Joe Cowley

That wasn't a bad pass by Rose in traffic. Just really good positioning by the Nuggets.

Nick Friedell

Butler isn't afraid of contact -- and is playing 40+ minutes a night -- but to do this over 80 games would be very, very impressive.

Nick Friedell

Gasol talked last night about how it will be tough for Butler to maintain high level of consistency all year by playing so many minutes.

Joe Cowley

Timeout, as the Nuggets scurry for some kryptonite.

Chuck Swirsky

Denver maintains 9 point lead 47-38 545 left 2nd

Joe Cowley

Expect a 15-point swing in the next few minutes, and a 20-point Bulls lead by half. #PowerofRose

Joe Cowley

Rose coming back in, with Dunleavy and Pau.

Joe Cowley

Niko is the friendlies fouler in the NBA. Every foul comes with a hug and an apology.

Nick Friedell

Some dude in an MJ jersey on Hinrich: "His defense is fine. His offense is awful."

Joe Cowley

Most NBA stars play 35 minutes a night. Rose only needs 25 to completely dazzle you.

Sam Smith

Bulls with shots in at least half dozen possessions as clock running out. Turns out Thibs mistakenly had four corners offense in game plan

Chuck Swirsky

Nuggets 37-30--846 left 1st

Joe Cowley

Would pay to watch Brooks and Nate play one-on-one, game to 12, no make-it-take-it.

Joe Cowley

Great left hand by Niko ... Rose would have dunked it.

Joe Cowley

Nothing says holiday like a walk-through.

Joe Cowley

Thibs has just cancelled Thanksgiving dinner for his team. Instead, a special film session in the hotel ballroom.

Joe Cowley

No Rose to start the second. Heroes only play in the fourth.

Chuck Swirsky

Bairstow did a nice job in opening quarter

Joe Cowley

31-21 after one ... not good. Bulls down 10, and defense has been optional.

Chuck Swirsky

Denver 31-21 after 1 Lawson 7 dimes Butler with 10 points

Joe Cowley

Rose is sitting right now, he's studying.

Joe Cowley

Chest contusion be damned - Hinrich still playing grimy ...

Sam Smith

Now Nazr and Niko up front. Some interesting lineups

Joe Cowley

In all fairness, Rose is not used to playing 50,000 feet above sea level. It throws off his defense.

Sam Smith

Gasol/Bairstow probably not Bulls best defensive lineup. Nuggets shooting 63% late in first

Chuck Swirsky

All Denver ..The Manimal with 9 points Nuggets 28-19 232 left 1st

Joe Cowley

Rose's warm-up is a great fit. Snug, but in a flattering way.

Joe Cowley

Rose slapping hands with all his teammates. Team guy. And has that chair on the bench on lockdown. It's not moving.

Joe Cowley

All positive Rose talk, rest of the night. Promise.

Joe Cowley

Tonight when it's tweeted that Lawson was man-handling Rose, it's hatin'. Can't have it both ways. Facts are facts.

Joe Cowley

Memo: Yesterday it was tweeted how Rose had Burke in the fetal position in that first quarter. No one said boo.

Chuck Swirsky

Lawson going to the bank dropping 6 dimes for the Nuggets

Chuck Swirsky

Nuggets 19-14 547 left 1st...6 each for Butler and Gasol

Joe Cowley

Lawson working Rose right now.

Nick Friedell

Nuggets controlling the tempo early. Not a good early sign for Bulls. Denver racing up and down the floor getting whatever they want.

Sam Smith

Bairstow just called for being Australian

Joe Cowley

Don't worry Rose apologists, it's a long season. He'll flip that switch in Feb and all will be right with his game. #fairytale

Joe Cowley

Nuggets just got Pau-ed!

Joe Cowley

Thibs made it very loud and clear before this game that a lot of the elevator music on injuries is causing what Butler's doing to be "lost."

Joe Cowley

"Gimme that candy, D-Rose.'' Robbed in Denver.

Sam Smith

Bulls starter Cameron Bairstow (for resting Noah) has played in 3 of 14 games this season, total of 12 mins with 1 pt, no FGs. G'day mate?

Nick Friedell

I never thought Rose and Bairstow -- on the floor together -- would be on the verge of leading the Bulls to a W, but here we are.

Joe Cowley

Put Nate Robinson down for 18 right now.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls - Nuggets http://t.co/i5KDvxbSBp

Joe Cowley

Bairstow gets the nod. Expect some physical play.

Chuck Swirsky

Bairstow first NBA start.

Nick Friedell

Bulls PR says Cameron Bairstow is starting in place of Noah tonight.

Nick Friedell

Most expensive media pregame meal I've ever seen here tonight: $15. Featured item? Sloppy Joes. Where is best late night burger in Denver?

Chuck Swirsky

If you re attending tonight s Bulls game send me a Twitter pic and i ll retweet it. Go Bulls!

Joe Cowley

Have a feeling that by the time the Bulls get to Boston, Thibs could be simply grunting when asked questions.

Mike McGraw

Small probably doesn't work against Denver, with Mozgov and Faried in there.

Mike McGraw

With no Noah or Taj tonight, will Mirotic start? Thibs could also go big w/ Gasol & Nazr or small with Rose, Kirk, Butler & Dunleavy. #Bulls

Mike McGraw

Joakim Noah won't play tonight at Denver. #Bulls

Chuck Swirsky

Back in the day. The old Nuggets logo circa Alex English http://t.co/Ey4M3wBnR5

Nick Friedell

Thibs said Noah had knee effusion, on top of getting poked in the eye last night.

