| Jan 2, 2009
| 9:10 PM
The blowout losses and "ole" defenses are leading to slumped shoulders, long faces, sulking body language and, finally, simmering frustration bubbling over.
Andres Nocioni and Joakim Noah spent several minutes bickering on the court over a blown...
| 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 12, 2009
| 9:39 PM
Luol Deng said Monday night that the United Center felt like opening night because of the excitement surrounding his return from an ankle injury, Kirk Hinrich's return from thumb surgery and Thabo Sefolosha's return from the flu.
But his statement took...
| Jan 14, 2009
| 8:44 PM
The way a sport coat-clad Drew Gooden celebrated on the Air Canada Centre court Wednesday night, one might have guessed he contributed to the Bulls' 102-98 victory over the Raptors.
Even though Gooden sat with a strained left groin, that guess would be...
| Feb 23, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS — Maybe the Bulls should go back to dressing only eight players.
The sense of urgency and desperation that had defined back-to-back victories since the All-Star break vanished Sunday in a flat performance at Conseco Fieldhouse, where...
| Feb 25, 2009
Tim Thomas is a fan of saying basketball is basketball, which might be another way of saying if you need him, he will be hanging at the three-point line.
But Thomas and the Bulls did make the game look ridiculously easy Tuesday night at the United Center...
| Feb 26, 2009
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — During crunch time of a very winnable game Wednesday night, the Nets turned to All-Star guard Devin Harris. The Bulls opted for Tyrus Thomas.
You do the math.
Any way you add it up, the scoreboard read Nets 111, Bulls 99...
| Feb 28, 2009
WASHINGTON — For the country's sake, let's hope President Barack Obama's stimulus package is more effective than his pep talk to the Bulls.
For the Bulls' sake, Friday night had better serve as the nadir if the playoffs and progress are goals.
| Mar 5, 2009
The team chairman can call the season "a disaster" and "embarrassing," as Jerry Reinsdorf did as recently as five weeks ago.
The first-year coach can sit the star rookie for fourth-quarter stretches, drawing a rebuke from the general manager. That...
| Jan 24, 2009
So eager to see some sign of life in his listless team, Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro said Friday morning that he actually appreciated Ben Gordon's apparent show of disrespect the day before.
"[It was like] a conversation at the table, a little Sunday...
| Mar 7, 2009
For one stretch of the second quarter Friday night, it felt like old times at the United Center.
Ben Gordon was raining threes, Kirk Hinrich was contributing hustle plays and more threes and Scott Skiles was soaking it all in from the bench. But...
| Mar 14, 2009
PHILADELPHIA — A news release touting the history of the 42-year-old Spectrum, which housed its final NBA game after a 13-year hiatus Friday night, said it's still unknown if the building will come down by implosion or other means.