Bulls, Kings will try to stop losing streak

CHICAGO — Someone’s losing streak will end when the Chicago Bulls host the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night at the United Center. Chicago (21-23) has lost two games in a row to the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks. The talented but inconsistent Bulls already have amassed five three-game losing streaks this season and will try…

Schroder, Millsap pace Hawks’ 102-93 win over Bulls

Schroder, Millsap pace Hawks’ 102-93 win over Bulls

ATLANTA (AP) Dennis Schroder thought his night was over with the Atlanta Hawks leading by 30 points late in the third quarter. He headed to the bench to watch the entire fourth quarter, only to get called into emergency duty for one hurried last minute. “A win is a win,” the fourth-year point guard said.…

Butler earns third straight All-Star Selection – first as a starter

Butler earns third straight All-Star Selection – first as a starter

(CHICAGO) The NBA announced earlier tonight that for the first time in his career, Jimmy Butler has been selected as a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. For Butler, it marks the third consecutive season that he has been named an All Star. His selection was determined by a collection…

Hawks look to continue dominance versus Bulls

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls haven’t squared off since Nov. 9, but they’ll get very familiar with each other over the next six days. The teams meet in Atlanta on Friday and then in Chicago next Wednesday. The Hawks, who have a five-game winning streak against the Bulls, won 115-107 at home…

Wizards above .500 after Wall keys 101-99 win over Bulls

Wizards above .500 after Wall keys 101-99 win over Bulls

WASHINGTON (AP) John Wall fumed as Denzel Valentine celebrated a big 3-pointer Tuesday night. Then the Washington Wizards star warned the Chicago Bulls rookie: “You woke a monster up.” The Wizards rallied, and Wall hit a game-winning jumper with 5.9 seconds left as Washington defeated Chicago 101-99 to move above .500 for the first time…

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…

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…