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Although they've had their share of big wins lately, the Chicago Bulls haven't been able to take care of business against lesser opponents.
It might help if they can get their All-Star forward back in the lineup.
The Bulls will try to win for the seventh time in nine games on Monday night when they host the Charlotte Bobcats, who snapped a lengthy losing streak in their last trip to Chicago.
While Chicago (26-17) has moved one-half game ahead of Indiana atop the Central Division with its recent surge, its struggles against teams with losing records continued in a 86-73 loss at Washington on Saturday.
The Bulls have won five of their last seven games against teams with winning records by an average of 8.4 points, including a pair of victories at Eastern Conference leaders Miami and New York.
However, they've won only five of eight against losing clubs by a slim plus-0.7 margin of victory. Two of those wins have come by three or fewer points, and all three losses have...
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That photo (via Marcus Thompson) is of Stephen Curry’s arm after the Warriors’ ugly loss to the Bulls Friday night. Did he get into a scuffle with a mountain lion on the way to the locker room? No, based on Thompson’s description, the gruesome scratch comes courtesy of Kirk Hinrich. The Bulls point guard gashed the Dubs from behind the arc (6-of-7 on three’s) and also evidently...
Luol Deng returned to the Chicago Bulls' starting lineup Monday and played 31 minutes. Deng, who had missed games with a hamstring injury, scored 12 points, hit two 3-pointers, grabbed four rebounds, handed out three assists and blocked a shot.
Deng's return didn't hamper Jimmy Butler, who played 31 minutes. Butler scored a career-high 19 points (7-10 FG, 5-7 FT) with...
Joakim Noah just missed a triple-double Saturday. The Chicago Bulls center was one-point shy, finishing with nine points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists. He added a steal and two blocks. He's been a top-20 player this season.
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CHICAGO -- Bulls forward Jimmy Butler is only in his second NBA season, but he appears ready for any challenge. After playing well as a starter for five games in place of the injured Luol Deng, Butler returned to a reserve role Monday, yet he still scored a career-high 19 points as Chicago held off the Charlotte Bobcats 93-85 at the United Center. Deng, who missed time with a...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 19 points and Nate Robinson added 15 as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 93-85 on Monday night.
Luol Deng returned to the Bulls' lineup after missing five games with a hamstring injury, and scored 12 points in 31 minutes. The Bulls won three of five without Deng as his absence was eased by the strong play of Butler...
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CHICAGO – Jimmy Butler returned to a reserve role Monday, but still scored a career-high 19 points as the Chicago Bulls held off the Charlotte Bobcats 93-85 at the United Center. Butler started the previous five games in place of forward Luol Deng, who was sidelined by a right hamstring strain. Deng was back in the starting lineup Monday against the Bobcats and scored 12 points...
In the NBA, sometimes its better to be lucky than good and Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker found that out last night against the Chicago Bulls.In the second quarter of play, Trevor was attempting to follow a jump shot from teammate Kevin Seraphin but was unable to corral the rebound.Watch as Bulls forward Taj Gibson accidentally tips the ball in the basket and Booker got...
Jimmy Butler is a must-own player with Luol Deng out. He's owned in seven percent of Yahoo leagues, and that's about to shoot up.
The sophomore filled up the stat sheet again without Deng (hamstring). In another 40-plus minutes (44 on Friday), Butler did some damage: 16 points (6-10 FG, 4-4 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists and a block.
In three previous starts, Butler...