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Bulls' Derrick Rose cheers, not slumps, during rare benching

Bulls' Derrick Rose cheers, not slumps, during rare benching
For probably the first time in Derrick Rose’s NBA career, the Chicago Bulls played much better in Tuesday night’s thrilling 96-86 overtime win over the Miami Heat when he was a spectator rather than on the court. In a gutsy move, coach Tom Thibodeau benched his star for the final 5 minutes, 49 seconds of... Read more »

Bulls' Tom Thibodeau awarded East Coach of Month

The Chicago Bulls’ Tom Thibodeau was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for games played in March, the NBA announced on Monday. Thibodeau guided the Bulls to a 13-3 record in March – 7-2 without reigning MVP Derrick Rose – and has pushed the team’s overall record to a league-best 42-12. The Bulls... Read more »

Bulls' Derrick Rose improving, nears return

Bulls' Derrick Rose improving, nears return
Derrick Rose has missed five consecutive games because of lower back spasms, but the Chicago Bulls’ star has continued to improve and is slated to make his return as early as Monday afternoon against the Atlanta Hawks. Before Saturday afternoon’s disappointing 97-85 loss to the New Jersey Nets, Rose warmed up and participated in passing... Read more »
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Bulls get past Celtics 89-80

Bulls get past Celtics 89-80
Playing without Derrick Rose (back) for the fourth game in a row, the Chicago Bulls topped the Boston Celtics 89-80 in a nationally televised game on Sunday night at the United Center. The Bulls improved to 25-7, 11-1 at home, this season. The Bulls placed four players in double figures against the Celtics (15-14), who... Read more »

Bulls again put foot on gas pedal early vs. bottom feeder

Bulls again put foot on gas pedal early vs. bottom feeder
After listening to actor and funnyman Will Farrell provide laughter when he announced pregame introductions, the Chicago Bulls provided their own during Wednesday night’s game at New Orleans Arena, leading wire-to-wire in a 90-67 annihilation of the lowly New Orleans Hornets. Playing in front of a star-studded crowd that also featured actors Zach Galifianakis, Woody... Read more »

Bulls Notes: Cavs' Irving impresses Derrick Rose

Bulls Notes: Cavs' Irving impresses Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose is upset whenever he has to miss a game for the Chicago Bulls, especially so on Friday night when his team faced the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. That’s because the Cavs have one of the most promising young point guards in the league in rookie Kyrie Irving. The 6-foot-3 former Duke... Read more »
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What to watch for in Bulls' season opener vs. Lakers

What to watch for in Bulls' season opener vs. Lakers
After a five-month lockout that shortened the preseason to two games, the 66-game NBA season starts on Sunday with a slate of five games, featuring the Chicago Bulls against the L.A. Lakers in a 4:00 p.m. Chicago time contest at the Staples Center on ABC. Then, the Bulls will visit the Golden State Warriors on... Read more »

Bulls Notes: Joakim Noah, France lose to Spain in EuroBasket title game

Bulls center Joakim Noah ended his first international competition in defeat as his French national team lost on Sunday, 98-85, to Spain in the EuroBasket 2011 gold medal game. Both teams had already qualified for the 2012 London Olympics by advancing to the tournament’s title game. Noah, who fouled out late in the contest, posted... Read more »

Omer Asik, Turkey fail to qualify for 2012 Olympics

Following a second place (to Team USA) finish in the 2010 FIBA World Championships, the Turkish national team had lofty expectations coming into EuroBasket 2011, the qualifying tournament for the 2012 London Olympics. Their high hopes were shattered Sunday in a 68-67 loss to Serbia. Turkey, which fell to 1-4 in second-round action, needed a... Read more »
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Exceptions to CBA ruling possible

Denver Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler made a risky decision last week, becoming the second NBA free-agent, joining Orlando’s Earl Clark, to sign with Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday that Nuggets free-agent guard J.R. Smith is nearing an agreement on the richest contract in CBA history. While the... Read more »