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A dynasty in the making. Rizzo, Russell, Castro and Bryant. Name me a better infield with this kind of upside?
Good sign or bad sign? Rose/Butler shot 11-18 in the second half. Teammates? 5-25 after halftime
Rose on playing 38 mins: "I didn’t know it. So I guess that’s a good sign."
Rose on Mirotic quad strain: "Actually, it’s more physical overseas, probably just took him by surprise he (Pachulia) did it so blatant."
Rose: "It was physical, but fun. We’re used to it. The group that’s here, we’ve seen a lot of physical play, teams try to get us distracted"
Dunleavy on did Bucks cross line physically: “I didn’t see exactly some of the plays, but certainly [they] tinkered with it."
Noah on Game 3: "The intensity is going to pick up even more. They’re going to be hungry to get a win, probably get even more physical"
Butler on 7 Techs and ejection: "I feel like they tried to get in my head and a lot of my teammates' heads. Forget about it and move on."
Butler on he and Rose scoring 46: "I feel like we’re so deep and we have so many guys do so many things guys are going to knock down shots "
Butler on 14 in 4th: "Jo and Derrick were telling me to score the ball. Like literally telling me to shoot and not to pass up any shots."
Thibs on contretemps: "An emotional game. I want us to play with a lot of toughness, play smart. Controlling yourself is important."
Thibodeau on 2 near brawls: "Playoff basketball. Some guys are in there to try and throw you off. You can’t let anything throw you off."
Tons of media reports indicate Addison Russell is headed to the show ! Love it!
Butler has set career playoff highs in consecutive games. His 31 points tonight featured six missed FTs.
Noah: "It will probably get even more physical."
Gasol on Mirotic: "Hopefully it won't be anything serious. I think Zaza had a couple of bad plays, not basketball plays."
Bulls say Mirotic has a left quad strain and will be re-evaluated in the morning. He also has a swollen knee and may have a concussion.
Niko had a decent knot on his left knee from what I understand. Unsure of what it means for Thursday
Bulls are officially calling Mirotic's injury a left quad strain. Will be re-evaluated Tuesday morning.
Beyond concern over Mirotic's left knee, he also took a significant shot to head from Pachulia's elbow.
Noah on Butler's dunk over Pachulia: "He was really feeling himself after that."
Mirotic didn't speak to the media. His knee was very swollen. Also some fear in locker room that he may have a concussion from Zaza elbow.
Niko's knee not in good shape. Stay tuned.
Mirotic is walking under own power. Said he's going to get treatment.
Kidd on early play: "It was our pace. It was slow, it was ugly. We gotta be able to finish plays."
Mirotic is limping significantly in the postgame locker room.
Mirotic has large knot on his knee. He's going to get treatment and is limping around towards the back of the locker room.
Kidd: "Butler was a one-man show in the fourth"
Kidd on physical play: "Guys just playoffs."
Butler definitely podium player tonight.
"You can't say enough about the way Pau plays... Unselfish... Makes winning plays." Thibs on Gasol.
What a ballgame. Thanks for listening and Go Bulls!
Thibs on Butler: "Wanted him to work the game." Game was worked.
Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah combined for 35 rebounds. Bulls out rebounded Bucks 64-48.
Mirotic favored his left knee after that skirmish with Pachulia.
It was a 4 point Bulls lead when Butler dunked on Za Za with 7:07 left -fouled and Bulls never looked back
Bulls set a franchise record 64 rebounds Noah 19 Gasol-16
Bulls win Bulls win Bulls win 91-82.....Butler with 31-9 Rose 15-7-9 Rebounding 64-48 on the glass
Bulls win it 91-82. Lead series 2-0. Jimmy Butler finishes with 31 points, 14 in the 4th, 9 rebounds, 2 assists in 46 minutes.
Butler scores 14 of his 31 points in 4th. In franchise history, the Bulls are 23-1 in series when they win the first two games.
Looks like Niko's may have banged his knee at some point. Looks like he may have already gone back to locker room.
Rose top side jumper Bulls 91-82 54 sec left Rose with a 15-7-9 game... Bulls reb...62-47
Bulls appear to have turned back brat threat in Game 2 with meaty performance; 91-82 w/54.5 secs left
Rose, jumper. Shuts off the lights. 91-82 Bulls lead, 54.5 seconds left
Rose with the dagger for the night. That will do it for Game 2.
Zaz gets his 2nd T and he has been tossed from the game. The fans are amped.
Double tech on Niko and Za Za... Za Za tossed
Niko and his beard laugh at Zaza.
Zaza picks up 2nd tech. Ejected. Not sure what he did wrong there, honestly
Double T's and Zaza ejected.
After officials review, common foul on Mirotic. Double technical on Mirotic and Pachulia. Pachulia ejected with 2nd tech.
Refs could have saved themselves some trouble by just calling that foul by Mayo vs. Mirotic on that rebound.
Internet running very slow--apologies for staggered tweets
Jimmy Butler has 14 points in the 4th quarter and is 3/3 from beyond the arc. He's got 31 for the game and 8 rebounds.
Butler with 31---14 in 4th
This could be an international incident with Mirotic and Pachulia going at it in scrum; UN Security Council split
Bulls up 89-80--Butler with 14
Never saw a player back up after already being on the floor. Niko SLID backwards when Zaza flinched!
Niko and Zaza in an unfriendly.
Another dustup down in the corner. Looks like Mirotic and Zaza were grabbing each other.
Butler with 31---he has taken over this game....
Niko and Zaza getting into it, pushed Zaza in the back when they were on the floor.
Bucks doing their best to dirty-up this game. Has Kidd's handprint all over it.
Mirotic and Za Za separated
Night-night. Jimmy Butler clears the side out, hits a triple. 89-80
Jimmy Butler is on firrrrrreeee.
Butler just did the mini-MJ shrug.
Thanks for playing Milwaukee - Buck-hunting season resumes Thursday at the United Center North.
rebounds that is for noah
Noah with 17--playoff high is 20
Bulls fans, y’all giving out your love to any and everybody with the MVP chants?
Butler with the benefit of a BS call there. He goes to the line. The MVP chants start coming.
Noah has 17 boards. Bulls up 57-40 on the glass.
Butler corner triple. Need I say he’s a restricted free agent this summer. Career playoff high 27 tonight. 84-74, home team
Jimmy Butler -- the playoff complementary piece that the Bulls have been looking to pair alongside Derrick Rose for years.
Butler with 10 in the fourth already.
We know who the closer is now....
Jimmy Butler just detonated on Zaza and barked at him. He’s wanted that one for awhile. By the way, Butler’s an restricted free agent
Breaking rims, banks and backs.
Jimmy Butler just made sure that Zaza made every highlight show in America.
Pay the man.