Butler just blew past McDermott for what appears to be game-winning layup. Losers ran ladder.
Game is Butler, E'Twaun, Mirotic & Nazr vs. McDermott, Snell, Bairstow & Adrian Griffin.
McDermott said his welcome to the NBA moment came when he saw Ben Stiller and Taylor Swift sitting courtside.
When Bulls put Mirotic and McDermott on the floor together, you felt the spacing effect. Best shooting of any Rose-era contender.
Doug McDermott looks like a nice fit for a Bulls team that has a ton of veteran pieces. Twelve points on 5-for-9 FGs and five boards is fine
This is the deepest & most talented team the Bulls have had with Rose with the addition of Gasol, Brooks and McDermott.
Doug McDermott will be in contention for Rookie of the Year. Dude has some serious game.
GIMME DAT PUJIT MCBUCKETS!!!
Doug McDermott now in double figures in his NBA debut, looks like a nice fit. Bulls up 98-65.
Dougie McBuckets is dunking on the Knicks now. Only 81 more games.
Could you put money on McDermott dunking in his first NBA game?
One of key stats for Thibs is plus/minus and Bulls leader at plus 15 thus far is McDermott at 49-39 Bulls
Thibs has surrounded Rose with shooters & a rebounder. McDermott, Dunleavy, Mirotic, Gibson.
McBuckets with his first NBA 3-pointer. Now has 5 points. Bulls have 2 potent rookies in Doug & Nikola Mirotic.
Dougie McBuckets just scored his first NBA points on , get this, a layup. Not a jumper.
Great fake by McBuckets to set up Brooks 3.
Welcome to NBA Doug McDermott. Defending J.R. Smith. Smith hits jumper immediately, though seemed McDermott distracted reading JR's tattoos
McDermott just taken to J.R.'s school of shooting.
Rotation shaping up with Gibson and Brooks in for Noah and Rose and then McDermott now for Hinrich and probably later for Dunleavy.
McDermott enters the game for his first professional appearance in a regular season game. Creighton fans everywhere rejoice.
Doug McDermott makes his NBA debut at 3:12 of 1st. Was very relaxed and confident at shootaround.
McDermott in the game.
McDermott said this will be 5th time playing in Madison Square Garden. Said it's his favorite arena to shoot in because of spotlit court.
A reminder that Anthony Davis is younger than Doug McDermott, Shabazz Napier and Mitch McGary.
McBuckets with a Euro-step and then a bad bail-out call.
Nice play run for McDermott to open 4th quarter with Noah finding him for driving score. McDermott much more than just spotup shooter
McDermott keeps playing like that around the rim, the nickname "Billy Ho'' isn't far off.
McDermott is allergic to dunking.
Nice sequence for McDermott: Shot not going down, so drives for a score, chases down miss and finds Rose for baseline floater.
With Brooks, Mirotic, McDermott, Snell and Gibson in 2nd qtr there may have been some passes, but they're difficult to recall.
M&M boys coming in - McDermott and Mirotic.
Rotation is askew with Butler out. And I assume Snell in before McDermott an LeBron issue. But something to ask postgame.
So Thibs goes with Snell off the bench first instead of McDermott.
ICYMI: McDermott and Fowler remain solid on Butler, despite coaching uncertainty.
Thibs had Dunleavy and McDermott at wing as Hornets got back within 9. Not seeing that one again. Snell in; Butler out with thumb sprain
Thibs getting his subs in order tonight. First going with Taj and Hinrich for Rose and Noah, then adding in McDermott for Dunleavy.
Shout out to the girl sitting courtside in a McDermott shirsey with a "TEACH ME HOW TO DOUG(ie)" sign.
Second unit looking more and more like they may need Dunleavy there to help stabilize it. That means McDermott a starter.
Bulls' offense not looking great after 1. Best stat for them is probably the fact that McDermott already has 6 rebounds.