HoopsHype Chicago Bulls Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: November 24, 2014 | 02:32 PM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Nick Friedell

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.

Sam Smith

Four M's and Tony M. Snell get Bulls within 39-35 w/7:18 in half.

Joe Freeman

So much for that 17-point lead. Back-to-back threes cap 8-0 Bulls run, trim #Blazers lead to 39-35 with 7:18 left in first half.

Mike McGraw

Thibs, why wasn't E'Twaun Moore playing more before tonight? Who's going to ask that one? #Bulls

Kerry Eggers

Well, it's a ballgame again -- @Portland Trail Blazers' 17-point lead shrivels to 4 at 39-35 with 7:18 left in 2Q. Bulls winning board battle 19-13

Joel Brigham

I'm loving this Bulls second unit right now!

Sean Highkin

Back-to-back threes by Tony Snell and E'Twaun Moore have the Bulls back within four.

Nick Friedell

Bulls' 2nd unit of Moore, McDermott, Snell, Mirotic, Nazr playing with confidence right now. Bulls' bench races off floor to give them love.

Mike Richman

Doug McDermott, E'Twaun Moore and Tony Snell are shooting the Bulls back into the game. Portland leads 39-35, 7:18 2Q

Mike McGraw

That was E'Twaun Moore's third shot of the season, first points. #Bulls

Nick Friedell

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."

Erik Gundersen

The spacing with this Bulls second unit is an interesting wrinkle to the game. Blazers second unit usually tries to play big.

Carlos Areneta

“Bulls defended at a high level.”-Mark Jackson Obviously he hasn’t seen a lot of Bulls games this season.

Mike McGraw

Interesting Mirotic moment -- rips down defensive rebound, goes coast to coast and draws foul. #Bulls

Sam Smith

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

KC Johnson

Bulls open 2nd quarter with Snell, Mirotic, Mohammed, Moore and McDermott.

Chuck Swirsky

32-21 Portland 66% Bulls 21%

Mike Richman

#Blazers 32, Bulls 21 - End 1Q: Aldridge 12pts, Damian Lillard 3pts, 7ast. Aaron Brooks has 7 to lead Chicago.

Joe Freeman

End of 1st Q: #Blazers lead the Bulls 32-31. LA has 12 pts, Rolo has 6, Portland shooting 67%. Brooks has 7 pts, 2 asts for Chicago.

Sean Meagher

Blazers 32, Bulls 21 after Q1. Portland shooting 66 percent to 28 for Chicago. LaMarcus Aldridge has 12 points.

Sean Highkin

Bulls somehow only down 11 after that awful start. 32-21 after one quarter.

Sean Highkin

Nazr Mohammed getting some run with the Bulls shorthanded up front.

Nick Friedell

Snell and McDermott getting some early run tonight. Bulls need offense from somewhere. The pair is on floor with Mirotic, Brooks and Gibson.

Mike Tokito

Wow, #Blazers are shooting 70.6%, Bulls at 21.1%. Crazy.

Joe Cowley

This would be an awesome Summer League lineup right now for the Bulls.

Sam Smith

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

KC Johnson

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.

Sean Meagher

Blazers up 28-11 over the Bulls with 2:46 left in Q1.

Joe Cowley

The Bulls don't play well in Portland at full strength. At half-mast? Forget about it.

Sam Smith

Bulls start 1-11 shooting. Lots of support in huddle for Aaron Brooks with only basket as everyone's asking how he did it

Erik Gundersen

Blazers starting five looking great early. Bulls struggling to get good shots. Blazers up 16-3 with 6:41 left in the 1st Q.

Nick Friedell

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.

Mike McGraw

Hope there's another game ESPN can switch to. #Bulls fall behind Blazers 16-3. Bulls 1-11 FGs, Por 7-8.

Sam Smith

Bulls early strategy appears to be to give Blazers overconfidence. Portland 16-3 start. Yes, it's working.

Joe Freeman

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.

Sean Highkin

Bulls have one made field goal on the night. Thibs not happy.

Mike Richman

Bulls 1-for-11. Damian Lillard hitting pull up threes. Related: Blazers lead 16-3, 6:38 1Q

Kerry Eggers

Bulls 1-for-11 shooting as @Portland Trail Blazers jump to 16-3 lead

Ryan Wolstat

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.

Mike McGraw

Blazers haven't played since Monday. It'll be a surprise if #Bulls can even stay in the game tonight.

Erik Gundersen

Bulls starting Brooks, Butler, Dunleavy, Gibson, Noah. Blazers with the old five back together for the first time in almost two weeks.

Nick Friedell

Bulls' starters tonight: Brooks, Dunleavy, Gibson, Noah and Butler.

Sean Highkin

A lot of Bulls fans in the building tonight.

Kerry Eggers

Out for Chicago tonight: Derrick Rose (hamstring), Pau Gasol (calf), Kirk Hinrich (chest contusion). Other than that, Bulls pretty healthy

Steve Aschburner

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.

Enzo Flojo

The Cavs are third in their division behind the Bulls and... the Bucks?! #NBA2015 #WTH @julzesq

Joe Cowley

Moore is indeed your backup Bulls point guard. Butler also an option.

Nick Friedell

Two Bulls jerseys near center court right now: A Hinrich jersey and an MJ 45 jersey.