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flagrant 1 for Cole...tech for Kirk
Hinrich and Cole separated by official Ed Malloy
No one handles the regular season HEAT like the Chicago Bulls. I'm rolling my eyes so hard right now. Wish you guys could see it.
Nice half for Boozer: 19 pts, 7-12 FGs, 4 rebs. Bulls lead 58-44.
Bosh is 2-8 FG for 6 pts, 0 rebs in 17 mins.
Heat could use some inside scoring, Bosh isn't doing it.
Bulls up 58-44 at half. Boozer had 19 points. Noah has 10 rebounds. Bulls out-rebounded Miami 27-9. Best half of season given circumstances.
Halftime Bulls 58-44. Boozer-19 Noah 10 reb Bulls 55% James- 17pts Hope you're enjoying the broadcast if not the tweets
Boozer called for foul in lane holding Bosh. Almost as if he thought Bosh might go for a rebound.
Odds Boozer plays for the Heat next year after getting amnestied?
With LeBron's second foul in less than two minutes, NBA calls in to change officiating crew at halftime
There should be a name for LeBron's disgusted walk after he disagrees with a call. It's kind of unique.
Bulls 53-37 153 left 1st half..got to love it
Bulletin just in James picks up a foul..details at 10
Bosh is starting to look like Rasheed Wallace the way he never sets foot in the paint.
wow-wow-wow Bulls by 16
Kirk back for Marquis, bench showed him love. I give Thibs credit for letting him stay out there longer than expected, even to rest Kirk.
Bulls appear to be rotating and helping on defense. When did they decide to do that?
The UC crowd is fired up--love it
LeBron with worst plus/minus thus far for Heat with Bulls ahead 43-28. Same old story, how do they win with him?
UC is going bananas..Bulls 43-28 Bulls 6-6 3s Dunleavy buries left corner 3 ...
The Bulls have a 15 point lead. Noah looks like a different player. Boozer leads all scorers with 10 points. All good right now for Thibs.
This little stretch should do wonders for Marquis' plus-minus.
Beas is unhappy on the bench...meanwhile, Dunleavy hits a trey off a missed-FT o-board and his own save
As far as I can see, Beasley has been in the wrong place on every defensive play so far. But it is early.
Alshon Jeffery with by far the biggest cheer of the dozen or so Bears players shown on the scoreboard so far tonight.
Opponents used to put out lineups like this when Tim Floyd was coaching: Coles, Haslem, Beasley, Lewis, Mason Jr. Your two-time champs
The crowd gives Alshon Jeffery a big cheer as he is shown on the JumboTron.
Bulls are 5-5 from 3 early, 63.6% from the field, 9 dimes on 14 buckets, 18-6 edge on the glass
Taj bustin it again...6pts off the bench... Bulls 36-24 849 left 2nd Q Bulls 63%fg
Bulls finally getting some calls vs. Heat and are 3-for-8 at foul line.
Taj is unaware or simply doesn't care about Beas' new defensive rep.
Gotta believe facing the Miami Heat beats playing the Erie Bayhawks for Marquis Teague.
Bulls up 9---29-20 Boozer with 10pts Hinrich-8pts Bulls 61%fg Bulls 4-4 3s Reb 15-4
Typical Bulls-Heat. Shorthanded home team up 29-20 after 1stQ. Booz 10, Hinrich 8, LBJ 7. Bulls lead rebounds 15-4.
Deng drains a three. Bulls play their best quarter in a week. Bulls up 29-20 after 1. United Center is rocking early.
Norris Cole has given the Bulls problems...let's see if that changes tonight
Marquis checks in for Kirk.
Carlos being aggressive inside is always a positive vs. a small Heat team
Julius Peppers is in the building. Man, that guy sees a lot of Heat games.
Chris Andersen had six points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals in season opener vs. Bulls. Impacted game against Bulls active bigs
Bulls up 13-3 in rebounds right now vs. Miami, but I'd expect Rashard Lewis to turn that around.
