Joe Cowley

... guess who was waiting in the locker room for him, advising him to sit out much longer than last time ... Paging, Dr. Rose.....

Chuck Swirsky

As always thanks for listening Bulls fans. Up next at Utah Monday 730CT pre Bulls Radio Network ESPN 1000

Sam Smith

Gibson comes into locker room on crutches in walking boot.

Joe Cowley

Good news: Gibson injury doesn't feel worse than when he did it in Cleveland. Same ankle. But the bad news ...

KC Johnson

Gibson said X-rays were negative but definitely sounded like someone who needs to get ankle right. This is third time he has sprained it.

Nick Friedell

Gibson said he had x-rays on the ankle. They were negative.

Nick Friedell

Gibson on crutches and in a walking boot.

KC Johnson

Taj Gibson on crutches and in walking boot.

KC Johnson

Dunleavy very good on flagrant foul. Said he was merely trying to stop action with Noah on ground. Called Lillard "nice kid." Showed remorse

Nick Friedell

Thibs is hopeful Gibson's ankle injury isn't serious. Says he's day to day. Seems like everyone is at this point.

Joe Cowley

Bulls lose and body count grows with Gibson injury - read it - chicagosuntimes.com/sports/bulls-f…

KC Johnson

Bulls lost 7th straight in Portland. Mirotic with 24 points and 11 rebounds.

Joe Cowley

Seven straight losses in Portland. #HouseofHorrors

Nick Friedell

The Bulls have now lost seven straight games in Portland.

Mike McGraw

Nikola Mirotic has 24 points, 11 rebounds, 7-13 FGs. So there's one thing that's gone well for the #Bulls in Portland.

Chuck Swirsky

102-84 Portland 2min left

Chuck Swirsky

Lillard a plus 40 tonight

Joe Cowley

Niko makes peacemaker on his own foul. Didn't go to Duke.

Joe Cowley

Haven't seen a beat down like this since Swan and Ajax took down the Orphans. @scottmerkin

Joe Cowley

Nazr banged up and no one cares. Poor Naz.

Nick Friedell

Sad part for Bulls is that it's same tunnel that Rose limped into last season when he blew out his knee. A lot of concern on Bulls' bench

Joe Cowley

At the start of camp, McDermott was definitely ahead of Mirotic. Guess who caught up and passed?

KC Johnson

Same lineup that produced 2nd-quarter burst. Snell, Moore, Mohammed, Mirotic, McDermott. Assume they finish, w/ possible dash of Bairstow.

Nick Friedell

He was on crutches headed back to the locker room after being examined. Still appears to be in a lot of pain.

Joe Cowley

Butler done for McBuckets.

Nick Friedell

Bulls say Taj Gibson has a left ankle sprain and will not return.

Joe Cowley

New return order: 1. Gibson #Brooklyntough, 2. Gasol, 3. Hinrich, 4. Rose.

KC Johnson

According to Bulls PR, Taj Gibson suffered a sprained left ankle and won't return.

Chuck Swirsky

Gibson left ankle sprain will not return

Joe Cowley

Gibson is out for the rest of the game, obviously. Left ankle sprain.

Chuck Swirsky

Portland 89-65 after 3

Joe Cowley

Jimmy .... last starter standing....

Joe Cowley

Need Butler pulled asap.

Joe Cowley

...shooting free throws.....he's done.

Joe Cowley

Noah still playing. Wow.

Sam Smith

As John Winger famously said, "...and then depression set in." Bulls fall behind 84-58 w/Rose, Gasol, Hinrich and Gibson now all injured

KC Johnson

A sore Kirk Hinrich is day-to-day with bruised ribs and a chest contusion. trib.in/1tbjQnV

Joe Cowley

Keep Dunleavy in. He's turning into Dalton from Road House.

Nick Friedell

Time for Thibs to pull the starters and play for another day. The last thing the Bulls need is for somebody else to get hurt in Portland.

Joe Cowley

Nazr coming in. Noah should be done.

Joe Cowley

Bulls PR will have Taj Gibson update shortly.

KC Johnson

Talked to Isiah Thomas about Derrick Rose, who has an unfortunate anniversary on Saturday. trib.in/1Fckn0z

Joe Cowley

I'm going Gasol back first, Hinrich second, Gibson 3rd, The Rose 4th.

Joe Cowley

So who is back first? Gasol, Gibson, Rose or Hinrich.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls have lost yet another player. Gibson assisted to locker room with apparent ankle- leg injury

Nick Friedell

Gibson in a lot of pain going towards tunnel. Tried to put his left foot down on the way back and could barely put weight on it.

Joe Cowley

Damn you Moda Center!!! Damn you all !!! This place is cursed.

Nick Friedell

Gibson putting almost no weight on his ankle. Being carried off by Mirotic and Mohammed.

