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2019 Schedule
7-24, 5th in Central
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18hRoyce Young

Thunder rout of Bulls punctuated by heated tussle

A heated squabble between the Thunder and visiting Bulls spilled into the front row of courtside seats in the third quarter before being broken up in time to quell any serious conflict.

Lopez in the center of Bulls-Thunder drama (1:45)
Lopez tosses ball at Grant, gets ejected (0:42)
Westbrook shoves Dunn, scrum ensues (1:26)
Do teams want to trade for Jabari Parker? (1:43)
Dunn carries Bulls to second straight victory (1:30)
Dunn secures Bulls' second straight win (0:26)
Markkanen hits fade away to tie game (0:17)
Aldridge swats Dunn's shot into the crowd (0:23)

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Boylen on his conversations with Pop: "We've talked a lot about family, and we've talked a lot about leadership; just what the NBA is. Obviously, he's got great experience. He was in a situation 20 something years ago where he took over a team. So we talked last night, and we've talked a couple times. He chewed me out for my voicemail being full. So I've got to take that from him. He's just a great mentor. You know what he is? For me now, he's a friend, too. When you work for him, he's your boss, and he's your leader. Now, he's a friend and a guy I can talk to."

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Boylen still has his home in San Antonio, and explained why: "Well, I love San Antonio. My kids, my wife and I, we loved living here. I just couldn't sell it. I don't know. It just broke my heart to put it on the market. So we kept it. We lease it to a beautiful family. We live on a cul de sac, there's a pool. It's just a safe place, and it's hard to get rid of a great place."

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Gregg Popovich took over the Spurs under somewhat similar circumstances as Jim Boylen in Chicago. Popovich said the biggest challenge of enduring a rough season in a new situation is establishing the foundation for the future: “I think the main thing is to establish what you want to carry over for the following year. Obviously, you can't do everything [because] everybody is not there. But you do what you can to establish standards, and the basics of what you think the building blocks will be for offense and defense for that group. And then you go with it. You go win, and you go lose.”

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked whether he's provided any counsel to former Spurs assistant and new Bulls coach Jim Boylen: “We have spoken, but I don't counsel him. He doesn't need my counsel. He's been coaching a long time, and he knows what it takes to win, and he knows how to put a program together. It's always tough to take over a program without a training camp, and do everything you want to do. But he's a pretty straightforward, honest individual. And he'll do it the way he thinks is best for that group. He'll be fair, he'll be demanding, and he'll try to make everything clear so that whatever system he wants to employ will get across. I've learned as much from him as he's learned from us here. So my counsel is not necessary.”

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3dMalika Andrews

Bulls' LaVine out two games with ankle injury

Bulls guard Zach LaVine has a sprained deltoid ligament that will keep him out for at least two games, according to coach Jim Boylen.

Malika Andrews ESPN 

The Bulls have assembled their leadership committee: Bobby Portis, Zach LaVine, Justin Holiday, Robin Lopez and Lauri Markkanen.

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5dMalika Andrews

Bulls' Parker plays 4 minutes as role to be limited

Jabari Parker was scoreless in four minutes Thursday against the Magic, sitting out all of the second half, and sources told ESPN he won't see regular minutes going forward.


The MJ and Malik Monk Situation

Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan, Tim MacMahon and Andrew Han discuss the Michael Jordan-Malik Monk situation (6:45), the ongoing Bulls drama (16:00), the Celtics, Luka Doncic's incredible week and much more.

Bulls find value in corner 3-pointer (0:37)

RR: Adnan talks movies, baseball and life

Russillo catches up with Adnan Virk on movies, college football, the Baseball Hall of Fame and life, plus he chats with Jonathan Green, the author of "Sex Money Murder."

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7dMalika Andrews and Ramona Shelburne

Bulls' LaVine tried to clear air with coach

Bulls guard Zach LaVine said he had a private meeting with coach Jim Boylen Sunday after players met with the coach and front office to discuss team issues.

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8dMalika Andrews

Bulls try to extract positives from latest loss

For the second game in a row, the Bulls were booed off their home floor following a loss to the Kings on Monday, but new coach Jim Boylen credited his team for playing "one of the better halves of the year in the first half."

Woj: 'No stars' attribute to Bulls' 56-point loss (1:07)

Team Stats

Points Per Game101.230th
Rebounds Per Game41.326th
Assists Per Game21.526th
Points Allowed112.022nd

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