Sam Smith

USA leading Puerto Rico just 52-47 at half. Seem distracted as NY fans apparently chanting "What are you looking at!" instead of MVP.

Joe Cowley

USA only up 5 at the half against PR.

Nick Friedell

Rose tells @Marc Stein he feels 'good.' Again, it's not so much about tonight. It's how he feels tomorrow.

Sam Smith

Two terrific Rose finds for Klay Thompson threes. Clearly best of the point guards in running the offense. Rose out. Plus 4 while on court.

Sam Smith

Seriously, though, Rose looks to be moving well, quick on defense and moving smoothly with explosive first step.

Sam Smith

Rose with a three as it's tied 24-24 after one quarter. Now going for USA record with one straight game with a three.

Joe Cowley

Rose hits a three to give USA 24-22 lead.

Joe Cowley

Every basket from the PR leads to a look of disgust on the face of the Thibs.

Joe Cowley

Rose so far 1-for-2 from the line for a point. Baby steps?

Sam Smith

Harden with jumper to put USA ahead 21-20. Calls Oscar Robertson in time out to declare himself most versatile player ever.

Sam Smith

Rose with first shot; fouled, makes one of two. Crowd not chanting MVP as yet.

Nick Friedell

As happy as adidas must be to see Rose on the floor it must kill them to see every closeup of Rose in a Team USA Nike uniform.

Sam Smith

Rose into game w/4:29 left in first. Knee looks fine, but is that a neck brace and slings on both arms?

Joe Cowley

Rose sighting....The No. 1 is now in the game!

Nick Friedell

Get ready Bulls fans. RT @Mike Mazzeo: Here comes Derrick Rose out of the timeout #USA

Joe Cowley

Killing Thibs to be sitting down .... killing him!

Nick Friedell

Not very often. RT @One___Nation: How often do you expect to see Noah, Pau, and Taj on the court at the same time?

Sam Smith

Carmelo Anthony says he almost signed with Puerto Rico. Says it really was close.

Nick Friedell

No. But if his knees are still sore then absolutely. RT @ZMoore44: Do you think Rose should withdraw from Team USA?

Nick Friedell

Hilarious. I can hear Thibs through the TV.

Sam Smith

USA team getting blown out with Rose on bench. Trailing 10-9.

Nick Friedell

Tell them I'll be in Seattle in a couple weeks. RT @ZachZaidman: Warmups http://t.co/fz7JA6B6Pn

Joe Cowley

DRose is in uniform for Team USA, just not in the starting lineup. It's again Kyrie Irving for the second-consecutive game.

Nick Friedell

If Rose stays healthy, 1. Bulls 2. Cavs Nobody else in East can win title.MT @twtrlessmikey: how do you think East will play out this year?

Sam Smith

Rose playing off bench behind Kyrie Irving for USA Bball against Puerto Rico. Hall of Fame enshrinement thus on hold.

Nick Friedell

Butler. By far. He is a known commodity for Thibs. RT @Dario2jr: bigger impact this season mirotic or butler??

Nick Friedell

Irving starts for Team USA. Rose coming off the bench.

Nick Friedell

I still remember being in Athens in '04. Carlos Arroyo and Puerto Rico absolutely dominated Iverson, Duncan and Team USA.

Nick Friedell

What's more important than how Rose plays tonight is how he feels tomorrow. If knees are still sore then USA decision becomes even tougher.

Nick Friedell

Watching USA game on TV tonight. Let's try something different. If you've got a question send it here and I'll try to answer during 1st half

Nick Friedell

They are reppin' OU in @ESPNChiPowers' neighborhood. Party time @jon_greenberg http://t.co/cSNCEjbDxd

Nick Friedell

Intense dedication from a Seattle fan in Wrigleyville prior to tonight's big showdown. http://t.co/HFdRlkUD0G

Nick Friedell

Angry Orioles fan behind me: "Arrieta and Strop kicking our ass." Now that was a great move by Theo and Co.

