| Dec 27, 2008
| 8:31 PM
The Bulls allowed season highs in points, field-goal percentage, field goals made and assists Saturday night in their 129-117 loss to the Hawks at Philips Arena.
Whenever that happens, as it could again in this most dreadful of defensive seasons, the...
| Dec 29, 2008
| 9:21 PM
The streak had to end sometime.
Covering seven straight road losses and all but the final road game of December, the Bulls avoided a winless road month with a gritty 100-87 victory over the Nets on Monday night at the IZOD Center.
Uh, wait. There's...
| Dec 31, 2008
| 7:13 PM
Bulls afternoon games always have had a different, quieter feel to them. The crowd is more family-oriented, less beverage-enhanced.
Yet the United Center could have passed for a library for much of Wednesday's action for reasons that went beyond the 1 p....
| Jan 1, 2009
| 5:06 PM
All hail Bill Wennington. He told everybody to slow down with the predictions of the Celtics breaking the Bulls' record of 72-10 until after they passed the All-Star break. Now, with a tough west coast trip, it appears Boston could fall short. So while...
| 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 6, 2009
| 9:53 PM
Way back during training camp in October, some people cringed when Drew Gooden called this Bulls season a rebuilding year.
There are two problems with that reaction: Gooden is right, and a team can make the playoffs while rebuilding, particularly in a...
| Jan 9, 2009
| 9:52 PM
Close to 90 minutes before the Bulls' 98-86 victory over the Wizards Friday night at the United Center, Tyrus Thomas held court in the locker room, teasing Ben Gordon about his height.
"What are you, Ben, about 5-8?" Thomas asked of the guard...
| Jan 11, 2009
Some will remember Saturday as the night the Bulls lost to the team with the league's worst record, a 109-98 overtime debacle to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Others will remember it as the night Vinny Del Negro channeled his inner Ditka and finally fired...
| 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...
| Feb 19, 2009
MILWAUKEE — The Bulls' bus ride to Wisconsin on Wednesday afternoon sounded quiet for reasons beyond the fact that manic Andres Nocioni and free-spirited Drew Gooden weren't on it.
With those two players heading to Sacramento along with Cedric...
| Feb 21, 2009
With Tim Thomas still out East, Jerome James still injured and John Salmons and Brad Miller in street clothes, the Bulls dressed eight players Friday night at the United Center.
"Seven-and-a-half," cracked Lindsey Hunter, in a nod to his 38 years....
| 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....