Sam Smith

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."

Mike McGraw

#Bulls went 43-for-47 at foul line tonight vs. TOR. Long way from that franchise record, though -- 56-for-71 vs. Phoenix in 1970.

Sam Smith

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"

Sam Smith

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."

Sam Smith

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."

Nick Friedell

Noah on Rose: "He looks like he's having fun playing basketball. It's great. I'm happy. It makes me happy."

Nick Friedell

And yes -- to all the people yelling -- Butler also had 5 blocks. The Bulls had 13 as a team.

Nick Friedell

Jimmy Butler with another monster game: 27 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists. His play over the past week has been ridiculous.

Mike McGraw

Thibs: "I don't care how we win, as long as we win. Low-scoring, high-scoring, medium-scoring – just win." #Bulls

Mike McGraw

D-Rose after #Bulls score 129 points vs. Toronto: "It's kind of a free offense, where if we get it, we're gone."

KC Johnson

Rose: "I don't think there's any way (defenses) can take me out of the game. That's how confident I am."

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls trailed by 12 with 630 left in 3rd then wham. Defensive intensity went through the UC roof

KC Johnson

Bulls' 49 fourth-quarter points is the highest-scoring quarter in franchise history.

Chuck Swirsky

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

Nick Friedell

A benchmark game for Rose this season: 29 points, 15 in the 4th. 12-for-19 from the field.

KC Johnson

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.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls have set a franchise with 48 points in a quarter wowza

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 126-115 18sec left 4th

Mike McGraw

This is like a score from the 1970s: #Bulls 126, Raptors 115. It feels like we're in the wrong arena.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 38-41 from the line...season high attempts and made Bulls 124-113 23sec left

Nick Friedell

The dude in the front row with an Asik shirsey is having a one man party.

Chuck Swirsky

Butler now 29 out of last 30 at foul line Bulls up 120-109 50sec left

Nick Friedell

13 of Rose's 27 points have come in the fourth quarter.

Mike McGraw

Rose is 6-for-6 from field, 13 pts in 4thQ. #Bulls were down 12 mid 3rdQ, now up 118-105 with 1:17 left.

Sam Smith

Rose takes over game in 4th; fans chant MVP and cheer for hamburgers; seems like old times. Bulls by 13 w/1:17 left

Chuck Swirsky

Rose has taken over this game...he owns the 4th quarter. Game high 27 Bulls 118-105 1:17 left 4th

Nick Friedell

Rose has that swagger back tonight. Scary thought for the rest of the league.

Sam Smith

Rose with huge 4th quarter finish; 11 pts and 3 assists since 96-95; now 116-105

Nick Friedell

Rose is just taking over the game. Noah is loving it. Teammates are feeding off his energy. The MVP chants start again @unitedcenter.

Chuck Swirsky

This is this Rose that was your MVP 4 years ago

Mike McGraw

If you're not watching on TV, Noah and Mirotic have been the closing big men. No Pau or Taj. #Bulls

Mike McGraw

18-20 foot jumpers, was trying to write

Mike McGraw

Tonight in 4thQ, Rose has mixed some runners with pull-up 18-20 t jumpers. #Bulls

Mike McGraw

One thing to like about D-Rose tonight and vs. Por when he scored 31 is he attacked the basket without taking a beating. #Bulls

Nick Friedell

Bulls say Hinrich questionable to return to the game with a left hamstring strain. They don't need him right now. They have Rose.

Sam Smith

Hinrich left game with hamstring strain

KC Johnson

Kirk Hinrich strained his left hamstring and is questionable to return.

Chuck Swirsky

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

KC Johnson

Thibodeau fielded questions about Mirotic's rotation role w/ Gibson back Doubt finishing games is permanent but Thibs giving 1 answer tonite

Mike McGraw

Kirk Hinrich left hamstring strain. #Bulls

Sam Smith

Thibodeau finding a place for Mirotic, who basically has been playing 4th quarter for Gibson and Gasol

Chuck Swirsky

What a ballgame ...Bulls bringing A game Hinrich hamstring strain questionable to return

Nick Friedell

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.

KC Johnson

Bulls have given up 100 or more points in 12 of 27 games.

Chuck Swirsky

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

Nick Friedell

Stat of the night right now for the Bulls. RT @C4DUNK Bulls now 30-for-31 from the line tonight.

Sam Smith

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

Nick Friedell

Rose just drained another jumper. He's 7-for-14 from the field and has 16 points. The crowd is hyped right now.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls down 91-89 830 left 4th ...

Chuck Swirsky

Raps 91-89 830 left 4th

KC Johnson

Back-to-back double-doubles for Butler, his first two of the season.

Mike McGraw

That Ross 3-pointer was Toronto's only points in last 6:30 of 3rdQ, so there are signs of life from Thibs' defense. #Bulls down 83-80.

