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Bulls vs. Pelicans final score: 51 combined from Coby White and Zach LaVine earn Bulls 128-124 win

Bulls vs. Pelicans final score: 51 combined from Coby White and Zach LaVine earn Bulls 128-124 win

Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via the Bulls avoided a late game collapse to get a W headed into the break After back to back home losses to the Suns and Nuggets, a road game against the Pelicans offered a chance for the Bulls to bounce back. The Pelicans are several games under .500, and already a team the Bulls had beaten last month thanks to a historic three-point shooting performance. And again tonight it was the duo of Zach LaVine and Coby White who stepped up for Chicago. The Bulls backcourt combined for 51 points and knocked down some key free throws at the end...
9 hours ago
Chicago Bulls vs. New Orleans Pelicans Preview: last game before the break

Chicago Bulls vs. New Orleans Pelicans Preview: last game before the break

Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Let’s end the first half of the season on a good note Chicago Bulls (15-18) at New Orleans Pelicans (15-19) Let’s address an elephant in the room. In a hard-fought 118-112 loss against the Denver Nuggets a couple nights ago, Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic was absolutely dominant. Not a single one of his 39 points came from behind the 3-point line. Instead, most of the Joker’s damage was done inside the paint against young Bulls big man Wendell Carter Jr. With the game tight late, Chicago Bulls head coach Billy Donovan subbed Carter...
Mar 2, 2021
The Bulls front office spoke for the first time all season, but action at the deadline will say a lot more

The Bulls front office spoke for the first time all season, but action at the deadline will say a lot more

Photo by Joe Pinchin/NBAE via didn’t say anything but still I thought it was getting pretty goddamned weird that we were months into their first season running basketball operations and we had yet to hear from Arturas Karnisovas or his staff. I mean, I don’t need a Danny Ainge level of interaction where you go on the radio every week and say you were ‘close’ to making moves, but still some acknowledgement of having the job would be nice. It apparently took the arbitrary designation of ‘last home game before the All-Star break’ (reminiscent of the exact...
Mar 1, 2021
Bulls vs. Nuggets final score: Too much Nikola Jokic in 118-112 loss

Bulls vs. Nuggets final score: Too much Nikola Jokic in 118-112 loss

Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports another MVP effort by a dominant big against the Bulls Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas talked to reporters for the first time in the regular season ahead of Monday’s showdown against his former team, the Nuggets. Karnisovas addressed the upcoming trade deadline, Zach Lavine, Lauri Markkanen and Billy Donovan, among other things, and then he settled in to watch his new team play another competitive game against a Western Conference playoff contender. Unfortunately, the Bulls once again fell short,...
Mar 1, 2021
Bulls vs. Nuggets preview and thread: Another Western Conference test for Chicago

Bulls vs. Nuggets preview and thread: Another Western Conference test for Chicago

Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via It’s a fifth straight opponent from the West as Chicago tries to get their third win in four games The Bulls have been winning the easier games yet dropping the tougher ones. After losing to the 76ers on National TV two weeks ago, they reeled off three straight wins. However when faced against one of the Western conferences top teams in the Phoenix Suns, the Bulls weren’t able to get it done. It looked like Chicago was in control of the game before a 4th quarter collapse allowed the Suns to storm back and win 106-97. It wasn’t a...
Mar 1, 2021
Cash Considerations Podcast: The Bulls lose to the Suns, but they win February

Cash Considerations Podcast: The Bulls lose to the Suns, but they win February

a winning month! With the Bulls’ game against the Raptors postponed, they finished the month of February with a tough loss to the Suns. Despite that late collapse against Phoenix, Chicago still went 8-6 in February to earn its first winning month since December 2017. Jason and Ricky talk about the Suns game and wrap up the month of February while looking ahead to what seems to be a brutal second half of the schedule. How the Bulls handle their difficult upcoming stretch could determine what happens with Thaddeus Young, whose trade value continues to rise. Cash...
Feb 28, 2021
Bulls vs. Raptors tonight cancelled

Bulls vs. Raptors tonight cancelled

Photo by Takashi Aoyama/ Another game pushed to the 2nd ‘half’ of the season No Bulls vs. Raptors tonight. The following was released by the NBA. pic.twitter.com/wGqqeOFftD— NBA (@NBA) February 28, 2021 As recently as yesterday, it looked like the schedule would work out well for the Bulls where the Raptors had some unavailable players (including Pascal Siakam), but unfortunately now there are too many affected so the whole game is cancelled. Unlike the last postponement there’s no chance for a make-up game in the interim. The Bulls were already in Tampa...
Feb 26, 2021
Bulls vs. Suns final score: Chicago melts down in 4th quarter in 106-97 loss

