KC Johnson

Nothing like a 47-minute night for Jimmy Butler to get ready for playoffs.

Nick Friedell

Kemba Walker misses at the buzzer. We are headed to OT. I know, I know it's Thibs -- I still can't believe it.

Aggrey Sam

Kirk blown away by that called, almost walked into the tunnel...fouled out with 35.9, Kemba ties it at the line

Nick Friedell

Hinrich fouls out. He's so angry he almost walked straight to locker room.

Chuck Swirsky

Great action here. Bulls 80-77 1:19 left 4th

Chuck Swirsky

Hinrich left pocket 3. Onions Baby Onions. 78-75 Bulls 258 left 4th

Sam Smith

Nobody appears to have told Noah Raps leading big and result may be moot as just threw himself to floor chasing loose ball in full out dive

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 72-70 Noah 12-10-6. Boozer 14-11. 547 left 4th

Nick Friedell

Toronto is killing the Knicks right now -- so this game may not end up meaning anything for the Bulls.

Chuck Swirsky

67-65 Bulls Noah 10-8-5

Sam Smith

Bulls 60-59 after three. Wiz up big; Nets down big. Raptors up 7. If holds order is Ind, Mia, Tor, Chi, DC, Nets, 'Cats, Hawks

Chuck Swirsky

Boozer 25th dbl-dbl Noah 10-7-5

Nick Friedell

Bulls up 60-59 at the end of 3. Very ugly game. Thibs hasn't changed minutes up much so far -- will that change if CHA gets up in 4th?

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 60-59 after 3

Chuck Swirsky

Jefferson left knee contusion will return

Chuck Swirsky

Jefferson returns to bench

Sam Smith

Bulls continue to do a lot of scoreboard watching, though Bobcats do have best hi definition replay screen: 59-56 'cats w1:44 left in 3rd

Chuck Swirsky

Jefferson headed to locker room apparent leg issue

Aggrey Sam

Biyombo replaced him.

Aggrey Sam

Big Al appeared to tweak an ankle.

Chuck Swirsky

52-52 548 left 3rd

Nick Friedell

Noah flings up an airball, hears it from the crowd, and laughs at himself while he heads to the bench.

Nick Friedell

Bobcats up 43-39 at the half. Thibs won't be happy with fact CHA is out-rebounding Bulls 23-17 -- but a Bulls L puts them in best situation

Aggrey Sam

Bulls were once up 31-31, now trail 37-35.

Chuck Swirsky

Bobcats on a run 12-4. Bulls lead 35-33. 315 left 2nd

Nick Friedell

Bobcats on a little mini-run. This is the loudest I've heard this arena. Fans are starting to get into again in Charlotte.

Sam Smith

Thibodeau and Clifford now both going into defensive stances and getting late Defensive POY votes.

Chuck Swirsky

Raps game won't start for 20 min.

Chuck Swirsky

31-24. 6min left 2nd. Dunleavy and Boozer each with 8

Nick Friedell

Bulls' D looks playoff ready. Bobcats are 9-for-30 from the field and not getting many clean looks.

Aggrey Sam

That's not how it's done, Jimmy.

Sam Smith

May not be difference in playoffs. But with Amundson Bulls now lead all playoff teams in ponytails.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 21-16 after 1 Boozer 8pts 4 reb

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 21-16 59sec left Boozer 8pts

Aggrey Sam

Calipari's here. A couple of his former players (Derrick, CDR, MKG) also in attendance.

Sam Smith

Nets now in so much fear even reserves don't want to play.

Nick Friedell

Coach Cal is in the building.

Sam Smith

Bulls take early 19-12 lead.

Aggrey Sam

Mild applause for DJ from Bobcats crowd.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls16-4 in the paint Up18-12. 253 left 1st Q

KC Johnson

Asked Thibodeau pregame if he liked that Bobcats are playing to win like Bulls. "Most teams do," he said. Guess he hasn't seen Nets lineup.

Aggrey Sam

Mike, who flew in before the game, is sitting on the Charlotte bench.

Chuck Swirsky

Noah 4 reb 2 dimes 2 pts. Bulls 14-10

Sam Smith

Nets benching starters in seeming bid for 6 to avoid Bulls in 1st round and get Heat in 2nd. Bulls still could be 3. Open 6 Sunday Comcast

Mike McGraw

Nets are starting Marquis Teague tonight vs. Cavaliers.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls starters http://t.co/GNFVbhD578

Nick Friedell

NBA announces Game 1 for Bulls -- no matter the opponent -- is Sunday at 6 CT at the United Center.

Sam Smith

Bulls will open playoffs 7 Eastern; 6 Central Sunday on TNT following Miami on ABC. Bulls facing either Brooklyn of Washington

Chuck Swirsky

Game 1 at United Center 6pm. CT Sunday

Sam Smith

NBA just announced Bulls opening 7 pm Sunday at home no matter opponent.

KC Johnson

Bulls will host either Nets or Wizards on Sunday at 6 PM in Game 1.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau as relaxed pregame as I've seen. Shared funny anecdote about Clifford's ineptitude with computers as scout. Visited with MJ.

Nick Friedell

MJ is in the building.

KC Johnson

Bobcats coach Steve Clifford on Bulls: "They're as hard to play against as any team in the league."

