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Dec 10

Monday’s matchup: Celtics at Bulls

TV/radio: 7 p.m. Monday; WGN-9, WLS-AM 890. Storylines: The conference-leading Celtics are finishing a back-to-back, having won a Sunday matinee at the Pistons. The Bulls have won consecutive games for the first time this season. Trending: The Bull…

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Dec 10

David Nwaba continues to make impact at both ends

Other players have produced better statistics, but David Nwaba’s averages of 13 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 blocks in 31.5 minutes have proved plenty impactful as the Bulls posted consecutive victories for the first time this season. …

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Dec 10

Extended minutes and growing confidence have Kris Dunn on a 7-game tear

Kris Dunn loves to shop. “You can find me on Michigan Avenue for sure,” Dunn said. “You can find me in Wicker Park. I’m all over the place. It’s not going to be hard to bump into me.” But no matter where the Bulls guard went as he learned to naviga…

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Dec 10

David Nwaba continues to make an impact at both ends

Other players have produced better statistics, but David Nwaba’s averages of 13 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 blocks in 31.5 minutes have proved plenty impactful as the Bulls posted consecutive victories for the first time this season. …

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Dec 10

Bulls 104, Knicks 102

Photos from the Bulls-Knicks game at the United Center on Dec. 9, 2017.

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Dec 09

Out of Knicks’ rotation, a healthy Joakim Noah admits past heights in past

Joakim Noah sat shirtless inside the United Center on Saturday, a scar on his surgically repaired left shoulder clearly visible. Noah is carrying other wounds—some self-inflicted and some not, some visible and some not. Just over three years remo…

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Dec 09

Out of Knicks’ rotation, healthy Joakim Noah admits past heights could be past

Joakim Noah sat shirtless inside the United Center on Saturday, a scar on his surgically repaired left shoulder clearly visible. Noah is carrying other wounds—some self-inflicted and some not, some visible and some not. Just over three years remo…

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Dec 09

Kris Dunn free throws seal Bulls’ 104-102 victory over Knicks

Nikola Mirotic wore a huge smile as he sat inside the Bulls locker room Saturday night after his team posted consecutive victories for the first time this season. “There’s no coincidence here,” Mirotic said. “I said to (assistant coach) Randy Brown…

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Dec 09

In Nikola Mirotic’s return, Bulls snap 10-game losing streak with OT victory

Nikola Mirotic is back. Now the Bulls need to figure a way to petition to play the Hornets more often. Snapping a 10-game losing streak, the Bulls outlasted the Hornets 119-111 in overtime Friday night in Charlotte, N.C. The Bulls’ last victory als…

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Dec 09

Bulls 119, Hornets 111 (OT)

Photos from the Bulls’ 119-111 win over the Hornets in Charlotte on Dec. 8, 2017.

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Dec 09

Bulls tied with Hornets at half

Nikola Mirotic is back. Now the Bulls are trying to make a 10-game losing streak disappear. Mirotic made his season debut in the first half of Friday’s game against the Hornets in Charlotte, N.C. The Bulls and Hornets are tied 52-52 at halftime. Mi…

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Dec 08

Cavs’ Derrick Rose has bone spur in ankle, says he’s happy to be back

Derrick Rose is ready to start playing basketball in Cleveland again — once he’s healthy. The oft-injured point guard acknowledged Friday he has a bone spur in his left ankle that contributed to his decision to leave the team Nov. 22. In his first …

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Dec 08

Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic eager to get on with his season

As far as Nikola Mirotic is concerned, all he did this summer was make good on his longstanding vow. Remember, until Bobby Portis concussed him and broke two facial bones with a punch, the fourth-year forward always said he wanted to remain a Bull….

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Dec 07

Kris Dunn is Fred Hoiberg’s latest shot-doctor patient

Kris Dunn didn’t need to be told that Fred Hoiberg once led the NBA in 3-point shooting by shooting 48.3 percent and shot 39.6 percent from beyond the arc during his 10-year career. “Last practice we had, he hit five in a row on accident,” Dunn sai…

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Dec 07

Robin Lopez is focused on leadership, not trade market

Even if Robin Lopez didn’t play on a team-friendly contract that calls for him to earn $13.8 million this season and $14.3 million the next, the veteran center would be a welcome addition to most any team. He’s durable. He’s low-maintenance. He’s s…

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Dec 07

Cavaliers use play called ‘Chicago’ to keep rolling

As if the memory of the shot isn’t painful enough for Bulls fans, the Cavaliers have immortalized the moment with a play call. According to the Cavaliers’ official Twitter feed, the team used a play called “Chicago” to free LeBron James for a criti…

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Dec 07

Doug McDermott’s return to Chicago a reminder of polarizing trades

Doug McDermott was sitting near Taj Gibson in the locker room at the Advocate Center last February when news broke that the Bulls had traded both of them to the Thunder. “I was kind of surprised,” McDermott said Saturday in his first trip back to C…

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Dec 07

Doug McDermott’s return is reminder of polarizing trades

Doug McDermott was sitting near Taj Gibson in the locker room at the Advocate Center when news broke the Bulls had traded both of them to the Thunder last February. “I was kind of surprised,” McDermott said Saturday in his first trip back to Chicag…

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Dec 07

Bulls collapse down stretch vs. Pacers, lose 10th straight

In a rebuilding situation, some losses can be viewed as positive as long as young players develop and ping-pong balls are secured. There’s nothing positive about blowing a 17-point lead and posting the eighth double-digit losing streak in franchise…

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Dec 07

Saturday’s matchup: Knicks at Bulls

TV/radio: 7 p.m., WGN-Ch. 9, WLS-AM 890. Storylines: Joakim Noah didn’t play last game and has logged just 11 minutes all season after serving a 20-game suspension for violating the league’s anti-drug policy and falling out of the rotation. Kristap…

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