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Chicago Bulls basketball is back.

After a tough 2012-13 campaign in which this team competed and made the NBA playoffs but never had a chance to win a championship, the Bulls finally look poised to make a run in the East.

Superstar point guard Derrick Rose, who missed more than a year after tearing his ACL in the 2012 postseason, will be making his triumphant return during the preseason and should be 100 percent in time for the regular-season tip.

His presence makes all the difference, as it pushes Chicago from a token playoff squad to a serious contender that can challenge the Miami Heat for the conference title.

Let’s take a look at the entire schedule, via NBA.com, for the Bulls, highlight some of the marquee matchups, make a prediction on how they will fare in 2013-14 and more.

 

*All times ET

 

2013-14 Chicago Bulls Schedule

October

Date Opponent Time
October 29 @ Miami Heat
8:00 p.m.
October 31 vs. New York Knicks 8:00 p.m.

November

Date Opponent Time
November 2 @ Philadelphia 76ers
7:30 p.m.
November 6 @ Indiana Pacers

7:00 p.m.

November 8 vs. Utah Jazz 8:00 p.m.
November 11 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 8:00 p.m.
November 15 @ Toronto Raptors 7:00 p.m.
November 16 vs. Indiana Pacers 8:00 p.m.
November 18 vs. Charlotte Bobcats 8:00 p.m.
November 21 @ Denver Nuggets 10:30 p.m.
November 22 @ Portland Trail Blazers 10:00 p.m.
November 24 @ Los Angeles Clippers 3:30 p.m.
November 25 @ Utah Jazz 9:00 p.m.
November 27 @ Detroit Pistons 7:30 p.m.
November 30 @ Cleveland Cavaliers 7:30 p.m.

December

Date Opponent Time
December 2 vs. New Orleans Pelicans 8:00 p.m.
December 5 vs. Miami Heat 9:30 p.m.
December 7 vs. Detroit Pistons 8:00 p.m.
December 10 vs. Milwaukee Bucks 8:00 p.m.
December 11 @ New York Knicks 8:00 p.m.
December 13 @ Milwaukee Bucks 8:30 p.m.
December 14 vs. Toronto Raptors 8:00 p.m.
December 16 vs. Orlando Magic 8:00 p.m.
December 18 @ Houston Rockets 9:30 p.m.
December 19 @ Oklahoma City Thunder
8:00 p.m.
December 21 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 8:00 P.m.
December 25 @ Brooklyn Nets
12:00 a.m.
December 28 vs. Dallas Mavericks
8:00 p.m.
December 30 @ Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 p.m.
December 31 vs. Toronto Raptors 7:00 p.m.

January

Date Opponent Time
December 2 vs Boston Celtics 8:00 p.m.
December 4 vs Atlanta Hawks 8:00 p.m.
December 7 vs Phoenix Suns 8:00 p.m.
December 10 @ Milwaukee Bucks 8:30 p.m.
December 11 vs Charlotte Hornets 8:00 p.m.
December 13 vs Washington Wizards 8:00 p.m.
December 15 @ Orlando Magic 7:00 p.m.
December 17 @ Washington Wizards 7:00 p.m.
December 18 vs Philadelphia 76ers 8:00 p.m.
December 20 vs L.A. Lakers 8:00 p.m.
December 22 @ Cleveland Cavaliers 7:00 p.m.
December 24 vs L.A. Clippers 8:00 p.m.
December 25 @ Charlotte Hornets 7:00 p.m.
December 27 vs Minnesota Timberwolves 8:00 p.m.
December 29 @ San Antonio Spurs 9:30 p.m.

