As for Derrick Rose, he noted before Thursday night’s game that he’ll play Sunday in New York.
Now in his fourth stint with the Bulls this season, Mike James will stay with the team for the rest of the year.
Derrick Rose practiced Wednesday at the Berto Center and is once again a game-time decision against the Celtics Thursday.
With Derrick Rose again out it was Deng that was perhaps the most key-cog in getting the Bulls offense going as he had a career-night from beyond the arc, hitting 6/9 three-point attempts in route to matching Carlos Boozer with a game-high 23 points.
Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng each scored 23 points, and the Chicago Bulls escaped with an 89-80 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night after blowing a 16-point lead.
“(Rose) went thru his workout and didn’t have problems” Thibodeau said. “Feeling a lot better but we’re just going to wait and see how he feels tomorrow.”
Officially the point guard is listed as a game time decision for tonight’s game against Boston at the United Center, but the likelihood is that he’ll miss another game with his bad back.
Rajon Rondo recorded a triple-double with 32 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 95-91 win Sunday over the Chicago Bulls, who were without star guard Derrick Rose.
Derrick Rose sat out Friday’s shootaround in Cleveland and while he wasn’t ruled out of tonight’s game against the Cavaliers, it doesn’t look good.
Derrick Rose is improving, but will be a game time decision against the Celtics Friday night.
After their four-game west coast swing to start the season, the Bulls won’t travel out of the Central or Eastern timezones the rest of the season.
After nearly two years of bickering, NBA players and owners are back on the same side. “We want to play basketball,” Commissioner David Stern said.
The Miami Heat are already favored to win the 2012 NBA Title, but the Chicago Bulls are listed on one site with the second best odds.
Shaquille O’Neal announced on Twitter Wednesday that he is “about to retire” after 19 seasons in the NBA.
Chicago holds a two game lead over Boston for the top spot in the Eastern Conference with eight games remaining, and the Bulls should stay ahead considering the Celtics’ injury problems.
The push to be the best in the Eastern Conference is close, but now the Celtics have extended the gap. With Boston losing to the Grizzlies, the Bulls are now one game ahead of the Celtics sitting proud at no. 1.
The Chicago Bulls have lost the previous two games while the Celtics were on a four-game winning streak. That changed Saturday when the Bulls blocked the Celtics from getting ahead and taking a 90-79 victory.
The Chicago Bulls struggled against the Boston Celtics. Derrick Rose scored 20 points and Carlos Boozer scored 12, his second game this season. Kevin Garnett lead the Celtics to a 104-92 win over the Bulls.
Tom Thibodeau faced his old team, the Celtics, Friday night. The Bulls made a strong second half push for the lead, tying at 96 points to put the game into over time. Too many mistakes by the Bulls in over time resulted in Boston claiming the win.
Tom Thibodeau was the associate head coach of the Boston Celtics before he became head coach for the Bulls. After losing to the Knicks Thursday, the Bulls and Celtics will renew their rivalry in Boston.