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Augustin goes from hot to cold in loss

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- D.J. Augustin was rolling.With 8:08 left in regulation Tuesday's Game 2, the Chicago Bulls' diminutive point guard knocked down a 21-foot jump shot that gave him 25 points on the night. The jumper gave the Bulls an eight-point lead and they appeared to be on their way to evening up their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series with the Washington Wizards.But that's when things went...
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Late chances off the mark for Hinrich

ESPN (Doug Padilla) — CHICAGO – With the season hanging in the balance Tuesday at United Center, Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich first couldn’t muster any heroics, and then he couldn’t handle the basics.Late in regulation, Hinrich had two looks at long-range jumpers that wouldn’t fall for a Bulls team struggling to score in the final quarter. A 10-point lead with seven minutes...
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Rapid Reaction: Wizards 101, Bulls 99 (OT)

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Let's take a quick look at how the Washington Wizards earned a 101-99 overtime win over the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The Wizards lead the series 2-0.How it happened: Bradley Beal had a game-high 26 points to lead the Wizards back from a 10 point fourth-quarter deficit. Nene had another solid outing for the Wizards, chipping in with 17 points...
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Augustin: Game 2 is must-win for Bulls

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- D.J. Augustin knows how important Game 2 against the Washington Wizards is for the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. After falling into a 1-0 hole, Augustin is hopeful that his team will be able to turn things around."Definitely a must-win," he said after Tuesday's shootaround. "We're not looking forward to D.C. yet so we have to get tonight. We're real hungry. We can't go into D.C....
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OT: Noah's father beams with pride

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. -- Yannick Noah did what a lot of dads do while trying to make their basketball-loving sons happy during their formative years -- he bought plenty of basketball cards and memorabilia. Yannick recalled this memory Monday night after watching his son, Joakim Noah, receive the 2013-2014 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. "I used to go out and try to get some cards signed...
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Thibs, Noah have special bond with Bulls

ESPN (Nick Friedell) —  LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. -- Yannick Noah sat proudly in the front row as his son, Joakim, accepted the 2013-2014 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award Monday night. The elder Noah, and other assorted family and friends, beamed with pride as the emotional Chicago Bulls center received one of the biggest awards in basketball. They weren't the only ones smiling big.Another man sat proudly on the...
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Game 2 changes? Thibodeau stays mum

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — DEERFIELD, Ill. -- The Chicago Bulls are too far into the season to make any significant lineup changes now in the playoffs, but it's never too late to shuffle around some of the rotations that Tom Thibodeau has used in order to jump start a lackluster offense against the Washington Wizards. Thibodeau wouldn't divulge Monday whether he will shake up some of his pairings for Game 2 of their...
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Noah still struggling with mentor's death

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Joakim Noah doesn't want to talk about the thing that is likely weighing on his mind the most. He doesn't want to talk about the emotional roller-coaster he's been on since his mentor, Tyrone Green, passed away earlier this week. Hell, he doesn't want to think about it, let alone talk about it. He made that clear after Sunday night's Game 1 loss to the Washington Wizards when the...
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Bulls' chief flaw reappears in Game 1 loss

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Jimmy Butler didn't have an answer to the question the Chicago Bulls needed to figure out most late in Sunday night's loss the Washington Wizards.The young swingman sat patiently in front of his locker trying to figure what had happened to his team's offense in the final 12 minutes of Game 1. Was it the ball movement, or lack thereof, that caused the Bulls to score just 18 points in...
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Rapid Reaction: Wizards 102, Bulls 93

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Let's take a quick look at how the Washington Wizards earned a 102-93 win over the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The Wizards lead the series 1-0.How it happened: Nene Hilario had a huge game for the Wizards, setting an early tone by going off for 24 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Marcin Gortat added 15 points and 13 rebounds for a Wizards team...
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Noah, mentor shared special bond

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Joakim Noah could do no wrong in Tyrone Green's eyes. Green, Noah's beloved mentor who died earlier this week, knew his prized pupil wasn't perfect all the time -- but he loved him. He always saw the good in Noah's heart and defended him when people doubted the lanky big man running up and down the court.After spending the day with Green while writing a feature on Noah in...
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Noah practices, still mourning mentor's loss

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was back at practice Saturday after being excused from Friday's practice for bereavement. Noah flew to New York to mourn the passing of his mentor, Tyrone Green.Noah did not speak to reporters after Saturday's practice, but he did release a statement through the Bulls regarding Green's passing. "I am saddened by the passing of Mr. Green, who...
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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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