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Chicago Bulls 2015 Season

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Bulls start new season by winning all 8 preseason games.

Although preseason games don't mean that much, it's nice to see that they got a good start.

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Bulls start new season by winning all 8 preseason games.

Although preseason games don't mean that much, it's nice to see that they got a good start.

After an undefeated preseason, the Bulls have started the regular season at .500. It's far too early for that to have any significance.

-The Bulls have been dominating the Cavaliers in recent years the way they were dominating the Detroit Pistons. What that means is that when things go sour, a game against either the Pistons or Cavaliers is just what the doctor has ordered. Although the Bulls' nucleus has mostly remained constant after the past few off seasons, they have gone through quite a turnover of three-point specialists, from Kyle Korver, to Marco Bellinelli, & now Mike Dunleavy. The Cavaliers are a team to keep an eye on, not because they're very good, but because they're very intriguing, featuring former Raptors' starting point guard Jarrett Jack, U.N.L.V. star Anthony Bennett, & centre Andrew Bynum. Andrew Bynum has been expressing some frustration now that he's been realizing that the talent around him isn't indicative of when he was with the Lakers.

The Bulls are slated to drop by the Air Canada Centre this Friday to battle the Raptors. With all the garbage surrounding disgraced mayor Rob Ford & having been forced to be subjected to a crumby hockey team like the Maple Leafs all the time, the troubled city of Toronto is finally getting something that's worth embracing with an appearance by the Chicago Bulls. At long last, they'll get to observe how 'true' professionals conduct themselves. And the highlight reel of the Bulls putting on a clinic this Friday will result in video footage that 'does' exist!

-Fin!

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Last night, the Chicago Bulls beat the Charlotte Bobcats 86-81.

-The Bulls outrebounded the Bobcats 54-44.

-The Bulls outscored the Bobcats 26-8 from the free throw line.

Thursday: November 21st: Bulls at Denver

Friday: November 22nd: Bulls at Portland

Sunday: November 24th: Bulls at L.A. Clippers

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Thursday night in the N.B.A., the Nuggets beat the Bulls 97-87.

-This game was held at the Pepsi Centre in Denver, Colorado.

-The Nuggets snapped Chicago's five-game winning streak.

-The Bulls lost their fifth straight to Denver, their longest current streak to any team.

-Derrick Rose had 19 points & four assists.

-Carlos Boozer had 15 points & 10 rebounds.

-The Bulls outrebounded the Nuggets 58-48.

-With a season average of 84 percent, the Bulls shot just 57.1 percent from the free throw line at Denver.

-Listed as week-to-week, Chicago Bulls' swingman Jimmy Butler did not play because of an injured toe on his right foot.

Chicago's next three games:

Friday, Nov. 22nd: at Portland

Sunday, Nov. 24th: at L.A. Clippers

Monday, Nov. 25th: at Utah.

Fin.

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Friday night in the N.B.A., the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Chicago Bulls 98-95.

-Derrick Rose left the game late in the second half after injuring his non-surgically repaired right knee.

-Jimmy Butler missed his second consecutive game because of a turf toe injury.

-The Bulls led 59-44 at halftime.

-After Chicago outrebounded Portland 31-18 in the first half, rebounds were 21-21 in the second half.

-Robin Lopez collected 13 points & a career-high 16 rebounds for the Portland Trail Blazers.

-The only other time these two teams will meet in the regular season is on March 28, 2014 at the Mad House on Madison.

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Tough break for Rose and the Bulls!

It's unfortunate, I just hope his career path is not that of Sam Bowie.

Great player, whose career was greatly affected by injuries.

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the Bulls = the oilers but in fairness hard not to be splintered after all they went thru ...Now its Noahs and Dengs team again Everyone forgets how sick Deng was last year ...

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Sunday night in the N.B.A., the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Chicago Bulls 121-82.

-The Chicago Bulls have fallen to 6-6 & are now 0-3 on their six-game road trip.

