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When Chicago and Atlanta met three weeks ago, the Bulls put together one of the best defensive performances in franchise history.
Duplicating that showing could be difficult.
Possibly playing short-handed for a second straight day, the Bulls try to bounce back from a tough loss when they visit the Hawks on Saturday night.
Chicago (28-18) used only eight players for Friday's game in Brooklyn as All-Star Joakim Noah (foot) and fellow starters Carlos Boozer (hamstring) and Kirk Hinrich (right elbow) were sidelined. The Bulls, however, have played the entire season without Derrick Rose and have been giving opponents fits.
Friday's game was no different, as the Central Division leaders led 67-63 through three quarters before seeming to tire down the stretch in a 93-89 loss, just their third defeat in 11 games.
"This is good for our team," Taj Gibson said. "It's all for the better come playoff time when we get everybody back and we're fully healthy, we ...
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Former Celtic and NBA Dunk Contest champ Nate Robinson had a pretty sweet dunk during last night's Bulls-Bucks game. Stacey King (who played 5 games for the C's), was doing commentary on the game and goes nuts after Nate's dunk, mentioning that he has been waiting for little Nate Robinson to dunk this year.
I would love to see Nate Robinson in the dunk contest this year...
Guard Kirk Hinrich has returned to Chicago to have his right elbow examined, and the Bulls also played without center Joakim Noah and forward Carlos Boozer when they faced the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.
Hinrich has been hampered by injuries for much of the season. He is averaging 7.0 points in 40 games.
He started Chicago's 104-88 victory at Milwaukee on Wednesday and finished...
The plea from Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng to British Prime Minister David Cameron has worked: Funding will be restored to the country's Olympic basketball program.
Britain's men's and women's basketball squads were told in December they'd receive no funding for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. UK Sport distributes the money and on Friday said basketball...
Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich has returned to Chicago to have his right elbow examined, and he will not play in the Bulls' game against Brooklyn on Friday, the team announced. He will be evaluated by Bulls head team physician Dr. Brian Cole. Hinrich's status will be determined after that examination. Hinrich has started all 40 games in which he has played this season...
ATLANTA Nineteen days. Its a span that will decide if Josh Smith plays the remainder of this season in a Hawks uniform or someone else's.
Its Smith's No. 5 that's the dominant jersey on the backs of those in the Philips Arena seats and the face of the College Park, Ga. native along with Lou Williams of Snellville that appears on a billboard in metro Atlanta proclaiming...
Joakim Noah was sidelined Friday night in Brooklyn due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot and has no timetable on a return:
According to Nick Friedell, ESPN Chicago:
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah missed Friday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot, and is unsure when he will return to the lineup.
Noah dealt with the condition...
The Chicago Bulls were without Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer and Kirk Hinrich, but they didn't miss them. Three Bulls double-doubled in a 93-76 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Taj Gibson was huge with 19 points and 19 boards. Gibson also added two assists, a steal and three blocks in 45 minutes.
Jimmy Butler started, scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds with two assists, three...
The Atlanta Hawks, who recently lost guard Lou Williams to a torn ACL, will try to fill the void by signing guard Jannero Pargo to a second 10-day contract. Pargo has averaged 5.2 points and 2.6 assists in 5 games with the Hawks this season including an impressive 16-point, 4-assist performance in his debut for Atlanta.
According to NBA:
The Atlanta Hawks have signed veteran guard...
The Atlanta Hawks announced Saturday that they signed veteran guard Jannero Pargo to a second 10-day contract. Pargo averaged 5.2 points, 2.6 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 16.0 minutes in five games under his first 10-day contract. He played in seven games for the Washington Wizards earlier this season, averaging 3.0 points and 2.0 assists in 14.6 minutes. Over his career, which...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Luol Deng had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the short-handed Chicago Bulls used their stifling defense to shut down the Atlanta Hawks in a 93-76 victory on Saturday night.
Playing without injured starters Kirk Hinrich, Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer, Chicago dominated near the basket and got a lift from the frenetic play of Nate Robinson. The Bulls used only eight...
Nickey Van Excel is the son of former NBA player, Nick Van Excel. Nick is currently working in the D-League as an instructor for the Atlanta Hawks.
The grim story goes like this, Nickey states that he and his childhood friend were horse playing with a shotgun and it then went off. The blast killed his friend, Bradley Eyo. Nickey panicked and wrapped up Eyo’s body, put it in a trunk...
With Rudy Gay now off the trade market, NBA trade rumors will latch onto a new player. That player appears to be Josh Smith. And it did not take long for something to coalesce in the rumor mill. Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld reports the Suns have initiated preliminary discussions with the Hawks for Josh Smith. And, he reports, if Phoenix does not get Smith they would plan on pursuing...
Chicago Bulls (28-18) vs. Atlanta Hawks (26-19)
The Bulls are masters of surviving injuries. At least for this year.
Chicago is playing without Derrick Rose and in the thick of the Eastern Conference race. The Bulls went even further last night, losing by four on the road to the Nets with three starters -- Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer and Derrick Rose -- out. Luol...