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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Ailing Noah still not talking

    Doug Padilla

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Joakim Noah did not practice Thursday because he was under the weather, and no, his ailment isn't a broken heart. Noah is expected to be available for Friday's game at Milwaukee, but affecting him more than his undisclosed illne...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  12. Bulls still in transition mode

    Doug Padilla

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Three days after Luol Deng was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Chicago Bulls are still trying to pick up the pieces. Head coach Tom Thibodeau acknowledged Thursday there are multiple strategies to cover for minutes now av...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  13. Bulls find a game plan to believe in

    Doug Padilla

    DEERFIELD, Ill. - Attacking the inside with athletic big men is not only a strategy the Chicago Bulls will use against the Miami Heat, it figures to be the blueprint for winning games moving forward. In the wake of another Derrick Rose season-endi...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  14. Bulls still adjusting to their new reality

    Doug Padilla

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Nearly two weeks after Derrick Rose was diagnosed with a meniscus tear that ended his season, Chicago Bulls players are still trying to come to grips with the loss. "It's tough," Joakim Noah said Wednesday. "We have to fight thr...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  15. Bulls' biggest issue hard to pinpoint

    Doug Padilla

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Like a classic car that has been in the garage for decades, the Chicago Bulls offer lots of potential with the major problem of deciding what to fix first. Coach Tom Thiboeau is standing at that garage door with his grimy work s...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  16. Struggling Bulls working overtime

    Doug Padilla

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- The gym doors at the Berto Center have been closed longer than normal these days, a clear sign that the Chicago Bulls are getting their collective system purged of some early bad habits. Coach Tom Thibodeau tried to downplay the...

    Blog | November 05, 2013