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Hinrich on Butler: "Great story; the fact he did it the hard way, earned playing time; now he’s got the respect of everyone in the league."
Butler: "I’ve never been the best player on my team, never probably will be. I’ve always been a hard worker and guy who doesn’t give up."
Butler as leading scorer 4 season: "Never been a scorer in my life. Just always the guy works hard and tries to help his team win games.’’
Butler on career high 35: "You always want to win. And finally I had a decent game and we pulled out the win. I’m happy for that.’’
Butler 11-21, 4-7 threes, 9-10 FTs: "We have a lot of unselfish guys and they saw I was in a rhythm, they continue to give me the ball."
Butler after Bulls win: "I think I’m OK at scoring right now; they (mates) give me the ball in incredible position and make it easy for me "
Butler after 35, 7 assts, 5 rebs, 4 steals in 45 mins: "I don’t want be a star; I just want to be a decent role player on a really good team
Pau on Butler: "I look forward to seeing him continuing to play at this level. It’s not easy to do. He’s doing outstanding. I’m proud of him
Pau Gasol on is Butler with 35 superstar: "I would say so, lot of confidence with lot of aggressiveness, asserting himself every game."
Butler on being in such a good rhythm: "It feels good. The rim was looking pretty big tonight."
Rose could fly to Memphis tomorrow. Hope he's not on that United flight that leaves in the afternoon.
“Yeah. I don’t want to be a star. I just want to be a decent role player on a really good team.’’ Butler.
Pau on facing Marc Gasol: "We’re both doing pretty well so it’s meaningful. It’s a lot of pride involved. But it is a little weird."
Butler: "I don't care about points. I've never been a scorer. I've always been a hard worker."
Thibs: "Thank god for Jimmy Butler. Big shots, plays defense, gets to line, makes plays, plays unselfishly & hard, doesn’t take plays off."
Rose isn't traveling with team to Memphis. Thibodeau said pregame Rose could get there on his own Friday if he feels able. I'd guess no.
Thibs says Gibson is going with the Bulls to Memphis. Sounds like Rose is not. Although Thibs leaves door open he could join them tomorrow.
Rose not flying with Bulls. Revisit it tomorrow.
"Just thank God for Jimmy Butler." Thibs on his two guard's latest showing.
Thibs: "Just thank God for Jimmy Butler"
Bulls get a win and it's off to Memphis
And by the way - The Knicks are awful with or without Melo on the court.
Butler, LeBron and Kyrie are going to be a nasty group to deal with starting next season for the Cavs, even with Love in LA.
Latest Bulls Player Power Poll: 1. Butler, 2. Gasol, 3. Butler, 4. Gasol.
Bulls win 103-97 -score 30 -4th quarter points. Butler with a career high 35 Brooks -18 Noah 13 reb.
Bulls close it out 103-97. Butler finishes with a career high 35 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds. His agent, Happy Walters, is $miling.
Bulls finally get off reb; Noah with 13 secs and Bulls up 3; passes to Brooks, fouled; Pau rebs second. Plan was to wait; titillate TNT
Gasol and Brooks big time free throws..Bulls 103-97 with 10 sec left
Noah 1-for-8, but that 13th rebound right there should be ballgame.
Noah hasn't played very well offensively, but he just snagged the biggest rebound of the game. His 13th of the night.
Gasol with a layup from Brooks...100-97 Bulls 52 sec left NY ball
Who says jump passes don't work?
Jimmy All-Star now with 35.
There's Butler's new career-high for points. 35 and counting.
Jimmy Butler sets a new career high with 35 points.
Knicks have scored on 7 of last 8 possessions. It's the triangle!
Knicks pull within 90-89 w/4:12 left. 76ers checking schedule to see when they get Bulls
NY on 12-3 run Bulls 90-89...412 left 4th
Win or lose, I'd be shocked if Thibs didn't light his team up after this one. The Knicks just want this game more than the Bulls do.
Timeout w/6:02 left to get oxygen for Butler. Has 32 points, 7 assts, 5 rebs, 4 stls, taped ankles at half and cut oranges; 87-81 Bulls
Bulls 87-81 602 left 4th
You can smoke and mirrors for 36 minutes, but bum teams seldom last the full 48.
Jimmy Butler has tied his career-high of 32 points with 8:09 remaining.
