Shams Charania

The Denver Nuggets are releasing forward Quincy Miller, league source tells RealGM. Miller's deal was partially guaranteed for the season.

Taj Gibson

One of the Vets told me u gotta have a old school. #64impala going to bend some corners in Brooklyn… instagram.com/p/ucEg1zvm3v/

Chuck Swirsky

Is there a baseball game going on tonight?

Chuck Swirsky

It's so weird seeing @Luol Deng in a Miami uniform..just saying.

Chuck Swirsky

Excellent job by @MichaelRapaport ESPN's 30 for 30 on the Knicks was superb.

KC Johnson

Good news: No surgery for Butler. Bad news: More lost practice time for Bulls' starting 5. trib.in/1zjN1x6

Shams Charania

Nikola Vucevic's new contract extension with the Orlando Magic is fully guaranteed through four seasons, no options, source tells RealGM.

Shams Charania

Nikola Vucevic's new contract extension with the Orlando Magic is fully guaranteed through four seasons, no options, source tells RealGM.

Joe Cowley

Butler will be re-evaluated next week ... ruh-roh!

Joe Cowley

Butler's MRI showed a sprain in the left thumb. He will not practice this week, and will miss the game against Minnesota on Friday.

Chuck Swirsky

Butler will be re-evaluated after that.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls announce Jimmy Butler MRI confirmed sprained left thumb. He will not play Friday vs. Minnesota and will not practice this week.

KC Johnson

Still too early to know if regular-season opener is in jeopardy for Butler.

Nick Friedell

Bulls say Butler's MRI confirmed thumb sprain. He will not practice this week and will not play Friday. He'll be re-evaluated after that.

KC Johnson

Bulls say MRI confirms sprained thumb ligaments for Butler, who will sit this week & preseason finale on Friday. Will be re-evaluated then.

KC Johnson

That signature Rose performance only underscored how fun this Bulls-Cavs rivalry could be. Tribune Blog: trib.in/1vITA90

Pau Gasol

Happy birthday to my good friend @Ricky Rubio! Hope you have a great day and I’ll see you soon on the court!

Pau Gasol

Muchas felicidades a mi buen amigo @Ricky Rubio! Que pases un buen día y nos vemos pronto en la cancha!

Pau Gasol

Despite the defeat, we keep making progress. Great game by @Derrick Rose with 30 points! #rightdirection #SeeRed

Pau Gasol

Seguimos creciendo a pesar de la derrota. Partidazo de mi compañero @Derrick Rose con 30 puntos! #seguimos #SeeRed

Nikola Mirotic

Desde Chicago mando todo mi apoyo y fuerza a la familia del CAI, familia y amigos de Abós. Descanse en paz

Nick Friedell

Take the time to read this. RT @ESPNChiPowers: Here's my story - 'Hockey should be for everybody' - espn.go.com/chicago/nhl/st…

KC Johnson

Zero doubt Rose is beloved teammate and team rushed to check on him after fall. Also true: Half had ended and that was path to locker room.

Nick Friedell

High praise. RT @ESPNChiBulls: Thibs: LeBron 'up there with all-time best' es.pn/1FwCgs1

Sam Smith

It's vintage Derrick Rose as Bulls drink in his silky and elegant game. blogs.bulls.com/2014/10/bulls-…

Aaron Brooks

That's why I don't tweet..... Always type the wrong thing....

Aaron Brooks

My bad IG: 206mrBrooks

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels down Sweet Home Chicago. Go Bulls!

Shams Charania

The Dallas Mavericks have released athletic forward Eric Griffin, league source tells RealGM. Griffin was on a partial three-year deal.

Nick Friedell

There were a lot of reasons to smile after this loss. RT @ESPNChiBulls Rose's performance brings joy to locker room es.pn/1s0o1kI

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels up headed to Sweet Home Chicago!

