Bulls' 2nd unit has played very well but it's time for Thibs to go back to starting group. Blazers have all the momentum again.
Four M's and Tony M. Snell get Bulls within 39-35 w/7:18 in half.
I'm loving this Bulls second unit right now!
Back-to-back threes by Tony Snell and E'Twaun Moore have the Bulls back within four.
Bulls' 2nd unit of Moore, McDermott, Snell, Mirotic, Nazr playing with confidence right now. Bulls' bench races off floor to give them love.
Doug McDermott, E'Twaun Moore and Tony Snell are shooting the Bulls back into the game. Portland leads 39-35, 7:18 2Q
Overheard from a Bulls fan in the stands after Moore knocks down a jumper: "All right! I didn't even know that guy was on our team."
The spacing with this Bulls second unit is an interesting wrinkle to the game. Blazers second unit usually tries to play big.
“Bulls defended at a high level.”-Mark Jackson Obviously he hasn’t seen a lot of Bulls games this season.
Bulls lineup to open 2nd: McDermott, Moore, Mohammed, Snell and Mirotic. Players ask Snell to change last name so they can be the Five M's
Bulls open 2nd quarter with Snell, Mirotic, Mohammed, Moore and McDermott.
32-21 Portland 66% Bulls 21%
Blazers 32, Bulls 21 after Q1. Portland shooting 66 percent to 28 for Chicago. LaMarcus Aldridge has 12 points.
Bulls somehow only down 11 after that awful start. 32-21 after one quarter.
Nazr Mohammed getting some run with the Bulls shorthanded up front.
Snell and McDermott getting some early run tonight. Bulls need offense from somewhere. The pair is on floor with Mirotic, Brooks and Gibson.
This would be an awesome Summer League lineup right now for the Bulls.
Aldridge told media no longer holds grudge against Bulls for trading him in draft; Said went hard against them. Has 10 pts; Bulls down 28-11
In the Bulls' current six-game losing streak here in Portland, they lost 116-74 in 2008 and 122-98 in 2009. It's 28-11 so far tonight.
Blazers up 28-11 over the Bulls with 2:46 left in Q1.
The Bulls don't play well in Portland at full strength. At half-mast? Forget about it.
Bulls start 1-11 shooting. Lots of support in huddle for Aaron Brooks with only basket as everyone's asking how he did it
Blazers starting five looking great early. Bulls struggling to get good shots. Blazers up 16-3 with 6:41 left in the 1st Q.
Bulls getting rolled early. Down 16-3 already and are getting run up and down the floor. Bulls just 1-for-11 from the field.
Bulls early strategy appears to be to give Blazers overconfidence. Portland 16-3 start. Yes, it's working.
Bulls: 1-11 from the field. @Blazers: 7-8. Portland leads 16-3 with 6:33 left in 1st Q. This is gonna get ugly.
Bulls have one made field goal on the night. Thibs not happy.
Bulls 1-for-11. Damian Lillard hitting pull up threes. Related: Blazers lead 16-3, 6:38 1Q
How crazy would it be if East ends up Bulls, Raptors/Wizards with Cavs in fourth? I know it’s still early, but it’s possible.
Bulls starting Brooks, Butler, Dunleavy, Gibson, Noah. Blazers with the old five back together for the first time in almost two weeks.
Bulls' starters tonight: Brooks, Dunleavy, Gibson, Noah and Butler.
A lot of Bulls fans in the building tonight.
Out for Chicago tonight: Derrick Rose (hamstring), Pau Gasol (calf), Kirk Hinrich (chest contusion). Other than that, Bulls pretty healthy
Not sure if Bulls fans should enjoy or decry Kevin Seraphin's lively night vs. CLE. Was 1st-rdr shed for cap room in 2010 bid to sign LBJ.
Moore is indeed your backup Bulls point guard. Butler also an option.
Two Bulls jerseys near center court right now: A Hinrich jersey and an MJ 45 jersey.