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  1. Healthy Bulls await official starting five

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The run of relative good health has continued for the Chicago Bulls, despite coach Tom Thibodeau's intense preseason regimen. The latest scare came in practice Saturday when forward Nikola Mirotic took a finger to the eye, but he partic...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  2. Thibs ready to shift into regular-season mode

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- By coach Tom Thibodeau's timetable, the last of the Chicago Bulls' preseason games will take place Sunday night at the United Center against the Charlotte Hornets. Sure, two more unofficial games remain before the team's season opener a...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  3. Rose doesn't share Thibodeau's panic mode

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Unlike his coach Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose is not anywhere near hitting the preparation panic button as Chicago Bulls preseason hits its second week. Thibodeau continues to put his team through a heavy workload, concerned that a squad...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  4. Pau Gasol sits with back tightness

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- New Chicago Bulls big man Pau Gasol missed practice Tuesday with tightness in his back, but his injury was not deemed to be serious. The 34-year-old veteran, who was signed as a free agent this offseason, did play 24 minutes as the star...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  5. Thibodeau gets Bulls' attention with surprise practice after back...

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The preseason schedule just started, while the regular season remains three weeks away and Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau felt it was the perfect time to set a hard-working tone. Originally scheduled as an off day, Thibodeau put his ...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  6. 2014 NBA playoffs -- Young Washington Wizards come of age, oust C...

    Doug Padilla

    The inexperienced Wizards -- led by their exciting young guards -- grew up quickly in their first-round series win over the Bulls, writes Doug Padilla.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014
  7. 2014 NBA playoffs -- Randy Wittman says Washington Wizards must b...

    Doug Padilla

    When the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards tip off at the United Center on Tuesday night for what could be the final game of their first-round series, it might not be easy to identify the more desperate team.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014
  8. Late chances off the mark for Hinrich

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - With the season hanging in the balance Tuesday at United Center, Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich first couldn't muster any heroics, and then he couldn't handle the basics. Late in regulation, Hinrich had two looks at long-range ju...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  9. Bulls' balance is a reason to smile

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- There were no idle hands Friday as the Chicago Bulls made sure everybody was involved. Seven players scored in double figures during a 102-90 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks that would have been much easier had the team not lost intere...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  10. Poor focus doesn't derail Bulls

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- After all this time to consider playoff possibilities, Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau still claims he's not crunching the numbers or sizing up ideal playoff scenarios. It seemed clear he has at least taken a peek at matchup possibili...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  11. Rapid Reaction: Bulls 102, Bucks 90

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls continued their march toward the playoffs Friday with a 102-90 victory over the lowly Milwaukee Bucks. How it happened: The Bulls led it handily throughout, slightly losing focus in the fourth quarter when the Bucks cu...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  12. Portland provides a playoff test for Bulls

    Doug Padilla

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- The Chicago Bulls want to use the final nine games of the regular season to test their playoff readiness and the ideal challenge awaits Friday. The Portland Trail Blazers will be at the United Center and the game against the Wes...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  13. Bulls refining an underdog mentality

    Doug Padilla

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- The Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers matchup in the Eastern Conference finals has been a foregone conclusion for some time now, essentially since the Brooklyn Nets stumbled out of the gate and the Chicago Bulls lost Derrick Rose less than...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  14. Clinching playoff spot won't excite Bulls

    Doug Padilla

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- In baseball, clinching a playoff berth means champagne spraying, beer showers and probably a day off for the starters the following evening as the hangovers settle down. The Chicago Bulls could have clinched an NBA playoff spot ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  15. Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls participates in drills

    Doug Padilla

    Tentative about starting more Derrick Rose rumors, Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said the former MVP has started to participate in non-contact drills during team practices, while also making it clear that there will be no comeback this year.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  16. Bulls feel good in advance of Thunder

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- For all the criticism that coach Tom Thibodeau gets for running his players into the ground with heavy playing time, the Chicago Bulls are about as healthy as they can hope to be at this time of the season. Of course, Derrick Rose is st...

    Blog | March 17, 2014