Sam Smith

Bulls lose after losing big late lead, but Rose again terrific. blogs.bulls.com/2014/10/bulls-…

Chuck Swirsky

Many thanks to the entire Bulls organization and game ops for making the trip to St. Louis...another outstanding job!

Chuck Swirsky

Flying home ! http://t.co/RRVsELJmC2

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels up headed to Sweet Home Chicago. Go Bulls!

Mike McGraw

It's funny, #Bulls could have had a nice, quiet finish to preseason if Thibs finished tonight's game with Bairstow, Nazr, E'Twaun & Snell.

Sam Smith

Rose w/27 to close preseason: "I feel like I’m in a good place. Beyond (proud). I’m in a great place mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.

KC Johnson

Days after @DavidHaugh got Thibs to talk Belichick, Thibs did his best impersonation. Said "we'll have to look at the film" constantly.

Chuck Swirsky

Thanks for listening tonight Bulls fans. Always a pleasure. Wednesday for real from MSG. 630 CT Bulls Radio Net and ESPN 1000

Sam Smith

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

Joe Cowley

St. Louis area does not accept apology.

Chuck Swirsky

Minnesota 113-112 final

Joe Cowley

Bulls lose 113-112. ... and then apologize to the entire St. Louis area for that fourth-quarter showing.

KC Johnson

Gasol with 7 turnovers. Bulls finish preseason 4-4.

Sam Smith

Heck of a shot put three by Dunleavy with 1.6 left to get within 1. Dunleavy 17 pts and three 3s

Joe Cowley

That's what you call a bad preseason loss. Thibs will be in the lab all day and night tomorrow.

Chuck Swirsky

111-109 Minnesota 10 sec left

Joe Cowley

call reversed - Bulls down 111-106 with 33.5. Ready or not, here the Bulls come, New York.

Mike McGraw

Thibs finishing game with starters except Taj in for Gasol, but it almost looks like they had mentally checked out of this one.

KC Johnson

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

Joe Cowley

Thibs closing the game with Rose, Hinrich, Dunleavy, Noah and Gibson. That's seven good knees, two point guards, and one good shooter.

Joe Cowley

Once LaVine figures out what the hell he's doing, might be a player.

Sam Smith

Thibs switches to Noah and Gibson for last 2 minutes

Joe Cowley

TWolves take the lead with 1:59 left - Thibs calls Gibson back into the game. Gasol, you sit down.

Sam Smith

No more draft bust, Anthony Bennett, last year's No. 1, slimmer and puts 'wolves in lead with 17 pts in 19 minutes.

Sam Smith

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

Joe Cowley

Bulls giving up this lead against Minnesota's bum squad, by the way.

KC Johnson

Guess not on the Gasol-Gibson closing.

Joe Cowley

Noah in for Taj Gibson.

KC Johnson

It's only preseason and his body of work speaks for itself, but Gasol hasn't played very well thus far.

Joe Cowley

Thibs closing game with Taj and Pau. Noah on the bench .... hmmmm - minutes restrictions or a glimpse into the future?

KC Johnson

Thibodeau looking at the Gibson-Gasol pairing to close?

Joe Cowley

Rose back in the fourth.

Joe Cowley

Taj Gibson might be the only player in the NBA to never, ever commit a foul. Just ask him.

Joe Cowley

McBuckets with a Euro-step and then a bad bail-out call.

Sam Smith

Nice play run for McDermott to open 4th quarter with Noah finding him for driving score. McDermott much more than just spotup shooter

KC Johnson

Noah starting the 4th and headed to likely preseason high for minutes. Has moved well with 14 rebounds to date.

Sam Smith

It does appear Rubio has learned to shoot. Comes in handy in a contract year.

Mike McGraw

Rose is 6-for-9 from 3-point range in last 2 games.

Mike McGraw

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.

Mike McGraw

Derrick Rose checks out in 3rdQ with 24 points in 23 minutes tonight vs. Twolves. Third straight game he's been beyond sharp.

KC Johnson

An 8:21 stint for Rose. He's up to 23:22.

KC Johnson

Rose putting on a show for second straight exhibition.

Joe Cowley

Rose with 22 after that 3.

KC Johnson

Rose flashed 3 fingers after that 3-pointer as he ran downcourt. Atypical public swagger for him.

Sam Smith

Rose with spectacular start to 2nd half basically scoring or making play on every score in 13-5 opening.

Sam Smith

Timberwolves with 5 points in first 5 minutes of second half after 64-point first half. Someone talked defense at halftime.

Sam Smith

With Bulls tied at 64 at half starting second half with Freddie Lewis, Joe Caldwell, Marvin Barnes, Fly Williams and Gus Gerard

Joe Cowley

McDermott keeps playing like that around the rim, the nickname "Billy Ho'' isn't far off.

