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Sunday, Jan 5, 2014 at 9:05 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Boozer Sits Out Win Against Hawks With a Knee Injury

Boozer Sits Out Win Against Hawks With a Knee Injury

“He had an MRI. It came back negative. We’re hopeful that it’s not anything serious.” --Tom Thibodeau on Carlos Boozer's injured knee 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 22, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls Earn Much Needed Victory In Rout of Cavaliers

Bulls Earn Much Needed Victory In Rout of Cavaliers

The win was especially impressive considering the Bulls were without Jimmy Butler (ankle), Luol Deng (Achilles) and Kirk Hinrich (back). Read »

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 8:09 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Report: Rose Unhappy About Possible Bulls Rebuild

Report: Rose Unhappy About Possible Bulls Rebuild

“Derrick is worried that the Bulls are going to lose what they have." --The New York Daily News citing an unnamed NBA source Read »

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Despite Injury, D. Rose 3rd in Backcourt Voting for ASG

Despite Injury, D. Rose 3rd in Backcourt Voting for ASG

The NBA released their first All-Star voting returns on Thursday. Read »

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Despite Bulls Struggles, Taj Gibson a Bright Spot

Despite Bulls Struggles, Taj Gibson a Bright Spot

“Here in Chicago, we’re all about winning games, winning championships, the way Michael Jordan and those guys did. I really want to win a championship." --Taj Gibson Read »

Monday, Dec 9, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Despite Bulls Downward Slide, Dunleavy Jr. Still Positive

Despite Bulls Downward Slide, Dunleavy Jr. Still Positive

"You just know no matter what happens this group isn't going to fold at any point." --Mike Dunleavy Jr. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls Continue Downward Slide

Bulls Continue Downward Slide

"We're showing a lot of fight and don't have much to show for it." --Tom Thibodeau Read »

Friday, Nov 22, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Win Streak Snapped: Bulls Lose to Nuggets

Win Streak Snapped: Bulls Lose to Nuggets

The Bulls shot 39 percent in the game from the field and 30 percent from the three-point line, while also committing 18 turnovers. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Happy Birthday, Carlos Boozer

Happy Birthday, Carlos Boozer

Carlos Boozer has quietly been the best player on the Chicago Bulls roster for the better part of a season. 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