Taj Gibson

Tip off the season with a double-double and score big with @Sprint. #doubledouble sprint.co/1uXzEjk

Nick Friedell

Is baseball really better when Wrigley is packed with people in orange shirts @cubs?

Pau Gasol

I finally accepted the challenge and now challenge my national team teammates! #LetsDonate #ALSIceBucketChallenge bit.ly/1llOGMB

Pau Gasol

He aceptado el reto #ELA y ahora nomino a todos mis compañeros de selección! #Donemos #ALSIceBucketChallenge bit.ly/1llOGMB

Chuck Swirsky

I removed that tweet which was directed to me...

Chuck Swirsky

The Lakers-Bulls jersey pic may not be authentic...@adidas Basketball handles uniforms not Nike.

Chuck Swirsky

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Ok Neil Funk your turn ! http://t.co/7vdin2cZjM

Nick Friedell

Started watching two shows this summer: Silicon Valley and Suits. The writing on both is great.

Nick Friedell

Really enjoyed this Kobe story from @Chris Ballard. Kobe is always interesting to listen to. si.com/longform/kobe/

Shams Charania

Adonis Thomas signed a non-guaranteed deal with Indiana, source tells RealGM. Thomas posted he was headed to Pacers training camp.

Pau Gasol

Ukraine has been a great opponent, very good game last night in #Badalona. Every day more close to # WorldCup http://t.co/er6dAvx9Xs

Pau Gasol

Ucrania ha sido un gran rival, muy buen partido el de anoche en #Badalona. Cada vez más cerca del #Mundial2014 http://t.co/TWiJ6uzGZu

Taj Gibson

I Accept The #ALS Challenge From kingdoyleltf... I A Nominate jimmybutler @mistercbooz & seanarmand

Nick Friedell

Doug McDermott about to sing the stretch at Wrigley. Can't believe they haven't gotten Thibs up there yet.

Nick Friedell

Sports always have a way to unite people. Congrats to the JRW kids. You're giving people joy in the city. Keep it rolling on Saturday.

Chuck Swirsky

I'd like to protest the fact I'm still watching the Cubs game.

Chuck Swirsky

Up next--pay back time vs Nevada ! Congratulations #JackieRobinsonWest

Chuck Swirsky

PA down to final strike

Chuck Swirsky

PA down to its final out....Chicago up 6-5.

Chuck Swirsky

We go to the top of the 6th....Chicago 6-5 #JackieRobinsonWest

KC Johnson

Rose returns to practice trib.in/1mr5gWt with some watchful eyes helping out trib.in/1sYmwK1

Chuck Swirsky

Bottom of the 5th...Chicago 6 PA 5 #JackieRobinsonWest

Chuck Swirsky

Believe me I'm all for playing the right way and doing the right thing..

Chuck Swirsky

I know it's Little League....I know it's sportsmanship--but giving an opposing player a handshake after he just went yard is kind of weird.

Chuck Swirsky

Philly clubs solo blast Jackie Robinson's lead at 6-5 in the 5th

Chuck Swirsky

We go to the 5th.....Chicago 6 Philadelphia 4

Chuck Swirsky

Chicago up 6-4 batting in the 4th

Chuck Swirsky

PA strands 3---we go to the bottom of the 3rd Chicago up 6-2 #JackieRobinsonWest

Chuck Swirsky

PA imploding.....Chicago scores 2 more runs ...make it 6-2 Jackie Robinson in the 2nd

Chuck Swirsky

Chicago gets it done we go to bottom of the 2nd -Jackie Robinson coming to the plate up 4-2.

Chuck Swirsky

2 more runs for Chicago up 4-2....

Chuck Swirsky

2-2 ballgame just like Chiacgo 2- PA 2..#JackieRobinsonWest

Sam Smith

Of Wilt on the anniversary of his birth, Rose and competition. blogs.bulls.com/2014/08/rose-t…

Chuck Swirsky

PA takes 2-0 1st inning lead....but these Chicago kids will get them back

Chuck Swirsky

Watching Eagles-Steelers--are the announcers in the NFL Network studios or are they at the game...I hope at the game. if not come on.

