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  • Bulls vs. Grizzlies Recap: Doug McDermott Scores a Career-High 31 Points as Chicago Grinds Out Memphis 108-104

    Jimmy Butler also came up clutch in the final minute (AGAIN).

    Any discussion of Doug McDermott not yet being over his concussion might finally be over after this evening.

    Shooty McNickname, Der McDougmott, Ray, whatever you may call him, had a career night tonight as the Chicago Bulls went into Tennessee on the second night of a back-to-back and took down a tough Memphis Grizzlies team 108-104. The win pushed the Bulls back up to .500 and featured a thrilling fourth quarter that saw several lead changes but ultimately favored the Bulls thanks once again to some late-game hero ball from Jimmy Butler.

  • Bulls vs. Heat recap: Wade leads Bulls to exciting win against his old friends

    Miami kept it interesting, but the Bulls outmatched them

    After a nerve-filled win in his first trip back to Miami this season, Dwyane Wade led the Bulls to a 105-100 victory in his first career home game against the Heat. He finished with 28 points (on 11 of 24 shooting), three rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in another tightly contested matchup with his former franchise.

  • Bulls vs. Magic final score: Enough to win after Orlando throws ball away all game

    Back in that playoff race!

    Dwyane Wade started the game 0-6, but subsequently went 9-17 to finish with 21 points. He also, pretty incredibly, had 7 steals, and I say incredible because he was doing the usual low-effort Wade thing. But he did hit a few of those turnaround midrange shots of faded hall-of-fame-shooting-guard past. Wade led the Bulls in scoring as they pulled away from the Orlando Magic late to win 100-92.

  • Bulls vs. Nets final score: Jimmy Butler saves Chicago from embarrassing loss

    Butler’s buzzer-beater caps off late Bulls run

    The Bulls really had no business beating the lowly Nets at home thanks to a miserable performance throughout most of Wednesday night’s game, but a superhuman effort by Jimmy Butler and a timely Brooklyn collapse resulted in a 101-99 victory.

  • Bulls vs. Pelicans final score: Jimmy Butler dominant again in 117-110 victory

    Butler scored 39 as the Bulls’ winning streak hits four games

    Jimmy Butler played nearly an entire game of dominant basketball in the Bulls’ come-from-behind victory over the Hawks on Saturday, so you could’ve excused him for being a little tired against the Pelicans on Sunday. Instead, Butler came out and delivered another superstar performance as the Bulls won 117-110 to earn their fourth straight victory and solidify their place in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

  • Bulls vs. Pistons final score: Bulls rebound with absolute destruction of Pistons

    remarkable 1st half after 3 straight bad losses

    Fred Hoiberg might as well update his pop culture references to something merely 10 years old.

    There’s a ship sinking in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but it’s not in Chicago. Both them and the Pistons came into Monday night in desperate circumstances, but it was only the Bulls who played desperately, riding an insane first half performance to a 113-82 victory.

  • Bulls vs. Pistons Recap: Chicago Completely Demolishes Detroit for a 117-95 Victory

    Five Bulls scored in double figures on a night that saw the team assist on more than 75% of its baskets.

    One night after one of their worst closing-minutes collapses of the entire season, the Chicago Bulls rallied through abscences from both their starting and backup centers to blow out the Detroit Pistons at home to the tune of a 117-95 win. Jimmy Butler scored only 16 points on six shots over the course of the entire game, but double-figure scoring performances from four other Bulls combined with some of the best team-ball movement of their season proved to be more than enough for Chicago to overwhelm Detroit.

  • Bulls vs. Spurs Recap: Chicago Hands San Antonio First Road Loss of Season in 95-91 Victory

    The Bulls got back on track this evening with a solid win over one of the best teams in the NBA.

    If you haven’t figured out yet that the Bulls are must-not-miss-television on Thursday night TNT games, then you are missing out.

    The Chicago Bulls took down the San Antonio Spurs 95-91 at the United Center this evening, which marks the first road loss for the Spurs all season. Despite Jimmy Butler getting held to his first scoreless half of the season, the Bulls managed to get solid enough performances from the rest of their starters to crank out a victory in which the Bulls never trailed.

  • Bulls vs. Suns Recap: Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade Lead Chicago Past Phoenix in 128-121 OT Victory

    And did so despite one of the most hilariously awful officiating blunders you will see all year.

