Chuck Swirsky

Bring on the Bucks! Final 91-85 @Chicago Bulls

Joe Cowley

50 wins for the Thibs in maybe his most trying season.

KC Johnson

Bulls post 50 wins for 3rd time in 5 seasons under Thibodeau, 16th time in franchise history. Claim East's 3rd seed/open playoffs vs. Bucks.

Nick Friedell

Bucks-Bulls. Game 1. Saturday. Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 1:12 away from hosting Milwaukee Bulls 91-85

Sam Smith

Bulls go ahead 91-85 w/1:12 left; the classic and historic I-94 rivalry coming into view

Vincent Goodwill

I wanted Chocolate City!! RT @Joe Cowley: Thanks for quitting Atlanta - playoff travel just got real easy ... sorry @Vincent Goodwill.

Joe Cowley

Thanks for quitting Atlanta - playoff travel just got real easy ... sorry @Vincent Goodwill.

KC Johnson

Jimmy Butler just guaranteed averaging 20 points for first time in his career.

Chuck Swirsky

Plenty of tweets on Rose--no update. Stay tuned post game on Bulls Radio Net

Sam Smith

No one's leaving w/Brooks and Mike Muscala in shootout; 87-85 Bulls w/2:57 left. Brats & cheese or congressional ineptitude hangs in balance

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 87-85 2:57 left 4th

Nick Friedell

He's over there laughing with his teammates right now.

Nick Friedell

Everybody wants to know about Rose. Bulls don't have an update. If it was something serious, there's no way he'd still be on the bench.

Sam Smith

Daye with a drive into the night; shooting 2FTs. 81-77 Bulls w/5:33 left.

KC Johnson

Korver and Teague have ice packs on their knees so looks like Hawks' starters are done.

Joe Cowley

Hello, Marriott Milwaukee ... yeah....I need that room again..... sorry... Hawks quit.

Joe Cowley

Bulls starters were a total of -40 against the Hawks tonight. Bench doing the heavy lifting.

Vincent Goodwill

Bulls lead. 79-77. The guys on the floor….one wouldn’t expect these to be the finishers with a 3 seed on the line

Nick Friedell

Bulls just riding Moore and Mohammed down the stretch to pick up the 3 seed. Didn't think I'd be saying that tonight.

KC Johnson

This is so Bulls---Mohammed and E'Twaun Moore making impact plays in the 4th with bodies down.

Sam Smith

Both teams finishing with reserves. Bulls using Nazr and Moore and Hawks using Muscala, Brand, Bob Pettit & Frank Selvy; 77-77; 7:34 left

Mike McGraw

Someone must have given Nazr Mohammed a pep talk heading into this fourth quarter. #Bulls

Joe Cowley

Whatever is keeping Rose on the bench is obviously mild considering his body language and laughing during the timeout.

Joe Cowley

Niko even admitted after the win in Brooklyn that he was hesitating to shoot threes lately....

Chuck Swirsky

Atlanta 77-75 8:38 left 4th

Joe Cowley

Since hearing from teammates and his coach in Brooklyn to stop hesitating on the three, Niko launching at will.

Sam Smith

Gibson with left shoulder strain will not return, per Bulls; no word from Bulls on Rose. So assume just resting second half per pregame plan

KC Johnson

One of Thibodeau's many stock phrases is "You need everybody." Mohammed playing 4th qtr minutes in seeding game with Noah, Gibson out.

Sam Smith

Gasol's 54th dbl/dbl actually trails 3 better dbl/dbl seasons by Artis Gilmore; Gasol's 54 are a personal career hi

Joe Cowley

Here comes Dunleavy and EMoore.

KC Johnson

Gasol's 54th double-double passes Oakley for 4th all-time in Bulls history. Artis Gilmore had 65 in 1978-79, 63 in 1977-78 and 59 in 1976-77

Nick Friedell

Hawks going with a lineup of Schroder, Jenkins, Days, Brand and Antic to close. If Bulls can't close this ...

Vincent Goodwill

On the floor for Hawks: Elton Brand, Austin Daye and John Jenkins, who haven’t played all game. Could be white flag

Mike McGraw

Also worth noting: Nazr Mohammed played in his 1,000th career game tonight. Just the 115th player to do so. #Bulls

Vincent Goodwill

Bulls PR says Gibson is out with a left shoulder strain.

Joe Cowley

Richard Branson just did human bowling ... and has put in more productive minutes than DRose tonight.

Mike McGraw

Gasol already has his 54th double-double of season. #Bulls say that's 4th most in franchise history behind Artis Gilmore's 65, 63 and 59.

Sam Smith

Gasol with 16/12 sets franchise double/double record; also sets record for thanking media 81 times for interviewing him; 72-70 Hawks after 3

Mike McGraw

Aaron Brooks with 17 points as #Bulls chipped away at 18-point deficit and now trail 72-70 heading into 4th quarter.

Chuck Swirsky

Atlanta 72-70...12min left folks

Joe Cowley

Bulls down 2 without Noah, Rose, Hinrich and Taj Gibson .... Bulls basketball ... catch it before you get hit with minutes restrictions!

KC Johnson

Rose is on the bench, joining his teammates in huddles and is wearing no wraps or ice anywhere on his body.

Nick Friedell

Bulls PR says Taj Gibson is out for the rest of the game with a left shoulder strain.

