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Mirotic is starting strong today. 3-for-3 from the field -- 8 points, 2 rebounds and looks very aggressive early.
Niko with a slam....(3-3 fgs) 26-24 LAC early 2nd
Note to opponents: Mirotic likes to pump fake. Does it almost every touch.
Clips 26-18 after one. Early start, Rose and Gibson out, not in rhythm, they said snow and didn't snow much, forget to change calendar...
Thibodeau hasn't liked using E'Twaun Moore at PG but he's played well in his limited role this season. Wonder if he gets shot with Rose out.
Butler, Gasol and Brooks are a combined 2-for-12 after the first quarter.
Austin Rivers in for Clippers; same surname as coach. Kind of amusing coincidence
No Neil and Stacey so the local call on Bulls Radio and @espn1000 http://t.co/TwNuXogLhJ
Chris Paul is gutting the Bulls today. 26-18 Clippers lead. He’s getting to the lane, compromising Bulls D. They may have to double him
End of 1---Bulls down 26-18 Jordan with 9 reb. LAC 10-2 in the paint
Brooks hasn't run with starting assignment. Problem is, Bulls want to keep Hinrich's minutes in 20-24 range. Hinrich prefers that anyway.
Besides the Van Arsdale twins
DeAndre Jordan: 11.2 pts, 14.2 rebs, .409 FT pct. Andre Drummond: 13.0 pts, 12.9 rebs, .394 FT pct. Most similar guys in NBA history.
A struggling Brooks goes out, Hinrich in and Butler is now guarding CP3. Thought this would happen
The Bulls' offense looks disjointed. 3-for-13 from the field so far.
Redick just hit a triple over 2 Bulls. Clippers are quicker to the ball all around.
Noah in last 6 games: 7.7 points, 13.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1 block in 34 minutes.
Redick steps on line, then barks to ref on the way down, giving Dunleavy enough room to hit a rhythm triple. Can’t do that
Jordan with 5 first Quarter rebounds 8:02 left
Will be curious to see if the Bulls go to Gasol on the block vs. D. Jordan or put him on the perimeter/midpost
Clippers intros underway; Thibs calling for someone to foul DeAndre Jordan; officials say not yet
Two St Johns legends http://t.co/2KkYpLKOBP
Thibodeau called Gibson day-to-day and Gibson is fast healer. But he still can't put full weight on it. So should miss more time.
Bulls starters: Brooks, Butler, Dunleavy, Noah, Gasol.
Derrick Rose is at Bulls-Clippers. Will address media in coming days.
A pre game picture before Joey Crawford gave me a tech http://t.co/Cnwco6qi2u
Thibodeau is considering starting Hinrich vs. Clippers.
Gasol is a go
Thibs says Gibson is out today. Gasol will play.
Gasol will play vs. Clippers. Gibson will not.
And......Jerry Krause belongs in Springfield, MA.
Since I'm on my soap box... it's about time both baseball and basketball recognize the contributions of Jerry Reinsdorf .
I just don't understand the Baseball Hall of Fame committee... Why isn't Minoso in Cooperstown?
Who will have the mojo for the Bulls vs Clippers? 11:30 CT pre on Bulls Radio Net. ESPN 1000.
OMG. RIP. Minnie Minoso. What an extraordinary human being who happened to be a baseball player.
in 24 hours the Blackhawks have seriously upgraded their roster--big time
Awesome job by @BTN on its 1989 "Flying Illini" --tremendous job. That team and Hakeem's Houston Cougars best teams never to win NCAA title
Drummond is a great rebounder but has to come up with that board there. That’s the difference between playing after April 15 and going home
Dinwiddie just pulled a Nique! A slow Nique but a Nique nonetheless
The Wizards are allowing a tired Pistons team to come back on them on the road, after a double-OT game. Danger, Wizards, danger
Paul Pierce is waiting on a wheelchair
Officials better tighten things up. Illinois and Northwestern are getting after it Elbows and then some .
Catching Wiz-Pistons. John Wall is a blur . Washington up 21.
Bulls TV behind the scenes. They keep Steve, Bill and me loose prior to on air presentation. http://t.co/9h5xdGY0D6
Bulls report: Derrick Rose (right knee) is out. Taj Gibson (left ankle) is doubtful. Pau Gasol (illness) is questionable.
Bulls call Gibson doubtful and Gasol questionable vs. Clippers. Gibson virtually guaranteed to sit. Thibodeau thinks Gasol will play.
Something would have to go very unexpectedly wrong during Rose's rehab for him not to play for Bulls this season.
Rose will address media in coming days. But he's in good spirits, walking fine, began rehab. Very confident he'll play this season.
Rose isn't talking to media yet, but he seems to be in good spirits. Just saw him walking out of the Advocate Center.
Mirotic on Rose: "We know it’s a tough moment for him. Everyone is here to support him. I really feel bad, still in shock what happened."
Thibodeau believes Gasol "will be fine" for Clippers.
Thibodeau said Rose's rehab is mapped out and he's in good spirits.
Thibs says Rose started his rehab today. Bulls are 'cautiously optimistic' and that rehab plan is already mapped out.
Thibs says Gibson is doubtful for tomorrow. Hopeful that Gasol will be able to play tomorrow.
Thibodeau said Gibson is sore and didn't practice. Rose started his rehab. Gasol got up shots.
Scottie Pippen at practice today.
Best scene in the movie. Pops: "Hey Marcus, I hear some lady at the office..."
Wow....RIP Anthony Mason.
Dunleavy on Butler: "He’s really evolving from a guy that can get baskets to handle the ball and get baskets to now make plays for people."
Butler on Rose return: "Four to six weeks as long as it may sound, I think we can handle that; it’s better than all year."
More Butler on Rose: "He’s been telling me that (to lead the team) all year. I think it’s a little more now that he's not here."
Butler on talking to Rose: "He said get out there and get it done, be aggressive and step up; he told me to lead this team."
Thibs on Butler: "Guards everyone, has a very high basketball IQ. He knows the plays as well as anyone on our team at all the positions."
Thibs on Butler w/28 &12: Jimmy played a little bit of point, a little 2, a little 3 and a little of the 4. He did just about everything."
Rare light response from Thibs on Bulls playing more high post offense with Gasol out: "I don’t know what we were doing."
Thibodeau on Gibson ankle sprain: "Will see tomorrow what it looks like. It is the same one (left) that was giving him trouble before."
Flip Saunders on Bulls: "Their wings are Dunleavy at 6-10 and Butler at 6-7 and built like a football player. They got rebounds physically.”
Butler on relief of hearing Rose timetable: "4-6 weeks as long it may sound, I think we can handle that. It's better than all year."
No Rose. No Gasol. No Gibson (last three quarters). Bulls grind it out and win !
Gibson limping badly in postgame locker room.
Gibson comes in locker room, limping heavily