Joe Cowley

Rubio shouldn't be taking Rose to the rack as much as he has. 64-64 at the half. Steam coming from Thibs' head.

Sam Smith

Bulls leading 62-58 with about 90 seconds left in half. Appears it's Paul Westhead coaching wearing a Thibs mask

Joe Cowley

McDermott is allergic to dunking.

KC Johnson

Dunleavy's sky hook briefly takes focus away from fact, preseason or not, Bulls headed to allowing 60 points in 1st half.

Sam Smith

Nice sequence for McDermott: Shot not going down, so drives for a score, chases down miss and finds Rose for baseline floater.

Joe Cowley

If he's playing well in those few minutes, Thibs will ride him a bit longer. If not, the Sandman yank off the stage.

Joe Cowley

For those still drinking the overly-hyped Mirotic Kool-Aid. Expect him to start the season as a 4-5 minute guy.

Joe Cowley

A. Bennett .... saying LeBron who????

Joe Cowley

Rose back in for final 7:35 of the half after putting in 7:26 in the first.

Sam Smith

With Brooks, Mirotic, McDermott, Snell and Gibson in 2nd qtr there may have been some passes, but they're difficult to recall.

Sam Smith

Snell's getting his shots up this game: Three threes in first two minutes of 2nd qtr. Made 2

Joe Cowley

How soft is A. Bennett? Mirotic just tossed him down to the ground.

Joel Brigham

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.

Joe Cowley

Must kill Thibs to be watching Dieng - the player he really wanted in the draft two years ago.

Joe Cowley

Whenever Budinger shoots my finger twitches as if it is holding down the square button.

Joe Cowley

Benny Bowling made the trip from the UC. Joy.

Joe Cowley

Bulls suddenly becoming the Bears ... can't stop anyone.

KC Johnson

The ol' 35-point 1st quarter will produce some profanity and defensive film fodder for Sir Thibodeau.

Joe Cowley

TWolves on pace to score 140 points ... guessing the Thibs won't like that.

Joel Brigham

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.

Joe Cowley

Nice cheap option for MyTeam on NBA2K15 off the bench - C. Budinger. He can stroke it in that game, and an auction house steal.

Sam Smith

Impressive start for Rubio with 8 pts and 4 assts in 9 minutes. Looks like he really enjoys playing without Kevin Love dominating ball

Joe Cowley

Mirotic's beard called for travelling.

Joe Cowley

In case anyone was looking for Mo Williams - he's here in St. Louis, playing for the TWolves.

Sam Smith

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

Joe Cowley

M&M boys coming in - McDermott and Mirotic.

KC Johnson

Brooks and Gibson in for Rose and Noah, who look like they're on their typical 24-28 minute run.

Joe Cowley

Gibson and Rose out ...damn you minutes restrictions!!!!

Joe Cowley

Thibs can't be happy with the defensive effort and the turnovers from the bigs. Calls a timeout to vent and swear at them.

Sam Smith

Good start for Rose: 3-3 with jumper, fast break silver streak and baseline floater. Rest of team 3-8.

Sam Smith

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

Joe Cowley

Gasol just blocked Non from Superman 2.

Joe Cowley

The explosive #1 is being out-scored by Rubio 8-4. This is not a misprint.

Joe Cowley

For those wanting to see Wiggins ... check next week when the games matter. For those wanting to see Muhammad ... D-League starts soon.

KC Johnson

St. Louis Spirits would be pleased with the pace of this game.

Joel Brigham

Well, if Rubio shoots layups all the time his FG% is going to be just fine.

Joel Brigham

Nikola Pekovic is ginormous, you guys.

Joe Cowley

T. Young not messing around from outside. Might want to D him up.

Joe Cowley

Rubio just turned his back on Rose in the paint ... great D Rick.

Joel Brigham

St. Louis native Larry Hughes is in the house for a Bulls game in St. Louis. Makes sense, but where's Nelly?

Joe Cowley

Rubio and Pau hug it out before tip. Rubio missed the hug .... because Rubio misses everything.

KC Johnson

Former Bull Larry Hughes in the house sitting courtside.

Joe Cowley

This is a Bulls home game. For those that care about things like that.

Joe Cowley

Kirk Hinrich starting for Jimmy Butler. Very exciting stuff.

Joel Brigham

Jimmy Butler confident an extension will get done before Halloween deadline: basketballinsiders.com/butler-confide… @BBallInsiders

Nick Friedell

If you're at the game in STL go say hello to Scotty P. RT @ESPNChiPowers: Derrick Rose: Patrick Kane pushes me es.pn/1zpfwJO

Sam Smith

Butler remains the early season mystery for the Bulls. blogs.bulls.com/2014/10/jimmy-…

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls Radio is on the air. I'm rocking the Mr Rogers look tonight http://t.co/spUCQy9hyM