Nick Friedell

Thibs, on if he thought Rose was fatigued in the 2nd half: "Oh I don't know. Jesus. He's got to get out there and play ..."

Nick Friedell

Thibs sending a pretty clear message to Rose about finding a way to stay on the floor. Thibs' frustration with Rose's status is palpable.

Sam Smith

Mike Dunleavy's only two points with 22.5 seconds left in game on followup of Jimmy Butler blocked layup is winning basket.

Joe Cowley

"... He’s gotta go. That’s the bottom line, he’s gotta go.’’

Chuck Swirsky

By the way @34billy42 called Utah s final play BEFORE the play That's why he's great

Joe Cowley

"You can see he’s not real comfortable with the ball yet, but that will come. When he strings some games together he’s going to take off.''

Joe Cowley

“Oh I don’t know, Jesus. Gotta get out there and play, you know. I thought he did a lot of good things. ... ''

Joe Cowley

Intense Thibs sending a message to Rose and his protectors. Thibs asked about Rose looking fatigued:

Joe Cowley

Noah had drops put in his left eye. Hoping he doesn't have to goggle-up. Dunleavy, however, was pulling for Noah in goggles.

Chuck Swirsky

Butler Rose Gasol. Strong. Butler took Hayward out of the game. Mirotic developing in front of our eyes

Chuck Swirsky

As always Bulls fans. Thanks for listening A pleasure.

Nick Friedell

Noah got his eye checked out. Says they put some stuff in it but hopes he will be fine for Denver.

Joe Cowley

Thibs made it very clear that he is tired of Rose injury talk. "He's gotta go (play)!" Thibs insisted twice. More to come.

Nick Friedell

Thibs said Noah is being looked at by eye doctor. He got poked in the eye late in the game.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls win...Hayward misses top side 3 for the win....97-95 Rose-18 Butler-25 Gasol-23-9

Joe Cowley

See, they had it all along. #bumteam

Nick Friedell

Hayward misses a 3 at the buzzer. Bulls escape with a win. Butler and Gasol lead the way offensively again combining for 48 points.

Chuck Swirsky

Gasol splits a pair...Bulls 97-95 2.9 sec left Jazz ball.

Joe Cowley

Tony Snell found his place on this team - jump-ball expert!!

Nick Friedell

Thibs goes with offense/defense sub putting Snell back in for Dunleavy. Snell wins jump ball. Bulls have chance to wrap up game.

Chuck Swirsky

Dunleavy with the put back Bulls 96-95 Jazz ball 18sec left

Sam Smith

Home crowd in Salt Lake City confused. Constantly calling Jimmy Butler, "Loooouuuuuuuu." Bulls by one with 18 seconds left

Nick Friedell

Great hustle by Dunleavy. Butler picked up ball and raced down the floor but his shot got blocked. Dunleavy put it back in, gave Bulls lead.

Mike McGraw

Offensive rebounds have been killing the #Bulls down the stretch.

Nick Friedell

No doubt. But also fair to say Butler was a little pumped for this oneMT @JasonBYU In fairness, Hayward has been tearing it up this season.

Joe Cowley

Welcome back to the game, Mr. Rose.

Joe Cowley

Go-to player for the Bulls this season? Jimmy All-Star.

Nick Friedell

Noah is back on the floor. Appears to be moving OK.

Sam Smith

Jazz take their biggest lead of four with 3:30 to go. The altitude, yeah, tha'ts it, the altitude. And all the streets are named Temple.

Nick Friedell

Jazz have clawed all the way back. Outscored Bulls 46-36 in the paint. Out-rebounded Bulls 37-31. Lead by 4 with 3:30 left.

Joe Cowley

21-point lead by the Bulls is now a four-point lead for the Jazz. One dumb reporter said this game was over in the first. #badme

Chuck Swirsky

Noah left eye injury questionable to return

Nick Friedell

Jimmy Butler tonight (no extension) 40 minutes, 23 points, 7/13 from field. Gordon Hayward (max extension) 33 minutes, 6 pts 2/10 from field

Joe Cowley

Bulls players need to start wearing bubble wrap.

Joe Cowley

Noah eye poke has him in the locker room.

Nick Friedell

Rose's lateral quickness isn't there right now. Much more noticeable on defense.

Chuck Swirsky

Jazz take a 88-87 lead

Chuck Swirsky

537 left Bulls 87-84 ...don't leave us on Bulls Radio

Nick Friedell

Aaron Brooks has 7 points in the fourth quarter. Rose waiting to check in at the scorer's table.

Joe Cowley

Rose back in with 6:59. Hero time?

Joe Cowley

Even with back-to-back, figured he could give them 28-30 tonight.

Joe Cowley

Rose 19 minutes and still sitting. Hmmmmm.

Nick Friedell

Noah went back to the locker room. Looked like he might have gotten hit in the face a few minutes ago. Bulls' staff checking him out.

Joe Cowley

Butler showed up to the arena before the rest of the team this morning, and was working on different ways to spin the ball for a layup.

Nick Friedell

Butler continues to attack the rim. His offensive confidence is off the charts. He's got 23 points and is 8-for-9 from the line.

Chuck Swirsky

Butler with 23...Bulls 84-82 early 4th

Nick Friedell

Snell has taken McDermott's late game minutes for the time being. But Thibs isn't very happy with either of them.

