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In gateway to regular season, Bulls in 4th missing spirit in St. Louis; lose to wolves 113-112. Rose 27 pts in 32 mins. Bulls close 4-4
St. Louis area does not accept apology.
Minnesota 113-112 final
Bulls lose 113-112. ... and then apologize to the entire St. Louis area for that fourth-quarter showing.
Gasol with 7 turnovers. Bulls finish preseason 4-4.
Heck of a shot put three by Dunleavy with 1.6 left to get within 1. Dunleavy 17 pts and three 3s
That's what you call a bad preseason loss. Thibs will be in the lab all day and night tomorrow.
Rook to ice it?
111-109 Minnesota 10 sec left
call reversed - Bulls down 111-106 with 33.5. Ready or not, here the Bulls come, New York.
Thibs finishing game with starters except Taj in for Gasol, but it almost looks like they had mentally checked out of this one.
Even though he has said he would prefer it not to be, I still see Thibodeau's closing big man rotation being situational. Taj in for Pau now
Thibs closing the game with Rose, Hinrich, Dunleavy, Noah and Gibson. That's seven good knees, two point guards, and one good shooter.
Once LaVine figures out what the hell he's doing, might be a player.
Thibs switches to Noah and Gibson for last 2 minutes
TWolves take the lead with 1:59 left - Thibs calls Gibson back into the game. Gasol, you sit down.
No more draft bust, Anthony Bennett, last year's No. 1, slimmer and puts 'wolves in lead with 17 pts in 19 minutes.
Wolves within 104-103 w/2:55 left. Actually good to close preseason to see how Bulls can finish games. Noah and Gasol back in
Bulls giving up this lead against Minnesota's bum squad, by the way.
Guess not on the Gasol-Gibson closing.
Noah in for Taj Gibson.
It's only preseason and his body of work speaks for itself, but Gasol hasn't played very well thus far.
Thibs closing game with Taj and Pau. Noah on the bench .... hmmmm - minutes restrictions or a glimpse into the future?
Thibodeau looking at the Gibson-Gasol pairing to close?
Rose back in the fourth.
Taj Gibson might be the only player in the NBA to never, ever commit a foul. Just ask him.
McBuckets with a Euro-step and then a bad bail-out call.
Nice play run for McDermott to open 4th quarter with Noah finding him for driving score. McDermott much more than just spotup shooter
Noah starting the 4th and headed to likely preseason high for minutes. Has moved well with 14 rebounds to date.
It does appear Rubio has learned to shoot. Comes in handy in a contract year.
Rose is 6-for-9 from 3-point range in last 2 games.
Maybe he'll play more tonight, but for now in last 3 games, Rose has scored 71 pts in 75 minutes while shooting 60% from field.
Derrick Rose checks out in 3rdQ with 24 points in 23 minutes tonight vs. Twolves. Third straight game he's been beyond sharp.
An 8:21 stint for Rose. He's up to 23:22.
Rose putting on a show for second straight exhibition.
Rose with 22 after that 3.
Rose flashed 3 fingers after that 3-pointer as he ran downcourt. Atypical public swagger for him.
Rose with spectacular start to 2nd half basically scoring or making play on every score in 13-5 opening.
Timberwolves with 5 points in first 5 minutes of second half after 64-point first half. Someone talked defense at halftime.
With Bulls tied at 64 at half starting second half with Freddie Lewis, Joe Caldwell, Marvin Barnes, Fly Williams and Gus Gerard
McDermott keeps playing like that around the rim, the nickname "Billy Ho'' isn't far off.
Rubio shouldn't be taking Rose to the rack as much as he has. 64-64 at the half. Steam coming from Thibs' head.
Bulls leading 62-58 with about 90 seconds left in half. Appears it's Paul Westhead coaching wearing a Thibs mask
McDermott is allergic to dunking.
Dunleavy's sky hook briefly takes focus away from fact, preseason or not, Bulls headed to allowing 60 points in 1st half.
Nice sequence for McDermott: Shot not going down, so drives for a score, chases down miss and finds Rose for baseline floater.
If he's playing well in those few minutes, Thibs will ride him a bit longer. If not, the Sandman yank off the stage.
For those still drinking the overly-hyped Mirotic Kool-Aid. Expect him to start the season as a 4-5 minute guy.
A. Bennett .... saying LeBron who????
Rose back in for final 7:35 of the half after putting in 7:26 in the first.
With Brooks, Mirotic, McDermott, Snell and Gibson in 2nd qtr there may have been some passes, but they're difficult to recall.
Snell's getting his shots up this game: Three threes in first two minutes of 2nd qtr. Made 2
How soft is A. Bennett? Mirotic just tossed him down to the ground.
Anthony Bennett is a nice kid. Had a great chat pre-game but couldn't make any "Cold Minnesota" jokes b/c, ya know, he's FROM Canada.
Must kill Thibs to be watching Dieng - the player he really wanted in the draft two years ago.
Whenever Budinger shoots my finger twitches as if it is holding down the square button.
Benny Bowling made the trip from the UC. Joy.
Bulls suddenly becoming the Bears ... can't stop anyone.
The ol' 35-point 1st quarter will produce some profanity and defensive film fodder for Sir Thibodeau.
TWolves on pace to score 140 points ... guessing the Thibs won't like that.
The last hoops I cover in the spring are high-intensity contests. Then I come back to... preseason ball, which is sloppy, to be kind.
Nice cheap option for MyTeam on NBA2K15 off the bench - C. Budinger. He can stroke it in that game, and an auction house steal.
Impressive start for Rubio with 8 pts and 4 assts in 9 minutes. Looks like he really enjoys playing without Kevin Love dominating ball
Mirotic's beard called for travelling.
In case anyone was looking for Mo Williams - he's here in St. Louis, playing for the TWolves.
Perhaps not the ideal tuneup for regular season. Bulls given up 31 points in 9 minutes, slow getting back and 10 players in game already
M&M boys coming in - McDermott and Mirotic.
Brooks and Gibson in for Rose and Noah, who look like they're on their typical 24-28 minute run.
Gibson and Rose out ...damn you minutes restrictions!!!!
Thibs can't be happy with the defensive effort and the turnovers from the bigs. Calls a timeout to vent and swear at them.
Good start for Rose: 3-3 with jumper, fast break silver streak and baseline floater. Rest of team 3-8.
Thaddeus Young with three three pointers five minutes in. 76ers saying they are so happy they got rid of him because they knew he was good
Gasol just blocked Non from Superman 2.
The explosive #1 is being out-scored by Rubio 8-4. This is not a misprint.
For those wanting to see Wiggins ... check next week when the games matter. For those wanting to see Muhammad ... D-League starts soon.
St. Louis Spirits would be pleased with the pace of this game.
Well, if Rubio shoots layups all the time his FG% is going to be just fine.
Nikola Pekovic is ginormous, you guys.
T. Young not messing around from outside. Might want to D him up.
Rubio just turned his back on Rose in the paint ... great D Rick.
St. Louis native Larry Hughes is in the house for a Bulls game in St. Louis. Makes sense, but where's Nelly?
Rubio and Pau hug it out before tip. Rubio missed the hug .... because Rubio misses everything.
Former Bull Larry Hughes in the house sitting courtside.
This is a Bulls home game. For those that care about things like that.
Kirk Hinrich starting for Jimmy Butler. Very exciting stuff.
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