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Blasting the Rockets

Memo to Vinny Del Negro: See what happens when you actually let Derrick Rose play in the fourth quarter? Sorry. I couldn’t resist. But seriously, imagine if Rose had been rooted firmly to the bench (again) instead of scoring 16 of his 22 points in last 12 minutes, including 11 during the final five-and-a-half minute […]

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Fresh ink: February 4, 2009

John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times: “The Bulls have had some good fortune on the current seven-game road swing, but that didn’t include Tuesday night when they faced the Houston Rockets with their main core players — Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming, Ron Artest and Shane Battier — together for just the fourth time all season. […]

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Not all losses are created equal

I was hesitant to admit this in the game preview, but my gut told me it was unlikely that the Bulls would (or even could) extend their longest winning streak in almost two years on the road against a quality opponent. They’ve made progress on this seven-game Western Conference safari, there’s no doubt about it. But the NBA is a “baby steps” league, […]

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Bulls-Rockets: The blastoff preview

(Yes, that’s Derrick Rose staring at the JumboTron while Vinny’s talking…) When Baron Davis and Marcus Camby made their return against the Bulls last week, I noted that NBA teams like to ease their stars back into action in home games versus lesser opponents. Therefore it’s not too surprising that Tracy McGrady — not-so-affectionately known as […]

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