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Meanwhile, Noah appears to be OK -- but he has taken way too many hard falls this year.
Was told Aaron Brooks had crazy eyes before he signed with the Bulls. Finally had a chance to see them.
Replay being shown -- Dunleavy fouled Lillard hard. Matthews came over and pushed Dunleavy. Crowd is not happy.
Nobody left Bulls' bench area. But assume that will be a flagrant 2 on Dunleavy.
That's an ejection.
Goodell just fined Dunleavy $25,000.
... Dunleavy might have an early night.
Noah fell hard on the floor and Bulls ended up getting into shoving match around center court. Couldn't see exactly who was involved.
Noah hurt, tempers turn ugly.
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
Unfortunately, they are going to continue play.
Portland 61-43. Lillard having a monster game
61-43 at the half. Bad, bad, bad ... Varsity beating up the freshmen team. Play the young guys, live to see another day.
Noah is a minus-21, but Mirotic's beard is a +15. So that's good.
Plus/minus for Lillard tonight ... +35. Wow.
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
With Lillard on the floor Blazers have out scored the Bulls50-15. Wow
The wheels have come off again for Bulls. Blazers up 20. Noah and Butler have been non-factors tonight.
Not a good night for the Noah knee ... coming off the back-to-back ... and Snell just got put on a fathead.
Noah just got Lillard!
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.
Just got Lillard!
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.
Paul Allen cross-promotion. Blazers have a Seahawks night at the end of the month when fans can get a picture with Lombardi trophy.
Four M's and Tony M. Snell get Bulls within 39-35 w/7:18 in half.
Ride it out Thibs! Let the kids grow up.
Eat that, @Sun-times_hoops!
I'm loving this Bulls second unit right now!
Bulls' 2nd unit of Moore, McDermott, Snell, Mirotic, Nazr playing with confidence right now. Bulls' bench races off floor to give them love.
Portland 37-27 837 left 2nd
Thibs being very positive with this group as they came off the floor. It's a kinder, gentler Thibs here in Portland.
And this lineup still beats the Knicks .... YOU HEAR THAT, MELO??
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."
Blazers finding it hard to shoot ... while laughing.
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
The backup for Brooks is Moore. He's running the point right now.
Or as I like to call it .... SHOWTIME 2.0!!
Starting second with ... sit in chair first ... Nazr, Snell, Mirotic, McDermott and Moore running the show.
Bulls open 2nd quarter with Snell, Mirotic, Mohammed, Moore and McDermott.
32-21 Portland 66% Bulls 21%
32 points allowed in the first quarter. Not exactly how Thibs drew it up.
Moore in the game.
Gibson draws third foul late in 1st qtr; Nazr in playing his second minute of season
Taj Gibson has 3 fouls. Nazr Mohammed over Cameron Bairstow tonight. Mohammed has played 1 minute before tonight.
Here comes Nazr.
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.
Welcome to R.I.P. City!
Aldridge with 10. Blazers 28-11 246 left 1st
"The White Flag Game.''
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
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.
16-3 Portland. That's all I got
K.... time to turn the attention to Utah.
Lots of good facial hair on and off the court at the Modacenter.
The Aaron Brooks Show is going down tonight. He's going to play a lot of minutes, score a lot of points. Question is: On how many shots?
Blazers by 8 tonight.
You know what's gotten real quiet? All the Kevin Love is unstoppable supporters.
Bulls' starters tonight: Brooks, Dunleavy, Gibson, Noah and Butler.
Aaron Brooks, a Pacific Northwest guy, gets the start in Portland.
More Kirk on rib: "I never really thought it was broken. Just took a really good shot and having trouble with any type of movement really."
Kirk Hinrich out: "Very sore; just one of those things where I got banged up pretty good and didn’t have enough time to recover for tonight"
Rose didn't just refuse to talk. Gave the throat slash refusal when asked. Guess Portland really is a bad memory.
Covering my first game in Indianapolis tomorrow, by the way, and I'm thrilled. It's the Phoenix Suns, too, so it should be delightful!
Rose declined to talk about being in same building where he tore meniscus a year ago Saturday.
Rose not talking. So there you go.
Hinrich says he's still sore. Says it's actually bruised ribs. Took a few hard shots on them before taking charge from Cousins.
Hinrich said injury occurred before he took charge from Cousins. Bruised ribs. Hurts to take deep breaths.
Moore is indeed your backup Bulls point guard. Butler also an option.
Dinner with the "enemy" my son TC , Trailblazers coaching staff intern . http://t.co/lg5Jw6yVLO
Thibs says Moore could get some more run tonight as a backup point guard. Butler could be used a little in that role as well.
Thibodeau said Moore and Butler are backup PGs.
Thibs says Hinrich is still very sore. He's day to day. So is Rose.
Thibodeau said Hinrich is day-to-day but is very sore today.
Two Bulls jerseys near center court right now: A Hinrich jersey and an MJ 45 jersey.
Bulls' bus has arrived. Nevertheless, it still doesn't possess many healthy PGs.
Bulls warming up in Portland. http://t.co/9hOhsb6QVd
Bulls team bus is late. Maybe they stopped to pick up a backup point guard from the Portland Y.
Bulls' bus stuck in traffic and running late. No players on court warming up yet.
Movember continues. Beard City in Rip City. Bulls- Blazers 9pm CT pre Bulls Radio Network ESPN 1000 http://t.co/y3E00s0cJh
Crazy to be here almost one year to the day of Rose meniscus tear. Tomorrow is anniversary. http://t.co/13k2eaHbuc
Thibs to talk in less than 30 minutes. Maybe the Rose speaks after that.
Another conspiracy theory: Conspiracy theories are pretty dumb.
Conspiracy theory? Adidas doesn't want one poster boy making another poster boy look foolish tonight. "Tell 'em it still hurts.''