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Way too many people are leaving us...RIP one of the ALL TIME greats Gordie Gillespie. A man of character and integrity.
Are you sure you re all right? You sure?
Really ,really good NBA game ....
LeBron channeling Chris Dudley.
My oh my oh my ....
So remember the NBA releases last 2 min on officials calls at crunch time. Last Rockets sequence was rather bizarre.
I want Cavs and Rockets to play nine overtimes.
Prior to the game caught up with legendary referee of 38 years Joey Crawford and no he did not tech me up http://t.co/htpTPl6y2u
Harden put somebody in a blender!!! Pardon me, in partaking this at a Harold's. Chicagoans say this is some of the best y'all have to offer
Thibodeau on Hinrich 0-7: "Kirk is battling through injury; we’re shorthanded and he is giving us what he has."
Mirotic: "The most important thing with our team is whenever something happen here we are together and we really try to find a way."
Mirotic w/29 pts and 9 rebs: "I am trying to play well, but we lost the game and I have a bad feeling about this game."
Mirotic on career hi 29: "Tough game for us because we lost. Without Derrick without Pau without Jimmy, so somebody need to shoot the ball."
Thibs on 31% shooting: "When your primary scorers are out it’s going to be a struggle. But we’ve go to be able to find a way to win."
Thibodeau on Butler leaving in 3rd: "It’s a hyperextension of the elbow; he’ll have an MRI tomorrow; so we’ll find out more then."
Thibs on Gasol 4&15: "I want to give Pau credit, Pau is sick, very sick. He knows we’re shorthanded; he got out there and gave us everything
Thibodeau on 96-86 loss: "You’ve just got to find a way to win; that game was winnable down the stretch and we just didn’t get it done."
Taj Gibson is in a walking boot. Jimmy Butler has Monday MRI scheduled. And Rose out 4-6 weeks. Same old story for Bulls.
Taj Gibson is in a walking boot.
Derrick Rose continued his rehab today and continues to say he'll return this season.
Gasol is still very sick, Thibs said. Likely contributed to his 2-13 performance and struggles against Jordan
Hyperextended elbow for Butler. MRI upcoming
Thibs says Butler has a hyperextended elbow and will have an MRI tomorrow.
Thibodeau said Butler will have MRI on hyperextended left elbow on Monday.
Thibodeau credited Gasol for playing through illness because Bulls were shorthanded.
Thibs says Gasol is still very sick. Gave him credit for getting out there and playing.
The last Bulls FG by a player other than Mirotic came with 3:10 left in the 3rd -- Tony Snell hit a 3.
Mirotic was 11-for-23 from the field. The rest of the Bulls were 16-for-64. Unbelievable.
LAC 96-86 --Final Jordan with 26 reb Niko with 29-9
Playing without Taj Gibson and losing Jimmy Butler to a sprained left elbow, Bulls shoot season-low 31 percent and fall to Clippers.
Mirotic gets his career hi in points with 29 as the Bulls struggle to keep shooting above 30 percent; now 31.4; 33.3 season low
New career-high of 29 points for Mirotic.
With 1:14 left in 4th, Joakim Noah's free throw is first 4th-quarter point for Bulls by somebody other than Mirotic.
The loss of Butler too much to overcome.
Bulls go to intentionally fouling DeAndre Jordan; in those 6 possessions Clips outscore Bulls 7-2; strategy only works if you can score
Hinrich isn't the only problem on offense today. Pau Gasol is 2-for-13 from the field. Butler was 3-for-9 before he left.
CP3 hits a jumper and that’ll likely do it. 92-82 with 1:50 left
Bulls shooting 32.9% w/2:41 left, third game in last four they'll shoot well below 40%; maybe need a 4 p.m. start; noon and 7 not working
Hinrich is hurting more than he's helping today. I know Thibs trusts him, but he is no threat offensively.
Pau tells the ref: “I’m gonna foul him” then pats DeAndre Jordan on the back after a love tap of a foul. 88-82 Clippers
Seemed like this game was building to a "Bulls can't score in 4th quarter" conclusion.
Bulls start grabbing DeAndre Jordan; officials initially not calling foul as must have figured it was one of those NBA player hugging things
Nikola hits a jumper and then hack a dre, Part 2 begins. Jordan hits 1 of 2
Hack A Jordan has begun. Bulls used Hack a Drummond in Detroit loss.
Mirotic w/22, five off career hi with 5:25 left and Clippers ahead 82-78.
Butler's loss is huge in many ways..left game with just over 9 min left in 3rd
Clippers 82-78 5:25 left 4th
Jordan with 22 rebounds
Jamal Crawford starting to cook. Almost taunting the Bulls with his ability to create shots
DeAndre Jordan enter w/8:22 and Bulls ahead 76-75; foul him; Yes! Even when the Bulls have the ball
Mirotic with the pump after back door cut and score on beauty of a pass from Noah, Hans and Franz; 75-73 Bulls
Niko had a tremendous ballgame...19 points ( 3rd highest scoring game) 75-73 Bulls 848 left 4th
Mirotic is hyped. Bulls are going to need him down the stretch. Especially if Gibson and Butler have to miss a few more games.
and Nikola is lighting Matt Barnes a new one. Another backdoor layup and foul. 75-73 Bulls
Butler is out for the game
Bulls PR says Jimmy Butler is done for the game because of a left elbow sprain. It did not look good.
Joey Crawford better watch it with jumping off that bad knee. He’s just coming off a surgery
Bulls PR now say Butler won't return with sprained left elbow.
Kirk Hinrich is 0-for-6 on the night. Continues to struggle offensively.
Butler will not return
Butler is questionable with a left elbow sprain. Tie game at 69 headed to the last 12 minutes. CP3 with 21 and 11. Jordan with 20 boards
Bulls at 32.8% shooting through 3 quarters vs. Clippers. Season low is 33.3% vs. Utah in early January.
Bulls in 3rd quarter 5-9- 3s... 2 point fgs in 3rd 2-14fg tied at 69 we go to the 4th
Butler- left elbow sprain..questionable to return
Noah gets huge applause from crowd on his way out for Mirotic
Snell shot 52.2% from 3-point range in February. He's 3-for-4 vs. Clippers so far.
Back to back triples from Snell and Brooks, bouts of scrappy play puts Bulls up 67-64
Butler to locker room with elbow injury to join Rose and Gibson; anyone seen E-Rob or Ron Mercer?
Butler went to the back. The freeze frames of that elbow don't look good. Bulls already really shorthanded.
CP3 just worked Brooks for a crossover and jumper. Bulls up 2 though
LAC on a 6-0 run....Paul with 21- Bulls 61-59- 5:29 left 3rd
Butler to the locker room. That can’t be good news
Butler has left the bench and headed to locker room.
According to my timeline, Jeff Van Gundy has started in on the Bulls mgt
Check that, left arm for Jimmy Butler. Quick brain fart
In late November interview, Noah said "there's no doubt in my mind" he'd get past offseason knee surgery by season's end.
Bulls 52-48 early 3rd
Butler’s in a lot of pain after running into a DeAndre Jordan screen. Hurt his right arm, receiving attention now
Borderline broken record, but Noah has been different player since day of Warriors game when he said he felt best he's felt all season.
Snell in for Butler, who is holding left arm after hitting Jordan screen.
Butler being checked out of the game. Grabbing his left arm, near his elbow.
Butler leaves-left elbow
Noah with season high in FTA (12)