| 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....
| Feb 23, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — Maybe the Bulls should go back to dressing only eight players.
The sense of urgency and desperation that had defined back-to-back victories since the All-Star break vanished Sunday in a flat performance at Conseco Fieldhouse, where...
| Feb 25, 2009
Tim Thomas is a fan of saying basketball is basketball, which might be another way of saying if you need him, he will be hanging at the three-point line.
But Thomas and the Bulls did make the game look ridiculously easy Tuesday night at the United Center...
| Feb 26, 2009
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — During crunch time of a very winnable game Wednesday night, the Nets turned to All-Star guard Devin Harris. The Bulls opted for Tyrus Thomas.
You do the math.
Any way you add it up, the scoreboard read Nets 111, Bulls 99...
| 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 1, 2009
It is a word tossed about so often in sports that not enough weight is attached to it.
Every team strives for it; few master it. The Bulls play with it like a kitten pushes around a ball of string.
But Saturday night, they at least...
| Mar 4, 2009
CHARLOTTE — The depth that defined the impressive victory over Orlando and desperation that underscored the comeback victory over Houston weren't here Tuesday night.
Listlessness and sloppiness replaced those elements as the Bulls succumbed...
| Mar 5, 2009
The team chairman can call the season "a disaster" and "embarrassing," as Jerry Reinsdorf did as recently as five weeks ago.
The first-year coach can sit the star rookie for fourth-quarter stretches, drawing a rebuke from the general manager. That...
| Jan 24, 2009
So eager to see some sign of life in his listless team, Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro said Friday morning that he actually appreciated Ben Gordon's apparent show of disrespect the day before.
"[It was like] a conversation at the table, a little Sunday...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2009
ORLANDO — Maybe it's time to go bowling again.
For the sake of Earl Anthony's memory, let's hope the Bulls were better at their off-day diversion than they were playing basketball Wednesday night when they stunk up Amway Arena in a 107-79 pasting...