Nick Friedell

The Bulls are getting crushed early in this one. They look like the team on the 2nd night of a back to back. Not the Raptors.

Joe Cowley

Niko Jordan back at the free throw line after the call.

Joe Cowley

Niko about to enter the game and continue his late push for ROY.

Chuck Swirsky

Raps with 3 3s. 15-8. Gasol with 6 Bulls 3-11fgs

Nick Friedell

How about Riggins? Noah could be a good choice. Free spirit, team leader, the guy everybody takes their cues from on and off the field.

Nick Friedell

A lot of people saying Brad Stevens is the Coach Taylor of the NBA. I can see it. Calm demeanor, but players respect him. Great coach.

Joe Cowley

Bulls 5-2 against Toronto since last season ... no Lowry ... take the Bulls and the points.

Nick Friedell

Yep. Now who is the Coach Taylor of the NBA? RT @LukeStuckmeyer: Here u go...@Nick Friedell http://t.co/J7LBkRiRdW

Nick Friedell

Raps broadcasters calling this an "Email game" for Toronto. "Send a message." Never heard that one before.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls starters http://t.co/pdM9hTmFGq

KC Johnson

Thibodeau said management scouted Mirotic for a long time, praised international scout Ivica Dukan for knowing him "inside and out."

Chuck Swirsky

McDermott out back soreness

Nick Friedell

Casey on Mirotic's ability to get to the line: "We got to be smart and not bail him out because he's got the soccer mentality a little bit."

Joe Cowley

McDermott out with back soreness, and Thibs said he would be surprised if Rose isn't back before the regular season ends. That is all.

Nick Friedell

Thibs says McDermott is out tonight because of back soreness.

KC Johnson

McDermott out with back soreness.

KC Johnson

Thibs on Rose return: "Everything is going according to plan. As long as it does and he doesn't have any setbacks, I don't see why not."

Nick Friedell

Thibs says Noah is good to go tonight.

KC Johnson

Noah will play vs. Raptors.

Nick Friedell

Casey also said Kyle Lowry is out tonight.

Nick Friedell

Dwane Casey has high praise for Mirotic. Says his play has been 'unbelievable' and jokes: "Where did they find him?"

KC Johnson

Raptors coach Dwane Casey with a classic on Mirotic getting to line so often: "He's got that soccer mentality."

Chuck Swirsky

I vaguely remember meeting up with this guy in another life http://t.co/ErJWsIEbOK

KC Johnson

Not surprisingly, Kyle Lowry, who left the Raptors' game last night with back spasms, is out vs. Bulls.

Pau Gasol

Today we play the #Raptors in #Toronto. Looking forward to continue to play as a strong unit as we approach the final stretch. #SeeRed

Pau Gasol

De aquí unas horas jugamos en #Toronto contra los #Raptors. Partido duro que haremos lo posible para ganar. #SeeRed

Vincent Goodwill

Catching early flights in the mornings I'd download it by the hour to catch up. Definitely a huge milestone to be in his natural element

Vincent Goodwill

This news for @bomani_jones is huge. Was introduced to "The Morning Jones" in 10-11, my first yr on the Pistons beat. Impressed from jump

Pau Gasol

You can join the #PauGasolAcademy now to play basketball with me this summer! From July 5 to 11! bit.ly/1LSsBl7

Pau Gasol

Ya os podéis inscribir a la #PauGasolAcademy para jugar juntos a básquet este verano! Os espero del 5 al 11 de Julio! bit.ly/1LSsBl7

Sam Smith

Mirotic moves into elite NBA and international company. bit.ly/1y6fr8G

Joakim Noah

Been playing a lot of this @EAMaddenMobile game. Anyone else addicted too? #ad #Madden cards.twitter.com/cards/18ce53wm…

Joe Cowley

OKC-GState, Memphis-Dallas, Hou-San Antonio, Portland-Clips.

