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Dance party in Cleveland: Cavaliers 101, Bulls 87

If I’m being completely realistic, it was probably too much to ask for this particular Bulls team — still without starter Tyrus Thomas and key reserve Kirk Hinrich — to beat this particular Cavaliers team in Cleveland for a second time this season. It was simply a bad matchup on paper, and a worse matchup in reality. […]

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Circus Trip Game 5: Jazz 105, Bulls 86

When Aaron Gray returning from injury was by far and away the best news of the night, you know things must have gone pretty badly for the Bulls. Make that four blowouts in the last four games, during which the Bulls have been outscored by a combined 77 points. They are now 1-4 on their […]

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Circus Trip Game 3: Nuggets 112, Bulls 93

I started worrying about this game the night before it even happened. Not because the Bulls were facing a good team on the road, or because they had played so poorly in Los Angeles against the Lakers, or even because of their ugly history of losing on their annual circus trip. No, I got nervous after […]

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Key pre-road trip victory: Bulls 94, 76ers 88

It was an offensive explosion last night in Chicago, as the Bulls scored a season-high 94 points on a season-best 45 percent shooting! Okay, okay, enough with the sarcasm. It was good to get the win — especially since the team begins a six-game road trip on Tuesday — but there were still plenty of […]

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And the starting power forward is…

…Tyrus Thomas or rookie Taj Gibson? Nobody knows yet, except possibly Vinny Del Negro. But the coach isn’t talking. However, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports that Gibson played with the first unit during yesterday’s practice. Tyrus was asked about the situation afterward, but he “politely declined to discuss the situation, smiling as he waved […]

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Preseason Game Four: Bucks vs. Bulls

The Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 87-86 at the UC last night. I’ll take it. After all, Chicago was playing without three of its big guns. Oh, and it’s the preseason. Guys who looked good: Okay, Joakim Noah was the Player of the Game…but first let me say a few words about Taj Gibson. I’ve […]

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Preseason Game One: Bulls vs. Pacers

By and large, I don’t particularly enjoy preseason games. Ultimately, they’re meaningless, especially when they come against a lottery team that last season ranked 19th in Defensive Rating (109.2) and 26th in PPG Allowed (106.2). Of course, the Bulls ranked 18th in Defensive Rating (108.7) and 20th in PPG Allowed (102.5), so maybe I shouldn’t […]

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A little Summer League perspective

I love the NBA Summer League. It provides the perfect opportunity for rookies (and a handful of non-rookies) to pad their stats so the media and fans can get way too excited about contests that are slightly less meaningful than preseason games. Golden State’s Anthony Randolph “ravaged” the Bulls for 42 points while Chicago rookies James Johnson (21 points) […]

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