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Mess with "Boogie'' at your own risk.
Mike Dunleavy deserves a raise.
Aaron Brooks could be on heavy minutes alert tonight in Portland, with Rose and Hinrich both game-time decisions.
Observations from slap-down in Sac-Town: Butler's continual growth as a leader, on and off the court. Jimmy's getting paid this summer!!!
Wheels down Portland !!!
It's not Steak and Shake -- but it is a nice west coast substitution. http://t.co/e4hvA2HHfi
Wheels up headed to Portland. Go Bulls!
Butler with team high 23 points and 8 rebounds in 103-88 loss to Kings: "We did a lot of things right, but have to guard." Kings shot 51.4%
Did Noah think of his epic meltdown in Sacramento last season when he started jumping around Thursday and was T'd up? “Yeah, (I) did.”
Thibs on Hinrich: "Took a shot to the chest; 2 plays, one was the charge and a play prior to that." X-rays negative; contusion.
Dunleavy on 3rd straight loss in Sac: "Some teams you play well; some you don’t. They play us well. We’ve had our hands full with them."
Noah after 103-88 loss: "Two years in a row (being ejected) would not have been good; In these frustrating situations got to keep my cool"
Noah with T and Cousins 22 & 14: "Sometimes he gets frustrated and that works in our favor. This year he’s the one getting guys frustrated.
I can't imagine what will be going through his head tomorrow. Noah didn't even want to hear about the anniversary after tonight's game.
Crazy to think Bulls are now headed to Portland and it's almost a year to the day when Rose injured his right knee in the same building.
Noah admitted he thought about last year's outburst in Sacramento after getting 1st T tonight. Reminded himself he had to breathe, calm down
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Noah: "I have to calm down a bit in those frustrating situations. I’m an emotional player but I want to win so I have to be smarter."
Noah when it was pointed out that his emotions were better than last year here: "Yeah, [bleep], two years-in-a-row wouldn't have been good."
Noah's T wasn't the outburst it was last season in Sac, but he admitted, "I'm an emotional player, but I want to win the game ... ''
Noah: "Just disappointed we lost tonight ... couple more defensive rebounds, couple box outs. basketball is crazy. It's so mental.''
No timetable on a Hinrich return. Will be re-evaluated in Portland. Could be down to one true point guard in Aaron Brooks against Portland.
Hinrich X-rays negative for chest contusion. No word on if he will play Friday
Hinrich chest contusion. X-rays negative.
Bulls PR says x-rays were negative on Hinrich's chest. He has a chest contusion.
Hinrich X-rays were negative. Bulls say he has a chest contusion.
Noah on if last year's outburst entered his mind after T: "Yeah, two years in a row would've been bad."
Thibodeau said Hinrich had his chest X-rayed.
Hinrich getting X-Rays on his chest.
Thibs says Hinrich is getting x-rays on his chest right now.
Bulls missed their last 10 3-point attempts after starting 5-for-9.
Kings 103-88. Final. Butler 23. Noah 10points 11 reb Cousins 22-14 Gay 20
Not a good night in Sac-town. Pack up the bags, board the charter and off to Portland. Bulls now 8-4 after first road loss of the season.
Tag the toe....zip the bag up.
Cousins 18-12. Collision 17-11assts. Gay 20. Butler 23. Noah 10-10.
Time running out. Sac 97-84 329 left 4th
This is the most frustrated I've seen the Bulls' players and coaches in some time. Not happy with the way this game is being called.
Hinrich is getting put back together with gum and tape in the locker room. He obviously doesn't feel like his kids will ever graduate.
Hinrich not on bench.
Hinrich was being looked at by trainers after leaving the game and appears to have left the bench.
Brooks finishing game for Hinrich, who has left bench
C-Webb firing T-shirts into the stands.
They've got Chris Webber out here firing a t-shirt cannon.
Trainers attending to Hinrich on bench. Asks to go back in as he notices no bones are sticking out
Not a good night for the whistles.
Hinrich taking beating; draws offensive foul on rumbling Cousins; had finger jammed before that; sucking chest wound seems to be abating
Nice help D from Hinrich. Takes a charge with Cousins barreling down on him. He stood in there and took the hit.
That 5 am flight to Portland was suddenly a bad idea.
Noah looks like a guy who wants to get tossed tonight. His frustration is boiling over.
Marv Albert with his famous call told he'll be doing Kings in Sacramento vs Bulls without Rose and Gasol: "No!"
Mirotic's defense is so much better than what most initially expected. Very physical down low when he wants to be.
Having said that Cousins is an All Star
The Bulls' offense disappeared after 1st quarter. 39 points in 2nd and 3rd quarters combined. Need more against West teams, especially Sac.
Cousins should pay rent. He s been camped in the lane all night. Bulls down 80-68 after 3
No golden experiences thus far in gold rush neighborhood Sacramento for Bulls, who head into fourth trailing 80-68.
Gasol could, but might wait until Utah with two days off after the back-to-back.
Does DRose play in Portland tomorrow night? Guessing not. D. Lillard waiting, and some bad memories.
Game is turning into "The Longest Yard.''
Game is slipping away from Bulls here. They are losing control of their emotions and crowd is into it. Big stretch coming up. Kings up 11.
Jo loses it in Sacramento again, drawing T after 5th foul during rebound. Noah does a leap of disgust, which seems not to please officials
Called it 39 minutes ago. T City.
Noah gets a T. Thibs instantly pulls him from game. Remember, this was place last year where he had the most epic meltdown of his career.
Butler banged up stays in the game Kings 63/55
Rudy Gay gets going again, so Cousins pulls up for an early in the clock 20 footer he bricks. Going to be tough for Bulls to get that pick.
Glad Butler isn't represented by B.J. - would be out until Feb with that shoulder.
Butler - foxhole guy. You'sa killer, Bunny.
Butler keeps grabbing that right shoulder. Not good. Gutting through it. Definitely not feeling "burst'' in that shoulder.
Always a ton of Bulls fans here in Sacramento. This is the most excited I've seen a Kings crowd in five years though.
Flagrant foul. That's Kirky being Kirky.... and a bit dirty.
Noah on T alert...
This got away fast.
Bairstow ... The Thumper from Down Under!!!!
Cameron Bairstow in the house. 4 fouls on Mirotic and 3 on Taj.
True story: They just announced, "This day in Kings history: Chris Webber scored 19 points.'' Wow, a whole 19 points??
Kings on a comeback 37-37
Boogie and Dunleavy checking in at the same time. It's like Balboa-Clubber all over again.
Casspi showing that you can be a bum player in the NBA and still talk smack.
That Snell missed jumper? He had a wide open McDermott to his left.
Bulls running out of deputies; Mirotic w/4th foul early in second. Anyone seen Bairstow?
Mirotic with 4 fouls. Bulls lead at 3
Niko with four now. That will mess up the rotation. Dust off Nazr and get him ready!!!
4 fouls on Mirotic.
Good Noah knee night ... obviously.
Butler getting a breather. Tony Snell sighting.
Brad Miller gets a nice ovation from the fans in Sacramento -- he's rocking a Wrigley Field 100 year anniversary hat.
Bulls 29-22 bulls bench Brooks -Mirotic each with 5 Kirk 5 Dunleavy with 6
Said it before, but standing as an NBA franchise can be determined by your trampoline guys. Kings? Bad, bad, bad.
Arena that used to be advertised as loudest eerily quiet with Bulls 29-22 first quarter lead. Cows upset and took their bells.