McDermott sees first half action
Nice applause for Doug McDermott checking in late in 2nd qtr as Thibodeau looks down bench and with some shock realizes he is there
McDermott becomes 11th player used by Thibodeau tonight.
Doug McDermott just checked into the game -- in the second quarter.
Doug McDermott's meniscus surgery in Dec. lasted roughly 20 minutes and he exited without crutches. Told Rose's could be similarly short.
No situations exactly alike and Rose's history is his history. But McDermott walked out without crutches from snip procedure in Dec.
McDermott and Mohammed have entered the game. This one is over. For all the people in attendance tonight -- that's a good thing.
Bet we still don't see McDermott until under two minutes left.
This game has McDermott written all of it in the second half.
Snell coming in. McDermott and Mirotic both on the pine. As soon as they figure out how to use their feet on defense, maybe they can play.
Will be interesting to see combos Thibs goes with over the next few days. He's already used 10 players tonight. No McDermott, Moore or Nazr.
Billy King trying to trade Brook Lopez, feeling like Teddy KGB when he couldn't close out Mike McDermott
Bet McDermott still gets a DNP tonight.
Who would have guessed that Snell is turning into what McDermott was supposed to be?
McDermott has been noticeably more aggressive in his short doses of play last couple of games. Trying to show that he wants to play.
McDermott has appeared for the final 1:06. And he just raced down the floor for an and 1. Crowd loves it.
Dougie McBuckets in!
Rose is back in. The Bulls are up 18. McDermott still DNP.
Whisper in Thibs' head .... "If they build the lead, McBuckets will come ... '' Thibs yells at voice and tells it "Stop skipping steps!"
Butler will not return. Right shoulder strain. Bet Doug McDermott still gets a DNP.
If McDermott doesn't find some minutes soon in Chicago, Mitch McBuckets may be coming for that nickname.
Willing to bet Doug McDermott still gets a DNP or doesn't play until garbage time tonight.
McDermott 3-3 looking terrific Bulls 105-72
McDermott nails a 3. Thibs is sitting down. We are in an alternate Bulls universe right now.
Doug McDermott gets his first basket since Nov. 21
McDermott scores. Dudes in front row high-fiving now. "Find McBuckets!" one guy screams. Bulls just piling it on now.
First FG for McDermott since Nov. 2014.
McDermott scores from Niko!
Response for Doug McDermott leaving bench to check in; or for Mardi Gras beads being handed out in balcony
McDermott checks in !
NOW McDermott gets ready to check in. Only took a 30-point lead with 4 minutes left.
Doug McDermott is coming into game. Crowd behind Bulls bench goes nuts. One guy screams out: "Get Buckets!"
McDermott will likely hit him in the leg with an object in the tunnel ... leaving him to scream "Why....Why?'' Playing time, baby!
McDermott being treated like a Sox closer.
McDermott weeps. It's a small tear, but nonetheless a tear.
Thoughts from McDermott - "I mean they're putting Jimmer back in .... C'MON!''
Thibs not feeling 30-point lead is McDermott-proof?
McDermott blowing into his hands ... I'm guessing so they'll be warmer in the shower in about 12 minutes and 42 seconds.