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Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 10:06 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Clippers Thump Bulls at Home

Clippers Thump Bulls at Home

The Bulls will have to quickly put the loss behind them as they travel to Charlotte to take on the Bobcats. Read »

Friday, Jan 17, 2014 at 1:11 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Thibs Fires Back at Critics

Thibs Fires Back at Critics

"I think I have a pretty good understanding after 24 years how to pace a team.’’ --Tom Thibodeau Read »

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Butler Breaks Record in Bulls Win Over Magic

Butler Breaks Record in Bulls Win Over Magic

"I can't move." --Jimmy Butler after playing 60 minutes in the Bulls triple-overtime victory over the Orlando Magic Read »

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 11:04 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

WATCH: Jimmy Butler Dances to Taylor Swift's '22'

WATCH: Jimmy Butler Dances to Taylor Swift's '22'

It’s no secret that as a native of Texas, Jimmy Butler is a big fan of country music. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls Defeat Grizzlies, Win One for Thibs

Bulls Defeat Grizzlies, Win One for Thibs

The Chicago Bulls had to adopt the Memphis Grizzlies mentality of grind it out basketball. Read »

Sunday, Dec 29, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Mavericks Burn Bulls at Home 105-83

Mavericks Burn Bulls at Home 105-83

All told, it was an ugly game for the home team, which falls right in line with their ugly month. The Bulls have won just three games in December with two more outings to go. Read »

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 at 5:22 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Butler Fine After Scary Fall Against Nets

Butler Fine After Scary Fall Against Nets

“I’m good. I just think my knee gave out and it hurt for a second." --Jimmy Butler Read »

Thursday, Dec 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls Scorch Nets in Brooklyn on Christmas Day

Bulls Scorch Nets in Brooklyn on Christmas Day

Chicago got some semblance of their starting rotation back with Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich both returning to the lineup for Tom Thibodeau. Read »

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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By Associated Press

Deng, Butler Out for Bulls Against Cavaliers

Deng, Butler Out for Bulls Against Cavaliers

The Chicago Bulls will be without Luol Deng and Jimmy Butler while Kirk Hinrich will be a game-time decision against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. Read »

Friday, Dec 20, 2013 at 5:29 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

With Loss to Thunder, Bulls Downward Spiral Continues

With Loss to Thunder, Bulls Downward Spiral Continues

“Right now it seems like nothing is going our way." --Luol Deng Read »

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NBC Chicago's Bulls blog tracks the new era of the NBA team known for its storied history of MVPs, three-peats and of course, a dynasty ruled by Michael Jordan. Can the Bulls rise to championship status once again? It's an outside shot for now, but fans aren't giving up the fight.
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Bryan Crawford Bryan Crawford was born and raised in Englewood on Chicago's South Side. His grasp of of the game came from playing all over the city and suburbs as a kid and watching Michael Jordan perform with the Bulls. He has written for SLAM Magazine, SLAMonline, RedEye, The Sports Fan Journal and is a weekly guest radio host on the Jarrett Payton Show. Follow him on Twitter: @BryanCraw4D