Joe Cowley

A quick reminder why life in the east is so much easier: Western Conference 1st round projected playoff meetings -

Joel Brigham

Going to do a special SPRING BREAK chat (whatever that means) in about 15 minutes. Join me! basketballinsiders.com/chat/nba-chat-…

Joe Cowley

As far as the Bulls players that are up and running - Gibson, Butler and Noah all expected to play tonight in Toronto.

Chuck Swirsky

Lowry out vs Bulls.....just in from Raptors

Chuck Swirsky

Elton John turns 68.....a must see in concert regardless of age/ generation. Underrated song... Mid 70s. " Harmony"

Nick Friedell

Rose discussing his return. http://t.co/m2xcfVnm9q

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls Radio and TV ( Neil and Stacey ) here along with ESPN with Mike Breen and Doris Burke on the call.

Chuck Swirsky

Walking through Union Station in Toronto had to stop in and say hello A tradition like no other ! http://t.co/ffnPuHkB0D

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls and Raps tonight Bulls Radio Network 530CT pre ESPN 1000. http://t.co/I2ZyzFz2hI

Joe Cowley

.... because he wants nothing to do with Elfrid Payton. Play him in Miami, and he gets five games under his belt before the playoffs.

Joe Cowley

Best-case scenario - Rose returns Apr. 5 against Cleveland. Sit him against Orlando (back-to-back) the next day ...

Chuck Swirsky

Derrick Rose spoke to the media prior to shoot around today here in Toronto--hear his comments tonight on Bulls Radio Network at 5:30CT

Joe Cowley

Rose speaks - you listen - we all stay hostages to his health - read it - chicago.suntimes.com/basketball/7/7…

Nick Friedell

Rose on rehab "It's something that I've been doing for a long time with rehab, it's a grind, definitely a grind, but I'm getting used to it"

KC Johnson

Rose on moving from possible handful of reg-season games to intensity of playoffs: "I’m a pro. I think I’m good enough to play my way in."

Nick Friedell

Rose isn't worried about having much time before playoffs "It's different but I'm a pro I think I'm good enough to be able to fit my way in"

Joe Cowley

"Whenever I’m ready to come back, that’s when I’m going to come back.'' That should be on the Rose adidas shirt.

Joe Cowley

Derrick, you plan to be back before the playoffs? "That would be the plan. But who knows? ... ''

Joe Cowley

... if he can't, "It would be a little harder on him and on us as well.''

KC Johnson

Rose on Bulls: "We can be really good. It’s just all about everyone being healthy, a little bit of luck and everyone staying together."

Joe Cowley

Gasol said if Rose could get 4 or 5 regular season games under his belt before the playoffs, that would be huge ...

KC Johnson

Rose: "Rehab is definitely a grind. But I'm getting used to it."

Nick Friedell

Rose: "A little bit of luck. And everybody staying together."

Nick Friedell

Rose on Bulls' prospects with him back: "We can pretty good. We can be really good. It's just all about everybody being healthy ..."

KC Johnson

Rose touted Mirotic early in camp: "He just wasn’t scared to mess up. He wants to be great. You can just tell by the way he works out."

Nick Friedell

Rose is hopeful he'll be cleared to take contact 'this week or next week." Says he must talk to trainers and go from there.

Nick Friedell

Rose on reg season return: "That would be the plan, but who knows? Whenever I'm ready to come back, that's when I'm going to come back."

KC Johnson

Rose said he should be cleared for contact sometime this week or next.

Nick Friedell

Rose says rehab is going 'smooth, same as the other two [rehabs]. Trying to keep it up."

Joe Cowley

Rose with mixed messages - says "Oh yeah'' on asked if he's coming back before playoffs, but no idea when. Stay tuned. It's Derrick.

Nick Friedell

Rose says he doesn't have any pain or soreness in the knee.

KC Johnson

Rose on whether he's confident he'll play this season: "Oh yeah. I'm not worried about that. I don't have any pain."

Nick Friedell

Rose says the plan is still for him to come back before the regular season ends.