KC Johnson

Gibson being helped off by Mohammed and Mirotic. Isn't putting weight on left ankle. Same one he sprained vs. Cavs.

Sam Smith

Gibson being carried off by teammates with left leg off ground

Joe Cowley

Same ankle he messed up against Cleveland. Getting carried off the floor.

Sam Smith

Entire Bulls team on floor gathered around Gibson

Chuck Swirsky

Gibson rolls ankle in agony on the floor

Nick Friedell

The entire Bulls' bench is on the floor to check on Gibson.

Nick Friedell

Gibson is on the ground writhing in pain and appears to be grabbing his left ankle.

Joe Cowley

Gibson down with a left ankle.

Sam Smith

Gibson down with what looks like ankle sprain

KC Johnson

Taj Gibson holding his left ankle.

Joe Cowley

Haven't seen a block like that since C. Thomas Howell was in "Side Out.''

KC Johnson

Bulls have two offdays before Jazz on Monday. Intrigued to see when, and if, Thibodeau pulls the starters.

Sam Smith

Crowd booing Mike Dunleavy, who was a state champion in high school here after incident with Lillard. Who boos Mike Dunleavy?

Joe Cowley

It does that to Dukies every so often.

Joe Cowley

The Duke just came out of Dunleavy for a moment.

Sam Smith

No ejections! Flagrant on Dunleavy for running over Lillard and then Matthews and Brooks technicals: 3 Portland shots and possession

Nick Friedell

Dunleavy gets a flagrant 1 foul. Lillard gets 3 shots and the Blazers get the ball back.

Joe Cowley

Thought that had flag 2 all over it.

KC Johnson

Flagrant one on Dunleavy and offsetting Ts on Wes Matthews and Brooks. Don't agree with that call. Dunleavy should've been tossed.

Joe Cowley

Meanwhile, "Boogie'' is sitting at home, saying ... "I told you about that Dunleavy ... I told everyone!!!''

Sam Smith

Those battlin' Bulls: More contretempts. Ejections likely coming perhaps for Dunleavy and Brooks and Portland Matthews while 63-45 Portland

Nick Friedell

Meanwhile, Noah appears to be OK -- but he has taken way too many hard falls this year.

Joe Cowley

Was told Aaron Brooks had crazy eyes before he signed with the Bulls. Finally had a chance to see them.

Nick Friedell

Replay being shown -- Dunleavy fouled Lillard hard. Matthews came over and pushed Dunleavy. Crowd is not happy.

KC Johnson

Nobody left Bulls' bench area. But assume that will be a flagrant 2 on Dunleavy.

Joe Cowley

Goodell just fined Dunleavy $25,000.

Joe Cowley

... Dunleavy might have an early night.

Nick Friedell

Noah fell hard on the floor and Bulls ended up getting into shoving match around center court. Couldn't see exactly who was involved.

Joe Cowley

Noah hurt, tempers turn ugly.

Nick Friedell

Some Portland fan convinced Pau Gasol to take a selfie with him as Gasol walked to bench to start 2nd half. Don't worry, he gave a thumbs up

Joe Cowley

Unfortunately, they are going to continue play.

Chuck Swirsky

Portland 61-43. Lillard having a monster game

Joe Cowley

61-43 at the half. Bad, bad, bad ... Varsity beating up the freshmen team. Play the young guys, live to see another day.

Joe Cowley

Noah is a minus-21, but Mirotic's beard is a +15. So that's good.

Joe Cowley

Plus/minus for Lillard tonight ... +35. Wow.

Sam Smith

Noah and Butler in but doesn't do much to stop 14-0 Portland run for 59-39 lead w/1:39 in half. Hear orange slices at halftime look good

Chuck Swirsky

With Lillard on the floor Blazers have out scored the Bulls50-15. Wow

Nick Friedell

The wheels have come off again for Bulls. Blazers up 20. Noah and Butler have been non-factors tonight.

Joe Cowley

Not a good night for the Noah knee ... coming off the back-to-back ... and Snell just got put on a fathead.

Joe Cowley

Noah just got Lillard!

Nick Friedell

Here's one area where Bulls miss Rose/Hinrich a lot. RT @JeffGurt Portland has outscored the Bulls 42-15 with Damian Lillard on the floor.

Sam Smith

Portland got its starters back in; Thibs tries to ride the Four M's and Tony a bit longer. Oh well. Back to 51-39 Portland.

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.

Nick Friedell

Paul Allen cross-promotion. Blazers have a Seahawks night at the end of the month when fans can get a picture with Lombardi trophy.

Sam Smith

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

Joe Cowley

Ride it out Thibs! Let the kids grow up.

Mike McGraw

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

Joe Cowley

Eat that, @Sun-times_hoops!

Joel Brigham

I'm loving this Bulls second unit right now!