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Monday, May 13, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Derrick Rose Ruled Out of Miami Heat Series

Derrick Rose Ruled Out of Miami Heat Series

Despite the point guard insisting on keeping the door open for a possible return in the playoffs, Rose will not make an appearance in the Chicago Bulls series against the Miami Heat. Read »

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Deng Likely Out for Bulls-Heat Series

Deng Likely Out for Bulls-Heat Series

"I can’t even get through a regular warmup." --Luol Deng Read »

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 6:32 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

NBA Fines Bulls' Thibodeau $35,000

NBA Fines Bulls' Thibodeau $35,000

The head coach feels his team isn’t getting any calls in their series with the Miami Heat and he said as much, albeit cryptically, after the Bulls Game 3 loss. Read »

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

NBA Fines Taj Gibson $25,000

NBA Fines Taj Gibson $25,000

“I should’ve conducted myself better or walked away." --Taj Gibson Read »

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

'We Are All Watching' Nate Robinson

'We Are All Watching' Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson has endeared himself to Bulls fans and the City of Chicago because of his play this season. Read »

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Noah Shrugs Off Miami's 'Bird' Lady

Noah Shrugs Off Miami's 'Bird' Lady

“It's all good. It's all part of the process." --Joakim Noah Read »

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 2:02 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Missing Against Miami: Carlos Boozer

Missing Against Miami: Carlos Boozer

If Chicago is going to have any shot at pushing Miami, Carlos Boozer has to make himself a factor. Read »

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Noah, Bulls Shift Focus to Game 3

Noah, Bulls Shift Focus to Game 3

"We're very excited at the opportunity of playing Game 3 at home." --Joakim Noah Read »

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls Lose Composure, Drop Game 2 in Miami

Bulls Lose Composure, Drop Game 2 in Miami

Thankfully, the series is tied 1-1 as the scene shifts to the United Center on Friday for Game 3. Read »

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Why James Will Match Up Against Bulls' Nate Robinson

Why James Will Match Up Against Bulls' Nate Robinson

“Wouldn’t be surprised if I matched up with him." --LeBron James 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