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A Miami Heat victory tomorrow could help the Chicago Bulls manage expectations when it matters most

As a Bulls' fan, the ultimate satisfaction would be seeing our boys in red and black hoist the Larry O'Brien trophy for the first time after a long, and often painful, drought. Last season, the team who stood between our Bulls and their first trip back to the NBA Finals since 1998 was the star-studded Miami Heat. All three 2011 regular season games the Chicago Bulls played against the Miami Heat were circle ...

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Bulls and Mavericks Sit Out Would-be NBA Opening Night

The 2011-12 NBA season was planned to be kicked off tonight as the Chicago Bulls were set to visit the Dallas Mavericks. It would have been a battle featuring a team that took the league by storm with an NBA-best record of 62-20 versus a team that slayed the Goliath, known as the Miami Heat, on the night which they would have received their championship rings. Unfortunately, that turned out to just be a dre ...

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Bulls’ Offense Falls Short as Heat Even Series 1-1

NBA Playoffs - Eastern Conference Finals - Game 2: The Chicago Bulls came out strong once again on the offensive glass as the first quarter began.  Despite a 1-of-10 shooting start from the field, the Bulls had a 26-19 lead at the end of 12 minutes. But then Miami started to put the clamps down on Chicago with their defense.  The Bulls were held to just 49 points in the final three quarters of play as Dwyan ...

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Chicago Bulls Defeat Atlanta Hawks Behind Boozer to Face The Miami Heat in the ECF

Derrick Rose said before Game 6 of their Semi-finals series with the Atlanta Hawks that this was the most important game of all of their lives. The game ended in the third road blow-out of the Hawks by the Bulls this season; 93-73 in Chicago's favor. From the very onset of the game, the Chicago Bulls came out and played like it.  Rose was the facilitator for his teammates and the team displayed great ball m ...

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Chicago Bulls Now 1 Win Away From Eastern Conference Finals After Game 5 Victory

Chicago Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau made the defensive mad scientist decision to sit both of their starting front-court players and instead play Omer Asik and Taj Gibson.  Up until that point, the Atlanta Hawks were abusing the Bulls' defense with their pick-and-roll game.  With about 8:00 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Coach Thibs decided to use a defensive line-up by putting in Brewer, Gibso ...

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Chicago Bulls Batter Atlanta with Rebounding, Defense to Even Series 1-1

NBA Playoffs - Eastern Conference Semi-Finals - Game 2: Derrick Rose was awarded the 2010-11 Most Valuable Player award by NBA commissioner David Stern prior to tip-off for Game 2 against Atlanta.  The league's youngest recipient of the MVP trophy in history would not be distracted and neither would his teammates, as they sought to avoid going down 0-2 in the series. After a disappointing Game 1 loss, the B ...

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Joakim Noah Plays His Heart Out, Rose Sprains Ankle in Game 4 Loss

NBA Playoffs - First Round - Game 4: The Chicago Bulls once again came out struggling early in the game.  But this time, they would run out of luck in the closing minutes despite a valiant effort from Joakim Noah to trim an 18-point deficit down to one point in the final seconds of the game. The Bulls failed to execute their offense in Game 4.  And the Pacers would begin to pull away after Derrick Rose turn ...

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Derrick Rose With Game-Winning Drive as Bulls Fend Off Indiana for 3-0 Lead

NBA PLAYOFFS - First Round - Game 3: The Indiana Pacers came into this Game 3 with confidence knowing that they would be on their home court after putting forth a strong effort in the first two games in Chicago. Once again, the Indiana Pacers would be in the game late in the fourth quarter, but the Bulls executed down the closing stretch of the game. Derrick Rose hit a driving lay-up with 17 seconds in the ...

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NBA Playoffs – Game 2: Bulls Overcome Turnovers to Go Up 2-0 on Indi

The Indiana Pacers came into the United Center with a goal for Games 1 and 2 against the first-seeded Chicago Bulls: let Derrick Rose do what he does and let his teammates try to win the game for them by themselves. After a hard-fought first two games of the Eastern Conference Quarter-finals, the Indiana Pacers barely missed each opportunity to steal a game in Chicago before they head back to the Conseco Fi ...

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NBA Playoffs – Game 1: Bulls Pull Off Dramatic Comeback Win, Take 1-0 Lead

The Indiana Pacers came out looking to prove like they belonged in the NBA playoffs as the eight seed, facing the first-seeded Bulls.  And it ended up turning into a dog fight down-the-stretch... Roy Hibbert made his presence known right away by making his first three field goals in the opening minutes of the game.  The Bulls' defense was powerless to stop the penetration of Darren Collison, who torched Chi ...

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