Nick Friedell

Noah on boos from Ohio St. fans: "It's because we won the championship ... and then we beat them in football. It's all good though."

KC Johnson

LeBron on Rose: "Not surprised at all. As a league, as a fan, it’s great to have him back and playing at a high level."

KC Johnson

Noah: "I feel good. And I feel I can do more. I’m happy because compared to how I felt 2 weeks ago, it’s progressing. And that’s a positive.

Nick Friedell

Noah on Rose: "It feels great. Just seeing him move like that is big for our team. He's definitely one of our big guns, he's our big gun."

KC Johnson

Rose: "I’m just trying to pick my spots of when I can affect the game and also get people involved."

Chuck Swirsky

Cavs 107-98 Irving-28. Varejao-22- James 18-7-6 - Bulls: Rose-30 Gasol and Gibson each with 12.

Nick Friedell

Bulls lose -- but Rose looked great. He finishes with 30 points and played with the most confidence/aggression he's shown in a while.

Sam Smith

Extra long official review late in game. Trying to find out if any of Kyrie Irving's 28 points with Rose on floor.

KC Johnson

Taj Gibson led NBA in 4th-quarter minutes last season. Don't see that happening with Thibodeau closing with Noah/Gasol 2nd straight game.

Chuck Swirsky

Regardless of the outcome..the story line for the Bulls....Rose- Rose- Rose!

Chuck Swirsky

95-88 448 left 4th....Cavs

KC Johnson

This is absolutely the right move to play Rose. He needs to play stretch minutes in back-to-backs.

Nick Friedell

Rose and Gasol come into the game for the last 6:29. LeBron gets a standing O from Columbus crowd and waves.

KC Johnson

Here comes Rose for final 6:29.

Chuck Swirsky

Cavaliers 87-75 843 left 4th

KC Johnson

Rose at 17:49 after 3 quarters. On one hand, finishing a back-to-back. On other, needs to play in 4th quarters after making debut last nite.

Mike McGraw

Can't skip steps. Haven't you been listening? RT @Nick Friedell: Man, let's just fast forward to the end of May right now.

Chuck Swirsky

Cavs 82-75 after 3.... Bulls 40% fg

Nick Friedell

Irving going off now -- only problem for him is that Rose isn't in the game. Man, let's just fast forward to the end of May right now.

Chuck Swirsky

Cavs 75-65 401 3rd Irving controlling the tempo with 18

Nick Friedell

You can't have statement games in October -- but you can serve up reminders. That's exactly what Rose did tonight. He's still really good.

Sam Smith

FIBA World Cup MVP and starting USA guard Kyrie Irving looking skinny. Back side basically kicked by his backup, Derrick Rose: 27 in 18 mins

Chuck Swirsky

Hope you're enjoying the broadcast...if you're not listening ...ok...

Chuck Swirsky

Rose has been spectacular 27points

KC Johnson

Gasol and Dunleavy saved Rose from a T there.

Nick Friedell

Whole crowd is buzzing now as Rose just blew past Irving again. This is something.

KC Johnson

When does David Blatt put LeBron on Rose?

Nick Friedell

Rose racing up and down the floor -- dominating offensively. I feel like I just flipped on an old movie.

Nick Friedell

Press row is buzzing with how well Rose is playing. Feels like 4 years ago right now. It's like people forgot how good he could be.

Chuck Swirsky

With the great Clark Kellogg http://t.co/QU5wm2nZHs

Nick Friedell

Rose finishes first half going 8-for-12 from the field for 20 points. Turn on @espn1000 and hear it all with @Chuck Swirsky and @34billy42.

Sam Smith

As Rose gets 20 in first half against Cavs' defenseless guards, LeBron overheard at halftime calling out Jay Cutler

Sam Smith

Cavs lead 51-49 at halftime; Rose with 20 points and 3 of 3 from three in 13 minutes. Dare we say, again,...he's back!

