| Jan 1, 2009
| 5:06 PM
All hail Bill Wennington. He told everybody to slow down with the predictions of the Celtics breaking the Bulls' record of 72-10 until after they passed the All-Star break. Now, with a tough west coast trip, it appears Boston could fall short. So while...
| Jan 6, 2009
| 9:53 PM
Way back during training camp in October, some people cringed when Drew Gooden called this Bulls season a rebuilding year.
There are two problems with that reaction: Gooden is right, and a team can make the playoffs while rebuilding, particularly in a...
| Jan 9, 2009
| 9:52 PM
Close to 90 minutes before the Bulls' 98-86 victory over the Wizards Friday night at the United Center, Tyrus Thomas held court in the locker room, teasing Ben Gordon about his height.
"What are you, Ben, about 5-8?" Thomas asked of the guard...
| Jan 12, 2009
| 9:39 PM
Luol Deng said Monday night that the United Center felt like opening night because of the excitement surrounding his return from an ankle injury, Kirk Hinrich's return from thumb surgery and Thabo Sefolosha's return from the flu.
But his statement took...
| Jan 25, 2009
As Kevin McHale exited his postgame news conference, the Timberwolves coach spotted an old friend standing with a young kid.
McHale hugged the kid, leaned down and said, "How in the world did we win that game?"
The reeling Bulls were asking a similar...
| Feb 12, 2009
| 10:14 PM
Given two chances in the final 6.5 seconds to defeat the Bulls on Thursday night at the United Center, the Miami Heat knew precisely what it was doing the second time around.
Watching what the Bulls did not do defensively on Miami's previous inbounds...
| Feb 13, 2009
Shawn Marion's dunk with 1.1 seconds left gave the visiting Miami Heat a 95-93 win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night.
Dwyane Wade, selected as a starter for the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star game this weekend in Phoenix, scored 24 points....
| Oct 10, 2008
| 8:29 PM
For one third-quarter stretch during Friday night's 102-95 loss to the Pacers at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Vinny Del Negro's vision coalesced.
Players, most notably Thabo Sefolosha, guarded passing lanes and forced turnovers. Lanes were filled....
| Oct 17, 2008
| 9:37 PM
All week, Deron Williams had done his detached, NBA best to downplay his return here. But when the orange-clad love started showering down during player introductions, he waved once, then twice and the cheers just got louder.
Forty feet away, Derrick...
| Oct 24, 2008
| 9:26 PM
If Scott Skiles' return as coach of the Bucks for Friday's preseason finale and Tuesday's regular season opener doesn't start a rivalry with the Bulls, maybe this will:
Andres Nocioni's hard foul on Richard Jefferson late in the first half of the Bulls'...
| Nov 2, 2008
| 12:20 AM
By all accounts, Derrick Rose is one of those players who becomes more assertive as he becomes more assimilated.
Saturday night at the United Center, in part prodded by a pregame talk from coach Vinny Del Negro, Rose's pass-first, shoot-later mentality...