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Bulls trying to slow down Wall

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Tom Thibodeau doesn't want to see Washington Wizards guard John Wall racing up and down the floor over the next couple of weeks. He wants Wall's speed to be controlled -- the Wizards' transition game to be neutralized. In order to do that, Thibodeau and his players know that they must do something that few teams have been able to do this season: Slow down Wall in the open...
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Paxson lauds Augustin's 'special' season

ESPN (Staff) — When Derrick Rose went down for a second straight season in November with a knee injury, luck certainly didn't appear to be on the Chicago Bulls' side.As the Bulls tried to regain their balance in the wake of another devastating loss of their franchise player, D.J. Augustin was sitting on the bench in Toronto, a former lottery pick in 2008 unable to crack the Raptors rotation. He appeared in...
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Bulls win tiebreaker, have 16th, 19th picks

ESPN (Staff) — The Chicago Bulls won a tiebreaker over the Toronto Raptors for draft positioning Friday and will select 19th in addition to their 16th pick in the June 26 NBA draft.The Bulls receive the 16th pick from the Bobcats from a 2010 trade that sent Tyrus Thomas to Charlotte and was protected until this year.With two top-20 selections, Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John...
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Noah (bereavement) misses practice

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah did not practice Friday after being excused for bereavement. Noah flew to New York on Thursday to attend to the personal matter. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said he is hopeful Noah will be back at practice on Saturday. A source with knowledge of the situation said Noah is expected to fly back to Chicago on Friday night. "Jo's out for...
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Chat alert: Nick Friedell at 3 CT

ESPN (Staff) —'s Nick Friedell takes your Bulls-Wizards questions during a live chat at 3 p.m. CT Friday. Click here to submit your questions.
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3 Points: Sizing up the Bulls-Wizards series

ESPN ( — Every week, Nick Friedell is joined by two other ESPN writers to weigh in on three questions that are on the minds of Chicago Bulls followers.1. What about the Wizards should concern the Bulls?Friedell: How will the Bulls be able to contain John Wall and will Tom Thibodeau be willing to use Kirk Hinrich more than his customary 25-30 minutes a night? Nene and Marcin Gortat have given the Bulls...
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Three keys for Bulls vs. Wizards

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Taj Gibson and his Chicago Bulls teammates didn't try to sugarcoat how difficult a matchup they believe they have in front of them against the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals that start Sunday night at the United Center. "Tough team, man," Gibson said after Wednesday night's loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. "Tough, tough team. They gave us so many...
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Thibs plays with fire, Bulls still good

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tom Thibodeau had a simple message for his team before it played in Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats."Before the game he was like, 'Be prepared to win,' " Bulls guard Jimmy Butler said.Thibodeau didn't care about the fact it was the 82nd game of the regular season. He didn't care that the Bulls would be best served to land in the fourth spot in the...
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Rapid Reaction: Bobcats 91, Bulls 86 (OT)

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Let's take a quick look at how the Charlotte Bobcats earned a 91-86 overtime win over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in the regular-season finale. How it happened: Kemba Walker had 22 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and Chris Douglas-Roberts chipped in with 12 points. Joakim Noah once again paced the Bulls to the tune of 14...
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Bulls to open playoffs Sunday night

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHARLOTTE -- The NBA announced Wednesday that the Chicago Bulls will open up their postseason run at 6 p.m. CT Sunday at the United Center, regardless of their opponent. The Bulls come into Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats in the fourth position in the Eastern Conference. Depending on how games play out tonight, the Bulls could play either the Brooklyn Nets, Washington...
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Augustin rejoins Bulls after birth of his son

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHARLOTTE -- D.J. Augustin is happy to be back with the Chicago Bulls after missing Monday's game against the Orlando Magic to be with his wife as she gave birth to a baby boy, Trey. Augustin proudly rattled off the details of the newest member of the family after Wednesday morning's shootaround. "He was 7 pounds, 2 ounces and he was 18 inches, so that was pretty big for 37 weeks," Augustin...
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Thibs: Bulls' plan the same vs. Bobcats

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHARLOTTE -- Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau doesn't want to change his team's routine as it gets set for the regular season finale Wednesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats. The Bulls' playoff seeding is still up in the air -- they could end up as the three seed if they win and the New York Knicks beat the Toronto Raptors -- but Thibodeau says he isn't concerned about playing for a seed...
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Letting up a bit might be Bulls' best move

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHARLOTTE -- Taj Gibson had to laugh at the thought. When the topic of Tom Thibodeau resting players came up after Monday night's win over the Orlando Magic, the Chicago Bulls forward looked around at the small circle of media members surrounding him and chuckled. "You guys have been around for a minute now," Gibson said. "You guys should know that guy in the other room over there, he's never...
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OT: 'Jimmer-Mania' runs wild over Magic

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- The first day Jimmer Fredette set foot inside the Chicago Bulls locker room, veteran equipment manager John Ligmanowski had to chuckle as he saw the media horde assembled around the sharpshooter's locker."I didn't know MJ came back," Ligmanowski said.MJ, of course, would be the Hall of Famer Michael Jordan. While the media attention has subsided since Fredette signed in early March,...
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