Chuck Swirsky

Mike Dunleavy has been terrific...3-3s...he's got 13 Bulls 51-44 half

Mike McGraw

#Bulls might be onto something with the multiple-shooter lineup. Dunleavy has hit 3 in a row while Snell or McDermott were also on floor.

Chuck Swirsky

McDermott sees first half action

Sam Smith

Nice applause for Doug McDermott checking in late in 2nd qtr as Thibodeau looks down bench and with some shock realizes he is there

KC Johnson

McDermott becomes 11th player used by Thibodeau tonight.

Joel Brigham

Everybody loves the Hassan Whiteside story this season, but @Donald Sloan has almost the exact same one: basketballinsiders.com/nba-pm-sloan-t…

Nick Friedell

Doug McDermott just checked into the game -- in the second quarter.

Vincent Goodwill

Ask and you shall receive! RT @mikekimsoxfan: Where is Dougie McBucketts?

Nick Friedell

The lookalike cam put up a picture of Carlton Banks -- and then they found @SDotBottoms. Where's Tom Jones when you need him?

Vincent Goodwill

Somebody, quick! give me a side-by-side shot of Nikola Pekovic and the character Zangief from “Street Fighter”!

Chuck Swirsky

Great hustle by Brooks to Dunleavy who drains a 3---44-39 Bulls 302 left 2nd

Vincent Goodwill

Crowd woke up after midcourt steal from Brooks leads to Dunleavy triple

Vincent Goodwill

Adreian Payne with a couple nice left handed post moves…see Michigan State fans, I can be nice!

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls down 3---37-34 5:51 left 2nd Q

Vincent Goodwill

Mirotic will get plenty of run tonight, can see Thibs going small at the 4 to compensate for no Gibson or Gasol

Sam Smith

Gibson out rest of game with sprained left ankle; too bad was dominating inside matchups

Nick Friedell

Bulls PR says Taj Gibson will not return tonight because of a left ankle injury.

KC Johnson

Bulls PR says Gibson will not return from that ankle injury.

Vincent Goodwill

Taj Gibson out with a left ankle injury. Will not return, per Bulls PR

Mike McGraw

#Bulls say Taj Gibson will not return tonight with left ankle injury. Gasol not playing due to illness.

Chuck Swirsky

Taj Gibson left ankle--will not return

Vincent Goodwill

Since this is 90’s night, I guess I should’ve showed up in my guess jeans or cross colors, right? With my reebok pumps or Air Barkley’s?

Sam Smith

Bulls up 32-27 w/8:37 left in 2nd. Bulls hosting themed 90's night at game. Coaches seem confused and must feel can't score more than that

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 32-27 early 2nd. Bulls with Niko-Kirk- Nazr- Etwan and Tony-1st time this year

Vincent Goodwill

On 90’s night at the United Center, Thibs is digging deep in the crates. E'Twan Moore checks in

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 27-23 after 1. Butler-8pts -Wiggins 7

Mike McGraw

Thanks -- I wasn't really checking. RT @JeffGurt: Nope...Nov 25 in Denver was first

Sam Smith

Mohammed tied for second high 1st qtr plus/minus rating in 27-23 Bulls lead. Good his legs cleverly rested until post-All Star

Vincent Goodwill

Bulls up 27-23 after 1. Butler with 8, Noah with 5 assists. Wiggins with 7

Mike McGraw

Twolves C Nikola Pekovic, like Nikola Mirotic, is a native of Montenegro. #Bulls

Vincent Goodwill

Mirotic and Nazr are in the frontcourt. Both have scored

Mike McGraw

Checking to see if that's the first Niko to Nazr assist of the season. ... Taj Gibson went to locker room after turning left ankle. #Bulls

Nick Friedell

Thibs is celebrating 90's night by putting Nazr Mohammed in in the first quarter.

