KC Johnson

If this is how it's going to be, sign us up for Bulls-Cavs replacing Bulls-Heat. trib.in/1wP9wor

Joe Cowley

Looking ahead on the Rose ankle watch - Bulls play four in five nights starting Tuesday, so sitting him tomorrow might be the play.

KC Johnson

Classic. Thibodeau got asked a softball about Tony Snell's 4th quarter job on LeBron. "We'll see. I want to see the film."

Joe Cowley

Speech DRose might need to hear on the plane tonight - youtube.com/watch?v=Hb72h8…

Joe Cowley

3 minutes on Butler - he's going to look great in New York blue and orange next season ... tick...tick...

Joe Cowley

7 minutes on Jimmy Butler contract extension, by the way.

Joe Cowley

Good news is there's a win sitting out there for the taking in Minny tomorrow night - with or without Rose.

Nick Friedell

More Noah: "They're good rebounders. We got our ass kicked on the glass and we'll do a better job next time."

Joe Cowley

Mirotic was given 4:11 against the Cavs. Reality against skilled teams.

Nick Friedell

Noah: "We tricked it. We tricked the game today. We should have won."

Joe Cowley

And as I said numerous times - New York was an aberration. Plan for Mirotic is 4 minutes, and more if they're good minutes.

Joe Cowley

Translation: Don't blame me that there's a few guys that need heart transplants.

Joe Cowley

Thibs is clearly frustrated with minutes talk, throwing all answers to "I do what the trainers and doctors tell me.''

Joe Cowley

So from what we know there are minutes restrictions for Rose, Noah and Gasol.

Joe Cowley

As far as Gasol's MIA in the fourth, he played 36 minutes, so Thibs said he had to honor his minutes restrictions as well.

Joe Cowley

I'm guessing that Gibson wasn't getting the same bounce he would like in his injured ankle, but warrior-ed up.

Joe Cowley

Rose has to feel a certain amount of bounce in his game to take the court. Was the same mentality late in the 2013 season.

KC Johnson

Rose: "It kind of limited me a little bit, shooting jump shots and I wasn’t getting the bounce I wanted."

Joe Cowley

Rose said he will give it a go tomorrow, but pointed out if he can't go there will still be 80 games left. 79 actually, but who cares.

Joe Cowley

Rose: "It kind of limited me a little bit shooting jump shots, and wasn’t getting the bounce I wanted.’’ So he told trainers and was pulled.

KC Johnson

Taj Gibson: "We got humbled. But we'll see them again."

Joe Cowley

He didn't want to come back in the game because he "wasn't getting the bounce I like.''

Joe Cowley

Rose said the injury was minor, no swelling, and X-rays negative. Still unsure about tomorrow in Minny.

KC Johnson

Rose called his injury minor. "I'm walking around so I think everyone can breathe."

KC Johnson

Rose said his ankle isn't serious and he will travel to Minnesota.

Nick Friedell

Rose's message to city of Chicago. "Don't worry. Just an ankle sprain"

Nick Friedell

Rose says x rays were negative. Says he's fine. Just an ankle sprain.

Joe Cowley

Thibs on if he is worried about Rose: "I'm worried about everybody.''

Nick Friedell

Rose joking with reporters. Says he's all right.

Joe Cowley

"They don't talk to me.'' Thibs, asked if he was given an explanation by refs on Irving's questionable 3-point play.

Mike McGraw

Thibs: "We had some tough calls go against us."

Joe Cowley

Thibs has no update on Rose after all. Update on his team? "You have to play with an edge.''

Nick Friedell

Thibs says he hasn't gotten an update on Rose's ankle yet.

Joe Cowley

Thibs on his way down - Rose update coming.

Joe Cowley

One guy had a football background, where toughness is learned. The other did not.

Joe Cowley

Each time Rose goes down, my respect and admiration for the way A. Iverson played goes up. Reckless abandon and got up off the floor.

Chuck Swirsky

Up next Sat. night at Minnesota 630 CT pre Bulls Radio Network ESPN 1000

Chuck Swirsky

Cavs 114-108 OT James 36-Irving 23 Thompson 16-13 reb Hinrich-Rose each with 20 Bulls 20 turnovers Cavs 52-42 on glass

Joe Cowley

Final score 114-108 Cavs. Lesson learned? Don't use the Knicks as a measuring stick of where you are....ever!

Nick Friedell

It's over. Bulls lose in OT 114-108. Rose's ankle injury hovers over everything for the Bulls.

Sam Smith

Cavs win in OT to tie Bulls and Pacers for Central Division lead. LeBron and Cavs finally break one-game losing streak. Cavs by 10 on boards

Joe Cowley

Holy Tristan Thompson .... 12 offensive rebounds. Thibs might puke after watching game film on the plane.

Joe Cowley

1...2....3.... "Hard Work!'' 4....5....6... "Together!''

Chuck Swirsky

Cavs 112-106 12.3 sec

Joe Cowley

James is rarely ever hurt. It's gotta be the shoes.

Joe Cowley

Gasol will go off before mid-November. Book it!

