2015-2016 Chicago Bulls “Can or Keep?”: Part 2

Editor emeritus Brandon Pence evaluates how the Chicago Bulls players performed during the 2015-16 season in his annual “Can or Keep” series. (Check out “Can or Keep?” Part 1) You didn’t think retirement was going to keep me from writing “Can or Keep,” did you? This is my WrestleMania, and just like the aging WWE…

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2015-16 Chicago Bulls “Can or Keep?”: Part 1

Editor emeritus Brandon Pence evaluates how the Chicago Bulls players performed during the 2015-16 season in his annual “Can or Keep” series. You didn’t think retirement was going to keep me from writing “Can or Keep?” did you? This is my WrestleMania, and just like the aging WWE legends, I’m making a special guest appearance.…

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Chicago Bulls missing playoffs is appropriate end to disappointing season

Editor Ashley Wijangco explains why she’s relieved the Bulls missed the playoffs   What I’m about to write makes me feel like somewhat guilty because I identify as a die-hard Bulls fan. But it’s the truth, and I won’t deny it.   Sunday night, after I got out of a meeting, I checked the notifications…

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Fast-Break Recap: Chicago Bulls 121, New Orleans Pelicans 116

Game 81: Chicago Bulls (41-40) defeat New Orleans Pelicans (30-51), 121-116 April 11, 2016 United Center – Chicago   Quick Take The Bulls shut down Taj Gibson, E’Twaun Moore and Pau Gasol for the season, and Derrick Rose joined the trio on the inactive list, leaving the Bulls to resort to using their 24th different…

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Fast-Break Recap: Chicago Bulls 105, Cleveland Cavaliers 102

Game 80: Chicago Bulls (40-40) defeat Cleveland Cavaliers (56-24), 105-102 April 9, 2016 United Center – Chicago   Quick Take The Bulls’ chances of playing in postseason are still alive thanks to their win over the Cavaliers on Saturday night, but it didn’t come easy.   If it weren’t for the Bulls’ bench, their playoffs…

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Fast-Break Recap: Miami Heat 106, Chicago Bulls 98

Game 79: Chicago Bulls (39-40) lose to Miami Heat (46-32), 106-98 April 7, 2016 American Airlines Arena – Miami   Quick Take The Bulls entered halftime with a six-point lead, but the Heat really outworked them in the third quarter. That then changed the tempo of the game and took the Bulls out of the…

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Fast-Break Recap: Memphis Grizzlies 108, Chicago Bulls 92

Game 78: Chicago Bulls (39-39) lose to Memphis Grizzlies (42-36), 108-92 April 5, 2016 FedExForum – Memphis, Tennessee   Quick Take The Bulls held their own against the Grizzlies in the first quarter, and they even led once then. But a 4-2 lead early in the game never meant much considering the Bulls’ 108-92 loss…

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Chicago Bulls fall below .500 with 102-100 loss to Atlanta Hawks

The Bulls had good reason to be optimistic when they started their Monday night home game against the Atlanta Hawks. It just didn’t end optimistically.   The Bulls lost 102-100, falling below .500 and further ruining their chances at making the playoffs.   They opened the game with an 8-0 lead: Derrick Rose got the…

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Fast-Break Recap: Atlanta Hawks 102, Chicago Bulls 100

Game 73: Chicago Bulls (36-37) lose to Atlanta Hawks (45-30), 102-100 March 28, 2016 United Center – Chicago   Quick Take The Bulls got off to a great start, outscoring the Hawks 31-22 in the first quarter. But their abysmal 14-point second quarter paved the way to a 52-45 Hawks halftime lead.   The Hawks…

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Chicago Bulls fall short in comeback, lose to New York Knicks 115-107

Heading into halftime of Wednesday night’s game at the United Center, the Chicago Bulls trailed the New York Knicks by just two points. Their hopes of winning were still alive and well.   But then came the third quarter.   The Knicks went on a late second-quarter run that gave them the 57-55 halftime lead,…

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