Sam Smith

Mirotic in for Gibson, who is limping back to locker room with ankle sprain again. Nazr with rare 1st qtr appearance for Noah. And scores!

KC Johnson

Mirotic in for Gibson, who went to locker room after landing on an opponent and rolling his left ankle. He walked to locker room on his own.

Vincent Goodwill

Gibson to the locker room with a rolled ankle

Nick Friedell

Gibson rolled his left ankle and is in pain. He's headed back to the locker room.

Chuck Swirsky

Gibson headed to locker-room

Chuck Swirsky

Taj is a warrior plays through pain as well as anyone in the NBA...you know he's hurting

Vincent Goodwill

Gibson limping coming off the floor. In obvious pain. Not sure what happened but limping

Chuck Swirsky

Gibson removes himself from the game hobbling off....

Nick Friedell

Taj Gibson gets up limping. Looks like he might have rolled an ankle.

Vincent Goodwill

Then the rookie hits a setback jumper over Snell. GM LeBron might be regretting that decision soon enough

Vincent Goodwill

Wiggins with a jump hook over Butler from about 10 feet. Impressive

Nick Friedell

Backstreet Boys or NSync?: Joakim Noah says "Good question." Then goes with the Backstreet Boys. Big "I Want It That Way" fan.

Sam Smith

Noah back at point center for Bulls w/Gasol out; already with 5 assts and 2 for lob dunks. 15-8 Bulls w/6:27 in first qtr

Nick Friedell

The Bulls turned the clock back to the 90s tonight. Joakim Noah turned back the clock to last year. He's already got 5 assists in 5:33.

Chuck Swirsky

Noah now with 5 assists... Bulls 15-8 Bulls 58%...Minny 27%

Vincent Goodwill

Noah facilitating without Gasol. Lobs to Butler and Gibson. Bulls up 15-8.

Chuck Swirsky

Noah 3 assists as the Bulls lead 8-4

Nick Friedell

Without Gasol on the floor, Noah gets to be a point center again for the night. A role he thrives in.

Vincent Goodwill

But Wiggins against Jimmy Butler could be something to see. He’s so much better at this stage than I thought he would’ve been

Vincent Goodwill

No Gasol tonight (illness), no Garnett for Minny (Old).

Mike McGraw

Warriors finishing a three-game stretch of facing Wizards, Cavs & Raptors. Chance for Steve Kerr to help his old team.

Nick Friedell

Britney Spears' "Crazy" makes an appearance on the Bulls' playlist. @kimmiecoon used to make me listen to this on the way home from school.

Nick Friedell

90's playlist so far: No Diggity, Regulate, This Is How We Do It. I feel like I'm riding in my car.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls starters http://t.co/q1cxGLGt1g

Mike McGraw

Thought #Bulls might be using a unique starting lineup tonight, but Brooks, Butler, Dunleavy, Taj & Noah started Nov. 21 loss at Portland.

Chuck Swirsky

Tie Bar providing ties and socks Chicago Bulls Charities http://t.co/bLuCiatR7d

Sam Smith

Garnett sitting out. Rest. Noahitis? A bit of the Noah flu in his later years? Gasol also out. I'll. Pekovic-itis? Nah.

Nick Friedell

No KG vs. Noah tonight. RT @C4DUNK: Garnett to sit out vs. Bulls

KC Johnson

Garnett won't play vs. Bulls.

Mike McGraw

But did the word meniscectomy exist in 90's? RT @Nick Friedell @mattmoreno killed it with this vintage bulls website nba.com/bulls/90s-night

Nick Friedell

2nd best news of the day at United Center: Tag Team is performing at halftime tonight. Whoomp! there it is.

Nick Friedell

Good stuff. RT @Josh_Kahn: in honor of 90s night @mattmoreno killed it with this vintage bulls website nba.com/bulls/90s-night @darrenrovell

Nick Friedell

There aren't many bigger Kevin Garnett fans in the world than Tom Thibodeau.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau confirmed obvious, that Rose won't be playing the same minutes when (if?) he initially returns. First time org. said so publicly.

