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Bulls have big goals for short season

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Familiar sounds echoed in the Berto Center gym Friday night.

Carlos Boozer hollering, Tom Thibodeau teaching and the squeak-squeak-squeaking of fresh basketball shoes hitting the floor.

For basketball junkies, it was the sound of a season. Think Dr. Dre's long-awaited "Detox" album in high-tops.

While the confusing after-effects of the lockout and the ugliness of the Chris Paul situation resonated around the league, it was a business-like jam session on Day 1 for the Chicago Bulls, which return mostly intact from last year's 62-win team.

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