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Thibs says Butler is out tonight. He will have an MRI tomorrow. Hinrich will start for Butler.
Butler is day-to-day with that sprained thumb. Doesn't need surgery.
Just over 2 hrs until tipoff here in Columbus http://t.co/H9PBlziX7Q
Good burger at Thurman's Cafe. The decor is pretty solid as well. http://t.co/6vUNltVhRc
LeBron says Bulls have been "together for a while." Is he expecting Boozer to come out for the jump ball tonight?
Where is the best cheeseburger in Columbus?
Bulls-Cavs tonight at 6PM CT on Bulls Radio Network and ESPN 1000.
Girl on my flight spent first part studying for a test -- second part updating her resume. That's dedication right there.
Point being, wouldn't be surprised to see both Cavs and Bulls experience some early hiccups occasionally.
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?
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.
Wheels down Columbus ,Ohio. Go Bulls!
Wheels up headed to Columbus. Go Bulls. !
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.
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
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Bulls win 101-96 Hinrich with 26 Rose 17pts Gasol 15pts 10 reb Bulls 46%fg 22-27fts
Bulls win 101-96. Hinrich finishes with 26 points. Better news for Bulls is that starters, aside from Butler, played late.
Rose 2 fts Bulls up 101-96 12sec left---Yes..no OT! Thank you God ! LOL
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
Lance Stephenson still getting under everybody's skin. Talking with Hinrich, runs by Noah and grabs his hand just to mess with him.
Bulls 99-96 22 sec left 18 on clock Charlotte ball
Rose hits clutch jumper to keep the lead at three - 99-96.
Bulls 95-90 221 left 4th
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
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.
Hinrich is now at 26 points on 11-13 FGs.
Both teams have their starters in for final 5 minutes, except Hinrich in for injured Butler.
Thibs brings Gasol in for Gibson w/4:42 remaining and Bulls ahead by 4 to presumably close with Noah
P.J. Hairston's still reeling from a pick set by Noah on last possession.
Rose and Noah getting 4th qtr action as Hornets close within two. What does that mean for Monday back to back against Cavs?
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.
Rose finally seeing a fourth quarter. Back in the game.
87-82---722 4th Q Bulls.
87-77 Hornets 839 left 4th Brooks -13 off the bench
Bulls bench, the Righteous and Redolent Reserves, with 47 of 83 points through three quarters
Another foul by Mirotic and his low-riding hands.
Bulls 83-70 Gasol 15-9, Hinrich -21pts
For better or worse, nothing is going to shake Aaron Brooks' confidence.
Taj Gibson just dunked on the entire Hornets roster. I'm sure Stacey King made it sound like the greatest dunk of all time.
Hinrich now 21 pts and 9-11 shooting in 21 minutes as game stopped to check ball for steroids.
Bulls are a -9 with Rose in the game, and +17 with Hinrich.
Rose has hit his 20-minute mark. Question now becomes will he come back in once more during the 4th or tap out again?
Hopefully, Rose is just bored with the preseason process, cause he continues to look like just-another-guy out there, with occasional burst.
MKG has worked on his shot thanks to Mark Price...doesn't have that hitch...65-61 531 left 3rd
Hope you're enjoying the broadcast and if you"re NOT listening thanks for that too! LOL
The eye test tells you Noah's left knee isn't right. Lumbering and favoring it.
Gasol with a sweeping hook 13-7 Bulls 65-55 mid 3rd
Lance Stephenson moves ahead of Brandon Jennings in preseason iso dribbles 1,765-1,763
4th foul on Noah - likely not going to get the minutes he was hoping for tonight.
A young lady holding up this sign tonight: "#3 -- Teach me how to Dougie"
Hinrich starts second half for the injured Butler.
For those obsessed with minutes - Rose played 13:51 in the first half, while Noah played 10:22, but had some foul issues.
Hopefully, Butler will sprain the right one in the next week, counting dollars from his new contract. PAY THE MAN!!!
Butler will miss the rest of the game with a left thumb sprain.
Bulls lead Hornets 57-49 at the half, and probably one of their best first two quarters of the preseason so far.
Bulls 57-49 at half. Hinrich-15 Bulls 55% -6-11-3s 11-15 fts
Butler has a big ice pack on his thumb as he sits on the bench.
Rose's inability to create his own shot like he used to continues to lead to some bad turnovers for the No. 1.
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
Bulls 14 points in paint in 1st Q...0- 2nd period
12-0 Hornets run 49-41 Bulls Butler left thumb sprain will not return
Starters are letting it get away from them. Hornets cut it to 8 with 4:11 left in first half.
Breakdown by Noah on the switch defensively. Gave up a bad three, while Dunleavy was like, "Where were you?''
Dunleavy and Gasol now checking back in. Best performance by the Beard Mob since preseason started.
Hinrich just tried helping Lance up and the former Pacer wanted nothing to do with him. He's in midseason form.
Bulls reserves with 30-15 edge since midway in first. Finally deserving of nickname.
Rose and Noah checking back in.
Heading into tonight, Bulls were 32.4 pct from 3-pt range in preseason. Opponents were at 27.4%
Hornets going with the "Bad Picks By MJ Unit'' on the floor right now.
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
For those not wondering, too bad.
For those wondering, yes, this second unit has been giving the starters all they can handle in the scrimmages at the Advocate Center.
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.
Bulls up 46-30 Hinrich 6 of 6 -15pts
Pretty soon Hinrich is going to shrug his shoulders like MJ did.
Hinrich is killing it right now - 6-for-6 for 15 points in seven minutes.
Hinrich for Sixth Man Award? He's 5-for-5, 13 pts tonight in 7 minutes.
If this second unit can clean a few things up they will give a lot of teams fits.
Vegas odds on Hinrich leading league in scoring go from bazillion to one to gazillion to one after 10-point first quarter.
Mirotic again playing defense with his hands down ... asking for NBA fouls like that. Needs to be addressed.
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.
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.
Kirk Hinrich is in the zone. 4-for-4 -- already 10 points in 5 minutes.
With minutes restrictions of Noah and Rose, this is pretty realistic of how it will look for the time being.
I like these Hornets uniforms -- mix of purple and teal, retro and modern. Will anyone miss the Bobcats?
Mirotic then comes in for Gasol after his 10 minutes of work, while Butler is in the Luol Deng crossover role.
Thibs getting his subs in order tonight. First going with Taj and Hinrich for Rose and Noah, then adding in McDermott for Dunleavy.