Nick Friedell

Mayo Clinic defines knee effusion as: "Water on the knee is a general term for excess fluid accumulation in or around your knee joint."

Joe Cowley

Why does he have to do cryotherapy? Pain in the knee and inflammation.

Joe Cowley

One of the causes of that is ligament problems. Guess what has been known to mess with ligaments? Cryotherapy, which Noah has to do a lot.

Joe Cowley

A quick medical update on Noah, and why you should be concerned. He's out with left knee effusion ... water on the knee.

Joe Cowley

"..else ... C'mon. Jesus.'' The Thibs.

Joe Cowley

Then comes the beauty, when Thibs was asked about playing in the altitude - "It's beautiful... I mean what... it's like playing everywhere..

Joe Cowley

The correction came from a reporter that said, "You mean ankle?'' Thibs snaps back, "Yeah.''

Joe Cowley

Poor Thibs. He rules Taj Gibson out - considering Gibson is in Chicago - pretty obvious. Then says it's a knee.

Nick Friedell

Thibs says Noah is out knee/eye. Hinrich is in. Gibson still in Chicago and Thibs says he's still day to day. Rose and Gasol will play.

Chuck Swirsky

Joakim is out...left knee and left eye. Kirk is a go.

Joe Cowley

Hinrich on the court now, seeing if that chest will allow him to play.

Chuck Swirsky

Welcome to Bulls ball http://t.co/6lGpLgkFVc

Pau Gasol

Esta noche partido difícil contra los #Nuggets en Denver. A por otro buen partido fuera de casa! #SeeRed #LetsGooo!

Pau Gasol

Tonight difficult back-to-back against the #Nuggets in Denver. Let's have another good one! #SeeRed

Nick Friedell

Updated injury release from Bulls: Noah left eye/left knee is questionable. Rose&Gasol are probable. Hinrich is questionable. Gibson is out.

Shams Charania

Seven-footer Hassan Whiteside's free agent deal with the Miami Heat: two years, including partial guarantees, sources tell RealGM.

Chuck Swirsky

Joakim Noah (left eye, left knee)-questionable

Joe Cowley

Noah questionable (eye).

Mike McGraw

#Bulls have added Joakim Noah to the injury report -- questionable vs. Denver with eye and knee issues.

KC Johnson

New injury update: Noah questionable vs. Nuggets with that eye injury and left knee. That's the one Bulls surgically repaired.

Chuck Swirsky

Don't forget Bulls fans you can join @34billy42 and me on ESPN 1000 tonight. Spread the word ....

Taj Gibson

Appreciate @uber for keeping me out of the cold today. @Uber_CHI

Pau Gasol

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Let’s embrace a society without violence against women.

Joe Cowley

For those that love the new NBA injury protocol - Rose and Gasol (probable), Hinrich (questionable), Gibson (out and out of town).

Mike McGraw

Denver has been the worst NBA stop for #Bulls in recent years. They are 1-13 at Pepsi Center since end of championship era. Lone win in '06.

Mike McGraw

#Bulls' injury report lists Rose and Gasol as probable for tonight in Denver; Hinrich questionable and Gibson out.

Chuck Swirsky

Rose (left hamstring strain)-probable Gasol (left calf strain)-probable Hinrich (chest contusion)-questionable Gibson ( ankle sprain)-out

Joel Brigham

It just seems important to mention that the Milwaukee Bucks have a better record than the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sam Smith

Bulls endure with 97-95 win in Utah to even trip record at 2-2. blogs.bulls.com/2014/11/butler…

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels down Denver. Bulls - Nuggets 730 CT pre Bulls Radio Network ESPN 1000

Nick Friedell

There can't be many more lonelier walks than after a game in Salt Lake City. It's always cold and there aren't many people around.

Nick Friedell

Thibs has been pretty consistent about wanting Rose on the floor since camp opened. Tonight was just the most open he's been about it.

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels up headed to Denver. Go Bulls !

Nick Friedell

Exasperated Thibs on whether Rose&Gasol would be able to play in Denver tomorrow night: I would hope so. Jeez. We'll see tomorrow, I guess."

Pau Gasol

Muy contento con la victoria de esta noche en #Utah! Me he sentido muy bien de nuevo en la pista. A seguir ganando! #SeeRed

Pau Gasol

Big win tonight against the #Jazz! It felt great to be back on the floor with the rest of the guys. Let's keep on winning! #SeeRed

Nikola Mirotic

Important win tonight! Happy to see @Derrick Rose and @Pau Gasol back and hope Kirk and @Taj Gibson will be ready to go soon @Chicago Bulls #SeeRed

Joe Cowley

...“I would hope so … geez. We’ll see tomorrow, I guess.'' Thibs.

Joe Cowley

Thibs quote of the night. Asked if he thinks Rose and Pau can go back-to-back with game in Denver tomorrow ...

Joe Cowley

"...and that’s how he practices, that’s how he plays.'' Doesn’t take any possessions off. He’s into it and it shows.’’ Thibs on Butler.

Joe Cowley

Thibs definitely not hiding who his favorite kid is these days: "He plays at an incredibly high intensity level all the time ... ''

Nick Friedell

Thibs: "When Derrick strings some games together he's going to take off. He's got to go. That's the bottom line. He's got to go."