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Thibs had Dunleavy and McDermott at wing as Hornets got back within 9. Not seeing that one again. Snell in; Butler out with thumb sprain
Bulls 14 points in paint in 1st Q...0- 2nd period
12-0 Hornets run 49-41 Bulls Butler left thumb sprain will not return
Starters are letting it get away from them. Hornets cut it to 8 with 4:11 left in first half.
Breakdown by Noah on the switch defensively. Gave up a bad three, while Dunleavy was like, "Where were you?''
Dunleavy and Gasol now checking back in. Best performance by the Beard Mob since preseason started.
Hinrich just tried helping Lance up and the former Pacer wanted nothing to do with him. He's in midseason form.
Bulls reserves with 30-15 edge since midway in first. Finally deserving of nickname.
Rose and Noah checking back in.
Heading into tonight, Bulls were 32.4 pct from 3-pt range in preseason. Opponents were at 27.4%
Hornets going with the "Bad Picks By MJ Unit'' on the floor right now.
Kirk Hinrich with 15 pts and 7 of 7 in 7 minutes in 46-30 Bulls lead. Vinny Del Negro asks, Kurt? Kurt Rambis asks to change name to Kirk
For those not wondering, too bad.
For those wondering, yes, this second unit has been giving the starters all they can handle in the scrimmages at the Advocate Center.
3-point shooting has been an issue for Bulls in preseason. Not tonight. They're 7-for-8 if that last Hinrich bucket counts as 3.
Bulls up 46-30 Hinrich 6 of 6 -15pts
Pretty soon Hinrich is going to shrug his shoulders like MJ did.
Hinrich is killing it right now - 6-for-6 for 15 points in seven minutes.
Hinrich for Sixth Man Award? He's 5-for-5, 13 pts tonight in 7 minutes.
If this second unit can clean a few things up they will give a lot of teams fits.
Vegas odds on Hinrich leading league in scoring go from bazillion to one to gazillion to one after 10-point first quarter.
Mirotic again playing defense with his hands down ... asking for NBA fouls like that. Needs to be addressed.
Bulls w/35-28 1st qtr lead over low scoring Hornets. Thibs greets team with typical as long as we score doesn't care how much they score.
Action-packed 1stQ. Bulls lead 35-28 and shot 70 pct from field (14 for 20). Kirk Hinrich with 10 pts off bench in 5 minutes of action.
Kirk Hinrich is in the zone. 4-for-4 -- already 10 points in 5 minutes.
With minutes restrictions of Noah and Rose, this is pretty realistic of how it will look for the time being.
I like these Hornets uniforms -- mix of purple and teal, retro and modern. Will anyone miss the Bobcats?
Mirotic then comes in for Gasol after his 10 minutes of work, while Butler is in the Luol Deng crossover role.
Thibs getting his subs in order tonight. First going with Taj and Hinrich for Rose and Noah, then adding in McDermott for Dunleavy.
Hornets 23-22 256 left 1st Q Jefferson-10pts Rose 6pts
Butler keeps looking at his hand -- but he's staying in the game. Trying to shake it off.
Perils of being a good defender. Jimmy Butler appeared to hurt a finger when deflecting a pass. Looks like he's staying in.
Butler hurt his left hand trying to step in front of a pass. He's still messing with it in the timeout.
Jimmy Butler went for a steal and appeared to jam his finger. He looks like he's in some pain right now.
Thibs with upbeat, "Hey at least we're not down 21" as team heads into t/o down 17-16 six minutes in. Or maybe he didn't.
Bulls' starting offense looking a little more fluid. Good news for Thibs. The defense will be there -- the offense improving is paramount.
Pau Gasol just hit a 3-pointer. Over his 13 years in NBA, he's made 38 threes, so a little over two per season. Career-high is 8 in 12-13
Rose with 6 points and playing with some life.
Gasol talking some sneaky stuff after blocks on Jefferson.
Over and under on number of games Noah plays this season is set at 55.
Stephenson would have looked good in red and white right about now.
Second unit could be huge this year - especially with Rose still searching and Noah's knee issues.
Anxious to see when the No. 1 decides to flip the switch. Or maybe there's no longer a switch to flip. Just three preseason games left.
MVP of the preseason so far? Jimmy Butler - no-brainer. Playing at a high level, and one of the few starters playing with heart right now.
Bulls starters http://t.co/KNJMnw5vRN
Cool moment: Joakim Noah's mom, Cecilia Rodhe, taking photos of her son on the floor while he works out with some kids before the game.
Here are your Bulls starters: Rose, Butler, Dunleavy, Gasol, Noah. Hornets counter with Walker, Stephenson, Jefferson, Williams and Kidd-G.
The Dunleavy will start, according to Thibodeau, but all eyes will be on Rose and can he play more than 21 minutes a night?
My main man. We re back ! http://t.co/0HfBUKFtSj
On the red line with a bunch of sad fans. Feels like baseball season is already back.
Can't wait to get started 630 central time on the bulls radio network and ESPN 1000 http://t.co/L0jND7CzBd
This is why I don't bet
Channeling Abe Gibron
Bears look awful today ..team hard to figure out....they'll beat the Pats in New England...
Not one writer in the Trib or Sun Times picked Miami--not one fan I met this morning thought the Bears would lose...brutal. Just brutal
That's a plus even if the fish get 3
Cutler fumble. Bulls tip off at 7pm.
CBS announces Fuller out--the Bears posted that on Twitter 10 min ago.
Have to admit I was terribly wrong about Kirk Cousins.
Way too easy for the Dolphins..this Bears defense...my goodness.
You'll see a different looking team in 2nd half..more Forte. Nickel and dime passes.
Bears got a great spot on that play giving them a first down...
Bears being booed off the field...despite trailing 14-0 they can win this game.
Seahawks down 21-3 to the lowly Rams ... will attempt to require Percy Harvin Monday...LOL
This is one of the fastest halves of football I can recall in a long long time
How about a novel idea Bears--run the ball. R-U-N
Bears lucky that wasn't picked off--this is brutal
This game far from over. but we do have good news sports fans.just a reminder-Bulls-Hornets tonight 630 on Bulls Radio Net and ESPN 1000.
Bears are about to put Ryan Tannehill in to the Hall of Fame with a game like this. My oh my.
What the.....come on Bears. Cutler-Bennett not on the same page.
Ratliff should be making Jared Allen money.....
Seattle's 12th man....the fans. Bears 12th man: Soldier Field turf .
Don't like that call...repeat after me Forte !
Yep, long day at the office for the fish.
I haven't met one person today who's taking Miami to beat the Bears----this is a lock..period!
Bear-Dolphins. Bears win BIG...I'm talking BIG. Bears 35 Dolphins 17.
Good morning Chicago ! http://t.co/ZOQaN0FGtH
Still not on west coast time
The Brooks ladies http://t.co/y1rooGddYZ
Holy crap, even Lou Holtz agreed it was the right call. What an upset.
Did the refs ruin the game? Did they make the right call? How often do we see the same thing happen every game without a flag?
After a game like this Winston should be paid for his autograph..LOL
What a ballgame....we won't see it but I'd love to have a rematch in the playoff round.
What a ballgame ! This is crazy!
Even if ND loses this game it shouldn't suffer a significant drop in the polls if at all. Not many teams win at FSU