Spain clinches spot in Final Phase of EuroBasket, Bulls release television schedule

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Spain complete Eurobasket group play, earn spot in next round

After a split record in Eurobasket’s opening weekend, Spain completed its group play this week with a 3-2 record.


Spain took a 105-98 loss to former Bull Marco Belinelli and the Italian National Team on Tuesday. The loss frustrated Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic so much that he accidentally ended up tearing a Serbian flag that dropped in his face after the game.


Mirotic apologized for the incident on Twitter:



Things got better for Mirotic and Spain later on in the week, though.


On Wednesday, Spain took a 99-73 victory over Iceland and followed that up Thursday with a tight 77-76 win over Germany. That win clinched them a spot in the Final Phase of EuroBasket.


Bulls forward/center Pau Gasol finished the Group Phase with averages of 21.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.4 blocks and a 55.6 percent field goal percentage. Meanwhile, Mirotic  averaged 13.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists while shooting 59.0 percent from the field.


Spain will start the Final Phase of EuroBasket when it faces Poland Saturday  at 11:30 a.m. central.  


Bulls release television schedule for 2015-16 season

The Chicago Bulls announced their television schedule for the upcoming season Thursday.


They will have 32 total nationally televised games on TNT, NBA TV, ESPN and ABC. Comcast SportsNet Chicago will air 42 of the Bulls’ regular season games while WGN will televise 23 games.


All of the Bulls’ games, both preseason and regular season, will be televised.   The Bulls open preseason Oct. 6 against the Milwaukee Bucks at 7 p.m. central, which will be shown on CSN. Their regular season opener will be their first nationally-televised game: a home matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7 p.m. central on TNT.


For the full TV schedule, visit


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A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that the Spain game starts at 11:30 p.m. central instead of 11:30 a.m. central. The Bulls Charge apologizes for this error.