Mike McGraw

#Bulls are doing a lot of swimming upstream tonight, trail by 8 mid-3rdQ. Raptors showing great balance and variety in offense.

Nick Friedell

Jimmy Butler now has 87 points in his last 2 1/2 games. This is the best offensive stretch of his career.

Nick Friedell

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.

Nick Friedell

Noah does not have a field goal attempt in 17 minutes. Just three rebounds.

KC Johnson

Dwane Casey had a point on that. Butler initiated contact by sticking leg out. Bulls catch break with 4-point play.

Chuck Swirsky

66-60 Raps at break. JV having monster first half for Raps. Strong low post presence

Mike McGraw

Interesting that Raptors are shooting below 50% (.479), while #Bulls have edge in FTs and rebs, yet 66 points at halftime; 6-11 3-ptrs helps

Sam Smith

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!

Mike McGraw

Hard to get used to these 60-point halves. #Bulls trail Raptors 66-60 at halftime, season-high for a Bulls opponent.

KC Johnson

Clippers are last Bulls' opponent to score 65 points or more in a half, back on Jan. 24, 2014.

Nick Friedell

Raptors up 66-60 at the half. Defense optional.

Nick Friedell

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.

Nick Friedell

Rose is getting more comfortable going to the rim, but he still looks unsure of himself while making some drives.

Sam Smith

With Raptors leading 57-56 late in first half, Golden State and Oklahoma City asking how they score so much in the East

Sam Smith

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

Mike McGraw

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

Nick Friedell

You think James Johnson has a point to prove against his old team tonight? 10 points and several nice energy plays in 1st half.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 6 turnovers....James Johnson with 10--Valancunas-10 Butler-11points

Sam Smith

Loose ball foul on Hansbrough; Hanbrough confused as he tells ref he was only following WWF protocol

Nick Friedell

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.

Sam Smith

Bulls matching point for point, 33-33, in wild first quarter with Raptors. Raptors loosening up in warmer Chicago

Nick Friedell

Rock N Jock style "defense" tonight so far in this one. 33-33 after 1.

Mike McGraw

Didn't expect a shootout tonight. #Bulls and Raptors tied 33-33 after 1stQ. Butler has 11 points, Rose 9.

Nick Friedell

Going after Gasol. MT @JeffGurt Valanciunas has attempted 10 field goals in the first 9 minutes. His season high is 12 field goal attempts.

Sam Smith

Former Bulls James Johnson can be a model for many young NBA players. blogs.bulls.com/2014/12/former…

Mike McGraw

Raptors' game plan seems obvious. Center Jonas Valanciunas took 9 of their first 17 shots, working against Gasol. #Bulls

Nick Friedell

Rose has 8 points and just took one all the way to the rim. Very good early sign for Thibs and the Bulls.

Chuck Swirsky

Raps 23-17 Valanciunas getting plays called for him...4-8fgs 8pts 2 reb Ross-2 -3s Butler and Rose=9pts

Nick Friedell

The Raptors have 23 in the fist six minutes of this game. They're doing whatever they want offensively right now.

Nick Friedell

Dee Snider performed both Anthems tonight with an electric guitarist. That was an experience.

KC Johnson

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."

KC Johnson

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."

KC Johnson

This is only 9th time Bulls starting regular lineup of Rose, Butler, Dunleavy, Noah, Gasol. They are 6-2 in the previous 8.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls starters http://t.co/hMNhtLUdXb

Chuck Swirsky

With future Bulls announcer Daniel Gerardi a junior at Hersey High http://t.co/EPg8NJ3c5o

Joel Brigham

Fantasy football championship update: I'm down 11.3 with only Connor Barth left tonight. I need field goals.

Nick Friedell

Thibs says Rose and Gibson are good to go. Hopes Derrick can string some games together again.

Chuck Swirsky

With the voices of the Raps Eric Smith and yes photo bombed by Matt Devlin have a great broadcast gentlemen! http://t.co/hvd8nBQ7XQ

Chuck Swirsky

Two Canadian hoops legends @34Billy42 and @LeoRautins http://t.co/mje7mbUkGo

Chuck Swirsky

My former guys in the TV production truck. The best. Dan Gladman and Jumpin Johnny Rusin . http://t.co/F9HSwVs9KH

Pau Gasol

Tonight, tough game at home against the #Raptors. Good test facing the leaders in our conference! #SeeRed #ProtectOurHome

Pau Gasol

Esta noche, partido duro en casa contra los #Raptors. Buen test contra el líder del nuestra conferencia. #SeeRed #ProtectOurHome

Shams Charania

In free agent Josh Smith's discussions so far, clear sense: Any NBA team that isn't playoff-bound or contending shouldn't call.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls Christmas Day jerseys have arrived at the Bull Market http://t.co/G15bjuar5D