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Bob De Carolis, on hiring Gary Andersen: “I’m pumped, I’m stoked, I’m amped, I’m psyched, I’m excited. Yes, you can say I’m happy."
Gary Andersen on OSU facilities: “Outstanding. Wonderful. Fantastic. But it’s the people behind the doors who matter the most."
Bob De Carolis, on Gary Andersen: “We said, ‘We’re not going to do any better than this.' Then it was pedal to the metal; let’s go get him.'
Gary Andersen, on when he decided to come to Oregon State: “As soon as I was offered the job. The instant it was offered to me, I accepted."
Lakers' Nick Young hits game-winning three to beat Spurs in OT http://t.co/xbm4sMHQIl
Nick Young looking off Boozer super hard just like Kobe taught him. Just kidding Swaggy isn't out here learning new things. Born to chuck
Blazers schedule until Christmas is tough: at Ind, SAS, Mil, at Sas, at NOP, at Hou, at OKC --- Then some relief with 76ers on Dec. 26.
Spurs losing to the Lakers. Next 12 Spurs games are brutal: at Den, Por (2x), Mem (2x), at Dal, LAC, OKC, NOP (2x), Hou and Wash.
Gerald Henderson, who is not coincidentally a Duke University graduate, clangs a potential game winner. Advantage: Heels.
37 year old, Amreican Hero and Tar Heel Vince Carter off the bench for a game-tying three for the Grizzlies against the Hornets in OT.
Aldridge was 0-for-1 with 2 points in 7:49 of the fourth quarter. Bulls really took him out of the game down the stretch.
Blazers get very little outside of Aldridge and Lillard. Bench points also an issue tonight. 40-15 Bulls adv. Bulls win 115-106.
Derrick Rose vs. Damian Lillard has been fantastic. What a game.
Wow. RoLo block and Dame doing Dame.
RoLo single-handedly destroyed that Bulls possession. Lillard trey and it's a 4 point game with a minute left.
Blazers get a quality shot out of a timeout *drink*
Aaron Brooks probably just ended it.
This is fun.
Blazers changed to a zone and Rose found the crease anyway.
Derrick Rose getting whatever he wants.
Lillard keeping the Blazers in it, just barely. Trading buckets with D-Rose. 102-94 Bulls with just over 4 minutes left.
Derrick Rose looks just fine to me, by the way.
Blazers still yet to have another player in double-figures other than Aldridge (33) and Lillard (22).
Should note that LA's regular season career-high is 44 points, set vs. Denver on Jan. 23, 2014.
Stotts going back to Freeland this time as the 4th big against Mirotic. And he rewards his coach with a second-chance bucket.
Joel Freeland seeing his first action to open the fourth quarter and gets the put back bucket.
LA is 13 points shy of tying career-high of 46 points, set in the opener vs. Houston in last season's playoff series.
Bulls 82, Blazers 78 after 3. Aldridge has 33 and 8 rebounds. Lillard has 17 points, 6 ast. Important first few minutes of the 4th coming up
Steve Blake had 3 TOs in the first half. Now he's starting to cook in the 3rd quarter. 8 points now in the period.
Steve Blake 4 point play? of course.
69-67 Bulls in the 3rd quarter. Lillard: 17 points, 5 ast, 3 rebs. Rose: 19 points, 4 ast, 3 rebs.
LaMarcus still going bonkers. Looks like Game 2 in Houston last year.
Nicolas Batum finally makes his first shot, a 22-foot J, with 9:20 left in 3rd Q. He had been 0-6 from field.
Bulls up 12-0 in fast break points and have 9 offensive rebounds.
Bulls 59, Blazers 51 at halftime. Aldridge, Lillard and Matthews have 47 points. Everybody else on POR: 4.
Foul differential burned the Blazers in Minny on Wed and it's back again in Chicago. Bulls 12-13 FTs, Blazers 2-2.
Nicolas Batum: 0-4 from field, 0-2 from deep. Struggles continue.
LaMarcus Aldridge: Still hot.
Doesn't matter which Blazers back-up four it is, Mirotic has dominated them in both games. Bulls up 44-33, 20-5 in the 2nd quarter.
Bulls outscored the Blazers 20-5 with LA on the bench.
The Blazers ... an unforced turnover waiting to happen tonight.
Two years ago Wesley Matthew's dribbling was an adventure. Now he looks for that floater when people run him off the line.
Freeland holds his own but Mirotic gave him the business in the last meeting. Leonard a little more athletic.
Chris Kaman almost never passes in the paint so of course he tries to throw a lob to Meyers Leonard on that one.
Terry Stotts giving Meyers some run back in his home state of Illinois.
LaMarcus Aldridge doing whatever he wants
LA is just ridiculous right now.
What is Chicago's finest cut of lunch meat?
Fan behind me just shouted, "Come on, Jimmy Buckets!" Pretty good nickname for Jimmy Butler, if you ask me.
Nic Batum still struggling from three. Damian Lillard still hitting really tough step backs.
In that '11 game when Aldridge scored 42, Noah didn't play. Taj Gibson a little better defender than Kurt Thomas, though.
LaMarcus Aldridge now 13-for-25 for 3s on the season. He's got 13 points in the first five minutes.
LaMarcus Aldridge 13, Derrick Rose 9, everybody else 4.
Derrick Rose looks pretty good.
Hey Chicago Bulls PR ... I seem to have an obstructed view at my "media seat" tonight. http://t.co/m9cORHMiRr
Local TV back on regular programming but CNN is staying on the North Portland shooting.
J. Cole is taken for granted. Y'all ain't real enough.
Gary Andersen, “I did see an ‘O’ out there in the parking lot and it irritated me.”
Dr. Ed Ray, Oregon State president, says, “… we’re going to kick your butt!"