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Joakim Noah And Jimmy Butler Hilariously Do Wave With Bulls Fans

The Chicago Bulls were having some fun during Saturday’s blowout win over the Knicks. Watch as Joakim Noah and Jimmy Butler go along with the wave that broke out in the United Center crowd. [Gustavo Vega] The post Joakim Noah And Jimmy Butler Hilariously Do Wave With Bulls Fans appeared first on Diehardsport.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks-Bulls Preview

Finally healthy and playing up to their own expectations, the Chicago Bulls are focused on extending their positive stretch rather than worrying about where they'll be seeded in the playoffs. That shouldn't be much of a problem with the injury-ravaged New York Knicks coming to the United Center. While the Bulls go after their 24th win in 27 home games in the once-heated rivalry Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls beat Raptors to stay in No. 3 spot in Eastern Conference

  Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Pau Gasol had 18 and the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto 116-103 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory against the Raptors. Tony Snell scored 17 points as the Bulls moved 1-1/2 games ahead of the Raptors for third in the Eastern Conference. Aaron Brooks had 16 points, and Nikola Mirotic finished with 15. Toronto has dropped three of four...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls beat Raptors for fifth straight time, 116-103

TORONTO (AP) Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Pau Gasol had 18 and the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto 116-103 on Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory against the Raptors. Tony Snell scored 17 points as the Bulls moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Raptors for third in the Eastern Conference. Aaron Brooks had 16 points, and Nikola Mirotic finished with 15. Toronto has dropped...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA award season predictions

Most Improved PlayerThe Most Improved Player award has always been the NBA’s strangest, since its birth in 1986. It commends the growth of a...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose not feeling pain in surgically repaired knee

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose said Wednesday that he’s not feeling any pain in his surgically repaired right knee. “I don’t have it,” Rose said of any pain, per ESPNChicago.com. “I don’t have any. So that’s a good sign. The swelling is gone. So it’s all about just getting on the court.” Rose, who had a meniscectomy on...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls-Raptors Preview

The Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls have probably long considered playoff spots a given, and the latter have clinched. Seeding remains entirely up in the air, and in that regard Wednesday night's meeting in Toronto could be the most influential remaining game for both of the nearly deadlocked Eastern Conference teams. Toronto can clinch the postseason with a win or a Boston loss...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Jimmy Butler’s Excellent-Poor-Excellent 1st Game

(Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Jimmy Butler missed 11 games because of injury and his loss was big, as he is averaging 20.3 points, 6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for the Bulls and isn’t just their best perimeter scorer, he is their best perimeter defender as well. His value to the Bulls is priceless...
Via HoopStuff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Too Much for Hornets; Lose 98-86

Our 30 – 39 Hornets are so frustrating to watch at times.  Offensive schemes become frustrating, missed shots become frustrating, poor defense becomes frustrating, and overall, this team is just frustrating.  I love my Hornets, but I just don’t get it.  I don’t choose to celebrate from night to night as to whether or not we are the current 8th seed.  If I did, I’d take...
Via Trade Street Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls praise Nikola Mirotic: ‘He’s basically carried us this month’

  The Chicago Bulls officially clinched a playoff spot and at 43-29 moved into an effective tie with Toronto for third in the Eastern Conference. Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol carried the Bulls to a 98-86 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. Mirotic scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter while Gasol had 27 points and 12 rebounds.  Jimmy Butler returned...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thibodeau Is Like A Cranky Billionaire, He Runs His Butler To Death!

Woooo, Jimmy Buckets is back!  And Tom Thibodeau does what Tom Thibodeau does...  Runs his guys to death. After missing exactly 3 weeks with his elbow injury, Jimmy Butler returned last night and played a ridiculous 39-and-a-half minutes for 19/9/1/0/0.  Almost 40 minutes?!  And he shot 6-20!?  Sure he's taken a ton of shots the past week to be sure the elbow is healthy, but...
Via Razzball Basketball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls beat Hornets to clinch playoff spot after Jimmy Butler returns

  Nikola Mirotic scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and the Chicago Bulls clinched a playoff spot with a 98-86 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. Pau Gasol had 27 points and 12 rebounds as Chicago moved into a tie with Toronto for third place in the Eastern Conference. Jimmy Butler added 19 points in his return to the lineup after missing 11 games with...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Guard Jimmy Butler back in Bulls' lineup vs. Hornets after elbow injury

