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 Lake View area now.
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Will Tom Thibodeau be back next year in Chicago?
Once again, LeBron James shined when it mattered most.
LeBron James’ heroics evened the series at 2-2.
Gasol is questionable for Game 4 with a strained left hamstring.
James and Noah were assessed double technical fouls in the third quarter Friday.
Derrick Rose’s miraculous buzzer-beater gave the Bulls a 2-1 series lead over the Cavs.
Butler was honored Thursday as the NBA’s Most Improved Player.
LeBron James was on a mission Wednesday night, and Chicago’s interior defense lacked.
Time and again, Chicago got good looks out of the pick-and-roll.
“Any team that has LeBron and Kyrie, you’re not shorthanded,” Tom Thibodeau says.
Chicago also expects Cleveland to utilize LeBron James often at power forward.
We got what we wanted: Bulls-Cavs.
“At times, we just think we’re a little bit too good,” Taj Gibson says.
Chicago struggled in Game 4 against Milwaukee’s aggressive defense.
Rose’s defensive lapse in the waning seconds led to a game-winning layup for the Bucks.
Chicago’s backcourt dominance has continued.
It got more physical as Chicago grabbed a 2-0 series lead with a 91-82 win.
Derrick Rose got to the paint at will in Game 1. Will that change in Game 2?
Rose scored 23 points and had seven assists as the Bulls topped the Bucks in Game 1.
Hinrich’s status for Game 2 is uncertain as well as he deals with a hyperextended left knee.