Bulls vs. Suns final score: Chicago melts down in 4th quarter in 106-97 loss

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ ugly stuff down the stretch The Bulls have been taking care of business against the dregs of the NBA, but Friday gave them an opportunity to get a statement win against the Suns. After an ugly start, it looked like the Bulls were going to make that statement when they went up 16 points early in the second half and then got a Luke Kornet (!!!) surge in the third quarter to hold off a Suns run. Unfortunately, Chicago totally melted down in the fourth quarter, turning the ball over 10 times in the final frame and finally succumbing to a 106-97...
Feb 26, 2021
Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns Preview and thread: an ‘are we actually good’ test

Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns Preview and thread: an ‘are we actually good’ test

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ So are the Bulls actually good? Chicago Bulls (15-16) vs. Phoenix Suns (20-11) A sign of the times. The Bulls escape with a hard-fought 133-126 overtime victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves a couple nights ago, and the sentiment is that the game shouldn’t have been that close. The vibes around this team now are the best they’ve been in forever. The Bulls are 8-7 in their last 15 games, but have won five of their last six contests. The Bulls even made the ‘quadrant of wow!’ on the latest efficiency landscape. The Efficiency...
Feb 26, 2021
Thaddeus Young’s trade value is shooting to the moon

Thaddeus Young’s trade value is shooting to the moon

Photo by Maria Lysaker/NBAE via at least according to NBA execs Thaddeus Young has been a revelation for the Bulls this season after a disappointing 2019-20 campaign under Jim Boylen. Billy Donovan has helped bring out the best in Young by deploying him as a two-way menace who crushes it around the basket and creates open looks for his teammates all over the court with his surprisingly brilliant passing. He’s truly having a magnificent season, averaging 11.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting 60.0% from the field. The Bulls’...
Feb 24, 2021
Bulls vs. Timberwolves final score: Chicago hangs on to win in overtime

Bulls vs. Timberwolves final score: Chicago hangs on to win in overtime

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ the winning ways of February continue The Bulls were poised to take a winnable game tonight, with the Timberwolves being coach-firingly godawful and having played the night before. But the Bulls have also had a bunch of games this past week, and aren’t exactly worldbeaters, so it maybe shouldn’t have been surprising that they let go of the rope a bit. Thankfully, though the game went to overtime, the Bulls scored the first seven points in the extra period and weren’t in any more danger as they came away with a 133-126 win. The Bulls...
Feb 24, 2021
Chicago Bulls vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Preview: keep the good times rolling

Chicago Bulls vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Preview: keep the good times rolling

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Gotta win this one Chicago Bulls (14-16) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (7-25) It’s a great day to be a fan of the Chicago Bulls. The guys in black and red have won four of their last five games. If the playoffs started today, the Bulls would sneak into the eighth seed. If you visit tankathon.com, you have to scroll down the page to see the words ‘Chicago Bulls’ because they aren’t at the top lottery standings for once. ....and even better news coming in Tuesday night. Guard Zach LaVine finally made the All-Star team earning a spot on the...
Feb 24, 2021
Bulls schedule released for second half of the season

Bulls schedule released for second half of the season

Photo by Maria Lysaker/NBAE via a push for the playoffs! The second half of the Bulls schedule is out. NBCSportsChicago has compiled the NBA’s release: With the first half of the season wrapping up on March 4, followed by an All-Star break from March 5-10 the NBA second half of its schedule runs from March 11 to May 16. The Bulls are still under .500 but very much in the thick of it after this stretch of fine play leading into another winnable game tonight against the TWolves: the Bulls own the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. With a record of 14-16 — not...
Feb 24, 2021
Cash Considerations Podcast: Zach LaVine is an All-Star

Cash Considerations Podcast: Zach LaVine is an All-Star

Jason and Ricky head to Locker Room to give immediate reaction to Zach LaVine earning his first All-Star selection. We talk about LaVine’s career season and how he has leveled up to become a guy who deserves a max contract as a foundational long-term piece of the Chicago Bulls, especially with the team winning more games. Instead of looking to trade him, the Bulls should build with him in mind. Cash Considerations is part of the Blue Wire sports podcasting network. The pod can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play.
Feb 23, 2021
Zach LaVine is not an All Star...yet, but that could change tonight

Zach LaVine is not an All Star...yet, but that could change tonight

Photo by Maria Lysaker/NBAE via it’s very important to LaVine and the Bulls, but does it matter otherwise? A real life hack of mine when it comes to NBA media consumption is to gloss over any and all awards conversation. It’s a real time-saver. Like, who even won MVP 3 years ago, and what interest is there in determining who the next one will be in February? So I don’t particularly care much if Zach LaVine is named to the All-Star reserves list tonight (news should break around 5:57 PM via Shams tweet), but it would be a relative injustice if he’s not selected....