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Joakim Noah.  (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Noah Records Career-High 11 Assists, Then Says He ‘Over-Passed’

Joakim Noah says he needs to be more aggressive.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2014

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

Baffoe: The Bulls Now Have Their Tank Team… Maybe

Now you have a team bad enough.

670 The Score–01/07/2014

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Pacers & Heat Rivalry Just Getting Started

The Indiana Pacers pushed the Miami Heat to the brink only to come up short in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. But their play made a major announcement to the country and the NBA that the Pacers are here to stay.


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Pacers Focus On LeBron At Own Risk

The Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.


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Carmelo Anthony To Win NBA Scoring Title; Superstar Shifts Focus To Celtics

With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back Melo up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony will add the scoring title after the regular season ends Wednesday.


Carlos Boozer #5 of the Chicago Bulls reacts with a smile during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 10, 2012 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Boozer Named Eastern Conference Player Of The Week

Boozer had a double-double in all four games last week — including wins against the Celtics, Hawks and Raptors — including 19 points and 20 rebounds against Boston on Friday.


Nazr Mohammed walks down the court during a preseason game. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bulls Set Off Down Uncertain Road

It’s not easy to watch a team in the process of waiting.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2012

Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics goes to the basket against Mike Miller #13 of the Miami Heat in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 30, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Survive Rondo’s Huge Night, Win 115-111 In OT

LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 23 and the Miami Heat pulled off the biggest playoff comeback in franchise history to beat the Boston Celtics 115-111 in overtime on Wednesday night.


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NBA Eastern Conference Semifinal Matchups And Predictions

The first round of the NBA Playoffs has come to a close for the Eastern Conference, and the teams vying to make it into the conference finals are ready for battle. Let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference semifinal matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.


Derrick Rose and LeBron James

Report: Oprah Taping Could Bump Potential Bulls-Heat Matchup

The opening game of a potential prime-time matchup between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals could get bumped a day due to another “prime-time” event.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011

Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague

Bulls-Hawks Series Headed To Atlanta, Hawks Have Confidence

The Atlanta Hawks took heart from the way they played in the first two games at Chicago. And they’re taking note of what’s happening in the rest of the NBA playoffs.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Chicago Bulls

Bulls Cruise Past Pacers, Advance To Second Round

The Bulls last night showed everyone why they had the best regular-season record in the NBA, as they dispatched the pesky Indiana Pacers in a dominating Game Five.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

Derrick Rose and Tom Thibodeau

Thibodeau Motivated Bulls To Get Better

In his first year as an NBA head coach, Tom Thibodeau led the Chicago Bulls to a league-best 62 wins and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

670 The Score–04/21/2011

LeBron James and Derrick Rose

Bulls And Heat Could Be On Collision Course

The Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat are top two seeds in the Eastern Conference, and if the seeding holds up over the first two rounds, they’ll meet each other in the Eastern Conference Finals.

670 The Score–04/15/2011

Derrick Rose and Keith Bogans

Muller: The Bulls Deserve Respect, No Doubt About It

We all knew that the Chicago Bulls were going to be a pretty good team when the season began back in late October.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2011

Tom Thibodeau

Thibodeau Named Coach Of The Month For April

The Chicago Bulls’ Tom Thibodeau has been named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month, for games played in April.


Derrick Rose

Thompson: History, Similarities To Cavs Concerning For Bulls

The Bulls secured the top spot in the Eastern Conference awhile back and after winning their ninth straight game have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

670 The Score–04/14/2011

Derrick Rose

Bulls-Pacers Game 1 Set For Saturday At Noon

The complete schedules for the first round of the NBA Playoffs won’t be released until Wednesday night, but the Chicago Bulls have announced that their opening game will take place on Saturday (4/16) at 12 noon (CST).


Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony

Rose And Bulls Fly Past Knicks, Inch Closer To Spurs

The Chicago Bulls defeated the New York Knicks on Tuesday night to bring their regular season record to 61-20.


Larry O'Brien Trophy

Muller: The NBA Playoff Format Needs Changing

If there is one thing I hate about the playoffs–be it the NBA, NFL, or NHL–it is when a team with a losing record makes it in, while a team from the opposite conference–with a winning record–has to stay home.