Chuck Swirsky

Butler with 16...Bulls 57-47 740 left 3rd

Joe Cowley

Noah looked like a skinny pulling guard on that Jimmy Butler take.

Joe Cowley

Thibs felt Coolio didn't function well at all, with a minus-12 to back it up. Next rapper up!

Joe Cowley

Noah's that big kid at the park that wants to run the point so badly.

Nick Friedell

Just one song. Come on! What about Gangsta's Paradise and "1,2,3,4?"

Joe Cowley

Noah trying not to laugh at the rapper formally known as Coolio. Bulls warming up around Coolio. Very surreal.

Nick Friedell

This could be the first time in history that an NBA game was delayed so Coolio could finish a set.

KC Johnson

No offense to Coolio, who is performing at halftime. But few years back, Mavis Staples performed here at halftime. Mavis Staples > Coolio.

Joe Cowley

Damn Coolio ... when it goes it goes ... the three professions where it can disappear quickly LH pitchers, old rappers and Bears QBs.

Nick Friedell

Coolio starts with Fantastic Voyage as Dunleavy shoots some free throws.

Joe Cowley

Coolio has made it .... just like an ever-changing Bulls lineup ... told you.

Nick Friedell

Coolio has appeared -- with 7:30 left in the half -- he's wearing a reindeer hat.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau repeatedly has said Mirotic can't guard small forwards. Will be intriguing to see his role when Gasol, Noah, Gibson all healthy.

Joe Cowley

The food helicopter just hit press row ...

Joe Cowley

I haven't seen a lineup change so quickly since the Bulls were in Minnesota. #Coolio

Nick Friedell

Now the house band here in the arena is playing Journey. Come on.

Nick Friedell

No Coolio. The Grizz say it was "an emergency transportation situation." What? I was ready to start singing.

Joe Cowley

Coolio? They just went to a bad house band because Coolio had an emergency transportation situation.

Mike McGraw

Hard to see Mirotic disappearing on bench when #Bulls have everyone healthy. He's 6-for-8 from 3-pt range last two nights.

Sam Smith

Mirotic with 15 in first half with four threes; Grizzlies' bench with 16; Love me tender some Mirotic and Brooks, combined 9 for 12 in half

Joe Cowley

Derrick who? Bulls up 51-43 in one of their more impressive first 24, considering the circumstances.

Mike McGraw

Pretty good 1stH for #Bulls in Memphis. Mirotic has 15 pts, Butler 12 & Bulls lead 51-43. Grizz average 107 pts at home.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 51-43 at half..Niko with 15--4 of 4 from 3 point range

Nick Friedell

There's going to be at least 3 people headed to NYC for ASG from Bulls. Butler, Pau and Mirotic in Rookie/Soph game. 4 if Rose gets voted in

Joe Cowley

Thibs Favorite Five Kids (as of Dec. 19): 1. Jimmy Butler, 2. Pau Gasol, 3. Kirkie, 4. Brooks, 5. Bairstow.

Sam Smith

Chauncey Billups sitting baseline winces as Butler blows by former mate Tayshaun Prince for layup. Then gets up and leaves.

Nick Friedell

I've seen Coolio 2 other times in my life. At Cans in Chicago and during college at a frat party at Vanderbilt. Now an NBA game for trifecta

Joe Cowley

That Niko bandwagon is going to be real angry when this team is at full strength and your hero is back to 9 minutes a game.

Sam Smith

Marc Gasol called for offensive foul elbowing Pau Gasol. Family sending word Marc won't get milk and cookies tonite before bed.

Nick Friedell

Coolio is performing at halftime tonight in Memphis. Hell yeah!

Joe Cowley

BREAKING NEWS: Coolio performing at halftime.

Joe Cowley

Lil brothers never get one over on big brothers.

Sam Smith

Mirotic with a third three, then draws Zach Randolph out and drives and fouled. Grinding down Grizzlies

Nick Friedell

Teams have to play up more on Mirotic because they know he can shoot. Allows him to get to the rim easier and create more space.

KC Johnson

Mirotic and Brooks picking up where they left off last night.

Nick Friedell

Mirotic is rolling in this one. He's got 11 points in 10 minutes. Looking for his shot more and more now.

Joe Cowley

Niko ... no you didn't. No fear in his game whatsoever.

Nick Friedell

Why can't fans do the Carlton Dance in Chicago during time outs @jeremythum?

Sam Smith

Bulls mid second quarter offensive explosion with pair of threes giving fans hope one team will score 80 points: 35-30 Bulls.

Nick Friedell

Best in-game timeout entertainment of the year: The Grizzlies have fans on center court doing the Carlton Dance.

Joe Cowley

Move over Snoopy, Tony Snell needs a place to sleep.

Nick Friedell

Tony Snell's confidence just looks broken on the floor.

Joe Cowley

Pau about to enter the game again.

Joe Cowley

Noah looks very de-conditioned.

Joe Cowley

Bulls going toe-to-toe with the big bad Grizz ... Balboa would be proud.

Nick Friedell

Where would the Bulls' offense be without Jimmy Butler recently? He doesn't even look like the same player from a year ago.

Sam Smith

Vince Carter comes over to hug Thibs before start of 2nd quarter; Thibs generally does welcome such displays of affection between quarters

Joe Cowley

Vince Carter shaking everyone's hand ... Mr. friendly. Let's not forget, he quit on a franchise and admitted to it.

