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Rose shooting 6-6 in 4th: "My teammates gave me the ball. I’m fortunate to have the teammates I have; they really believe in me."
Rose on Bulls winning 6 of 7: "We’re going to try to keep this going. Make sure everyone else gets healthy and see how far this team can go"
Rose after Bulls 129-120 win: "Every performance is not going to be like this; the ones like this just continue to boost my confidence."
Rose with 29, 15 in 4th: "I don’t think there’s any way you can take me off my game. No matter what you do. That’s just how confident I am."
Noah on Rose: "He looks like he's having fun playing basketball. It's great. I'm happy. It makes me happy."
And yes -- to all the people yelling -- Butler also had 5 blocks. The Bulls had 13 as a team.
Jimmy Butler with another monster game: 27 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists. His play over the past week has been ridiculous.
Rose: "I don't think there's any way (defenses) can take me out of the game. That's how confident I am."
Bulls trailed by 12 with 630 left in 3rd then wham. Defensive intensity went through the UC roof
Bulls' 49 fourth-quarter points is the highest-scoring quarter in franchise history.
49 -4th quarter points lift Bulls past Raps 129-120 Rose-29 - Butler-27-- 11 of 11 foul line....Bulls 43-47 line Gasol 10 of 10 fts
A benchmark game for Rose this season: 29 points, 15 in the 4th. 12-for-19 from the field.
Bulls, with regulation season-high for points and FG%, are now 7-2 with their regular lineup and 11-4 in games in which Butler/Rose start.
Bulls have set a franchise with 48 points in a quarter wowza
Bulls 126-115 18sec left 4th
Bulls 38-41 from the line...season high attempts and made Bulls 124-113 23sec left
The dude in the front row with an Asik shirsey is having a one man party.
Butler now 29 out of last 30 at foul line Bulls up 120-109 50sec left
13 of Rose's 27 points have come in the fourth quarter.
Rose takes over game in 4th; fans chant MVP and cheer for hamburgers; seems like old times. Bulls by 13 w/1:17 left
Rose has taken over this game...he owns the 4th quarter. Game high 27 Bulls 118-105 1:17 left 4th
Rose has that swagger back tonight. Scary thought for the rest of the league.
Rose with huge 4th quarter finish; 11 pts and 3 assists since 96-95; now 116-105
Rose is just taking over the game. Noah is loving it. Teammates are feeding off his energy. The MVP chants start again @unitedcenter.
This is this Rose that was your MVP 4 years ago
18-20 foot jumpers, was trying to write
Bulls say Hinrich questionable to return to the game with a left hamstring strain. They don't need him right now. They have Rose.
Hinrich left game with hamstring strain
Kirk Hinrich strained his left hamstring and is questionable to return.
Rose and Lowry going at it--Rose 4 of 4 in 4th....Lowry has scored 9 of Raps last 11points Bulls are 29 4th Q points
Thibodeau fielded questions about Mirotic's rotation role w/ Gibson back Doubt finishing games is permanent but Thibs giving 1 answer tonite
Thibodeau finding a place for Mirotic, who basically has been playing 4th quarter for Gibson and Gasol
What a ballgame ...Bulls bringing A game Hinrich hamstring strain questionable to return
Rose is turning back the clock tonight a few years. Every time down the floor in the 4th quarter he's looking for his shot -- and hitting.
Bulls have given up 100 or more points in 12 of 27 games.
Bulls have turned on their defensive intensity...up 100-95 Ross started 4-4 from 3 point range 1 of 7 since Toronto shooting 31% 2nd half
Truly fun game; these teams would be terrific in a playoff series; and then I wouldn't have to go to Toronto until May. Bulls 100-95 w/6:07
Rose just drained another jumper. He's 7-for-14 from the field and has 16 points. The crowd is hyped right now.
Bulls down 91-89 830 left 4th ...
Raps 91-89 830 left 4th
Back-to-back double-doubles for Butler, his first two of the season.
83-80 Raps after 3
Jimmy Butler now has 87 points in his last 2 1/2 games. This is the best offensive stretch of his career.
And just like that, Noah puts in a shot at the rim and starts running and screaming down the floor. Maybe that will get his offense going.
Noah does not have a field goal attempt in 17 minutes. Just three rebounds.
Dwane Casey had a point on that. Butler initiated contact by sticking leg out. Bulls catch break with 4-point play.
66-60 Raps at break. JV having monster first half for Raps. Strong low post presence
Thibodeau technical with 32.2 seconds left in 1st half. If not for that, Raptors would only have had 65. 66-60 Toronto at halftime. Whew!
Clippers are last Bulls' opponent to score 65 points or more in a half, back on Jan. 24, 2014.
Raptors up 66-60 at the half. Defense optional.
Thibs picks up another T. Can't believe he doesn't get more. I've never seen a dude crush refs as consistently as he does.
Rose is getting more comfortable going to the rim, but he still looks unsure of himself while making some drives.
With Raptors leading 57-56 late in first half, Golden State and Oklahoma City asking how they score so much in the East
These Raptors looking more like Jurassic Park ones than Barney the Dinosaur guys we are more familiar with. 50-41 Tor w/6:22 left in 1st
Ex-Bull James Johnson w/ 10 pts for Raptors. This is his 2nd start of season. Landry Fields was starter until getting concussion 2 games ago
You think James Johnson has a point to prove against his old team tonight? 10 points and several nice energy plays in 1st half.
Bulls 6 turnovers....James Johnson with 10--Valancunas-10 Butler-11points
Loose ball foul on Hansbrough; Hanbrough confused as he tells ref he was only following WWF protocol
Credit to James Johnson. I thought he would be out of the league by now. He matured and has turned into a solid contributor for Toronto.
Bulls matching point for point, 33-33, in wild first quarter with Raptors. Raptors loosening up in warmer Chicago
Rock N Jock style "defense" tonight so far in this one. 33-33 after 1.
Rose has 8 points and just took one all the way to the rim. Very good early sign for Thibs and the Bulls.
Raps 23-17 Valanciunas getting plays called for him...4-8fgs 8pts 2 reb Ross-2 -3s Butler and Rose=9pts
The Raptors have 23 in the fist six minutes of this game. They're doing whatever they want offensively right now.
Dee Snider performed both Anthems tonight with an electric guitarist. That was an experience.
Add Dwane Casey to list of opposing coaches saying Butler is at All-Star level: "I’ve had a man crush on him for awhile now."
Thibodeau on Mirotic playing small forward: "We've tried it some. Let's just say it's a work in progress and it'd be very difficult to do."
This is only 9th time Bulls starting regular lineup of Rose, Butler, Dunleavy, Noah, Gasol. They are 6-2 in the previous 8.
Bulls starters http://t.co/hMNhtLUdXb
With future Bulls announcer Daniel Gerardi a junior at Hersey High http://t.co/EPg8NJ3c5o
Fantasy football championship update: I'm down 11.3 with only Connor Barth left tonight. I need field goals.
Thibs says Rose and Gibson are good to go. Hopes Derrick can string some games together again.
With the voices of the Raps Eric Smith and yes photo bombed by Matt Devlin have a great broadcast gentlemen! http://t.co/hvd8nBQ7XQ
My former guys in the TV production truck. The best. Dan Gladman and Jumpin Johnny Rusin . http://t.co/F9HSwVs9KH
In free agent Josh Smith's discussions so far, clear sense: Any NBA team that isn't playoff-bound or contending shouldn't call.
Bulls Christmas Day jerseys have arrived at the Bull Market http://t.co/G15bjuar5D