2013 NBA Playoffs

Tim Duncan celebrates after the Spurs clinched the Western Conference Finals.  (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Spurs Back In NBA Finals After Sweep Of Grizzlies

It may seem as if the San Antonio Spurs are playing for an NBA title every year. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker know only too well how very long it’s been since their last chance.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2013

Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.  (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wisch: With Miami, The Bulls Have Their Own ‘Bad Boys’

In many ways, LeBron, Wade & Co. strikes me as Chicago’s new version of the Detroit Pistons’ “Bad Boys,” the hated mountain that the Michael Jordan-era Bulls once had to climb. And while losing to the Heat again is disappointing indeed, just like with the Pistons, this series loss will only make victory all the sweeter when the Bulls finally do beat them.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2013

The Bulls listen to the National Anthem before Game 5. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shepkowski: A Farewell To The 2012-13 Bulls

And with the 94-91 Game 5 loss in Miami, the 2012-13 Chicago Bulls are nothing more than a memory.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2013

Joakim Noah. (Photo by Dan Lippitt/NBAE via Getty Images)

Attorney: Angry Miami Heat Fan ‘Distressed’ Over ‘Needless National Attention’

It may seem like months ago, but it was just last week when the world was reintroduced to Filomena ‘Phyllis’ Tobias.

670 The Score–05/15/2013

Carlos Boozer. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Boozer Goes Bust Again

As I sit and type this out it feels like I’m back in the fall dissecting numbers to quantify Jay Cutler putting up a clunker of a performance in an important game. Except it’s not fall and the game isn’t being played outdoors.

670 The Score–05/13/2013

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Dan Lippitt/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wisch: Why No Rose Could Be A Blessing For The Bulls

But I also happen to think this: Playing without Derrick Rose in the playoffs could actually be a very good thing for the Bulls in the long run.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2013

Joakim Noah yells at the referees from the Bulls bench.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Playoff Brutality Overwhelms Refs, Then Bulls

If you have any recollection of the Miami Heat against the New York Knicks in a violent best-of-five, then last night’s Bulls game looked awfully familiar.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2013

Taj Gibson screams at a referee after being ejected.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Video: Noah, Gibson Ejected In Game 2

For any Bulls fan, Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals was just plain ugly.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2013

Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Deng Out, Hinrich Doubtful For Game 2

For the depleted Bulls, this is nothing new.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2013

Luol Deng

Photo: Deng Tweets Picture Of Himself Celebrating Bulls’ Win From Hospital Bed

Though he wasn’t able to help his teammates fight off the Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Luol Deng was there in spirit. .

CBS Chicago–05/07/2013

LeBron James. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

MVP Voter Explains Why He Didn’t Choose LeBron

The writer who did not choose LeBron James of the Miami Heat as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player believes Carmelo Anthony “meant more to his team” this season.

670 The Score–05/06/2013

Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deng, Hinrich Out For Game 1

When the Bulls take on the Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night, they’ll be extremely shorthanded.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2013

Derrick Rose sits on the bench next to Joakim Noah and Luol Deng.  (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Derrick Rose Will Not Return This Season

Hidden behind the angst and anger surrounding Derrick Rose’s decision not to play thus far in the depleted Bulls’ playoff run was the hope that maybe No. 1 would suit up when the time was right to lead his team.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2013

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Wisch: Rose Is Right Where He Belongs – On The Bench

Nevertheless, with the Bulls a M*A*S*H unit – featuring calf pulls, plantar fasciitis, debilitating viruses and even spinal taps – many Chicagoans are indeed seeing a different kind of red as the team hobbles its way into tonight’s decisive Game 7 against the Nets in Brooklyn.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2013

Luol Deng

Deng Tweets He’s ‘Back In The ER’

Things keep getting worse for the depleted Bulls.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2013

Nate Robinson. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Video: Nate Robinson Throws Up During Bulls Game

Nate Robinson didn’t really have a choice on Thursday night – he had to play.


Kirk Hinrich drives against Deron Williams.  (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Hinrich Out As Bulls Look To Finish Off Nets

With a 3-2 lead, the Bulls will try again to wrap it up when the series shifts back to the United Center on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2013

Derrick Rose reacts with his teammates on the bench during Game 5. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kerr: Rose ‘Owes It To His Teammates’ To Play

Derrick Rose has been medically cleared to play for over two months.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2013

Kirk Hinrich. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty

Hinrich Out For Game 5

After an MRI on his sore left calf following Game 4’s marathon finish, Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich has been ruled out for Game 5.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2013

Derrick Rose sits on the bench alongside teammates Joakim Noah and Luol Deng. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wisch: Is Derrick Rose Really Losing His Chicago Fans?

Is Derrick Rose truly Public Enemy No. 1 among Chicago Bulls fans, or is he just Public Enemy Right Now?

670 The Score–04/25/2013