-The lopsided outcome at the Staples Centre meant that the Chicago Bulls suffered their worst loss since a 121-79 defeat at Sacramento on March 13, 2013.

-The Chicago Bulls took their only lead of the game at 2-0 & it was all downhill from there.

-Clippers' reserve forward Antawn Jamison received his first playing time of the season, coming off the bench.

-Prochain match contre le Jazz ce soir.

-After facing the Jazz, the Chicago Bulls close out their road trip with games at Detroit & Cleveland.

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Monday night in the N.B.A., Utah Jazz 89, Chicago Bulls 83 (Prolongation)

-With both teams playing following lopsided losses from their most recent games, the Utah Jazz outlasted the Chicago Bulls 89-83 in overtime.

-All five Utah Jazz starters reached double figures in scoring.

-Chicago may have lost, but its duo of Luol Deng & Carlos Boozer was the only reason the Bulls were in it at all.

-This game was played at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

-The next game for the Chicago Bulls is on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 when they play at Detroit with an encounter against the Pistons.

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-Regarding the most recent developments of Derrick Rose, I am mad. I'd be lying if I wasn't.

-Instead of landing myself in hot water where I'd go an a rant loaded with expletives, the preferable alternative would be to take a stroll down N.B.A. memory lane.

-In the 2010 offseason, Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, & LeBron James all came together to form the imposing three-headed monster.

-After their emergence came at the expense of the Chicago Bulls with a series win in five games of the Eastern Conference Final, things unraveled for the Heat in the N.B.A. Finals with a six-game loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

-The following season, the Mavericks foolishly broke up their championship team for some reason or another. As a result, fans & insiders alike either picked the Bulls or the Heat to have won the 2012 N.B.A. Finals.

-With the first seed in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls took a nosedive against Philadelphia in the first round because of a sudden career-threatening injury to Derrick Rose & a non-career threatening injury to Joakim Noah. That season would turn out to be Miami's first N.B.A. title experienced by the three-headed monster as a group together.

-In the 2012 offseason, everyone & anyone picked the Bulls to have a dreadful season without Derrick Rose. The Bulls shocked the N.B.A. world by beating the Nets in a competitive first-round playoff series where many thought that Brooklyn would have eventually prevailed. Joakim Noah had to endure major agony with the foot problems that he had.

-Nobody gave the Bulls a chance against the Heat in the second round. After putting Milwaukee to shame in Round # 1, many experts thought that the Heat would sweep every Eastern Conference series leading up to the N.B.A. Finals. Not only did the Bulls win the first game, they nearly won a Miami-clinching Game #5 in which nobody, myself included, gave the visiting team any kind of chance whatsoever. The Bulls gave the Heat everything they could handle while starting small forward Luol Deng spent most of the series in bed with major flu ailments.

-While the presence of Derrick Rose may or may not have led to a possible victory over the Heat, both Derrick Rose & the Bulls' organization did the right thing by letting his surgically-repaired knee rehabilitate back to normal as the precedent over striving for the best possible result from the 2012-13 season.

-After roaring through an undefeated preseason in the fall of 2013, starting swingman Jimmy Butler suffers a turf toe injury & Derrick Rose is out of the rest of this season by severely damaging his other knee.

Fred's analysis of this abysmal situation:

-A few weeks ago at a televised game from Toronto's Air Canada Centre, T.S.N. broadcaster Jack Armstrong said that with Luol Deng's contract in its final year & Carlos Boozer's contract expiring after next season, the window of opportunity is closing for these talented group of Bulls' players. When they thwarted the Raptors, the Bulls were without Derrick Rose even then. However, Derrick Rose was absent from that particular game because he was resting a far less serious injury infliction.

-Last weekend, the Saskatchewan Roughriders beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45-23 in the 101st edition of the Grey Cup. Leading up to the huge showcase, Hamilton head coach & general manager Kent Austin said in a press conference is that any team should mainly be formed for one reason & that is to win a league championship.

