| Apr 24, 2009
Commissioner David Stern joked before Thursday night's Game 3 that Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf had called him the Grim Reaper because of home teams' tendency to lose when Stern attends their playoff games.
The Bulls' 107-86 loss to the Celtics,...
| Nov 13, 2008
| 9:26 PM
Last season the Bulls somehow turned around a 49-33 record from 2006-07 into the exact opposite at 33-49.
Suffice it to say the turnaround the Bulls pulled off Thursday night at the United Center seemed much more palatable.
Trailing by 19 in the first...
| Nov 20, 2008
| 2:01 PM
Good to be back in the saddle for this feature after my friend and mentor Sam Smith occupied this seat for the past few seasons. I started doing this for fledgling Trib site back in 1996 for Bulls playoffs and here we are in 2008. And how cool is this for...
| Nov 22, 2008
| 7:19 AM
Perhaps this is to solve the Bulls' big man woes: Start four guards.
Better yet, this is the way to respond to an embarrassing 42-point loss the previous game: Move the ball, shoot well and put it in Derrick Rose's hands down the stretch.
Rose scored 23...
| Nov 23, 2008
| 10:04 PM
Lindsey Hunter has seen this movie before: A taut game, a leader needed and Chauncey Billups in the thick of it all.
"He's a winner," Hunter said of his former Pistons teammate.
The Bulls blew a prime opportunity Sunday night at the Pepsi Center,...
| Dec 23, 2008
| 10:12 PM
If Detroit can get Rodney Stuckey to impersonate Allen Iverson, the Bulls need Luol Deng to morph into Luol Deng circa May 2007.
With Iverson sidelined for all but 3 minutes, 16 seconds of the second half because of a strained left groin and missing...
| Dec 31, 2008
| 7:13 PM
Bulls afternoon games always have had a different, quieter feel to them. The crowd is more family-oriented, less beverage-enhanced.
Yet the United Center could have passed for a library for much of Wednesday's action for reasons that went beyond the 1 p....
| Feb 21, 2009
With Tim Thomas still out East, Jerome James still injured and John Salmons and Brad Miller in street clothes, the Bulls dressed eight players Friday night at the United Center.
"Seven-and-a-half," cracked Lindsey Hunter, in a nod to his 38 years....
| Jun 3, 2008
| 6:11 PM
Shaq or Wilt?
Kobe or Magic?
The Showtime Lakers or the 33-wins-in-a-row Lakers?
And what about George Mikan?
Just which is the greatest Lakers team of all time?
It's time to find out.
The Times has asked an online sports simulation site to run a...
| Feb 28, 2009
WASHINGTON — For the country's sake, let's hope President Barack Obama's stimulus package is more effective than his pep talk to the Bulls.
For the Bulls' sake, Friday night had better serve as the nadir if the playoffs and progress are goals.
| Mar 10, 2009
You can quibble over the Bulls' stunning 130-127 double-overtime loss to the Heat Monday night and look at their 23 turnovers and critical missed free throws.
You can question why Derrick Rose didn't have the ball at the end and Ben Gordon never got a...