Sam Smith

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth on the surgery and return of Derrick Rose. blogs.bulls.com/2015/02/derric…

Nick Friedell

John Paxson tells @WaddleandSilvy that the Bulls do not plan to add another guard as of now.

Mike McGraw

On Derrick Rose's latest surgery, #Bulls are saying there's a chance... dailyherald.com/article/201502…

Nick Friedell

Big day for Bulls. RT @jon_greenberg: Here's the full story from Positive DRose News Day. espn.go.com/chicago/nba/st…

KC Johnson

Updated Tribune story on Derrick Rose, who joins the Bulls in believing he'll play this season: trib.in/1DzyRak

Chuck Swirsky

Six years ago yesterday we lost two outstanding people in Johnny "Red " Kerr and Norm Van Lier. Your spirit lives on http://t.co/vFzgMXDnJQ

KC Johnson

Source close to Rose says Rose is "absolutely on board" with returning to play this season and Rose "expects to be fine." Depends on rehab.

KC Johnson

Been told Rose's surgery lasted roughly 10 minutes and that he had no swelling before. Compared to pebble in shoe. Now removed, pain-free.

KC Johnson

Noah: "For where we want to get to, we need Derrick back. There’s no question about it."

KC Johnson

With today's positive Rose news, Bulls don't plan on adding 15th player.

KC Johnson

Unfortunately for the Noah-KG storyline, Wolves may hold KG out. And for all their shenanigans, Noah respects the hell out of KG.

Chuck Swirsky

Exclusive one on one with GM Gar Forman tonight at 630CT on BullsTV on Bulls.com

Nick Friedell

Definitely a sense of relief around organization right now. With Rose news, their title hopes are still alive this year.

Nick Friedell

Noah: "You want to play. Especially the competitor that he is. We just got to stay focused as a team and hold the fort down."

Nick Friedell

Noah: "Just having to put in all this work all the time. It's very repetitive, it's very boring, especially while the games are going on .."

Nick Friedell

Noah: "Rehab is no joke. He's been doing it for three years now so I think it's going to be -- it's mental at this point ..."

Mike McGraw

A 4 week return for D-Rose puts him back on floor Mar. 27, with 9 games left in regular season. Six wks is Apr. 10 -- 3 games left. #Bulls

KC Johnson

Noah, playfully, on Garnett's return to TWolves: "So cool. So cool. Puts butterflies in my stomach."

Nick Friedell

Thibs sounds confident in Rose returning this year. Says organization supports him and is "cautiously optimistic."

Nick Friedell

Thibs also said Aaron Brooks will start again tonight.

KC Johnson

Aaron Brooks will start at PG.

Joe Cowley

Again, for all Bulls news follow @MarkPotash. Dr. Cole is now putting that Rose meniscus piece in my right knee. I called dibs! #offdays

KC Johnson

Thibodeau with a 2-minute answer about Garnett.

Chuck Swirsky

Gasol -illness will miss MinnesotaTimberwolves game

Chuck Swirsky

Gasol out vs Minnesota

KC Johnson

Gasol is out vs. TWolves due to illness.

Nick Friedell

Thibs says Gasol is out tonight.

Nick Friedell

Thibs on Rose news: "it's great." Says Rose will start rehab immediately.

Joe Cowley

Best news? Rose and I at the IHOP by next week.

Joe Cowley

This will be a push all the chips on the table moment for the #1. The window is this year, and it's even a window that LeBron is closing.

Joe Cowley

Basically, Rose has the rest of the season to get ready for John Wall in the first round of the playoffs.

Joe Cowley

Gar says they really try to be "transparent.'' They were so transparent on Wednesday night they couldn't be found.

Nick Friedell

Gar: "We'll be as transparent as we can be [in regards to Rose's rehab]."