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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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.
“My whole mindset coming into these playoffs is ‘no excuses,'” Derrick Rose says.
In extended minutes, Derrick Rose had 22 points, eight assists and zero turnovers.
The Bulls are increasing Rose’s minutes after he reported feeling “great.”
Chicago took sole control of third in the East with an 88-82 win.
Nikola Mirotic’s continued excellence has reduced Taj Gibson’s role.
This line is becoming a theme: Nikola Mirotic is filling it up.
A looming question: What’s Nikola Mirotic’s role when everyone’s healthy?
NIkola Mirotic is stating his case for crunch time minutes.
The Bulls need a killer instinct. Will Derrick Rose be able to help provide it?
“Whenever I feel well, that’s when I’ll step back on the court,” Rose says.
E’Twaun Moore scored a career-high 19 points and hit the game-winner Thursday.
The bad blood continues to build between Chicago and Washington.
The injuries keep coming for Chicago, with Jimmy Butler’s left elbow now hyperextended.
Rose had surgery on a tear in his right medial meniscus Friday.
It’s time for Jimmy Butler to step up, and he did Friday.