Stardom found Butler, at least for a night, as he scored a career-high 35 points.
Chicago’s defense has been largely average this season.
The Bulls reportedly only anted up to $11 million per season in negotiations.
Chicago has a good thing going with Pau Gasol’s strong play and Derrick Rose healthy.
Jimmy Butler hit four free throws late in the game and finished with 22 points, Derrick Rose scored 21 points and the Chicago Bulls pulled out a 109-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday.
DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Rudy Gay scored 20 points.
Chicago improved to 8-3 with an impressive road win.
Here’s a secret lost in the early season drama: Chicago’s defense has been rather average.
Chicago improved to 6-2 with the win.
Joakim Noah didn’t finish Saturday’s game because of a minutes restriction.
Rose is dealing with two ankle sprains.
So much for the agreement forged between Tom Thibodeau and his bosses.
With Bulls starting guard Jimmy Butler still on the shelf last night due to injury, head coach Tom Thibodeau turned to an unlikely player for some help against LeBron James and the Cavaliers. That player: second-year guard Tony Snell.
“The whole city, this is home for me,” Butler says.
The Bulls wanted a “hometown discount,” Butler’s agent said.
The deadline for an extension for Jimmy Butler is by 11 p.m. tonight.
Tonight’s Bulls-Cavs game involves a ton talent, but it will not be indicative of either team’s season.
The deadline for an extension is Friday night.
Butler has sprained ligaments in his left thumb.
As the Bulls ready to face Carmelo Anthony, they may be without their top perimeter defender.