 

February

Date Opponent Time
February 1 @ New Orleans Hornets 8:00 p.m.
February 3 @ Sacramento Kings 10:00 p.m.
February 4 @ Phoenix Suns 9:00 p.m.
February 6 @ Golden State Warriors 10:30 p.m.
February 9 @ L.A. Lakers 3:30 p.m.
February 11 vs Atlanta Hawks 8:00 p.m.
February 13 vs Brooklyn Nets 8:00 p.m.
February 19 @ Toronto Raptors 7:00 p.m.
February 21 vs Denver Nuggets 8:00 p.m.
February 23 @ Miami Heat 3:30 p.m.
February 25 @ Atlanta Hawks 7:30 p.m.
February 26 vs Golden State Warriors 8:00 p.m.
February 28 @ Dallas Mavericks 8:30 p.m.

March

Date Opponent Time
March 2 vs New York Knicks 1:00 p.m.
March 3 @ Brooklyn Nets 7:30 p.m.
March 5 @ Detroit Pistons 7:30 p.m.
March 7 vs Memphis Grizzlies 7:00 p.m.
March 9 vs Miami Heat 1:00 p.m.
March 11 vs San Antonio Spurs 8:00 p.m.
March 13 vs Houston Rockets 7:00 p.m.
March 15 vs Sacramento Kings 8:00 p.m.
March 17 vs Oklahoma City Thunder 8:00 p.m.
March 19 @ Philadelphia 76ers 7:00 p.m.
March 21 @ Indiana Pacers 7:00 p.m.
March 22 vs Philadelphia 76ers 8:00 p.m.
March 24 vs Indiana Pacers 8:00 p.m.
March 28 vs Portland Trail Blazers 8:00 p.m.
March 30 @ Boston Celtics 7:00 p.m.
March 31 vs Boston Celtics 8:00 p.m.

April

Date Opponent Time
April 2 @ Atlanta Hawks 7:30 p.m.
April 4 vs Milwaukee Bucks 8:00 p.m.
April 5 @ Washington Wizards 7:00 p.m.
April 9 @ Minnesota Timberwolves 8:00 p.m.
April 11 vs Detroit Pistons 8:00 p.m.
April 13 @ New York Knicks 1:00 p.m.
April 14 vs Orlando Magic 8:00 p.m.
April 16 @ Charlotte Hornets 8:00 p.m.

 

Most Intriguing Matchups

Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks

When: October 31

The Bulls open their highly anticipated 2013-14 campaign with a home showdown with the New York Knicks.

It’s going to be a must-see event that even the most casual of NBA observers will want to tune in to see, as D-Rose takes center stage with everything to prove and the weight of great expectations pressing down on his shoulders.

Should he succeed and put on a showing that suggests that he benefited from missing the entire 2012-13 season, he will almost instantly quiet all the detractors and doubters that were around every corner last year.

If he struggles and looks like he isn’t the same player that won the 2011 NBA MVP, there will be a barrage of fans and analysts asking if the 24-year-old star will ever go back to being his former self.

Which Rose will show up? There's only one way to find out, so don't miss this highly anticipated matchup, since the point guard's performance will set the tone for Chicago's entire season.

 

Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat 

When: October 29

You better believe that this rivalry will be renewed in earnest when the Heat and Bulls take the floor on October 29. 

Ever since the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals, when top-seeded Chicago fell to No. 2-seeded Miami, this has been one of the premier matchups in the NBA.

Although many thought the intensity would cool a bit without Rose on the floor last season, the Bulls managed to keep things interesting by snapping the Heat’s 27-game winning streak with a razor-thin lineup.

When the two clashed in the postseason, Chicago managed to steal Game 1 on the road before getting eliminated in five contests.

Don’t be surprised if these heated rivals trade blows and duke it out in one of the more exciting regular-season matchups of the NBA season.

 

Predicted 2013-14 Record for Chicago Bulls: 62-20

With or without Rose on the floor, the Bulls are one of the most consistent and reliable teams in the NBA.

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With their floor general back in action and presumably at 100 percent, the squad is going to be in contention for the best record in the league.

This is a loaded lineup that has quality players at every position and a decent bench that can hold its own—with much credit due to head coach Tom Thibodeau’s brilliant defensive system.

Fans in the Windy City should be quite excited for what’s to come, as Rose’s return will have Chi-Town back on the map and talking championship in short order.

 

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