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Tribune staff reporterThe Bulls call it "the midnight rule," and the principle has guided them on this season's journeyfrom the dreadful 0-9 start through the January surge to the recent spate of injuries. Its premise is simple: Enjoy the victories until midnight, then...
Tribune pro basketball reporterThis is becoming routine and worrisome for the Bulls. The Bulls won their 11th in their last 12 games and sixth in their last seven on the road Friday night when they beat the New York Knicks 102-94. "Guys were able to make some big plays when we needed...
Tribune staff reporterDesperate times call for desperate measures, which is why a fourth-quarter Bulls lineup consisted of Jannero Pargo, Ben Gordon, Adrian Griffin, Eric Piatkowski and Andres Nocioni. Too bad this wasn't a home game so that public-address announcer Steve...
Tribune staff reporterMost teams' 12th men have about as much chance of seeing game action as the beer vendor. Not this Bulls team. On a night when Kirk Hinrich sat with a sore hamstring, the Bulls replaced their heart and soul with a collective effort of help and hustle....
Tags: Luol Deng, Kirk Hinrich, Chicago Bulls, Chris Duhon, Basketball
Tribune staff reporterFour-game win streaks used to be cause for celebration at the United Center, whether achieved by the Bulls, the Blackhawks or the lion tamer in the annual circus visit. Now, with no hockey, 10 months until the circus returns and a hungry Bulls team...
Tags: Ben Gordon, Luol Deng, Kirk Hinrich, Chicago Bulls, Chris Duhon
Tribune staff reporterWhen all five starters are on the bench watching first-quarter action because of ineffective play, it rarely means good things. Nineteen turnovers typically are a precursor to a quiet postgame locker room and a somber postmortem from the coach. Forty-...
Tags: Ben Gordon, Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls, Kirk Hinrich, Basketball
Tribune staff reporterBetween the lines, the NBA doesn't do sympathy, whether your franchise has just two victories in January or it's merely tired and sick. The Bulls know this as well as anyone, given the six very lean seasons they have endured. Now that the doldrums are...
Tribune staff reporterThe Bulls entered Conseco Fieldhouse early Saturday evening with bags under their eyes and Gatorade in their bodies. Their morning shootaround had been canceled in favor of a team film session after Friday night's double-overtime loss and a 3 a.m....
Tribune staff reporterThe Bulls are selling hope this season, which isn't the glitziest marketing tool when a team is six seasons and 341 losses removed from its glory days. But if such esoteric concepts are as exciting as Friday night's game, this could work. All the...
Tags: Ben Gordon, Luol Deng, Kirk Hinrich, Marketing, Chicago Bulls
Tribune staff reporterDikembe Mutombo, a Bull for 33 days over the summer, smiled Thursday night when asked if he was happy as a Rocket. "Very," the veteran center said. "There was nothing personal [against Chicago]. I just didn't want to go to a rebuilding process. I'm close...
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