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  1. Thibs plays with fire, Bulls still good

    Nick Friedell

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tom Thibodeau had a simple message for his team before it played in Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats. "Before the game, he was like, 'Be prepared to win,'" Bulls guard Jimmy Butler said. Thibodeau didn't c...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Thibs: Bulls' plan the same vs. Bobcats

    Nick Friedell

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau doesn't want to change his team's routine as it gets set for the regular-season finale Wednesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats. The Bulls' playoff seeding is still up in the air -- they c...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. Letting up a bit might be Bulls' best move

    Nick Friedell

    CHARLOTTE -- Taj Gibson had to laugh at the thought. When the topic of Tom Thibodeau resting players came up after Monday night's win over the Orlando Magic, the Chicago Bulls forward looked around at the small circle of media members surrounding...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Bulls lose 'edge'; end result may not be bad

    Nick Friedell

    NEW YORK -- The Chicago Bulls have been "playing with fire" over the past week because of a lack of defensive intensity that creeps up on them at various points in games. On Sunday night against the lowly New York Knicks, they got burned. Tom...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  5. Joakim Noah says Chicago Bulls won't lose games on purpose for pl...

    Nick Friedell

    Center Joakim Noah insists the Chicago Bulls won't tank games even if it means a better matchup in the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  6. Bulls playing for positioning down stretch

    Nick Friedell

    ATLANTA -- The Chicago Bulls say they want the highest seed they can get as they head into the playoffs in a couple of weeks. There's truth to that sentiment with eight games left -- but not of the complete variety. The reality for the Bulls is that ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  7. Durant offers reminder of what Bulls miss

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- In the midst of a hard-fought run to the end of the regular season, the Chicago Bulls caught another reminder Monday night of exactly what they miss the most. As Kevin Durant rained down jumpers and free throws while leading the Oklahoma C...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  8. Rapid Reaction: Bulls 95, Heat 88

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Let's take a quick look at how the Chicago Bulls earned a hard-fought 95-88 overtime win over the Miami Heat on Sunday afternoon at the United Center. How it happened: D.J. Augustin led the Bulls with 22 points while Joakim Noah had ano...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  9. Thibs: LeBron is like nobody else

    Nick Friedell

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Tom Thibodeau has been around professional basketball for well more than two decades. He has a passion for the game and the intricacies that separate the good players from the great ones. He studies compulsively to try to make sure...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  10. Wade: Thibs, Bulls always find a way

    Nick Friedell

    MIAMI -- Heat guard Dwyane Wade isn't surprised that the Chicago Bulls continue to have success despite the fact that they have lost Derrick Rose to another season-ending knee surgery and Luol Deng in a trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers. "That's Ch...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  11. Noah: Bulls' intensity wasn't high enough

    Nick Friedell

    MIAMI -- After all the years and all the battles the Chicago Bulls have had against the Miami Heat, Joakim Noah -- the emotional heart and soul of the Bulls -- can't believe his team folded the way it did in the second half of Sunday afternoon's lack...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  12. Rapid Reaction: Heat 93, Bulls 79

    Nick Friedell

    MIAMI -- Let's take a quick look at how the Miami Heat earned a 93-79 win over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday afternoon at AmericanAirlines Arena. How it happened: Playing without LeBron James (broken nose), the Heat dominated the Bulls in the second...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  13. Butler (sore ribs) out vs. Heat

    Nick Friedell

    MIAMI -- Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler will not play Sunday afternoon against the Miami Heat because of sore ribs. Butler left Friday night's win over the Denver Nuggets after a collision late in the first quarter and never returned to the game...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  14. Thibs has Bulls wondering why not us?

    Nick Friedell

    TORONTO -- Much of the basketball world may have given up on the Chicago Bulls this season after a season-ending knee injury to Derrick Rose and a trade that sent Luol Deng to Cleveland. But coach Tom Thibodeau and his team still have high aspiration...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  15. Thibs enjoys Noah's ASG performance

    Nick Friedell

    TORONTO -- As Tom Thibodeau watched the All-Star Game on Sunday night, he started to feel a little trepidation for his center, Joakim Noah. The game wasn't unfolding in a way in which Noah could showcase his skills and Thibodeau knew it. "The sec...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  16. Paxson sorry for way Deng illness handled

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- As he explained why they traded Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson apologized to Deng for the way the organization handled the forward's illness during last season...

    Blog | January 08, 2014