Chuck Swirsky

Great to hear Wayne Messmer sing 7th inning stretch..remember he survived a near fatal shot in the throat in an attempted robbery in 1994

Chuck Swirsky

Wishing @gordonbeckham all the best for a great career and thank you for everything you did for the white sox.

Chuck Swirsky

Frank Tanana is NOT the player to be named later.( Sox-Angels trade)

Chuck Swirsky

Remember when Beckham arrived in Chicago---people were ready to put the guy in the Hall of Fame....now he's sent to the @Angels

Chuck Swirsky

Wowza Gordon Beckham to Angels ( Fox Sports)

Chuck Swirsky

Cubs grounds crew to Ricketts: " Um, Tom...we could be a few bags short ( drying agent ) can we run to Home Depot. a sale is going on.."

Chuck Swirsky

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards will be out 6-9 months after suffering a torn left patellar tendon, the team announced Thursday.

Sam Smith

More Rose: "With all the training I've done, I think I'm prepared for (the tournament). Just trying to get my legs under me a little more."

Sam Smith

Rose to reporters after Thursday practice: "I'm feeling good. I'm gonna give it a go tomorrow. I could've played (Wednesday)."

Nick Friedell

Amen. RT @jon_greenberg My favorite quote from Lorenzen: "I'd rather watch grass grow than watch Big Ten football," he says.

Chuck Swirsky

My man " The Coach " enjoying a day in Chicago . Awesome broadcaster - better person http://t.co/IUj7CLpD9J

Pau Gasol

At 9:30pm we'll play in Badalona again in our game before last of preparation against #Ukraine. The #WorldCup is getting closer.

Pau Gasol

A las 21.30h de nuevo en Badalona, hoy nos enfrentaremos a #Ucrania en el penúltimo partido de preparación para el #Mundial2014

Shams Charania

Knicks pick Louis Labeyrie staying in Paris in '14-15, could come over next summer, source tells RealGM. Full story: tinyurl.com/nqpg7re

Pau Gasol

Congrats @danymort the 2 tickets for today's game are yours! #FanSelecciónPG

Pau Gasol

Felicidades @danymort te has ganado 2 entradas para el partido de hoy #FanSelecciónPG

Chuck Swirsky

Tim Liewicke leaves MLSE....I was totally spoiled with the leadership of Larry Tanenbaum, Richard Peddie and Tom Anselmi. Awesome people.

Shams Charania

For now, Knicks plan for Thanasis Antetokounmpo to sign straight with D-League's Westchester -- no camp deal -- sources tell RealGM.

Pau Gasol

Buena victoria ayer contra Croacia en #Badalona! La afición estuvo excepcional! Great win yesterday… instagram.com/p/r9Wzm1n2JD/

Pau Gasol

I got 2 tickets for tonight game in Badalona at 21:30! Upload a pic of your poster encouraging selection #FanSelecciónPG

Pau Gasol

Tengo 2 entradas para el partido de hoy en Badalona a las 21:30! Cuelga una foto de tu cartel animando a la Selección #FanSelecciónPG

Sam Smith

So what really is going on with Derrick Rose and USA Basketball? blogs.bulls.com/2014/08/rose-s…

Chuck Swirsky

I spoke to Dick Bavetta tonight on @ESPN1000 . He wants to thanks his many followers for their support and encouragement .All the best!

Joe Cowley

Rose on why he missed tonight's game against the DR ... everyone can now sleep a little better suntimes.com/29382668-761/d…

Joe Cowley

Make sure Rose has an exit row on the flight to Spain, and all will be well in the world of Poohdini.

Joe Cowley

It seems the No. 1's body is basketball ready, but not frequent-flyer ready.

Joe Cowley

Bulls source comparing Rose's setback to the same type of setback he had in Brazil last training camp. Much todo about nothing is the hope.