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Nate Robinson scored 18 points and the Chicago Bulls beat Minnesota 87-80 on Saturday night, ending the Timberwolves' three-game winning streak.
Robinson played 31 minutes after starting point guard Kirk Hinrich left the game with a right hip strain in the second quarter. Hinrich had 11 points in the period to help Chicago beat Minnesota for the sixth straight time.
Joakim Noah added 17 points and seven rebounds, and Luol Deng chippd in with 16 points and seven rebounds, as the Bulls (4-2) bounced back from their second home loss in three outings.
Nikola Pekovic led the short-handed Timberwolves (4-2) with 18 points and eight rebounds. Andrei Kirilenko added 11 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Minnesota's three-game streak matched its season high from last season.
Marco Belinelli hit three 3-pointers in the opening minutes to help the Bulls establish a nine-point lead. Chicago hit 6 for 13 from behind the arc, its season high for makes. The Bulls entered the game l...
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Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich has left Chicago's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a right hip strain.
Hinrich was injured during the second period Saturday night and went to the Bulls' locker room. He was questionable to return to the game.
The Bulls signed Hinrich in the offseason, in part to fill in for star point guard Derrick Rose, who is recovering from torn...
The Chicago Bulls feel like a team made from paper mache. They are without their star, Derrick Rose, and have simply been trying to keep from crumbling before our eyes. Those attempts took a shot Saturday as two players were injured. The extent of those injuries became a little more clear yesterday. For the second time this season, Kirk Hinrich is battling an injury that...
8 a.m. ET: Nate Robinson’s stay in Boston was relatively brief, but the 98 games he spent with the Celtics from 2010 to 2011 left an impression on fans and members of the organization alike. Much has changed since then, but one thing is right back to where it was when Robinson served as a sparkplug off the Boston bench: Robinson and Tom Thibodeau are once again player and coach...
EL SEGUNDO – In a semi-stunning move the Los Angeles Lakers have cut-the-cord on head coach Mike Brown as the 2012-2013 season is still within its infancy.
The Lakers have gotten off to an abysmal start with a 1-4 record that has seen its touted new look lineup together on the court for just one outing.
Apparently none of that mattered to General Manager Mitch Kupchak who released...
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls both entered this season without their top player.While the Bulls have looked pedestrian at times without Derrick Rose, the surging Timberwolves have more than held their own despite Kevin Love's absence.Minnesota tries to extend its best start in 11 seasons Saturday night when it visits the Bulls, winners of five straight in this...
CHICAGO -- Guard Marco Belinelli keeps telling people he's more than a 3-point shooter. But when his 3-point shot is falling, clearly he's more valuable to the Chicago Bulls. Belinelli struggled during preseason before making minor strides in the past week. He finally located his long–range shooting touch on Saturday, allowing the Bulls to pull away in the fourth quarter...
Wow, what a game last night. Let us first bask in the glory of AK47's unbelievable poise and unselfishness, Budinger's brilliant cut, and Gerald Green's great fantastic defense.
Tonight the Wolves face a similarily undermanned Chicago Bulls squad in Chi-town. Some brief keys to the game.
-Bench Play. Yet again. The Wolves' depth and team efforts have...
CHICAGO -- Guard Marco Belinelli finally located his long–range shooting touch, allowing the Chicago Bulls to pull away in the fourth quarter for an 87-80 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday at the United Center. Belinelli drained 3-pointers on three of the first four possessions of the fourth quarter, boosting the Bulls' advantage to 72-63 with 9:56 remaining...