Joe Cowley

Won't see Snell for a month.

Nick Friedell

Meanwhile, the Bulls are self-destructing right now. Can't find any rhythm offensively.

Nick Friedell

Butler gets T'd up. Will be interesting to hear what set him off after the game. Jimmy doesn't usually get that upset.

Joe Cowley

Venom suit ... I'm telling you.

Nick Friedell

Butler gets tied up with Ingles and is not happy. Feels like he got pulled. Talked to him on the floor and then said, "F*** you."

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls gave up 36 3rd quarter points

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls once led by 21--lead cut to 1 after 3...78-77

Joe Cowley

Butler and his black tape make it look like his Venom suit is slowly taking over.

Nick Friedell

Jazz have cut a 21 point lead to 1. Rose/Gasol/Butler are going to need to wrap this one up in the 4th quarter.

Nick Friedell

Hasn't been stopped much this yr.RT @JeffGurt Gasol doing everything tonight. He's got 20 points, 6 rebs., 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 73-64 Gasol-20 Butler-18 Rose-15

Sam Smith

Rose out for Brooks with Bulls ahead 69-58. Rose played cautiously, more so in the third quarter and didn't really look to drive after half

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls lead cut to 11....60-49...847 left 3rd

Nick Friedell

Noah hasn't been much of a factor in this game. Hasn't scored in 19 minutes. Has 3 assists and 3 rebounds. Still trying to find consistency.

Sam Smith

Not to say Butler is dominating Gordon Hayward, but Hayward just applied to go to grad school at Butler

Joe Cowley

Rose 13 points, 4-for-6 shooting at the half, but still the second-best player on the floor. #TheButlerdidit

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 55-41 Butler and Rose=29points

Joe Cowley

Rose warned us he would have a game where he hits 5 or 6 threes. Rose-stradamus!

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 7 of 11- 3s Bulls 50-36 216 left 3rd

Sam Smith

Bulls are six for nine on three pointers with all six coming from behind the arc

Sam Smith

Jimmy Butler with third open court strip of a guard.Has only blown one of the three breakaway dunks. 37-20 Bulls,

Joe Cowley

Utah TV guys are crowning Mirotic "rookie of the year.'' If you wanna crown him, crown his ***!"

Chuck Swirsky

Niko with 2-3s...Bulls 37-20 ...Butler has taken Hayward out of this game

Nick Friedell

McDermott continues to struggle. He just looks lost out there at the moments. Needs to find his confidence.

Sam Smith

Dominant Bulls starters' 30-14 first quarter: Rose 10, Butler 9, Gasol 8...and a partridge in a pear tree

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 30-14 after 1...Rose-10 Butler-9 Gasol-8 Bulls 58%fg

Nick Friedell

According to @JeffGurt, this is just the third time the Bulls starting 5 of Rose, Noah, Gasol, Butler and Dunleavy has been together.

Sam Smith

Mirotic with a 30 foot three. Can't believe American three-point line is just 23-9.

Joe Cowley

Jimmy, meet Derrick. Derrick? Jimmy.

Joe Cowley

This is Jimmy Butler's 4th season in the Association. He has started just 12 games with Derrick Rose, including tonight.

Sam Smith

Jazz tough to watch as most players on teams named Burke. Would be better if Doris Burke did the broadcasting

Nick Friedell

Very quiet in here. Some fan stands up and screams: "Hey Noah -- you suck!" Very original. I'm sure he's never heard that one before.

Nick Friedell

In those 43 minutes -- the Bulls outscored their opponents 98-74.

Nick Friedell

Good stat from @ESPNStatsInfo: Bulls starting 5 of Dunleavy, Rose, Noah, Gasol, Butler came into tonight having played 43 minutes together.

Sam Smith

Bulls 16-4 start. Rose with 10 points in first four minutes now on pace to score 120 points.

Joe Cowley

Burst is overrated when life is good behind the three.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 16-4 Rose is back.,....10 points

Nick Friedell

Rose has 10 points in 4 minutes -- including two threes. The Bulls' offense is rolling with him early.

Joe Cowley

This is like Team USA all over again. Rose put Burke in the fetal position then, is doing it now.

Joe Cowley

Game over: Thanks for playing Jazz. #bumteam

Nick Friedell

Rose drains his first 3. He also had an assist to Gasol. Even Thibs managed an early clap.

Joe Cowley

Quin Snyder looks like a bad guy in a William Dafoe movie.

Sam Smith

Bulls "regular" starting lineup of Rose, Butler, Dunleavy, Gasol, Noah starting together for third time this season. Thus far 2-0.

Nick Friedell

Rose and Gasol are announced in the starting lineup and get high fives from teammates and they run to the floor. Here we go.

Nick Friedell

According to @ESPNStatsInfo, Bulls have been held under 100 in last 4 games in Denver. Outscored 435-373 (108.8-93.3). Yikes.

Nick Friedell

Bulls need this one tonight. According to @ESPNStatsInfo they've lost 7 straight in Denver and 13 of their last 14 there.

Nick Friedell

Can't remember seeing it this empty before a game here in SLC. Usually this place is rocking.

Chuck Swirsky

Great to see @Pau Gasol and @Derrick Rose on the floor. You ve been missed !

Chuck Swirsky

I'm too young to remember these guys @34Billy42 tells me they were pretty good http://t.co/G6BIP3j63I