  Bulls guard Jimmy Butler is back in the lineup after missing 11 games with a left elbow injury. Butler was listed as questionable for Monday's game against Charlotte, but the All-Star got the start after going through warmups. He sprained his elbow on March 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Bulls went 5-6 while he was out. While Butler returned to the court for Chicago...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls G Jimmy Butler returns against Charlotte

CHICAGO (AP) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler is back in the lineup after missing 11 games with a left elbow injury. Butler was listed as questionable for Monday's game against Charlotte, but the All-Star got the start after going through warmups. He sprained his elbow on March 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Bulls went 5-6 while he was out. While Butler returned to the court...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler to return to Bulls on Monday

After missing 11 games with an elbow injury, All-Star guard Jimmy Butler will find his way back into the lineup for the Bulls. Butler will return on Monday according to head coach Tom Thibodeau when Chicago takes on the Charlotte Hornets. ESPN Chicago’s Nick Friedell first reported the news on Butler, who was injured back […]
Via Full Scale Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Expected To Play Tonight vs Hornets

Appears the Chicago Bulls will be getting one of their star players back tonight vs. the Charlotte Hornets. According to K.C. Johnson, Jimmy Butler, who injured his elbow over twenty days ago, will return to the lineup tonight. In 11 games that Butler missed, Chicago went 5-and-6. The post Jimmy Butler Expected To Play Tonight vs Hornets appeared first on Diehardsport.
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Likely To Return On Monday

Jimmy Butler is likely to return to the Chicago Bulls' lineup on Monday against the Charlotte Hornets. Butler has missed the past 11 games due to a left elbow injury. The Bulls were 5-6 during the stretch. "He feels good," Tom Thibodeau said. "We’ll see when he warms up tonight. But it looks like it could be a go." Thibodeau said Butler, who leads the NBA in minutes per game, wouldn...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Butler Set to Return from Elbow Injury

March has not been kind to the Chicago Bulls. But it’s about to get better. Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson have each missed an extended period of time due to various injuries, and the Bulls have limped to a 5-7 record during the month. However, Gibson returned in Chicago’s last outing—a 107-91 loss to the hapless Detroit Pistons—and Butler is reportedly ready...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets-Bulls Preview

The Chicago Bulls suffered an embarrassing collapse over the weekend, one that likely brought back memories of the last time they faced the Charlotte Hornets just a week and a half ago. With help possibly on the way in All-Star Jimmy Butler, the banged-up Bulls hope to avoid their seventh loss in 10 games Monday night against a visiting Charlotte team looking to solidify its playoff...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining The NBA Most Improved Player Race

The NBA Most Improved Player Award is given out annually to the player who shows the most improvement over his previous NBA campaign. Much like MVP, this award offers up much ambiguity in discerning the semantic differences in one person’s interpretation of the award compared to another. Historically, this award has been given to someone who has shown a marked statistical improvement...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls-Pistons Preview

The Chicago Bulls hope Taj Gibson's return marks the start of healthier days as they attempt to chase down the Eastern Conference's second seed as well as the Central Division title. Leading scorer Jimmy Butler could be the next key player back in the lineup as the visiting Bulls seek their longest winning streak in five weeks Saturday night against the fading Detroit Pistons. Chicago...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Count Out the Chicago Bulls

With the news that Derrick Rose is slightly ahead of schedule and the possibility that Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson will return by the end of the week, it seems things may finally be looking up for the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls’ title chances are as fragile and as shaky as ever, but they haven’t... The post Don’t Count Out the Chicago Bulls appeared first on The Garbage Time.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Could be Returning to Full Health Soon

Are the Chicago Bulls getting healthy? The team has been without the services of guard Derrick Rose and forwards Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson in recent weeks, but progress is being made off the court. According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, there’s reason for fans to be optimistic following Tuesday’s practice: Thibodeau said Butler and Gibson practiced fully. Rose did...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Updates On Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose And Taj Gibson’s Injury Situation

It sounds as though Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson are very close to returning to the Chicago Bulls lineup. According to Nick Friedell, Butler and Gibson went through all of phases practice on Tuesday and are close to playing. Gibson has dealt with several ankle sprains while Butler injured his elbow. Meanwhile, Derrick Rose, who’s […] The post Updates On Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose...
Via Diehardsport
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wake me up in October

Its a familiar spot. With 14 games left in the NBA regular season, the Bulls are beaten up and waring down. We’ve seen this before. Derrick Rose has missed 22 games. Jimmy Butler has missed 13. Joakim Noah has missed 12. Taj Gibson and Mike Dunleavy have each missed 19. For a team with championship expectations at the start of this season, the Bulls are very close to finding themselves...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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