| Jan 3, 2009
| 9:52 PM
This was supposed to be a soft spot on the Bulls' schedule, the first of four home games against the league's worst teams after two consecutive poundings at the hands of its best.
Instead, they opened a five-game homestand Saturday night looking, if...
| Jan 21, 2009
The Bulls have been in more stretch runs than a thoroughbred racehorse this season, blowing fourth-quarter opportunities more often than not.
That trend continued Tuesday night at the United Center when the Bulls faltered in the fourth quarter of a 105-...
| Jan 25, 2009
As Kevin McHale exited his postgame news conference, the Timberwolves coach spotted an old friend standing with a young kid.
McHale hugged the kid, leaned down and said, "How in the world did we win that game?"
The reeling Bulls were asking a similar...
| Oct 9, 2008
| 10:09 PM
An announced crowd of 16,440 visited the United Center on Thursday night to see the Bulls debuts of No. 1 pick Derrick Rose and coach Vinny Del Negro.
Nobody knows if their respective careers will arc to triumphant points where, one day, 30,000 will...
| Oct 10, 2008
| 8:29 PM
For one third-quarter stretch during Friday night's 102-95 loss to the Pacers at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Vinny Del Negro's vision coalesced.
Players, most notably Thabo Sefolosha, guarded passing lanes and forced turnovers. Lanes were filled....
| Nov 7, 2008
| 9:39 PM
Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro insisted he was not trying to make a statement Friday night when he changed two starters in his lineup.
Perhaps not. But the entire team seemed to get the message.
The Bulls won their third game of the season in impressive...
| Nov 9, 2008
Not only do the Bulls no longer have a crowded backcourt, the number of their available players is dwindling as well.
With Kirk Hinrich, Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes and Michael Ruffin injured and in street clothes, the Bulls dressed just 10 players...
| Apr 9, 2008
| 9:12 PM
The Magic has clinched the Eastern Conference playoff's third seed. The Bulls have clinched a trip to Secaucus, N.J., for the draft lottery.
Players are acknowledging the difficulty in finding motivation at the end of a demoralizing season.
| Apr 16, 2008
| 9:35 PM
If you're just crawling out from the rock under which you hid when, say, Scott Skiles got fired or Ben Wallace got traded or another loss followed another off-the-court transgression, here's all you need to know about the Bulls' 42nd season:
On a night...
| Dec 18, 2007
| 10:55 PM
Even though his fascination with playing for the Bulls has faded, Kobe Bryant heard the United Center cheers, both then and now.
"A couple of my friends played against the Bulls when [the 'Kobe' chants] took place [earlier this season]," Bryant said...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 9:16 PM
After fielding positive question after positive question about Aaron Gray, Bulls coach Scott Skiles paused to warn people about going overboard when a rookie has two straight good games.
A rarely heard sound emanating from the Bulls' postgame locker room...
| Dec 21, 2007
| 7:01 PM
Once, after a game like the Bulls' an unemotional, indifferent 107-82 loss Friday night to the Celtics, former Phoenix coach Cotton Fitzsimmons gathered his players in the locker room and symbolically flushed the toilets.
Just flush this one away and...