Nick Friedell

Thibs says Butler is out tonight. He will have an MRI tomorrow. Hinrich will start for Butler.

KC Johnson

Butler is day-to-day with that sprained thumb. Doesn't need surgery.

Chuck Swirsky

Just over 2 hrs until tipoff here in Columbus http://t.co/H9PBlziX7Q

Nick Friedell

Good burger at Thurman's Cafe. The decor is pretty solid as well. http://t.co/6vUNltVhRc

KC Johnson

Bulls vs. Cavs Monday night at Ohio State. Tribune Blog: trib.in/ZD80dI

Mike McGraw

LeBron says Bulls have been "together for a while." Is he expecting Boozer to come out for the jump ball tonight?

Nick Friedell

Where is the best cheeseburger in Columbus?

Pau Gasol

After a good game last night, tonight we're playing the Cavaliers in #Columbus, Ohio! Good test for us! #SeeRed http://t.co/JkoHFtBfOb

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls-Cavs tonight at 6PM CT on Bulls Radio Network and ESPN 1000.

Pau Gasol

Después del buen partido de ayer, esta noche jugamos en #Columbus, Ohio, contra los Cavaliers! Buen test! #SeeRed http://t.co/6xReoUFK6G

Nick Friedell

Girl on my flight spent first part studying for a test -- second part updating her resume. That's dedication right there.

KC Johnson

Point being, wouldn't be surprised to see both Cavs and Bulls experience some early hiccups occasionally.

KC Johnson

Did LBJ forget the part about Bulls having 2 stars on minutes limits, 2 rookies and a free agent when he cited their superior chemistry?

Nick Friedell

Ready to rumble in Columbus. RT @ESPNChicago: LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers says Chicago Bulls are better es.pn/1uuuciJ

Shams Charania

European star Bo McCalebb is nearing a deal with a Euro team, meaning no NBA move now, sources tell RealGM. Partizan is out of the mix.

Sam Smith

At least we know who'll be MVP. But what about the rest of the 2014-15 NBA season awards? bit.ly/1utDlIm

Sam Smith

Bulls defeat Charlotte and show more of their regular season plan. blogs.bulls.com/2014/10/bulls-…

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels down Columbus ,Ohio. Go Bulls!

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels up headed to Columbus. Go Bulls. !

Mike McGraw

Uh oh, what has Thibs done? RT @Bob Finnan: Kyrie Irving's defense improves thanks to Team USA stint bit.ly/1vzTr7A

Pau Gasol

Otra buena victoria en casa esta vez contra los Hornets! Kirk ha jugado un partidazo metiendo tiros de todos lados! #SeeRed #FunToWatch

Pau Gasol

Another good win at home against the Hornets! Kirk played a great game making shots from everywhere on the floor! #FunToWatch #SeeRed

Nick Friedell

Thibs says Butler is day-to-day with a sprained thumb. Isn't sure if he'll get MRI yet. Says there is still some swelling.

Sam Smith

Old Bulls (2010-12) are back with 101-96 win over Hornets. Rose scores all Bulls points in last two minutes, 17 in 28 mins. Hinrich w/26

Chuck Swirsky

Thank you for listening and for reading my tweets Bulls- Cavs 530 CT Monday from Columbus Always a pleasure -you are appreciated

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls win 101-96 Hinrich with 26 Rose 17pts Gasol 15pts 10 reb Bulls 46%fg 22-27fts

Nick Friedell

Bulls win 101-96. Hinrich finishes with 26 points. Better news for Bulls is that starters, aside from Butler, played late.

