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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Home stretch to rumble to its conclusion

    Doug Padilla

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- As far as litmus tests go, the Chicago Bulls are satisfied with what their current six-game homestand has revealed. An imposing challenge when it began, the Bulls lost to Memphis and San Antonio, but redeemed themselves with qua...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  13. Soaring Noah reluctant to accept praise

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The "M-V-P" chants directed at the Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah grew louder as a tight battle with the Sacramento Kings moved on Saturday night, reaching a crescendo with five minutes remaining when the center stole the ball and went the leng...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  14. Rapid Reaction: Bulls 94, Kings 87

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Despite getting crushed on the boards, the Chicago Bulls held on for a 94-87 victory Saturday over the Sacramento Kings. How it happened: The Bulls' issues with the Kings in Sacramento spilled over into the United Center, as they...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  15. Eyes wide open for X factor Snell

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Sleep isn't coming as easily to Tony Snell these days -- though that's not to say the Chicago Bulls backup wing has been stressing of late. In fact, Snell has continued to take advantage of an extreme bump in playing time dating to late ...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  16. Familiarity provides assist for Augustin

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- If the knock on Chicago Bulls guard D.J. Augustin has been his ability to check the opponent, why is defensive-minded coach Tom Thibodeau smiling? After Augustin played well again Saturday in an easy 103-78 victory over the Philadelphia...

    Blog | January 18, 2014