KC Johnson

Tony Snell back ahead of E'Twaun Moore in the rotation. At least in the first half.

Joe Cowley

Tony Snell coming in ... fresh out of the dog house.

Nick Friedell

Vince Carter comes over before start of 2nd quarter to give Thibs a handshake and a hug.

Joe Cowley

Noah coming back in, while the Pau rests to start Round 2. Ding, ding.

Chuck Swirsky

Memphis 22-20 end of 1---Butler 4 and 4- Pau 5 reb.

Joe Cowley

Bairstow was going to come in, but Thibs remembered it was Bairstow and sent him back to the bench.

Nick Friedell

Mirotic went down and was holding his right ankle. Bairstow was on the way in but Mirotic is staying in. Trying to shake it off.

Joe Cowley

Mirotic dinged his right ankle.

Joe Cowley

Noah still looking like a lost puppy out there at times offensively. He and Gasol discussing things on the way back to the huddle.

Nick Friedell

Games between the Bulls and Grizzlies always look the same. Tough, physical. In many ways, these teams are a mirror image of each other.

Chuck Swirsky

154 left 1st quarter...Grzz 14 Bulls 13 Zebo and M Gasol=12reb.

Joe Cowley

Bag of Starbursts doesn't stand a chance.

Chuck Swirsky

1st time out of the game coming at the 325 mark 1st quarter Grzz 14-13. Pau Gasol 4points 3 reb. Marc 2pts 4 reb. Zebo 7 reb Grzz 7-19fgs

Nick Friedell

Marc scores on Pau in the post. The crowd loves Gasol vs. Gasol. Everybody starts cheering a little more when it happens.

Joe Cowley

Gasol on Gasol crime ... little brother is a bit feisty tonight.

Nick Friedell

Always great to sit behind Thibs during a game. Almost always more entertaining than the game itself. The dude never stops crushing refs.

Joe Cowley

Thibs is very religious so far tonight. A lot of references to Mary and Joseph's first born - three at last count - 7 minutes in.

Joe Cowley

Big brothers everywhere scream wildly.

Sam Smith

Pau loses center tip to Marc; no trash talking yet

Joe Cowley

Noah... going all stretch 4 already.

KC Johnson

Grizzlies win tip. Marc Gasol > Pau Gasol.

Joe Cowley

Younger Bro already up ... tip-off.

Nick Friedell

The Grizzlies mascot daps up Pau before tip off. They still miss him in Memphis.

Joe Cowley

Media seating is close to the bear ... could be eaten tonight.

Joe Cowley

"It’s all you can do. You go with the guys you have. Get out there and get it done. That’s the way we have to operate.'' Thibs.

Joe Cowley

"It just seems like we’ve had an inordinate amount of injuries this year, guys out. ... But this year, I’ve never seen anything like it."

Joe Cowley

Asked what Rose exactly has: "Flu-like symptoms. I don’t know. He’s sick.''

Joe Cowley

DEFCON 1 for Thibs and the injuries: Asked if Rose would be back Monday - "This is beyond me.''

Chuck Swirsky

If you're attending the Bulls-Grzz game come by and say hello 30 rows up behind Memphis bench

E'Twaun Moore

http://t.co/rA787WwkWa

Nick Friedell

McDermott said he had a small meniscus tear in his right knee. Hopes to be back in a couple weeks.

KC Johnson

McDermott said he is walking, riding bike and shooting. Can't run yet. Still has stitches. But said meniscus tear was small and removed.

Joe Cowley

McDermott said 3-6 weeks from date of surgery.

KC Johnson

McDermott said he can get back in 3-6 weeks.

Joe Cowley

Thibs is obviously getting frustrated with the guys that continue to sit out.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau said Gibson "hasn't done anything" since practicing Wednesday.

Nick Friedell

Thibs says Gibson is out tonight.

Joe Cowley

Rose out .... Obviously. Gibson and his newly injured right ankle are out. (Taken voice) ... Good luck.

KC Johnson

Gibson is out vs. Grizzlies with that right ankle.

KC Johnson

Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger on Pau Gasol: "It seems like he has joy in playing again."

Nick Friedell

Tony Allen will not play tonight because of a right eye injury.

KC Johnson

Tony Allen is out for Grizzlies with eye injury.

Nick Friedell

Just got a note that both Pau and Marc Gasol spent some time hanging with kids at St. Jude Children's Hospital before the game. Really cool.

Nick Friedell

Pau looks just a tad younger in this picture. http://t.co/Irh7GOH2SC

Nick Friedell

Hello from @John Hollinger world. http://t.co/J2AzjTCF2j

Chuck Swirsky

Back in the day @Pau Gasol pre game 630CT Bulls Radio. ESPN 1000 http://t.co/YokvfxhsHN

KC Johnson

Young Pau. http://t.co/3ZHeb9YkYn

Chuck Swirsky

Is it me or does the Raptors new look compare similarly to the Nets logo? Just sayin .

Pau Gasol

Tonight we will play my brother @Marc Gasol and the #Grizzlies in #Memphis. Always a very special game. #LetsGo! #SeeRed

Pau Gasol

Esta noche en #Memphis para jugar contra mi hermano @Marc Gasol y sus #Grizzlies! Siempre un partido muy especial. #Vamos! #SeeRed