Chuck Swirsky

Rose 2 fts Bulls up 101-96 12sec left---Yes..no OT! Thank you God ! LOL

Nick Friedell

Rose knocks down 2 free throws: 6/12 from the field for 17 points in 27 minutes. Thibs has to feel good he's getting late-game minutes again

Nick Friedell

Lance Stephenson still getting under everybody's skin. Talking with Hinrich, runs by Noah and grabs his hand just to mess with him.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 99-96 22 sec left 18 on clock Charlotte ball

Joe Cowley

Rose hits clutch jumper to keep the lead at three - 99-96.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 95-90 221 left 4th

Sam Smith

It turns out that's Ray Allen in a Kirk Hinrich mask as Allen is working on Mission Impossible 5. Hinrich now with 26 on 11 of 13

Nick Friedell

Last game was "The Jimmy Butler game" This game is the "Kirk Hinrich game" Too bad for the Bulls they are coming in the preseason.

Mike McGraw

Hinrich is now at 26 points on 11-13 FGs.

Mike McGraw

Both teams have their starters in for final 5 minutes, except Hinrich in for injured Butler.

Sam Smith

Thibs brings Gasol in for Gibson w/4:42 remaining and Bulls ahead by 4 to presumably close with Noah

Mike McGraw

P.J. Hairston's still reeling from a pick set by Noah on last possession.

Sam Smith

Rose and Noah getting 4th qtr action as Hornets close within two. What does that mean for Monday back to back against Cavs?

Nick Friedell

Good news for Bulls: Derrick Rose just check back in the game with a little over 7 minutes left. Taking the next step with minutes tonight.

Joe Cowley

Rose finally seeing a fourth quarter. Back in the game.

Chuck Swirsky

87-82---722 4th Q Bulls.

Chuck Swirsky

87-77 Hornets 839 left 4th Brooks -13 off the bench

Sam Smith

Bulls bench, the Righteous and Redolent Reserves, with 47 of 83 points through three quarters

Joe Cowley

Another foul by Mirotic and his low-riding hands.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 83-70 Gasol 15-9, Hinrich -21pts

Nick Friedell

For better or worse, nothing is going to shake Aaron Brooks' confidence.

Joe Cowley

Taj Gibson just dunked on the entire Hornets roster. I'm sure Stacey King made it sound like the greatest dunk of all time.

Sam Smith

Hinrich now 21 pts and 9-11 shooting in 21 minutes as game stopped to check ball for steroids.

Joe Cowley

Bulls are a -9 with Rose in the game, and +17 with Hinrich.

Joe Cowley

Rose has hit his 20-minute mark. Question now becomes will he come back in once more during the 4th or tap out again?

Aggrey Sam

Gotta give @Michael Kidd-Gilchrist all the credit in the world for transforming his J. Still only 21, great kid and best defender on 1 of top defensive teams

Joe Cowley

Hopefully, Rose is just bored with the preseason process, cause he continues to look like just-another-guy out there, with occasional burst.

Chuck Swirsky

MKG has worked on his shot thanks to Mark Price...doesn't have that hitch...65-61 531 left 3rd

Chuck Swirsky

Hope you're enjoying the broadcast and if you"re NOT listening thanks for that too! LOL

Joe Cowley

The eye test tells you Noah's left knee isn't right. Lumbering and favoring it.

Chuck Swirsky

Gasol with a sweeping hook 13-7 Bulls 65-55 mid 3rd

Sam Smith

Lance Stephenson moves ahead of Brandon Jennings in preseason iso dribbles 1,765-1,763

Nick Friedell

We need to have a name for the @tnak414 walk from the bench to Thibs' ear when somebody is in foul trouble @jon_greenberg.

Joe Cowley

4th foul on Noah - likely not going to get the minutes he was hoping for tonight.

Nick Friedell

A young lady holding up this sign tonight: "#3 -- Teach me how to Dougie"

Joe Cowley

Hinrich starts second half for the injured Butler.

Joe Cowley

For those obsessed with minutes - Rose played 13:51 in the first half, while Noah played 10:22, but had some foul issues.

Joe Cowley

Hopefully, Butler will sprain the right one in the next week, counting dollars from his new contract. PAY THE MAN!!!

Joe Cowley

Butler will miss the rest of the game with a left thumb sprain.

