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The Risk of Bulls Retaliation Against the Pacers' Excessively Physical Play

The Risk of Bulls Retaliation Against the Pacers' Excessively Physical Play
Kyle Korver responded to the passionate cries from Scottie Pippen and many fans for the Bulls to break serious NBA rules in response to the dirty physicality of the Pacers in their playoff series. Emotions ran deep throughout Game 3 of the Bulls-Pacers series with the intentionally flagrant play of — most notably — Jeff... Read more »

Horny Notes: April 21, 2011 -- Plays of the Year, Deng's 1st Half Brick-iness, Korver's Gun-Shy-iness, Method to D-Rose Penetration Madness

Horny Notes: April 21, 2011 -- Plays of the Year, Deng's 1st Half Brick-iness, Korver's Gun-Shy-iness, Method to D-Rose Penetration Madness
BullsTV posted their Plays of the Year. Highlights of Ronnie Brewer, Joakim Noah, Kyle Korver, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer, C.J. Watson, Taj Gibson, Brian Scalabrine, and one or two Derrick Rose plays, called by the — ahem — always objective and serene Stacey King, Neil Funk, Chuck Swirsky, and Bill Wennington: The Bulls won 11... Read more »

Bench Mob Heroics Bring Thibs Record-Tying Win to Close Regular Season With NBA-Best 62 Wins

Bench Mob Heroics Bring Thibs Record-Tying Win to Close Regular Season With NBA-Best 62 Wins
The Bulls closed out the regular season with a 97-92 win over the Nets. Tom Thibodeau finished the season tying Paul Westphal‘s 1992-93 rookie coaching record of 62 wins in a season, as the Bench Mob made up for sleepy play from the Bulls starters. The 97-92 win over the Nets at the United Center... Read more »
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Bulls Beatdown Showed How They're Just Better Than the Celtics

Bulls Beatdown Showed How They're Just Better Than the Celtics
The #1 Bulls blew out the #2 Celtics 97-81 with defense, rebounding, and all-around efficient shooting. The matchup between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls (58-20) and Celtics (54-24), proved one thing over all else to me: the Cs are too damn small to beat the Bulls. “They ran their offense... Read more »

Schuhmann: Bulls Bench Adding Immense Value to Maintaining Game Control

Schuhmann: Bulls Bench Adding Immense Value to Maintaining Game Control
John Schuhmann’s analysis of lineups across the league have the Bulls bench among the most efficient all-around units. Early in the season, the “we need to play 48-minutes of good basketball” meme addressed what seemed to be a crisis for the Bulls. They were consistently having disastrous starts in the second quarter and losing advantages... Read more »

Noah Back, Boozer Still Out Thursday

Noah Back, Boozer Still Out Thursday
Joakim Noah will return to the Bulls (48-18) starting lineup after missing a game with the flu, but Carlos Boozer will miss his fourth game with a sprained ankle, K.C. Johnson reported Thursday at the Chicago Tribune. Kurt Thomas will start at center with Noah at power forward against the Nets (22-43) in New Jersey... Read more »
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Boozer Out, 'Flu-Like Symptoms' Make Noah 'Gametime Decision' vs. Wizards

Boozer Out, 'Flu-Like Symptoms' Make Noah 'Gametime Decision' vs. Wizards
Joakim Noah left practice early on Tuesday with “flu-like symptoms” and could miss the Bulls (47-18) game against the Wizards (16-49) in the evening, K.C. Johnson reported at the Chicago Tribune. With Carlos Boozer out, still nursing an ankle sprain, could we see Omer Asik and Taj Gibson starting with Kurt Thomas coming off the... Read more »

Deng Questionable for Friday's Game

Deng Questionable for Friday's Game
Carlos Boozer will miss Friday’s game, when the Bulls (45-18) host the Hawks (37-27) — after collapsing in their first meeting last week. Unfortunately, the team may also be without Luol Deng, who’s missed the morning shootaround, due to a nagging bruised thigh he sustained in the Bulls’ win over the Heat on Sunday, K.C... Read more »

Asik Earns Rotation Spot Over Thomas

Asik Earns Rotation Spot Over Thomas
Thibs luxury of three more than competent centers gave him a pleasantly tough decision and Omer Asik’s very strong play has earned him a permanent spot in the Bulls rotation to backup Joakim Noah over Kurt Thomas. Thibs rationalized that Omer’s skills, chemistry, and intelligence are anchoring the team defense too well to ice him.... Read more »
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Credible Rumors Have Bulls Acquiring Courtney Lee or Anthony Parker Before Trade Deadline

Credible Rumors Have Bulls Acquiring Courtney Lee or Anthony Parker Before Trade Deadline
The Bulls are shopping for a mid-sized guard with a long shooting range, but only if they can make a steal. Omer Asik and draft picks were reportedly on the table. UPDATE: A league source has responded the Bulls think Asik is too much to trade for Lee. More info at the bottom of the... Read more »