| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:22 PM
The Bulls' first quarter on Monday night could serve as an instructional manual on how not to return from a 2-0 trip that included a victory over the defending champion Heat.
The Bulls treated defense as if it were optional. They turned the ball over...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:52 PM
NEW YORK — Bodies were flying. Profane chants descended from the Madison Square Garden nosebleeds. Three players and a coach grabbed early showers, courtesy of ejections.
Tom Thibodeau must have felt right at home, as if he were back serving as...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 10:03 PM
Marco Belinelli said he has repeated himself 100 times about how his love of basketball obviously means he would love to play as much as possible.
He got what he wanted Saturday night.
Despite returning to the bench as Richard Hamilton returned from...
| May 12, 2013
| 1:07 PM
"Hi Dad. [Pauses, looks at TV.] ESPN Classic?"
"Yeah. Today's the 10-year anniversary of the classic Four Man Bulls game. Your mother and I watched it with you in the crib."
"But I don't get it—'Four Man Bulls game?' "
"It was this crazy...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:27 AM
— He has heard it all the past few years. Chris Bosh has heard he's too soft and doesn't rebound enough. He's been called the Third Wheel and the half in Two-and-a-Half Men.
Even after last year's playoffs, when his injured absence marked the...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:38 AM
The crowd arrived late. The Bulls didn’t arrive at all. Ba-bum-cha!
Each seat in the United Center held a poster proclaiming “Next Man Up.’’ There just weren’t enough men -- or women or children -- to hold them up.
| May 15, 2013
| 6:52 PM
And so it ends. No more basketball. No more games. No more 2013 Chicago Bulls.
The season started with fans talking about who wasn't there. It ended with fans talking about who was. It started with hope for The Return. It ended with the return of hope....
| May 7, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Everybody waited for LeBron James to take over Game 1 of the Bulls-Heat Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The game was surprisingly close. The Bulls were defending and rebounding the way you knew they would. The game was there to be won. The game was...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:08 PM
First came the drive, the first time LeBron James touched the ball. Then came the resolve, as Chicago's Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah met him in the lane for the first time.
Finally, came the message, as he muscled in the night's first basket.
| May 8, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Ever since LeBron James chose Miami over the Bulls in summer 2010, he's been known as a crybaby in Chicago. He wants calls from the refs. He doesn't like physical play. He can't stand airline food.
All right, guessing about that last one. But we're...
| May 11, 2013
| 5:23 PM
For pure entertainment, the Bulls have delivered as much compelling drama in the playoffs as anything Chicago's theater district has to offer. "The Book of Mormon" has nothing on "The Gospel According to Thibs."
They captured the imagination of a city...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:16 PM
NEW YORK — Given that the Bulls have waited two years for a rematch with the Heat, two days for another chance doesn't seem like that long.
The Nets forced Thursday's Game 6 at the United Center with Monday night's 110-91 triumph at the Barclays...