“We need to get an edge,” Tom Thibodeau says. “We don’t have an edge right now.”
Chicago used a late first-half run to get back in the game before taking control in the fourth quarter.
The Bulls will play eight preseason games, including four at the United Center.
Both will be expected to provide depth off the bench.
Doug McDermott’s really good when he’s wide open.
Chicago has its eye on Michigan’s Nik Stauskas and Michigan State’s Gary Harris.
Butler was injured on a first-quarter drive to the basket.
D.J. Augustin had 22 points and eight assists, and the Chicago Bulls routed the Denver Nuggets 117-89 Friday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
Andre Iguodala’s 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds left in overtime sent the Denver Nuggets to their 12th consecutive win, a 119-118 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
Russell Westbrook had 27 points and nine assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder blasted the weary Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 on Monday night in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals.
Pau Gasol had 23 points, 17 rebounds and six assists, Metta World Peace scored 15 points in his return from a seven-game suspension, and the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Denver Nuggets for a thrilling 96-87 victory in Game 7 on Saturday night to win their first-round series.
Ty Lawson scored 32 points, fellow spark plug Corey Brewer added 18 and the Denver Nuggets forced a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series with a dominating 113-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 38 points, Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers weathered Denver’s late rally for a 104-100 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 series lead.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill has been charged with felony assault resulting from an altercation with his girlfriend, according to the Houston district attorney’s office.
Metta World Peace got busy tweeting to his 324,000+ followers on Friday night: (Most recent on top) “I’m out socially right now..Lots of girls.. Just conversation.. But they scared to sit next to me.The afraid of my elbows.Not a good feeling”
The NBA lockout-shortened regular season has come to a close and the playoff teams have been decided. Let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.
Several NBA coaches have turned in stellar performances this season, but Tom Thibodeau and George Karl have risen above the rest
The three-ring circus surrounding Carmelo Anthony is over. Let the speculation about how Anthony will fit in with the Knicks and who lost in the trade begin.
The drawn out Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes may have finally come to a close. According to the Associated Press, the New York Knicks have reached a deal with the Denver Nuggets.
A rumor surfaced on Friday that the New Jersey Nets and the Denver Nuggets has agreed on a deal that would send All-Star Carmelo Anthony to New Jersey.