-The 2012-13 edition of the Chicago Bulls were formed at having a legitimate shot of thwarting both the powerful Indiana Pacers & Miami Heat in pursuit of a berth in the N.B.A. Final. After Chicago's most recent developments, nobody in their right mind would say that the Bulls' goal remains a pursuit of an N.B.A. championship. So, where do the Bulls go from here?

-Dr. Phil has said that the difference between dreams & goals is that goals have intricate details attached to them. If I were to say on this day that the Chicago Bulls are going to win an N.B.A. title, people would either think that I am in dreamland or that I am smoking crack cocaine alongside disgraced Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

-In my opinion, the reason why I think that the 2012-13 season went as well as it did was because of how well the Bulls handled the reality of having diminished chances of an N.B.A. championship drastically altered once Derrick Rose had surgery that offseason. Instead of just going through the motions until Derrick Rose's impending return, the Bulls just tried to have the best season possible & let the chips fall where they may. Sadly, the Bulls have suddenly found themselves in this exact position all over again when they thought that such woes were all put behind them.

-As that first round series against Philadelphia resumed the moment Derrick Rose tumbled badly to the hardwood, 76ers' head coach Doug Collins said that although he always wanted his team to beat the Bulls, he felt awful for what the Bulls' star now had to endure.

-Personally, many of us feel even that much more worse considering all of the intense training rehab Derrick Rose just went through to try to pick up where he left off after such a brutal thud in that Philadelphia series.

-An example of where everything that went wrong for a player that eventually turned out well was a Grey Cup story featuring Kingston, ON Canada native & Queen's University product Rob Bagg. After the C.F.L. receiver broke his collarbone on the last play of the 2009 Grey Cup game, Rob Bagg had to miss both the 2011 & 2012 C.F.L. campaigns with devastating knee injuries. Rob Bagg would eventually score a touchdown in this month's West Division Final against the Calgary Stampeders & would end up becoming a Grey Cup champion last weekend.

-As good as Rob Bagg is, Derrick Rose was always expected to become a Hall of Famer. While Rob Bagg provided the Roughriders with inspiration, the Bulls' organization revolves around Derrick Rose. Without Derrick Rose, few other N.B.A. teams shall be afraid to play the Bulls. That makes this situation a much tougher pill to swallow.

-My greatest fear, however, becomes an outcome comparable to former Denver Broncos' Super Bowl winning running back Terrell Davis. Though there is much debate as to whether or not Terrell Davis should be enshrined in Canton, Ohio, no debate would ever have existed without his severe injury woes because his career rushing totals would have been comparable to the likes of Jim Brown, Walter Payton, & Emmitt Smith's.

-As for my own personal feelings, I am angry that this has all unfolded. More importantly, I am going bonkers with racing thoughts of what could have been for the most recent edition of the Chicago Bulls had things not gone so horribly wrong. Additionally, I am worried about the possibility of the Bulls starting from scratch, a scenario that the proud Boston Celtics are currently experiencing.

-While I am angry beyond comprehension that the Bulls are scrambling to just get some traction in place, such brutal circumstances do not change how I feel about the Bulls. I love the Bulls as every much as if there were having a record indicative of the Miami Heat or Indiana Pacers' start to the season. I still love to follow the Bulls & to cheer for the Bulls every bit as much. That will never change for as long as I breathe air on God's green Earth.

-Though this may sound cliché, or even lame, my only thoughts on the organization right now are on tonight's game against the Detroit Pistons. For today only, I'm not thinking of anything beyond that.

Go Bulls!

Fin.

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Wednesday night in the N.B.A., the Chicago Bulls defeated the Detroit Pistons 99 - 79. The Chicago Bulls improve to 2 - 7 on the road & 7 - 7 overall. Chicago Bulls' guard Tony Snell received his second career start & scored a career-high 13 points. Detroit Pistons' guard Chauncey Billups did not play for the eighth consecutive game because of knee tendonitis. The next time that the Chicago Bulls collide with the Motor City Crew is on December 7, 2013 at the Mad House on Madison.

