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2018 Schedule
0-2, 5th in Central

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

That's it from Chicago — Spurs beat Bulls 87-77. Bulls just don't have enough talent to win on most nights, but they do play hard so they have that going for them.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Lauri Markkanen having a nice first half for the Bulls. He's got eight points and seven rebounds in first half. He'll be a focal point for everything Bulls do moving forward.

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Portis apologizes for hitting Mirotic (0:15)
19hNick Friedell

Portis accepts blame, hasn't heard from Mirotic

The Bulls' Bobby Portis publicly apologized for punching teammate Nikola Mirotic in practice, saying he let many people down. He also said Mirotic has yet to respond to Portis in an attempt to make peace.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Portis: "I feel like I let my fans, the Bulls organization, most importantly my teammates down. This is not who Bobby Portis is."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Portis: "I'm wrong for what I did. I want to publicly apologize to Niko."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Portis, on if he's concerned Niko Mirotic may take legal action: "I'm not concerned [about] that at this point. I'm just trying to publicly apologize to Niko, my teammates and that I'm real sincere about the situation."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Portis says he has texted and called Niko Mirotic but has not heard back from him yet.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Portis publicly apologizes to Niko Mirotic for punching him in practice.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says he has texted with Niko Mirotic. He says Mirotic is still sore after sustaining injuries in fight with Portis. It remains unclear when Mirotic will be able to return to practice.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Denzel Valentine did not practice today because of knee soreness. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says Bobby Portis apologized to his teammates in a team meeting.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Holiday says Bobby Portis practiced as hard as usual today. Holiday says Bulls will continue supporting both players.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls say Bobby Portis practiced today. He is not expected to address the media for a few days.

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Unexpected heroes shine in Raptors' win (1:14)
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Felder dishes a dime to Valentine for three ball (0:16)
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Markkanen gets five points in a matter of seconds (0:19)
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VP Paxson: We will retain Zach LaVine

Chicago Bulls VP Of Basketball Operations, John Paxson, joins Waddle and Silvy to preview the season and discuss a few other issues surrounding the team.

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3dKevin Pelton

What's the fallout from the Mirotic-Portis scuffle?

In terms of wins and losses, playing without Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis might not make a big difference to the Bulls this year. Yet their fight could have important implications for Portis' future.

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The Lab discuss the Hayward injury

Where do the Celtics go from here? Chris, Neil and Kyle are back to discuss what the Gordon Hayward injury means for Boston and more impressions from the NBA's opening night.

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Pippen, McGrady hate to see bad blood between Mirotic and Portis (2:15)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Lopez: "We as a team feel there is blame on both sides." Acknowledges Portis crossed the line.

Team Stats

Points Per Game88.530th
Rebounds Per Game43.521st
Assists Per Game20.0Tied-21st
Points Allowed102.0Tied-12th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-1802.000
2016-174141.500
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144834.585

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