Hinrich’s status for Game 2 is uncertain as well as he deals with a hyperextended left knee.
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.”
Thibodeau is under contract with the Bulls through the 2016-’17 season.
Chicago has five regular-season games left.
Chicago took sole control of third in the East with an 88-82 win.
“Sacrifices are going to be made,” Gibson says.
This is a crucial step in Rose returning this season.
Nikola Mirotic’s continued excellence has reduced Taj Gibson’s role.
Friday marked four weeks since Rose’s surgery on his right medial meniscus.
Who ever saw this coming?
Butler has missed the past 11 games with a left elbow injury.
NIkola Mirotic is stating his case for crunch time minutes.
Rose remains on course to return by the end of the regular season.
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.
Logic doesn’t apply to the try-hard, depleted Bulls. So just enjoy the show or whatever you want to call it.
The bad blood continues to build between Chicago and Washington.
Remember that Bulls executives were the ones who gave Tom Thibodeau his big chance.
The injuries keep coming for Chicago, with Jimmy Butler’s left elbow now hyperextended.