Heat checking if Bosh can be credited with a rebound if he's within three feet of ball
Where's this Noah been?
Been difficult for Noah to get into games this season, but no trouble tonite: 7 rebounds in first 7 minutes. Heat: 3, all LeBron
When you hear players say things like, "This is 1 of 82." Don't believe them. Intensity on the floor with these 2 teams is always different.
Bulls 14-11 512 left 1st half...Hinrich-8pts---Noah 7 reb.
Bulls PGs have a history of big scoring nights vs. MIA: CJ, Lucas, of course Derrick...Kirk next? I know, too soon
Tony may already be Bulls' best wing handler/passer, esp. in transition...Lu does it, but not necessarily his forte. Jimmy can be reluctant
I thought the Butler-Deng lineup looked pretty good on opening night, but that Snell-Dunleavy sequence was brutal.
Curious how Tony Snell does tonight after his rough emergency duty on opening night. He's been quiet so far.
...regardless of personnel on the floor. No Derrick or Jimmy, but no Wade or Birdman either.
That lack of fear the Bulls have for the Heat, even if hasn't resulted in winning playoff series, means regular-season games are toss-ups...
Noah looks more energized in the first few minutes of this one than he has been since Rose went down. He hates the Heat.
Greg Anthony on call for TNT. He and Oakley used to have contests during the Floyd era on who could dress more like a 1920s gangster.
I'm worried that Bulls-Nets on Dec. 25 is going to ruin the nation's holiday.
3 best Alaskan ballplayers in history in the building tonight: Carlos, MIA's Chalmers and ex-NBA player/current Spurs scout Trajan Langdon.
So you were wondering if LBJ would be engaged this evening . . .?
This yr Nets pick to ATL--next year Boston
Charles Oakley, who I quoted about 17,343 times during the 2001-02 debacle of a season, in the house for Bulls-Heat.
Remember--Nets pick goes to Boston...Knicks pick to Denver--unprotected
Bulls PR: Luol Deng, Kevin Durant and Kevin Love are only 3 players currently averaging at least 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
Derrick Rose has faced the Heat 3 times since the 2011 Eastern Conference finals. He has missed 7 regular-season and 5 playoff meetings.
Heat starters: Battier, James, Bosh, Allen, Chalmers. Wade is inactive.
LeBron James said he was watching Bulls-Blazers live when DRose suffered latest knee injury. "I didn't want to believe it," James said.
I'm sure people know this by now, but Wade is out tonight...sick at the team hotel, listed as day-to-day
I'm not a doctor (I'm guessing some people are aware of that fact) so I don't know if this matters, but I'm told Derrick's stitches are out.
Wade a no go
Thibs also said Jimmy Butler still hasn't practiced and is 'week to week'
DWade out vs. Bulls with illness.
No Wade tonight
Thibs didn't completely shut door on possible Rose return this year, but came pretty close. "To me he's basically, he's out for the season"
As previously stated, Thibodeau rules Rose out for season. "We want him to be completely healthy."
Bulls will have a moment of silence for the late Nelson Mandela prior to tip.
Nelson Mandela spent over 10-thousand days in jail. 10-thousand...think about it !
What an inspiration ...a true spirit of courage and freedom
Rest in peace Nelson Mandela
Thank you madiba. You will never be forgotten.
DRose said he "can play with anyone" but won't recruit free agents next summer. Don't forget, he did recruit Kirk Hinrich.
Small detail from DRose presser. Revealed why he doesn't play pickup games in offseason: "I don’t want anyone to see my tendencies."
No Ed Too Tall Jones for Cowboys .
No Cutler No Briggs for Bears
6 hrs away from tip. Don't get me started about 830 games !
Cutler a no go for Dallas
I expect Carlos Boozer to have a big game..22 games vs Heat (Bulls) avg 15-10 including 31 opening night
No Birdman tonight. Wade game time - illness
Heat says Dwyane Wade is sick and game-time decision for tonight. Chris Andersen not with team today for personal reasons.