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Total Recall: The Games Begin

Let the games begin here at Total Recall. If you missed the introduction to the series last week, check it out here. Our first game is from October 12th, 1979, as Magic Johnson makes his NBA debut against Lloyd Free (not yet World B. Free) and the San Diego Clippers. To watch, check this playlist. […]

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Game Recap: Lakers 90, Bulls 81

The Bulls do not have “more than enough” to win. They just don’t. Not right now. Not without Derrick Rose, whose status remains as murky as ever. Not without Kirk Hinrich (swollen right foot), Rip Hamilton (bask spasms) and Taj Gibson (sprained left knee). Not with Joakim Noah limited by plantar faciitis. Not with Luol […]

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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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Game 21 Recap: Bull 88, Lakers 84

Going into last night’s game against the Lakers, I was mad. In case you missed it, there was a post about Derrick Rose on TrueHoop yesterday. It highlighted a recent post on HoopSpeak in which bloggers Beckley Mason and Ethan Sherwood Strauss took pot shots at everything from Rose’s personality (or, in their view, his […]

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Circus Trip: Lakers 98, Bulls 91

I just want to say up front that, when the Bulls were searching for a shooting guard last summer, I really wanted them to sign Shannon Brown. I felt like he had greater potential and a more complete skill set than the other players the Bulls were considering. Instead, management went with  Ronnie Brewer and […]

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Circus Trip: Bulls-Lakers Preview

The last couple weeks have been good times for the Bulls. They’ve won four of their last five games — including legit wins over the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks — and currently have a 2-1 record on their annual circus trip of horrors. They’re leading the Central Division and are currently ranked 5th in the […]

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A loss with a little fire: Lakers 96, Bulls 87

For three quarters, the Bulls played their most inspired basketball of the season. They hustled. They scrapped. They crashed the boards with a manic vengeance. And, most improbably, they held a 73-72 lead over the defending champions going into the fourth quarter. It was last spring all over again, only this time the Bulls were […]

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