| Mar 11, 2008
| 10:53 PM
For 48 blessed minutes of game action, the focus finally shifted from insubordination, oversleeping and off-the-court silliness to basketball.
For 48 minutes, the Bulls resembled the hard-working, scrappy bunch that used teamwork instead of tantrums to...
| Mar 14, 2008
| 11:17 PM
Ben Gordon screamed in frustration.
Luol Deng waved off reporters.
Drew Gooden uttered something unprintable.
Kirk Hinrich ducked out a door, perhaps in search of Louis Williams.
The speedy 76ers guard, along with Rodney Carney, Andre Iguodala and...
| Mar 17, 2008
| 9:10 PM
The collapse came just as dramatically and almost as severely.
That made Monday night's result just as painful and the postgame locker room equally dejected.
Trying to overcome the emotional hangover of blowing an 18-point fourth-quarter lead in a...
| Mar 18, 2008
| 10:27 PM
Admit it: When the Bulls' 25-point third-quarter lead dwindled to nine early in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, several scenarios came to mind, none of them involving a victory.
Too many fourth-quarter collapses had you contemplating changing the...
| Mar 28, 2008
| 10:22 PM
Exactly one year ago Saturday, the Bulls clinched their third straight playoff berth with a pulsating victory over the Pistons.
On Friday night at Philips Arena, the Bulls trudged slowly off the court with slumped shoulders, staring at a four-game...
| Mar 29, 2008
| 9:53 PM
Nine games remain in this most perplexing of Bulls seasons.
The playoffs remain a possibility only for serious dreamers and those fans with plenty of pins and voodoo dolls for every member of the Atlanta Hawks, New Jersey Nets and Indiana Pacers.
| 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 18, 2008
| 11:03 PM
Not surprisingly, Phil Jackson's memories of the Bulls' annual extended November trip are more pleasant than what has happened since he left.
"We looked forward to it," the Lakers' coach said Tuesday night.
That's because his Bulls teams went 38-23 on...
| 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...
| Dec 20, 2008
| 9:59 PM
Because broadcasters Bill Wennington and Stacey King were otherwise occupied and unavailable to sign emergency 10-day contracts, the Bulls took another route Saturday night when Drew Gooden and Tyrus Thomas sat with injuries.