Greg Smith

S/O my lil bro pusha_t650 for making port smith invitational. Bro go out there and kill. Everybody's… instagram.com/p/m3ZQnzE4F8/

Chuck Swirsky

As is always the case Carlos Boozer on the floor ..first one on the court working on mid range game. Terrific person always with a smile

Chuck Swirsky

Jimmy Butler on the floor getting shots up..second in the league in min. played . Bulls are fortunate to have him on and off the floor.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls fans..thoughts on tonight's game? Both teams will get after it tonight. A number of playoff seeds hang in the balance.

Chuck Swirsky

3hrs before tip in Charlotte http://t.co/5hfjhwAY9j

Aggrey Sam

DJ back for Bulls after new addition to his family: bit.ly/1m8b2A8

Sam Smith

Bulls among five Eastern teams heading down the stretch with finish line unclear. blogs.bulls.com/2014/04/nba-se…

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls have won 8 of 9....Bobcats 7 of 8. Bulls Radio 530CT pre on Bulls Radio Network- ESPN 1000

Nick Friedell

Take Thibs' words with a grain of salt: Best outcome for Bulls is a loss, combined with Nets loss and Wizards win. Sets up 4/5 with Wiz.

Nick Friedell

Thibs on mindset heading into tonight's game: "We're not changing. So we got our normal rotation we're going to play. We're playing to win."

Nick Friedell

Jimmy Butler on Bulls' mindset heading into the playoffs: "It really don't matter who we play, we think we can beat anybody."

KC Johnson

D.J. Augustin is back after birth of son."We can work on his floater," Augustin said.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau: "We’re playing to win. When you look at where our guys minutes-wise, total minutes-wise, health-wise, that’s what we should do."

Aggrey Sam

Bulls vs. Bobcats likely to be competitive: bit.ly/1qJiYr9

KC Johnson

Bulls went W-W-L vs. Nets during regular season and L-L-W vs. Wizards.

Jimmer Fredette

Happy birthday to my best friend! Have a great day @whitneyfredette. Don't know what id do without… instagram.com/p/m2eauZkqZf/

Mike James

We all fall short of the mark,no one is perfect. We r not living in HIS lite if we r ok w missin the mark n not pursuin perfection in CHRIST

Mike James

GOD doesn't want our prayer! HE wants our obedience. Do u think HES listening to disobedient children that's not livin a repenting life

Chuck Swirsky

Game night from Charlotte. Bulls-Bobcats. 530CT pre Bulls Radio Network ESPN1000

Mike McGraw

Here's my feeling: If Thibs looks up at scoreboard in 2ndH tomorrow & sees BKN losing, WAS winning, his will to win will drop significantly

Chuck Swirsky

Griffin with some filthy dunks tonight vs Nuggets.

Mike McGraw

If Washington loses to Boston, and Charlotte beats Bulls, then Bobcats are No. 6 and Wizards No. 7. So strong incentive for Wash to win,

Mike McGraw

Sounds like there's a chance Nets mail it in tomorrow and hope to avoid Bulls in first round by dropping to No. 6.

Mike McGraw

IF BKN loses at Cleveland tomorrow and Washington beats Boston; then Wizards are No. 5 and Nets No. 6.

Nick Friedell

If the Bulls end up at the 4 seed and play the Wizards -- and then the Pacers/Hawks winner, even Thibs will crack a smile. A big one.

Chuck Swirsky

Playoff bound Nets lose to Knicks. Seed still in question

Mike McGraw

BKN is expected to rest guys at Cleveland tomorrow, while Washington should beat Boston. So Bulls-Wiz at 4-5 seems realistic.

Mike McGraw

Maybe Thibs will talk it over with his old buddy Steve Clifford. Bobcats would enjoy moving up to No. 6, but they'd need WAS to lose to BOS

Mike McGraw

If the Bulls like being in Indiana's side of the bracket, all they have to do is lose tomorrow and they'll be No. 4.

Mike McGraw

Bulls-Brooklyn could end up being the 3-6 series.

Chuck Swirsky

Shumpert off the glass. Sick. Wicked. Nasty

Jimmer Fredette

Who's the best on TheVoice this year?

Nazr Mohammed

Congrats to my guy @Luol Deng on winning the @NBA's Citizenship Award. Has a great heart and always thinking of helping others

Sam Smith

Luol Deng kicks off awards season in the NBA with a victory. blogs.bulls.com/2014/04/former…

Greg Smith

The struggle kept me humble!!! instagram.com/p/m08FTxk4E_/

Shams Charania

Column: For DeMar DeRozan, a franchise revival validates belief kept in his Toronto future. "I never had a doubt." tinyurl.com/phdt5cn

Shams Charania

Column: Once turbulent, DeMar DeRozan tells RealGM of belief kept in his Toronto future: "I never had a doubt." tinyurl.com/phdt5cn

Shams Charania

Column: Once turbulent, DeMar DeRozan tells RealGM of belief kept in his Toronto future: "I never had a doubt." tinyurl.com/phdt5cn

Chuck Swirsky

My NBA votes Def POY. Noah Jordan George. 6th Man. Gibson. Crawford. Morris MIP. Dragic. Lowry R.Lopez

Mike McGraw

Brooklyn can wrap up No. 5 spot by beating NYK tonight, but either way, Bulls won't know opponent until tomorrow night.

Mike McGraw

Not possible for Bulls to play Bobcats in 1st round. Bulls need to win Wed. to get to No. 3 and Charlotte needs a win to get to No. 6.