Mavericks edge Bulls 99-98 for 3rd straight win

CHICAGO (AP) Wesley Matthews made a go-ahead 3-pointer from the wing with 12 seconds left, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls 99-98 on Tuesday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season. Six players scored in double figures for the Mavericks, including all five starters. Harrison Barnes had 20 points, Seth…

Rondo says he was told Bulls coaches ‘saving me from myself’

Rondo says he was told Bulls coaches ‘saving me from myself’

WASHINGTON (AP) Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo said he was told by a member of the Chicago coaching staff that coach Fred Hoiberg was “saving me from myself” by benching the four-time All-Star for the past five games. Before returning to action in a game Tuesday night, Rondo said Hoiberg had not provided a reason…

Bulls F Taj Gibson sidelined by left ankle soreness

CHICAGO (AP) Bulls forward Taj Gibson will not play against Dallas because of left ankle soreness. Coach Fred Hoiberg says it’s nothing serious and described the rest as more of a precautionary move. He says Gibson could return for Chicago’s next game at Atlanta on Friday night. Gibson had played in every game so far…

Bulls, Mavericks each aim for third straight win

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls will try to win their third game in a row and climb back above .500 when they host the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Mavericks will go for their first three-game winning streak of the season. Chicago (21-21) is coming off weekend victories over the New Orleans Pelicans…

Westbrook, Thunder cruise past Bulls 109-94

Westbrook, Thunder cruise past Bulls 109-94

CHICAGO (AP) Even Russell Westbrook was impressed with the passing by Oklahoma City’s big men. Westbrook flirted with another triple-double and Steven Adams led a dominant effort in the paint, helping the Thunder pull away from the Chicago Bulls for an easy 109-94 victory Monday night. Westbrook had 21 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds,…

McDermott scores career-best 31 to lead Bulls past Grizzlies

McDermott scores career-best 31 to lead Bulls past Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Doug McDermott scored a career-high 31 points, Jimmy Butler had a pair of key baskets in the closing minute and the Chicago Bulls beat the Memphis Grizzlies 108-104 on Sunday night. The Bulls broke a 104-all tie with 25 seconds left on a 15-footer from Butler and a pair of free throws…

Bulls will be without Wade when they host Grizzles

In the last two weeks, the Memphis Grizzlies produced memorable road comebacks against elite Western Conference teams. The first time the Grizzlies followed up a big comeback, they did not have an emotional letdown. Now the Grizzlies get another chance to follow up a big rally Sunday night when they host the Chicago Bulls in…

Butler scores 42, Bulls rally to beat Raptors 123-118 in OT

Butler scores 42, Bulls rally to beat Raptors 123-118 in OT

CHICAGO (AP) Jimmy Butler wasn’t sure what to make of the “MVP! MVP!” chants. He insisted he’s not worrying about any trade rumors. He’s just trying to focus on the job at hand, and is he ever locked in at the moment. Butler scored 42 points, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a 19-point deficit to…

Dwyane Wade has big 4th quarter, leads Bulls past Pelicans

CHICAGO (AP) Jimmy Butler scored 28 points in his return from flu, and Dwyane Wade had 17 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter in the Chicago Bulls’ 107-99 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday. After the Pelicans cut a 15-point second-half deficit to one point early in the fourth, Wade scored…

Bulls’ Jimmy Butler, Pelicans’ Anthony Davis set to return

Bulls’ Jimmy Butler, Pelicans’ Anthony Davis set to return

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls and the New Orleans Pelicans will both have their leading scorers back in the lineup for Saturday’s game. Jimmy Butler, who missed two games with the flu and was limited in Monday’s loss to Oklahoma City, is back in the starting lineup for the Bulls. Anthony Davis, who missed Thursday’s…

LeBron can’t do it alone as Butler, Bulls down Cavs 106-94

LeBron can’t do it alone as Butler, Bulls down Cavs 106-94

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James was reminded what it’s like to be Cleveland’s only star. Lonesome and no fun. Jimmy Butler took over in the fourth quarter, scoring 10 straight points during a critical stretch and leading the Chicago Bulls to a 106-94 win Wednesday night over the Cavaliers, who had a less-than-100 percent James and…

Butler has 52 to help Bulls top Walker, Hornets

Butler has 52 to help Bulls top Walker, Hornets

CHICAGO (AP) Following a year of inconsistency and disappointment, the Chicago Bulls entered 2017 with plenty of resolutions. There’s one thing, however, they are hoping remains the same – the production of Jimmy Butler. Butler scored 52 points and outdueled Kemba Walker, carrying Chicago in a 118-111 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.

Knicks beat Bulls with big games from Anthony, Rose, Noah

Knicks beat Bulls with big games from Anthony, Rose, Noah

NEW YORK (AP) Carmelo Anthony had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah had big games against their former team, and the New York Knicks beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 104-89 on Thursday night. Rose scored 17 points in his return to Madison Square Garden after skipping the last game…

Bulls’ Wade out with knee swelling

Bulls’ Wade out with knee swelling

CHICAGO (AP) Bulls guard Dwyane Wade has been ruled out for their game against Charlotte because of swelling in his left knee. Wade is averaging 18.8 points in 32 games in his first season with his hometown Bulls. He could return Wednesday against Cleveland. Wade noticed the swelling following Saturday night’s loss to Milwaukee. Coach…

Porzingis out for Knicks against short-handed Bulls

NEW YORK (AP) Kristaps Porzingis is out again for the New York Knicks with a sore left Achilles tendon, while rookie Paul Zipser is making his first career start for the short-handed Chicago Bulls. Porzingis continues to have problems with an injury that sidelined him for three games recently. Coach Jeff Hornacek says the second-year…