open their season tonight against the Thunder in Oklahoma City. And since both teams are currently undefeated at 0-0, it’s hard to identify any regular season trends. So let’s consider last season. During the 2009-10 campaign, the Thunder (27-14 at home) played the Bulls (17-24 on the road) twice, winning 98-85 at the United […]

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.500 again: Bulls 96, Thunder 86

  After four straight road victories over winning teams, the Bulls have reached .500 (21-21) for the first time since they were 6-6 back on November 21. And mind you, this was after starting their seven-game Western Conference road trip with losses against the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers. Said Derrick Rose: “I don’t […]

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The Rookie Challenge

In his Rookie Challenge preview, David Thorpe said: “If Rose didn’t have to fly in after his Thursday night game, I’d expect him to dominate much of the action with his dribble-attack game. Or his improved midrange game. Plus his acrobatic finishes at the rim. But since he plays so many minutes for the Bulls, […]

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