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Game #22 Preview: Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers – Wherewith We Fly

The Bulls look to string together consecutive home victories Friday night as they host the Northwest Division leading Trail Blazers. Fresh off a frankly dominant second half against Brooklyn, the Bulls (and more specifically Derrick Rose) look to establish a new level of consistently high play tonight as they host LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and […]

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Bulls (And Taj’s Ankle) Get Rolled In Portland

As was to be expected on a road back-to-back against a great home like Portland, the Bulls got smoked last night. The score ended up 105-87, though it was much uglier before the bench made up some ground in garbage time. Portland blitzed Chicago from the start, with LaMarcus Aldridge draining a couple threes and […]

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Game Recap: Trail Blazers 99, Bulls 89

During Chicago’s ongoing post-All-Star break slump, I’ve repeatedly asserted that what this team needs most are more warm bodies. I figured the Bulls would return to their usual hard-nosed and competitive selves as soon as one or two players returned from injury. Apparently, I misjudged the situation. Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson were back. The […]

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Game 50 Recap: Blazers 109, Bulls 103

The Portland Trail Blazers scored 109 points on 51.5 percent shooting. They accumulated an Effective Field Goal Percentage of 52.9 percent and an Offensive Rating of 125.4. They outscored the Bulls 18-4 on the fast break. They shot 40 free throws to 68 field goal attempts, giving them a mind-boggling Free Throws Per Field Goal Attempt percentage […]

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Game 3 Recap: Bulls 110, Blazers 98

I wish this game could have taken a place one day earlier. After all, Halloween would have been a much more appropriate time for Luol Deng to return from the basketball grave. It’s not that Deng’s game had died in the literal sense. However, he didn’t play particularly well in the Bulls’ season opening loss in […]

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Blazers-Bulls preview

Has anybody else noticed that Derrick Rose currently leads the league in PPG (33.5) and Joakim Noah is tops in RPG (18.0)? I’m not going to get too excited. After all, the season is two games old and those numbers are going to come back down to earth. However, how about a little trivia? The last […]

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Guest post: Winning and worrying

Ordinarily, fans would revel in the kind of record the Bulls have compiled over the past couple of weeks. But the combination of relatively soft competition, coupled with their many mistakes and weaknesses exposed, has led, for me at least, to more anxiety than celebration. Using last night’s game against the Trailblazers as a microcosm, […]

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Hot hands: Bulls 115, Trail Blazers 111 (OT)

Derrick Rose. Wow.  Before I start gushing, let me state up front that it concerns me — and I mean a lot — when a starting point guard plays 47 minutes and finishes with 5 turnovers and only 4 assists. Those were Derrick’s final numbers. And you can’t blame the poor shooting of his teammates. […]

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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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