Nick Friedell

Derrick Rose playing, especially like this, is what makes the Bulls must watch TV all year. You never know what can happen.

Nick Friedell

Whole team comes over to help pick Rose off the floor at the half. They know how well he's playing -- and how important that is for them.

Nick Friedell

Rose drains two more triples. This is his best half of basketball in a long, long time.

KC Johnson

Kyrie Irving should try to find a FIBA ball at halftime and sneak it in for the second half.

Nick Friedell

I hope everybody stays healthy because a 7 game series between these two teams would be a whole lot of fun to watch.

Sam Smith

Rose? Really good. 11 pts on 5 on 7, though, geez, the best they have to play him is Dellavedova? Rest of Bulls, well, not so good so far

Chuck Swirsky

Rose looking terrific off the dribble and jumper11pts has scored Bulls last 7

KC Johnson

Rose showing that regular-season attack mode vs. Cavs.

Nick Friedell

This is -- by far -- the most aggressive Rose has been attacking the rim in the preseason.

Chuck Swirsky

Cavs 34 Bulls 25. 558 left 1st half. ulls 29%fg. Cavs with 22points in paint 0fta attempts

KC Johnson

Mirotic has pumpfaked and dribbled past defenders 3 times already vs. Cavs. Very comfortable putting it on the floor.

Chuck Swirsky

Cavs 27-22.....828 2nd Q

Chuck Swirsky

Cavs 21-17 after 1....Bulls shot 30%

Sam Smith

Bulls already have used 10 players in first quarter even with Jimmy Butler out. Sure feels like conference finals

Sam Smith

Varejao with a rolling hook that elicits an "oy vey" from former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt

KC Johnson

Rotation is askew with Butler out. And I assume Snell in before McDermott an LeBron issue. But something to ask postgame.

Chuck Swirsky

Cavs 17-12 Varejao and James =15

Sam Smith

Bulls quickly to mostly reserve group in 2nd of back/back w/Hinrich, Snell, Brooks, Gibson and Gasol on floor in conference finals preview

Nick Friedell

So Thibs goes with Snell off the bench first instead of McDermott.

KC Johnson

Cavs coach David Blatt said he would be near regular-season minutes for regulars, who remain on court. Noah (2 fouls), Rose out for Bulls.

Nick Friedell

Not as many Bulls fans as I would have thought here -- there are a ton of Cavs fans in the building.

Nick Friedell

Rose staying on the floor as Gibson comes in for Noah. Rotations a little different with Butler out.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls start 3-12fgs Noah 2 fouls James 6pts Cavs 13-8 539 left 1st

Sam Smith

Ohio State fans typically uninformed. Yelling "Booz" with Noah at free throw line thinking Boozer still with team. What? Those are boos?

Nick Friedell

Don't think for one second that this game doesn't mean a little something extra to Rose. He wants to prove a point early that he's back.

KC Johnson

Wonder if Rose has the ol' backup to Irving for USA Basketball in mind tonight.

Nick Friedell

Rose just blew right past Irving on his first drive to the rim.

Nick Friedell

Noah doesn't like Cleveland. He also helped knock off the Buckeyes in the NCAA Tourney. He's 0-for-Ohio popularity-wise.

Sam Smith

Bulls at Ohio State to play Cavs. NCAA before game trying to arrest and have players deported for signing autographs.

Nick Friedell

Noah gets roundly booed here. He loves it.

Sam Smith

LeBron says Bulls better because of chemistry. Also says 76ers better because they have plan and Bucks better because they have better lake

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls basketball is on the air--Bulls Radio Network ESPN 1000

Chuck Swirsky

Butler-MRI on thumb tomorrow..Hinrich starts

Nick Friedell

Columbus got lucky with this matchup: LeBron vs. Rose. This is one preseason game a lot of people would pay to see. Energy in the building.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau on LBJ: "He made a bold decision to leave. He made a bold decision to come back. I have great respect for him as a competitor."