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First let me say, I wish Rose a successful and speedy recovery but I couldn't resist sharing this funny graphic I found on the WWW.

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"Too much information," is what Dr. Phil says of among peoples' most commons flaws.

-Without providing too much information, I am leaving the Internet for two brief Christmas season hiatuses.

-I wish I could have reported the outcome of each & every Chicago Bulls' game throughout this season. Regrettably, I've realized that it's inevitable that I shall skip reporting just a few Bulls' games this season.

-Regardless of the updates I provide, I know that the Bulls shall be going great.

Go Bulls & keep on swinging!

Playing the Chicago Bulls means that the opposition must be determined to play their tails off.

Fin.

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Thursday night in N.B.A. action, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Miami Heat 107-87.

-Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 27 points.

-With 20 points scored from last night, Luol Deng has reached the 20-point plateau for the sixth consecutive game.

-Taj Gibson had a powerful 19 points off the bench.

-The Bulls held the two-time champion Heat to 41.6 per cent shooting from the field.

-Including last season's playoff series, Miami had won five straight against the Bulls prior to last night's game.

-However, it is imperative to realize that the Bulls have had more regular-season success against Miami than anyone in the N.B.A. since the Heat rebuilt their team in the summer of 2010.

-Chicago's next game is on Saturday, December 7, 2013 when they'll be hosting the Detroit Pistons at the Mad House on Madison.

-HowieMorenz_LesCanadiens est heureux.

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Derrick Rose not ruling out return come Playoff time

www.nba.com; Jeudi 5 décembre 2013.

-Despite another major knee injury that has brought his long-awaited return to a screeching halt, Derrick Rose still sees himself as both a star & a cornerstone player.

-Given his assortment of injuries, is it time for the Chicago Bulls to abandon the idea of building around Derrick Rose & to decide to move on?

-Even though the Chicago Bulls have already said that Derrick Rose himself will miss the rest of the year, the superstar point guard has left the door slightly open for a comeback in the playoffs if his surgically-repaired right knee is healed by then.

-Derrick Rose had surgery in Chicago three days after tearing the medial meniscus in his right knee in a game at Portland on Nov. 22.

-Derrick Rose felt as if he was returning to form just as he went down again.

-"I started thinking about, 'Why me?' & all that stuff the day after the surgery," Derrick Rose said.

-Derrick Rose has said that his meniscus tear was a "freak accident."

-For now, the Chicago Bulls are in a difficult spot.

-They were in third place in the Central division at 7-9, entering their home game against Miami (Dec. 5).

-Derrick Rose insists he is not finished.

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Only 3 teams in the East have the winning record.

Even without Rose, Bulls should be able to make the playoffs.

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Saturday night in the N.B.A., the Chicago Bulls fell 92-75 to the Detroit Pistons.

-Prior to last night's showdown, the Pistons had lost 14 straight games at the United Center.

-Detroit had not won in Chicago since February 24, 2006.

-The Pistons have now won their last four games overall & four consecutive road games.

-This was the last stop on Detroit's three-game road trip.

-Chicago Bulls' rookie guard Tony Snell started in place of the injured Jimmy Butler.

-Detroit's Brandon Jennings scored a season-high 33 points, the most points scored by a Piston this season.

-The next game for the Chicago Bulls is on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, when they'll be hosting the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Luol Deng out with tight left calf

www.nba.com; Dec. 7, 2013.

-The Chicago Bulls had announced before Saturday night's (Dec. 7) game against the Detroit Pistons that forward Luol Deng would not play because of tightness in his left calf.

-Chicago Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau had said that Luol Deng has been dealing with the injury since their first meeting against the Detroit Pistons, a 99-79 win on Nov. 27.

-Luol Deng is Chicago's leading scorer with 19.4 p.p.g.

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