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The Chicago Bulls Are in Turmoil

Whatever the , their divisional rival Chicago Bulls seem to have caught it. Losers of six of their last eight games, the Bulls are reeling. Despite boasting their most talented roster of the Tom Thibodeau era, the team appears not to be in harmony with their hard-driving coach.

 

Derrick Rose Says Chicago Bulls Can Win Championship...

...And He Might Be Right

Amidst the ceaseless hubbub about Derrick Rose’s inner moral core, and other silly debates regarding the former youngest NBA MVP in league history, the Chicago Bulls have become one of the best teams in basketball.

 

NBA Recap: AD Spoils Durant’s Return, Mavs Beat Bulls in 2OT Classic, Curry Shines

Kevin Durant returned last night, and it didn't go as well as his buddy back into action last Friday night. Granted, the competition was much tougher: Westbrook slaughtered the lowly, 'Melo-less Knicks, while the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled into the Smoothie King Center to take on New Orleans Pelicans Tuesday night.

NBA Weekend Recap: Westbrook Returns, Bulls Roll, Raptors Lose DeRozan

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s race back into playoff contention began in earnest over the weekend, as Russell Westbrook returned from a hand injury to lead his team to a dominant, morale-boosting 105-78 victory over the New York Knicks. Westbrook controlled the game thoroughly in every moment he was in it, tallying 32 points on 12-of-17 shooting to go with eight rebounds and seven assists. He was the best player on the floor, and it wasn’t close. Russ’s emphatic dunk early on said pretty clearly that the Thunder are a frightening foe once again:

NBA Recap: Cavs Bounce Back, Derrick Rose Returns, Melo Injured

LeBron James called his Cleveland Cavaliers team “fragile” over the weekend, after they hit a new low by losing a fourth-straight game. The Cavs haven’t proved they’re tough and playoff-ready, by any means. But at least that streak is over now. Cleveland dominated the young Orlando Magic wire-to-wire last night, pulling out a 104-76 victory behind James’ 29 points, 11 assists, four rebounds and three steals. That’s what MVPs do: They snap you out of a funk, straightening out a whole squad seemingly on their own. 

NBA Weekend Roundup: Cavs struggle, A.D. Explodes, More Bulls Injuries

The Cleveland Cavaliers have now lost four games in a row. Nobody thought it was going to be easy for the quickly assembled super squad to find their rhythm — but no one thought they’d falter this badly out of the gate, either. Now 5-7 on the season, LeBron’s squad showed all the classic symptoms of losing basketball in their two weekend losses to the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors.

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