Only 82 games and at least one best-of-seven playoff series to go before this season starts for real.
Tom Thibodeau apparently turned into Gregg Popovich when we weren’t looking.
And with the 94-91 Game 5 loss in Miami, the 2012-13 Chicago Bulls are nothing more than a memory.
The busted-up Bulls will continue on without Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich.
It was the biggest postseason win in Miami Heat history, and the biggest postseason loss in Chicago Bulls history.
For the depleted Bulls, this is nothing new.
When the Bulls take on the Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night, they’ll be extremely shorthanded.
Things keep getting worse for the depleted Bulls.
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.
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.
Last night’s Game 2 in Brooklyn was just the kind of bounce back Jekyl follows Hyde game the Bulls have delivered all season long.
Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 15 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls clinch the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 95-92 win over the Washington Wizards in the regular-season finale Wednesday night.
John Wall had 27 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Emeka Okafor scored the go-ahead dunk in the final minute and the Washington Wizards won their eighth straight home game Tuesday night, beating the temperamental Chicago Bulls 90-86.
Ask two different locker rooms about the abuse and hard fouls the soon-to-be four time NBA MVP received on Wednesday night and you were bound to get two different responses.
The Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak was snapped Wednesday night by the Chicago Bulls, 101-97, when a furious comeback by LeBron James and his teammates fell short.
Chicagoans can be forgiven for assuming that their hard-ass NBA coach has burned out his connection to the team. It has happened before.
Kirk Hinrich will miss his third straight game because of an elbow injury as the Bulls visit the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday night, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.
Luol Deng scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls snapped a two-game skid with a 96-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.
Somebody has to do something to make the coach understand that the goal of the regular season is not to pile up wear and tear on a team’s most important veteran players.
Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich returned to Chicago Friday afternoon to have his elbow re-examined, the team announced.