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Cowley (doubtful, sore throat). I've gotta be smart and think big picture.
Bulls media injury update: SSmith (probable with fatigue), KC Johnson (probable with flight delay), Nick F (questionable found Waffle House)
Rose has played in Memphis just twice in his career, his rookie and MVP seasons. Had triple double in MVP season. Missed 5 games.
As I sit on packed flight to Memphis, I remember that one of my goals for new year is to see a game at Ole Miss. Heard The Grove is awesome
Tonight Rose (illness) is out. McDermott (right knee) is out. Gibson (right ankle) is questionable. Noah (right ankle) is probable.
Bulls say Taj Gibson (right ankle) is questionable vs. Memphis.
Bulls injury update says Derrick Rose (illness) is out tonight.
Rose, as expected, not traveling to Memphis on own and is out to illness again tonight. Gibson questionable with ankle.
Derrick Rose out tonight.
Bulls-Grzz 630 pre Bulls Radio Net. ESPN 1000 Next 3 Bulls opponents: Mem. Tor. DC, 59-16.
Free agent Gary Forbes has signed with Detroit's D-League team, the Grand Rapids Drive, to rehab and play in January, source tells RealGM.
Wheels down Memphis !!
Wheels up headed to Memphis . Go Bulls!
Thibs on Butler: "Takes big shots, plays defense, gets to the line, makes plays, doesn’t take any possessions off; having phenomenal year.”
Thibodeau post game: "Just thank god for Jimmy Butler."
Off to Memphis. Thank you again to the men and women who handle the technical side on the Bulls Radio Network. You are appreciated.
More Hinrich on Butler: "He’s playing as well as anyone in the league; he’s been huge for us all year. Don’t know what we’d do without Jimmy
Hinrich on Butler: "Great story; the fact he did it the hard way, earned playing time; now he’s got the respect of everyone in the league."
Butler: "I’ve never been the best player on my team, never probably will be. I’ve always been a hard worker and guy who doesn’t give up."
Butler as leading scorer 4 season: "Never been a scorer in my life. Just always the guy works hard and tries to help his team win games.’’
Butler on career high 35: "You always want to win. And finally I had a decent game and we pulled out the win. I’m happy for that.’’
Butler 11-21, 4-7 threes, 9-10 FTs: "We have a lot of unselfish guys and they saw I was in a rhythm, they continue to give me the ball."
Butler after Bulls win: "I think I’m OK at scoring right now; they (mates) give me the ball in incredible position and make it easy for me "
Butler after 35, 7 assts, 5 rebs, 4 steals in 45 mins: "I don’t want be a star; I just want to be a decent role player on a really good team
Pau on Butler: "I look forward to seeing him continuing to play at this level. It’s not easy to do. He’s doing outstanding. I’m proud of him
Pau Gasol on is Butler with 35 superstar: "I would say so, lot of confidence with lot of aggressiveness, asserting himself every game."
Butler on being in such a good rhythm: "It feels good. The rim was looking pretty big tonight."
Rose could fly to Memphis tomorrow. Hope he's not on that United flight that leaves in the afternoon.
“Yeah. I don’t want to be a star. I just want to be a decent role player on a really good team.’’ Butler.
Pau on facing Marc Gasol: "We’re both doing pretty well so it’s meaningful. It’s a lot of pride involved. But it is a little weird."
Butler: "I don't care about points. I've never been a scorer. I've always been a hard worker."
Thibs: "Thank god for Jimmy Butler. Big shots, plays defense, gets to line, makes plays, plays unselfishly & hard, doesn’t take plays off."
Rose isn't traveling with team to Memphis. Thibodeau said pregame Rose could get there on his own Friday if he feels able. I'd guess no.
Thibs says Gibson is going with the Bulls to Memphis. Sounds like Rose is not. Although Thibs leaves door open he could join them tomorrow.
Rose not flying with Bulls. Revisit it tomorrow.
"Just thank God for Jimmy Butler." Thibs on his two guard's latest showing.
Thibs: "Just thank God for Jimmy Butler"
Bulls get a win and it's off to Memphis
And by the way - The Knicks are awful with or without Melo on the court.
Butler, LeBron and Kyrie are going to be a nasty group to deal with starting next season for the Cavs, even with Love in LA.
Latest Bulls Player Power Poll: 1. Butler, 2. Gasol, 3. Butler, 4. Gasol.
Bulls win 103-97 -score 30 -4th quarter points. Butler with a career high 35 Brooks -18 Noah 13 reb.
Bulls close it out 103-97. Butler finishes with a career high 35 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds. His agent, Happy Walters, is $miling.
Bulls finally get off reb; Noah with 13 secs and Bulls up 3; passes to Brooks, fouled; Pau rebs second. Plan was to wait; titillate TNT
Gasol and Brooks big time free throws..Bulls 103-97 with 10 sec left
Noah hasn't played very well offensively, but he just snagged the biggest rebound of the game. His 13th of the night.
Noah 1-for-8, but that 13th rebound right there should be ballgame.
Gasol with a layup from Brooks...100-97 Bulls 52 sec left NY ball
Who says jump passes don't work?
Jimmy All-Star now with 35.
There's Butler's new career-high for points. 35 and counting.
Jimmy Butler sets a new career high with 35 points.
Knicks have scored on 7 of last 8 possessions. It's the triangle!
Knicks pull within 90-89 w/4:12 left. 76ers checking schedule to see when they get Bulls
NY on 12-3 run Bulls 90-89...412 left 4th
Win or lose, I'd be shocked if Thibs didn't light his team up after this one. The Knicks just want this game more than the Bulls do.
Timeout w/6:02 left to get oxygen for Butler. Has 32 points, 7 assts, 5 rebs, 4 stls, taped ankles at half and cut oranges; 87-81 Bulls
Bulls 87-81 602 left 4th
You can smoke and mirrors for 36 minutes, but bum teams seldom last the full 48.
Jimmy Butler has tied his career-high of 32 points with 8:09 remaining.
Butler two points away from career best w/8:43 left.
Butler career high is 32
Bulls run off 7 straight; Knicks rescind offer to Wear
Butler with 30. Bulls up 82/77. 843 left 4th. 7-0 run
Don't get the Rose Flu.
Knicks 77-75 in 4th. Appears Anthony had been holding them back. Travis Wear seeing $124 million deal
The CDC just announced that the Butler Flu leads to 17 points in 36 minutes. The Rose Flu makes you stay home.
Knicks 74-73. Knicks have scored 20 points off Bulls turnovers
Jimmy Butler doesn't start ballin' until his shirt is untucked.
The Bulls are down by 1 late in the 3rd quarter to a Knicks team that started: Wear, Stoudemire, Aldrich, Hardaway Jr. and Calderon.
Knicks lead ... embarrassing.
And this isn't a Marquis Teague situation. Snell actually puts in extra time.
I hope Tony Snell is renting.
E'Twaun Moore ahead of Tony Snell in the rotation.
LeBron Butler, err Jimmy Butler keeping Bulls barely ahead with 26 pts late in 3rd. Bulls by 3
Butler has scored a season-high 32 points twice this season ... Bulls lost both games. He has 25 right now.
Squeak, squeak, New York Knicks.
Ever see a cat have a little mouse trapped in the corner and it's just clawing at it rather than putting it out of it's little mouse misery?
Bulls play like this tomorrow against the Grizzlies ... murder she wrote.
Will be interesting to see if Rose flies to Memphis tomorrow ... then again, flu games are overrated.
Thibs just called for a walk-through on the flight to Memphis tonight.