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 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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Fast-Break Recap: Chicago Bulls 100, Milwaukee Bucks 90

Game 62: Chicago Bulls (32-30) defeat Milwaukee Bucks (26-38), 100-90 March 7, 2016 United Center – Chicago   Quick Take The Bulls entered Monday night’s game against the Bucks without Jimmy Butler (left knee sprain), and, as the game progressed, they lost Aaron Brooks (right patellar tendonitis) and Bobby Portis (left orbital contusion).   But…

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Chicago Bulls grab 111-101 win, defeat Detroit Pistons for first time this season

In the Chicago Bulls’ previous matchups with the Detroit Pistons, they couldn’t take down the Pistons. But, in their matinee game on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Bulls finally got a win over their Central Division foes, defeating the Pistons 111-101.   The Bulls were outworked by the Pistons in the first quarter, thus…

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Fast-Break Recap: Chicago Bulls 111, Detroit Pistons 101

Game 40: Chicago Bulls (24-16) defeat Detroit Pistons (22-19), 111-101 January 18, 2016 Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, Michigan   Quick Take The Bulls got off to a slow start, trailing by 13 points at one point in the first quarter, but the Bulls’ bench got them back in the game. The bench…

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Fast-Break Preview: Chicago Bulls versus Indiana Pacers (Dec. 30)

Game 30: Chicago Bulls (17-12) versus Indiana Pacers (18-12)   Location: United Center – Chicago Time: 7:00 p.m. central TV: WGN Chicago, Fox Sports Indiana   Quick Take The Bulls look to extend their winning streak to two games with Wednesday night’s matchup against the Pacers. This will be the third time these two teams…

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Fast-Break Recap: Chicago Bulls 104, Toronto Raptors 97

Game 29: Chicago Bulls (17-12) defeat Toronto Raptors (19-13), 104-97 December 28, 2015 United Center – Chicago   Quick Take After falling behind by nine points in the first quarter, the Bulls bounced back in the second quarter with Aaron Brooks and Bobby Portis leading the way.   The bench duo of Brooks and Portis…

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Fast-Break Recap: Brooklyn Nets 105, Chicago Bulls 102

Game 26: Chicago Bulls (15-11) fall to Brooklyn Nets (8-20), 105-102 December 21, 2015 United Center – Chicago   Quick Take Head coach Fred Hoiberg made a change in the starting lineup for Monday night’s game against the Nets, opting to start Nikola Mirotic at small forward while the typical starting three, Tony Snell earned…

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