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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
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Rose has been spectacular 27points
Gasol and Dunleavy saved Rose from a T there.
Whole crowd is buzzing now as Rose just blew past Irving again. This is something.
When does David Blatt put LeBron on Rose?
Rose racing up and down the floor -- dominating offensively. I feel like I just flipped on an old movie.
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.
With the great Clark Kellogg http://t.co/QU5wm2nZHs
As Rose gets 20 in first half against Cavs' defenseless guards, LeBron overheard at halftime calling out Jay Cutler
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!
Derrick Rose playing, especially like this, is what makes the Bulls must watch TV all year. You never know what can happen.
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.
Rose drains two more triples. This is his best half of basketball in a long, long time.
Kyrie Irving should try to find a FIBA ball at halftime and sneak it in for the second half.
I hope everybody stays healthy because a 7 game series between these two teams would be a whole lot of fun to watch.
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
Rose looking terrific off the dribble and jumper11pts has scored Bulls last 7
Rose showing that regular-season attack mode vs. Cavs.
This is -- by far -- the most aggressive Rose has been attacking the rim in the preseason.
Cavs 34 Bulls 25. 558 left 1st half. ulls 29%fg. Cavs with 22points in paint 0fta attempts
Mirotic has pumpfaked and dribbled past defenders 3 times already vs. Cavs. Very comfortable putting it on the floor.
Cavs 27-22.....828 2nd Q
Cavs 21-17 after 1....Bulls shot 30%
Bulls already have used 10 players in first quarter even with Jimmy Butler out. Sure feels like conference finals
Varejao with a rolling hook that elicits an "oy vey" from former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt
Rotation is askew with Butler out. And I assume Snell in before McDermott an LeBron issue. But something to ask postgame.
Cavs 17-12 Varejao and James =15
Bulls quickly to mostly reserve group in 2nd of back/back w/Hinrich, Snell, Brooks, Gibson and Gasol on floor in conference finals preview
So Thibs goes with Snell off the bench first instead of McDermott.
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.
Not as many Bulls fans as I would have thought here -- there are a ton of Cavs fans in the building.
Rose staying on the floor as Gibson comes in for Noah. Rotations a little different with Butler out.
Bulls start 3-12fgs Noah 2 fouls James 6pts Cavs 13-8 539 left 1st
Ohio State fans typically uninformed. Yelling "Booz" with Noah at free throw line thinking Boozer still with team. What? Those are boos?
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.
Wonder if Rose has the ol' backup to Irving for USA Basketball in mind tonight.
Rose just blew right past Irving on his first drive to the rim.
Noah doesn't like Cleveland. He also helped knock off the Buckeyes in the NCAA Tourney. He's 0-for-Ohio popularity-wise.
Bulls at Ohio State to play Cavs. NCAA before game trying to arrest and have players deported for signing autographs.
Noah gets roundly booed here. He loves it.
LeBron says Bulls better because of chemistry. Also says 76ers better because they have plan and Bucks better because they have better lake
Bulls basketball is on the air--Bulls Radio Network ESPN 1000
Butler-MRI on thumb tomorrow..Hinrich starts
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.
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."
Thibs on Irving: "Kyrie, he's a young guy that's gotten better and better. He's a star. He's a superstar."
Thibs said it would be unfair to judge LeBron at this point in his career, but added: "He's right up there with the all-time best."
Thibodeau said he would see how game is going but plan is for Rose, Noah to log similar minutes to last night. 24-28 minute range.
You know Noah is enjoying looking up at Ohio State's 2007 runner up banner in the NCAA Tournament.
Butler, who had splint on thumb, said he's optimistic about injury. Will undergo MRI tomorrow in Chicago as precaution. May sit this week.
Butler is wearing a splint on his thumb.
Hinrich starts for Butler.
Thibs says Butler is out tonight. He will have an MRI tomorrow. Hinrich will start for Butler.
Butler is day-to-day with that sprained thumb. Doesn't need surgery.
Just over 2 hrs until tipoff here in Columbus http://t.co/H9PBlziX7Q
Good burger at Thurman's Cafe. The decor is pretty solid as well. http://t.co/6vUNltVhRc
LeBron says Bulls have been "together for a while." Is he expecting Boozer to come out for the jump ball tonight?
Where is the best cheeseburger in Columbus?
Bulls-Cavs tonight at 6PM CT on Bulls Radio Network and ESPN 1000.
Girl on my flight spent first part studying for a test -- second part updating her resume. That's dedication right there.
Point being, wouldn't be surprised to see both Cavs and Bulls experience some early hiccups occasionally.
Did LBJ forget the part about Bulls having 2 stars on minutes limits, 2 rookies and a free agent when he cited their superior chemistry?
European star Bo McCalebb is nearing a deal with a Euro team, meaning no NBA move now, sources tell RealGM. Partizan is out of the mix.
Wheels down Columbus ,Ohio. Go Bulls!
Wheels up headed to Columbus. Go Bulls. !
Thibs says Butler is day-to-day with a sprained thumb. Isn't sure if he'll get MRI yet. Says there is still some swelling.
Old Bulls (2010-12) are back with 101-96 win over Hornets. Rose scores all Bulls points in last two minutes, 17 in 28 mins. Hinrich w/26
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Bulls win 101-96 Hinrich with 26 Rose 17pts Gasol 15pts 10 reb Bulls 46%fg 22-27fts
Bulls win 101-96. Hinrich finishes with 26 points. Better news for Bulls is that starters, aside from Butler, played late.
Rose 2 fts Bulls up 101-96 12sec left---Yes..no OT! Thank you God ! LOL
Rose knocks down 2 free throws: 6/12 from the field for 17 points in 27 minutes. Thibs has to feel good he's getting late-game minutes again
Lance Stephenson still getting under everybody's skin. Talking with Hinrich, runs by Noah and grabs his hand just to mess with him.
Bulls 99-96 22 sec left 18 on clock Charlotte ball
Rose hits clutch jumper to keep the lead at three - 99-96.
Bulls 95-90 221 left 4th
It turns out that's Ray Allen in a Kirk Hinrich mask as Allen is working on Mission Impossible 5. Hinrich now with 26 on 11 of 13
Last game was "The Jimmy Butler game" This game is the "Kirk Hinrich game" Too bad for the Bulls they are coming in the preseason.
Hinrich is now at 26 points on 11-13 FGs.
Both teams have their starters in for final 5 minutes, except Hinrich in for injured Butler.
Thibs brings Gasol in for Gibson w/4:42 remaining and Bulls ahead by 4 to presumably close with Noah
P.J. Hairston's still reeling from a pick set by Noah on last possession.
Rose and Noah getting 4th qtr action as Hornets close within two. What does that mean for Monday back to back against Cavs?
Good news for Bulls: Derrick Rose just check back in the game with a little over 7 minutes left. Taking the next step with minutes tonight.
Rose finally seeing a fourth quarter. Back in the game.
87-82---722 4th Q Bulls.
87-77 Hornets 839 left 4th Brooks -13 off the bench
Bulls bench, the Righteous and Redolent Reserves, with 47 of 83 points through three quarters