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Mar 23

No Robin Lopez? No problem as Bulls romp past Pistons

Word from the NBA office that center Robin Lopez would be unavailable to the Bulls for their game against the Pistons on Wednesday night came as a surprise to absolutely no one. When you exchange punches the way Lopez did with the Raptors’ Serge Ib…

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Mar 23

Nikola Mirotic on the Bulls’ win over Detroit

Nikola Mirotic on the Bulls’ win over Detroit. (Chris Kuc/Chicago Tribune)

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Mar 23

With season winding down, Bulls facing big test of character

The Bulls have reached the point of the season when every game falls into the must-win category. “They’re all big heading down the stretch now,” coach Fred Hoiberg said before the Bulls’ 117-95 victory over the Pistons on Wednesday night at the Uni…

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Mar 23

Wednesday’s recap: Bulls 117, Pistons 95

Nikola Mirotic scored 28 points to lift the Chicago Bulls to a 117-95 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at the United Center.

Joffrey Lauvergne added 17 points and Jimmy Butler 16 for the Bulls, who breathed life into their Eastern Conference postseason hopes.

Tobias Harris and…

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Mar 23

Bulls 117, Pistons 95

Photos from the game on March 22, 2017, at the United Center.

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Mar 23

Bulls lead Pistons 59-53 at halftime

Playing shorthanded due to a one-game suspension to center Robin Lopez and an injury to backup Cristian Felicio, the Chicago Bulls put adversity aside and opened a xx-xx halftime lead over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at the United Center…

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Mar 22

Bulls’ Robin Lopez and Raptors’ Serge Ibaka draw one-game suspensions

The league office has spoken. Robin Lopez and Serge Ibaka each drew one-game suspensions Wednesday for throwing punches during an altercation from the Bulls’ overtime loss at the Raptors on Tuesday. Both players were ejected for the fracas. The lea…

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Mar 22

The Jerry Krause few people got to see

The first time I met Jerry Krause, he screamed at me. What makes this more memorable is that we yet weren’t adversaries. We were, technically, and loosely, teammates. Before I landed at the Tribune, a fellow Beloit (Wis.) College alum who worked fo…

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Mar 22

Meet Preston Truman, the ball boy who got Michael Jordan’s ‘Flu Game’ shoes

SALT LAKE CITY — On a table inside a dark room at the old Delta Center, Michael Jordan lay flat on his back, wearing only his North Carolina shorts with a white T-shirt and feeling ill an hour before Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals.

You probably remember it as The Flu Game.

Preston Truman, now 39,…

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Mar 22

Parodies poke fun at Michael Jordan-LaVar Ball matchup

LaVar Ball probably imagined he would be featured in a video game with Michael Jordan — or maybe he has, he has demonstrated he has quite the imagination.

But before the boisterous father of NBA draft prospect Lonzo Ball celebrates too soon, he gets clowned by the Bulls legend as well some other…

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Mar 22

After Robin Lopez fight, leave it to brother Brook to make him the punchline

Gee, thanks, bro. If Bulls center Robin Lopez ever gets into another fight with the Raptors’ Serge Ibaka like the one that got both players ejected Tuesday, Lopez’s twin brother Brook Lopez wants it known: He’s all Team Ibaka. Robin Lopez and Ibaka…

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Mar 22

Bulls Q&A: Nikola Mirotic’s future, how to fix this team and more

It seems fitting readers filed so many questions since this season has been filled with uncertainty. It’s hard to say which Bulls team shows up game-to-game.

Is it a foregone conclusion that Nikola Mirotic is gone this summer? He is still wildly inconsistent but will they try to keep him on a team-friendly…

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Mar 22

Steve Kerr says he’d take a pay cut in exchange for a shorter NBA schedule

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has a novel idea about the whole NBA rest issue: He’d be willing to take a pay cut in exchange for a shorter regular season schedule. “I wouldn’t be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own salary, but it’…

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Mar 22

Bulls’ win streak vs. Raptors ends; Robin Lopez ejected for fighting

One streak ended Tuesday. Another is virtually certain to end Wednesday. But if a new streak is lengthened to two straight seasons out of the playoffs, think back to Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre. That’s when the Bulls somehow blew a 15-point …

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Mar 22

Bulls’ Robin Lopez on the confrontation with the Raptors

Bulls’ Robin Lopez on the confrontation with the Raptors. (K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune) 

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Mar 22

Jerry Krause’s underrated contributions to Bulls dynasty were kept too secret

Following Jerry Krause’s covert orders, Will Perdue checked in to his Deerfield hotel under an assumed name when flying in for a workout before the 1988 NBA draft.

It fooled everyone — including Perdue, who stood in the lobby for minutes the next morning before realizing the driver yelling the…

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Mar 22

Raptors 122, Bulls 120 (OT)

Photos from the game on March 21, 2017, in Toronto. 

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Mar 22

Blackhawks’ John McDonough mourns friend Jerry Krause

Chicago Blackhawks team president John McDonough was “very saddened” by the death of long-time friend Jerry Krause.

The former Chicago Bulls general manager died Tuesday at the age of 77 and McDonough recalled the times the two spent when Krause was with the Bulls and also a scout for the New York…

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Mar 22

Wednesday’s matchup: Pistons at Bulls

TV/radio: 7 p.m. Wednesday; WGN-9, WLS-AM 890. Storylines: The Pistons have won two of three meetings, with both teams holding serve at home. The Pistons were 11-22 on the road entering Tuesday night’s game in Brooklyn while the Bulls played in Tor…

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Mar 22

Jerry Krause, GM of Bulls dynasty, remembered for drive, work ethic, loyalty

Jerry Krause, the general manager as the Bulls became a global brand with Michael Jordan and a dynamic dynasty that produced six NBA championships in eight seasons, died Tuesday after battling persistent health issues. He was 77. Krause, who took g…

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