A sports editor for CBSChicago.com and 670TheScore.com, Cody Westerlund also covers the Bulls. Prior to coming on board in January 2014, he previously had covered college and high school sports in the Champaign, Ill., and Ames, Iowa areas. Westerlund graduated from the University of Illinois in 2010 and lives in the Lakeview neighborhood.
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Philadelphia recorded 70 points in the paint in a 117-107 win at Chicago.
Mirotic scored a season-high 28 points to lead Chicago to a 117-95 victory.
Ibaka was suspended for one game as well.
The Cubs’ internal projections have their offense improving a fair degree in 2017.
Portis scored a career-best 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting in Chicago’s win over Utah.
Wade suffered the injury in Wednesday’s loss to the Grizzlies.
Wade left Wednesday’s loss early and will have an MRI on Thursday.
Chicago was undone by scoring 12 points in the third quarter, matching a season low for a period.
“It takes time,” Forman says. “You’re not going to address all your needs overnight.”
Chicago has won 18 consecutive home games on TNT Thursdays.
“We got to figure out where everybody is supposed to be out on the floor,” Jimmy Butler says.
Wade remains unsure of his future with the Bulls past this season.
Fred Hoiberg has five point guards, including three youngsters he needs to find playing time for.
It’s been hard to see the fit in any of the additions to the Bulls’ roster in the Hoiberg era.
The Bulls didn’t receive an offer “remotely close” for Butler on trade deadline day, John Paxson says.
“It’s been fun,” Gibson said of his eight years in Chicago.
Butler’s two free throws with 0.9 seconds left after a controversial call gave Chicago a 104-103 win against Boston.
The Bulls (27-29) are 4-4 in games that Wade has missed this season.
Butler matched a career-high with 12 assists in Chicago’s 105-94 win against Toronto.
The Bulls need to focus on the long-term future, not the present.