Butler two points away from career best w/8:43 left.
Butler career high is 32
Bulls run off 7 straight; Knicks rescind offer to Wear
Butler with 30. Bulls up 82/77. 843 left 4th. 7-0 run
Don't get the Rose Flu.
Knicks 77-75 in 4th. Appears Anthony had been holding them back. Travis Wear seeing $124 million deal
The CDC just announced that the Butler Flu leads to 17 points in 36 minutes. The Rose Flu makes you stay home.
Knicks 74-73. Knicks have scored 20 points off Bulls turnovers
Jimmy Butler doesn't start ballin' until his shirt is untucked.
The Bulls are down by 1 late in the 3rd quarter to a Knicks team that started: Wear, Stoudemire, Aldrich, Hardaway Jr. and Calderon.
Knicks lead ... embarrassing.
And this isn't a Marquis Teague situation. Snell actually puts in extra time.
I hope Tony Snell is renting.
E'Twaun Moore ahead of Tony Snell in the rotation.
LeBron Butler, err Jimmy Butler keeping Bulls barely ahead with 26 pts late in 3rd. Bulls by 3
Butler has scored a season-high 32 points twice this season ... Bulls lost both games. He has 25 right now.
Squeak, squeak, New York Knicks.
Ever see a cat have a little mouse trapped in the corner and it's just clawing at it rather than putting it out of it's little mouse misery?
Bulls play like this tomorrow against the Grizzlies ... murder she wrote.
Will be interesting to see if Rose flies to Memphis tomorrow ... then again, flu games are overrated.
Thibs just called for a walk-through on the flight to Memphis tonight.
Very lackluster effort from the Bulls tonight. Thibs calls an early timeout. Bulls have looked disinterested through much of this one.
Meanwhile, Knicks saying, "Don't pack up the shower shoes just yet.'' Bulls once again playing down to the competition.
"Phil's too old to be tweeting." Well done, Sir Charles. Most excitement in Knicks-Bulls is Barkley and Phillip going at it.
Bulls fans thoughts after 1st half ?
Has to be first time in Dunleavy's career that he can't warm up on floor because a guy is singing a song about a girl's love for fishing.
Country Night at the United Center - some country guy playing now, while Bulls workers forced to go in mosh pit and pretend they like it.
Bulls 52-45 at half...Butler-17 at the break
Gasol swears in English - in case you were wondering. Bulls 52-45 at halftime.
Butler with 17 in half; career high 32. But league not officially counting career highs against Knicks
Never turn your back on a Dukie!
It's "Country Night" here @unitedcenter. Otherwise known as "Everybody rips on Jimmy Butler and his music choices" night.
Love Mirotic's in your face move: Pump fakes to draw the defender closer and then shoots the three. Makes it. 48-37 Bulls. Thibs confused
I hope TNT gives Charles the live in-house mic for a game one day. Would be hilarious to hear his thoughts in the arena while it's going on.
Interesting TNT sideline. Barkley and Reggie now watching Titans and Jaguars
Knicks only limitation seems to be they don't have very many good players. 40-32 Bulls midway through second qtr
Bulls 7 turnovers= 12 NY points- Bulls 40-32 6:19 left 2nd quarter
Meanwhile, the Bulls look like they are just kind of sleepwalking though this one.
This Knicks team looks like the bad half of a split squad in spring training. Problem for them is the other half isn't very good either.
Noah plays a lot more comfortable when Pau is sitting. Still trying to find his way in a new role when the 7-footer is on the floor.
Where some see a boring game, Jimmy Butler sees a chance to win over some all-star voters. He's 5-for-5 from the field for 15 pts, 4 asts.
Knicks looking for offensive boost early in 2nd preparing to sub in Barry Kramer, Kenny Sears and Em Bryant
Bulls 36-28 830 left 2nd quarter
Bulls 30-20 after one. TNT trying to get Bucks/Kings to move up starting time to switch to that game.
Bulls 30-20 end of 1st 63%fg Butler 12points
Thanks for coming Knicks. Make sure you don't leave the shower shoes in the locker room, and have a nice holiday. Bulls 30-20 after one.
Mirotic with another steal. Defensive Player of the Year?
Tony Snell checks in and instantly picks up a foul. He's buried so far in Thibs' rotation I almost feel bad for him.