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Free agent guard Nate Robinson is training in Los Angeles, preparing for his next NBA team, sources tell RealGM.
Joakim Noah has been elevated to questionable for tonight's game vs. Mavs. Mike Dunleavy is questionable as well.
For tonight at Dallas: Joakim Noah (right ankle) is questionable. Mike Dunleavy (right ankle) is questionable.
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Wheels up headed to the Big D / Dallas, Texas. Go Bulls!
Pau going adjective on All-Star selection: "Incredibly special, overwhelming, huge honor, memorable, historic, thrilled, happy and thankful"
Rose: "Way we’ve been playing doesn’t have anything to do with Thibs. He’s preparing us, did everything possible. It's up to the players."
Rose on Tuesday team meet: "I said what I had to say, our first time ever doing that; guys took it to heart; it showed tonight."
More Rose: "Basketball, any sport, it’s about competing. I think we lost that edge on the competing side where we were just playing the game
Rose: "We wanted to come out and see if we could have that edge. We really got on each other about coming out right in the 2nd half.'
Rose on slump breaker: "it’s not like we lost 5 games in a row, 7; just something we’re not used to, which is losing games period."
Rose on asking out after 47 secs in 4th: "We were up 20, so what is the point? I wanted to give the other guys a chance. I feel fine.”
Pop on his starters: "They had an entitled attitude. Like everything will be fine. As a group they were mentally and physically humiliated."
Pop tarts: "Their physicality was great, a sense of purpose; they were great. We played embarrassing basketball; I’d want my money back."
More Pop: "I thought our play was humiliating and embarrassing. But because of the Bulls tenacity and their sense of purpose.”
Pop: "Baloney. Nothing could be further from the truth and whoever asked that can figure that out instead of making stuff up like that."
Classic Pop on Thibs: "Whoever asked me that question not listening to Thibs, Thibs has lost them, that kind of bs, you got your answer."
Great bounce back win for the Bulls. Up next at Dallas 630CT pre Friday on Bulls Radio Network ESPN 1000.
Pau on being All Star with Marc "Unforgettable, memorable, historical, you name it. You can use as many words and adjectives as you want."
Rose on Thibs: "He's preparing us right. He's doing everything and did everything possible to prepare us as a coach."
Rose backing Thibs: "The way that we've been playing don't have anything to do with Thibs."
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: "Our play was terrible. I'd ask for my money back."
Rose gave defense of Thibs. Says he's doing all the right things. Players just have follow the plan he puts together.
Rose says he was just stiff at the end of the game. He says he'll play tomorrow.
Rose supporting Thibodeau: "The way we've been playing has nothing to do with Thibs. It's on us to play better."
Thibodeau said Rose said he was a little stiff and that's why he only played 45 seconds in the 4th quarter.
Given circumstances, I can't recall many more important regular season wins in the Thibs era. This one was big for Bulls' collective psyche
Popovich gives Thibs and Gasol a hug before heading off the floor.
Pop with postgame hugs for Thibodeau and Gasol. Thought yesterday was National Hug Day.
And a Mirotic dunk to earn a Big Mac. Everyone is going home happy tonight. Even Thibs.
A Doug McDermott sighting. Omaha rejoices.
Beyond the victory, the Bulls' energy level resembled what followers are used to seeing.
The Bulls needed this kind of win in the worst possible way.
Bulls lead falls to 19; Aaron Rodgers says doesn't pay to relax
Rose plays 47 secs in 4th; leaves. nothing wrong; on bench. Popovich not putting starters back w/Bulls up 22. TNT opts out of NBA contract
All 5 starters now in double figures, plus Aaron Brooks.
Bulls. 77/60 after 3. Gasol 16 reb
As far as subtle differences go -- Thibs hasn't flipped out as outwardly when Bulls have made a mistake tonight. Much calmer, for him.
Bulls getting a standing ovation with 3:59 left in 3rd and leading 73-48. First standing O since last standing boo
Bulls getting standing O. Last home game, they got booed.
Nazr Mohammed coming back in. Sure, the ol' Tony Snell and Nazr Mohammed game.
Mentally, the Bulls look like a totally different team tonight. A more cohesive one.
Snell has been rock solid tonight Bulls up 21
Rebounding is Bulls 29-22. Second-chance points is 14-5. And Spurs are shooting 35.5%. These are the Bulls people are used to seeing.
Pau is dominating the boards and fabulous boxing out Spurs big men; probably should be an All-Star. What? Oh.
After a rough start, Tony Snell has bounced back and played well. He's got 9 points and slowly appears to be gaining a little confidence.
Bulls begin 3rd quarter with a 7-0 run....(10-0 run overall) Bulls 53-40
Bulls open 2nd half 7-0 for 53-40 lead; Popovich declares them better than '96 Bulls
Will be intriguing to monitor if Snell stays in rotation when Dunleavy returns. That Snell is ahead of McDermott is surprising enough.
Bulls 46-40 half Rose -15 Leonard-16
Good first half for the Bulls: 15 points for Rose, but Bulls gave a solid, consistent effort. Thibs has to be pleased. Truly.
Bulls 39-33 with 3 min left. Cmmr calls in threatens fine for Bulls defending too much on champs while on national TNT. Not fan-tastic
Bulls 39-33 256 left 2nd Q
Think Rose isn't of concern. Spurs have best defender Leonard guarding him and trapping him with double off p/r w/big and Rose still had 13
You know who has looked locked in from the start tonight? Derrick Rose. He's set the tone that the rest of his teammates are following.
37-27 Bulls Rose 3 ball left wing
Can't remember many games, if any, when Jimmy Butler has been in foul trouble. He just picked up his 3rd foul in 9 minutes.
Popovich w/quick timeout after Bulls FB for 32-36 lead. Pop shrapnel in first 6 rows from head exploding
Transition ball... Bulls 32-26 718 left 2nd Q
Nazr's Bulls push out to 30-24 lead since the veteran center entered; Brilliant Thibs waiting to unleash secret weapon. Nazr 3 reb in 6 min
Rose with a change of hands scoop right block...30-24 Bulls 2nd Q Rose-8 Butler-7
Seems like Nazr's message to Thibs in Tuesday's meeting was pretty simple: "I want to play."
Bulls trail streaking Spurs 22-21 after one. Bulls considered now to be playing too much defense.
Spurs 22-21 Rose-Gasol each with 6 Mills -6
Nazr Mohammed makes rare first quarter appearance; Thibs determined to show he can go older than Spurs