Joe Cowley

Bulls lead Hornets 57-49 at the half, and probably one of their best first two quarters of the preseason so far.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 57-49 at half. Hinrich-15 Bulls 55% -6-11-3s 11-15 fts

Nick Friedell

Butler has a big ice pack on his thumb as he sits on the bench.

Joe Cowley

Rose's inability to create his own shot like he used to continues to lead to some bad turnovers for the No. 1.

Sam Smith

Thibs had Dunleavy and McDermott at wing as Hornets got back within 9. Not seeing that one again. Snell in; Butler out with thumb sprain

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 14 points in paint in 1st Q...0- 2nd period

Chuck Swirsky

12-0 Hornets run 49-41 Bulls Butler left thumb sprain will not return

Nick Friedell

He must still be in a lot of pain.RT @Chicago Bulls On second thought, Butler with a left thumb sprain is out for the remainder of this game.

Joe Cowley

Starters are letting it get away from them. Hornets cut it to 8 with 4:11 left in first half.

Joe Cowley

Breakdown by Noah on the switch defensively. Gave up a bad three, while Dunleavy was like, "Where were you?''

Joe Cowley

Dunleavy and Gasol now checking back in. Best performance by the Beard Mob since preseason started.

Joe Cowley

Hinrich just tried helping Lance up and the former Pacer wanted nothing to do with him. He's in midseason form.

Sam Smith

Bulls reserves with 30-15 edge since midway in first. Finally deserving of nickname.

Joe Cowley

Rose and Noah checking back in.

Mike McGraw

Heading into tonight, Bulls were 32.4 pct from 3-pt range in preseason. Opponents were at 27.4%

Joe Cowley

Hornets going with the "Bad Picks By MJ Unit'' on the floor right now.

Sam Smith

Kirk Hinrich with 15 pts and 7 of 7 in 7 minutes in 46-30 Bulls lead. Vinny Del Negro asks, Kurt? Kurt Rambis asks to change name to Kirk

Joe Cowley

For those not wondering, too bad.

Joe Cowley

For those wondering, yes, this second unit has been giving the starters all they can handle in the scrimmages at the Advocate Center.

Mike McGraw

3-point shooting has been an issue for Bulls in preseason. Not tonight. They're 7-for-8 if that last Hinrich bucket counts as 3.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls up 46-30 Hinrich 6 of 6 -15pts

Nick Friedell

Pretty soon Hinrich is going to shrug his shoulders like MJ did.

Joe Cowley

Hinrich is killing it right now - 6-for-6 for 15 points in seven minutes.

Mike McGraw

Hinrich for Sixth Man Award? He's 5-for-5, 13 pts tonight in 7 minutes.

Joe Cowley

If this second unit can clean a few things up they will give a lot of teams fits.

Sam Smith

Vegas odds on Hinrich leading league in scoring go from bazillion to one to gazillion to one after 10-point first quarter.

Joe Cowley

Mirotic again playing defense with his hands down ... asking for NBA fouls like that. Needs to be addressed.

Sam Smith

Bulls w/35-28 1st qtr lead over low scoring Hornets. Thibs greets team with typical as long as we score doesn't care how much they score.

Mike McGraw

Action-packed 1stQ. Bulls lead 35-28 and shot 70 pct from field (14 for 20). Kirk Hinrich with 10 pts off bench in 5 minutes of action.

Nick Friedell

Kirk Hinrich is in the zone. 4-for-4 -- already 10 points in 5 minutes.

Joe Cowley

With minutes restrictions of Noah and Rose, this is pretty realistic of how it will look for the time being.

Mike McGraw

I like these Hornets uniforms -- mix of purple and teal, retro and modern. Will anyone miss the Bobcats?

Joe Cowley

Mirotic then comes in for Gasol after his 10 minutes of work, while Butler is in the Luol Deng crossover role.

Joe Cowley

Thibs getting his subs in order tonight. First going with Taj and Hinrich for Rose and Noah, then adding in McDermott for Dunleavy.