KC Johnson

Seems fitting that game story from No. 82 is basically a Bulls' body count.

Joe Cowley

Gibson out with shoulder strain.

Chuck Swirsky

Gibson- out left shoulder strain

Mike McGraw

#Bulls have plenty of flaws, but they might lead the league in X-factors. Mirotic, Brooks and Snell all capable of big runs, like this one.

Vincent Goodwill

Nothing from Bulls PR about Rose so I don’t assume an injury. And Thibs is coaching so we can’t ask him.

Vincent Goodwill

Now Schroder back in. Murder on the baseline.

Sam Smith

Nulls on 17-2 run and with 68-66; Thibs in huddle screaming, "We want brats!"

Nick Friedell

Bulls finally showing some signs of life. They have cut an 18 point deficit to 2 with 3:16 left in the 3rd.

Joe Cowley

Early word on Rose is he was sidelined due to boredom.

Vincent Goodwill

Now it’s a 4-point game. Energy picking up. Maybe Milwaukee?

Chuck Swirsky

Energy has picked up Bulls trail by 4

Joe Cowley

Meanwhile, as body count stacks up, Bulls cut lead to 4 .... Marriott on speed dial.

Vincent Goodwill

A little cheapy for Mirotic, giving him 3 FT’s. Bulls actually cutting it to a six pt lead

Joe Cowley

Rose and Gibson injuries are still very secret... no word yet on either.

Nick Friedell

Thibs said before the game that Gibson was dealing with a shoulder injury. He still hasn't returned to the bench.

Joe Cowley

You guys trade Brett Brown for a 2nd round pick in the 2021 Draft? twitter.com/Sixers/status/…

Chuck Swirsky

Hawks 68-59.,...no Rose in the 3rd..Gibson to the locker-room

Sam Smith

Gibson had shoulder problem and was uncertain to play; just went to locker room midway in third

Vincent Goodwill

Taj Gibson to the locker room. Thibs said he’s “nicked up” with a shoulder

KC Johnson

Gibson just left for the locker room. Thibodeau said he's battling a sore shoulder.

Joe Cowley

Gibson going back to locker room.

Nick Friedell

Thibs and these players don't believe in tanking. They are just playing poorly right now.

Nick Friedell

Fan in stands screaming at Bulls: "Try!"

Joe Cowley

This Hawks team will take the Bulls apart in the second round ... piece by injured piece.

Joe Cowley

Over and under on Wiz-Bulls fights? Two.

Joe Cowley

Dysfunctional Wiz will be here to play the Limping Bulls on Saturday. Tickets going fast!

KC Johnson

Hawks lost 3 of 4 to Raptors. They'd love a second-round matchup with the Bulls, who they could be 3-0 against.

Nick Friedell

Derrick remains on the bench. Bulls getting crushed early in 2nd half. No energy at all.

Joe Cowley

Hawks players now taunting Bulls fans ...

Mike McGraw

#Bulls with a bad start to 3rdQ and trail by 14. Question is, will Budenholzer play this one to the end or sit starters in 4th?

Sam Smith

Hawks ahead 56-42; Gibson t'd in t/o, Bulls second of game. So how do those cherry blossoms look?

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls down 56-42 early 3rd

Vincent Goodwill

Oh boy. Last call for the fans and seemingly, last call for the Bulls. Hawks lead by 14 now. Tech on Taj. 15 TO's

KC Johnson

And Taj Gibson just drew a technical foul.

Joe Cowley

Timeout Bulls, down 14, and Taj gets a T. It's going very well here.

KC Johnson

Dunleavy w/ 5 fouls, Noah and Hinrich not playing to injury, Rose not starting 2nd half, 15 turnovers and a 14-point deficit. Timeout Bulls

Joe Cowley

Rose sitting next to Noah in "Bad Knee Alley.''

Sam Smith

Hawks look like playing to win; may prefer Bulls in 2nd rnd if Bulls get that far since Hawks are only team in league Bulls have not beaten

Sam Smith

Rose doesn't start second half; sitting on bench

Vincent Goodwill

No Rose to start the second half. Brooks starting. He’s on the bench now next to Noah

Joe Cowley

Rose coming out of locker room now.

Mike McGraw

Brooks starts second half instead of Rose. Not sure why. #Bulls

Joe Cowley

Ruh-roh. Not on the bench, either.

KC Johnson

Rose not out to start 2nd half.

Chuck Swirsky

Brooks starting 2nd half in place of Rose

Joe Cowley

Rose not starting second half.

Chuck Swirsky

If Bulls want to host Bucks they must beat Atlanta--as expected Raps blew out Hornets

Sam Smith

Toronto beats Charlotte. So if Bulls win open Saturday vs Milwaukee. If Bulls lose open Saturday vs Washington; 3-1 vs Bucks; 2-2 vs Wiz

Mike McGraw

Raptors game is over, by the way. Beat Charlotte by 5.

KC Johnson

Crazy part about this second half is if Bulls lose, not only do they drop to 4th seed and Wiz. But if they advance, Hawks 3-0 against them.

Vincent Goodwill

Raptors win a close one, 92-87. Means the Bulls must make a comeback to get the 3rd seed. Otherwise, it’s the Wiz in rd 1

Joe Cowley

Charlotte ... thanks for playing. Nice job, Mike.