    No Cameron Payne, No King Joffrey, and no Anthony Marrow didn’t matter in the first Bulls game post-Taj Gibson as the Chicago Bulls managed to take down the Phoenix Suns tonight 128-121 in overtime. Many of the usual pillars for the Bulls played poorly until the late stages of the game, and the final seconds of regulation featured the worst call you will see all season.

  • Calm down about the Warriors (and every other NBA team)

    It’s only been a week. They’ll be fine. Elsewhere: What a fun week it’s been.

    After one week of the new NBA season, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller hooked up to discuss early surprises and disappointments.

  • Carmelo Anthony isn’t interested in playing for the Cavaliers, per report

    Anthony isn’t interested in the Cavaliers’ dysfunction

    It’s August and the NBA’s offseason hasn’t been able to slow down, largely because of the Knicks struggles to move on from Carmelo Anthony. (Of course, Kyrie Irving’s trade request has energized the news cycle, as well.) It doesn’t look like that will be changing anytime soon.

  • Cavaliers beat Celtics 124-118 behind strong game from the Big Three

    The Cavaliers survived a late push to top the Celtics.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 124-118 on TNT on Thursday night. The matchup pitted the heavy Eastern Conference favorites against one of the few teams with a hope of beating them. The Cavaliers stepped up to the challenge, bouncing back from the Monday loss to the Pistons. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love lead the team to victory, each had a double double, but overall the Cavaliers put on a stellar offensive showing.

  • Cavaliers blow past Raptors

    LeBron James scored 39 points, hopped Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 125-103 blowout over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Wednesday night.

    Just like a year ago in the conference finals, the Cavs are up 2-0 on the Raptors, who had better figure some things out or this series will be over quickly. Toronto was blown out for the fifth straight time in Cleveland in the playoffs, losing each by an average of 24.2 points.

  • Cavaliers break NBA’s regular season 3-point record with 25 makes

    The Cleveland Cavaliers hit 25 three-pointers against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, the second time they’ve done just that in the past 12 months. With the 25 threes, the Cavaliers have set a new regular season record for made triples while tying their own all-time record.

  • Cavaliers eke out 120-116 win against Suns

    The Cavaliers nearly blew a 20-point lead, but still came out on top against the Suns on the road.

    Despite losing a 20-point lead to start the second half, the Cavaliers held on in a closely fought game in Phoenix to open up their west coast road trip with a 120-116 win. The Cavs appeared to be cruising to a comfortable win on the road in Phoenix with a 69-53 lead at the half, but the were caught flat-footed in the third quarter by a Suns’ 25-7 run.

  • Cavaliers hold on in Brooklyn for 116-108 victory

    The Cavaliers secured a workmanlike victory against the Nets on Friday night.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 116-108 Friday night in the Big Apple. The game saw the return of both Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving for the Cavs and both stars were needed to secure the victory. Bolstered by the return of two of the Big Three, fans probably thought this game would be an easy win for the Wine and Gold but Brooklyn was competitive throughout the game.

  • Cavaliers interested in Jimmy Butler trade with help from 3rd team, per report

    Cleveland needs to match Golden State’s firepower. Adding Jimmy Butler to the mix would be a step in the right direction.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have vaulted themselves into trade discussions in an attempt to acquire Chicago Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

    The Cavaliers reportedly worked on Monday to add a third team to the deal to give Chicago the necessary assets — young players and draft picks — needed to pry the two-way wing from the Bulls.

  • Cavaliers projected to win 49 games by ESPN

    The Cavs might not win 50 next year, according to Kevin Pelton’s model.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers certainly underperformed in last year’s regular season, going 51-31 while struggling with injuries, continuity problems, and of course, incredibly inconsistent effort.

  • Cavaliers set an NBA record for threes not even the Warriors can touch

    When you think of the most prolific three-point shooting team in the NBA, you think of the Golden State Warriors, and with good reason. Stephen Curry set the single-game record for most three-pointers made earlier this season, and Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant are two more of the deadliest shooters around.

  • Cavaliers waive veteran swingman Dahntay Jones

    The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers waived Dahntay Jones, the veteran reserve swingman who gave the team a spark in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.