Nick Friedell

Thibs thinks Noah will play tonight vs. Raptors. Wants to see how he responds after shootaround.

KC Johnson

Noah scheduled to play vs. Raptors.

Nick Friedell

Which 5 will Thibs go with down the stretch in playoffs?RT @ESPNChiBulls: Mirotic presents a nice challenge for Thibs es.pn/1GU1uQn

Nick Friedell

In 59 games between Oct-Feb, Mirotic was averaging 17.1 min, 7.2 pts and 4.3 rebounds a game via @ESPNStatsInfo.

Nick Friedell

Mirotic's stats in March are great. According to @ESPNStatsInfo: Niko is averaging 21 points, 8.2 rebounds and playing 31.5 mins a game.

Vincent Goodwill

Yo @bomani_jones will you still have the music bumps on "the morning jones, at night"

Chuck Swirsky

Game night from Toronto. Bulls- Raps in a battle for 3rd in the EC. Join us 530CT pre Bulls Radio Network. ESPN 1000.

Chuck Swirsky

Some trivia on OK-MSU matchup. Total respect between Izzo- Kruger. Izzo was offered Hawks job but turned it down recommend Kruger .

Mike McGraw

Raptors lost at Detroit, so at the moment, #Bulls in 3rd, half-game ahead of Toronto. Bulls-Raptors tomorrow in Ontario.

Mike McGraw

Bucks beat Heat on Middleton 3-ptr at buzzer. Milwaukee now leads Miami by 2 1/2 games for 6th & holds tiebreaker.

Nick Friedell

Hockey has led SportsCentre every time I've been in Toronto. Today, Steve Nash did. Another example how much of an impact his career had.

Chuck Swirsky

I have no problem whatsoever with Casey not calling a time out...none...shot selection by Williams? Yes.

Chuck Swirsky

Raps will be hungry for a win Wednesday in Toronto vs Bulls...Bulls need to bring A game. 530CT pre Bulls Radio Network. ESPN 1000.

Chuck Swirsky

Excellent work by Dan Gladman in Raptors production truck. An excellent producer.

Chuck Swirsky

How many 5 Hour Energy drinks has Jack poured down tonight?

Chuck Swirsky

Raps are one of the better teams in the league with pump fakes drawing defender in to fouling.

Chuck Swirsky

DD is red hot so sure why not ..Ross jacks up a wild three...smh.

Chuck Swirsky

DD ain't giving up the rock..not with Lowry out.

Chuck Swirsky

After thousands of Bulls fans in attendance Sat. at the Palace and now half of Canada at the game tonight Pistons should wear road blue.

Chuck Swirsky

Never bury a team...ever. It's the NBA....Pistons erased a 19 point deficit Sat. vs Bulls

Chuck Swirsky

30 min ago----the sky was falling....now Raps within 5....

Chuck Swirsky

Hey I recognize that voice on those MGD commercials....

Chuck Swirsky

Sorry that was not a foul....

Chuck Swirsky

Jack Armstrong giving Bulls major props.....solid 3rd quarter commentary Coach!

KC Johnson

Raptors All-Star Kyle Lowry, who has averaged 27 points vs. Bulls but missed last week's game, left game vs. Pistons with back spasms.

Chuck Swirsky

Call me crazy but Ill take Jonas over Drummond.

Chuck Swirsky

Nice...audio fixed..catching Raps-Pistons on TSN

Nick Friedell

Today is a good day to wear orange @SyracuseU. But let's face it, every day is a good day to wear orange. #celebratesu

Nick Friedell

Repping @Cuse in Toronto on National Orange Day. @sutraditions #celebratesu http://t.co/xksLHXxGFV

Sam Smith

Tough day; lagging a little after celebration of Bulls clinching playoff spot. Hope there wasn't too much damage in the Loop.

Joe Cowley

Ten regular-season games left for the Bulls ... big-boy time ... read it - chicago.suntimes.com/basketball/7/7…

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels down Toronto !