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls with 20 turnovers Cavs lead 110-104 16.5 sec left OT

Joe Cowley

Great game. Bulls were beaten at what they do best, but this will be a season-long saga. Can't wait for the ECF.

Joe Cowley

Horrible call on Noah. Let them play.

Joe Cowley

The nice thing for the Bulls is a lot of the sloppy play is very correctable. The bad news is injuries aren't.

Sam Smith

Perhaps fitting for this game appears Bulls unexpectedly losing because of failure to box out. Tristan Thompson offensive reb and slam big

Chuck Swirsky

Last opponent to have more than 12OR vs Bulls ...Rodman (Pistons) in 95

Joe Cowley

Rose should start wearing LeBron's.

KC Johnson

Cavs 52-42 rebounding edge. Fitting Thompson possibly iced game with that offensive board and dunk.

Joe Cowley

Thompson just wanted it more than Gibson and was in way better position. Sums up the night.

Chuck Swirsky

Thompson has killed the Bulls 13 boards-12 on the offensive glass Cavs 108-104

Joe Cowley

Rose's status could be in doubt for tomorrow. Back-to-backs are no fun.

Sam Smith

Cavs 104-102 w/1:35 in OT. Noah and Gibson closing with Hinrich, Dunleavy and Brooks

Mike McGraw

#Bulls are only down 2 with 1:35 left in OT, but UC has gone dead. Even Pippen on video board doesn't help much.

Chuck Swirsky

104-102 Cavs...Cleveland 135 left in OTball

Nick Friedell

Great defense by Taj Gibson. He got switched onto Irving and held his own.

Nick Friedell

Noah is back in the game for the final 2:40.

Joe Cowley

Thibs reaching for the security blanket that is Noah. Minutes be damned!

KC Johnson

Noah coming to scorer's table.

Nick Friedell

LeBron James does the Boozer and flexes after going to the rim and getting an and 1.

Joe Cowley

The King just gave Chicago crowd a bicep pose after that one. Bow to the KING!

Joe Cowley

Actually, welcome to the minutes restrictions that will haunt Noah all season.

Joe Cowley

Now I get it - Noah is the regular-game closer ... Gasol the overtime closer.

Sam Smith

Bulls in overtime without Rose with ankle turn and Noah likely over his playing time restrictions from knee surgery in summer

KC Johnson

Wouldn't be surprised if Noah is done. He's at 35 minutes and back-to-back tomorrow.

Nick Friedell

Noah on bench to start OT. He's already played 35 minutes. I wonder if he will come back in.

Joe Cowley

Definitely, not the usual Game No. 2 of the regular season.

Joe Cowley

Bulls playing the Pacino - "The inches we need'' speech. Pacino should coach the Bears.

Sam Smith

Terrific Bulls/Cavs game ending as it should with no one winning. 98-98 going into overtime. Heck of a preview for the season

Chuck Swirsky

That continuation call is killing me.

Joe Cowley

This game is like Rocky-Drago, Christmas Night in Russia.

Chuck Swirsky

Love misfired top side 3---OT here we come ! 98-98

Nick Friedell

Love misses a 3 that would have won it at the buzzer. We are headed to overtime in Chicago.

Joe Cowley

Now you roll the bus out RT @Nick Friedell: Hinrich airballs a desperation 3 as shot clock expires. LeBron has 3.9 seconds to win the game.

Joe Cowley

Cavs have sent Waiters back to the locker room ... He's not hurt. They just don't want him anywhere near the court.

Nick Friedell

Hinrich airballs a desperation 3 as shot clock expires. LeBron has 3.9 seconds to win the game.

Chuck Swirsky

Hinrich no go---Cavs ball 3 sec left 98-98

Sam Smith

Cavs tie at 98 with 27.9 seconds remaining. Snell telling Thibs he can't bail out team every night

Chuck Swirsky

Irving with continuation -a 3 point play at 98..Bulls ball 27 sec left

Sam Smith

Hinrich with last eight Bulls points as sculptors begin final preparations for Hinrich statue

Joe Cowley

LeBron will be looking to sign with the Spurs by next week.

KC Johnson

Crazy thing is the Bulls are so numb to playing without Derrick that when he goes out, it doesn't seem to faze them. For regular season.

Chuck Swirsky

Hinrich has scored last 8 Bulls points Bulls 98-93

Joe Cowley

No you didn't Kirk Hinrich!!!

Joe Cowley

Thibs closing with Snell, Hinrich, Gibson, Noah and Dunleavy. He does have more than enough after all.

Sam Smith

Bulls take 96-91 lead with 1:15 remaining in their classic and tried closing game formula of Snell defense and Hinrich shooting threes

Nick Friedell

Kirk Hinrich dressed up as MJ for Halloween. Knocks down two huge triple in the last 2 minutes. Crowd is going bonkers.

Mike McGraw

Looked like that last play was designed for a Hinrich 3. Kirk drains two in a row to put #Bulls up 96-91 with 1:15 left.

Joe Cowley

Bulls have a take-over point guard after all. It's Hinrich. ESPN, put him on the cover next year!!!!

Chuck Swirsky

Hinrich back to back 3s...96-91 1:15 left 4th

Joe Cowley

Tony Snell earning some serious trust. Messing with James right now.