CSN to celebrate White Sox '70s Night' June 10

CSN to celebrate White Sox '70s Night' June 10

COMCAST SPORTSNET TO CELEBRATE WHITE SOX 70s NIGHT THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 10
70s retro-style game graphics, 70s White Sox footage, Special Guests, Harrelson & Stone to wear vintage 70s style TV sportscaster jackets, along with vintage 70s White Sox uniforms to be auctioned off on WhiteSox.com among highlights
Crack out your bell bottoms and dust off your platform shoes as Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago White Sox, gets ready to boogie for its celebration of White Sox 70s Night on Friday, June 10 beginning at 6:30 PM, exclusively on CSN. Throughout the pre-game, game and post-game, viewers can look forward to a number of special 70s-themed elements for the networks White Sox home game telecast vs. the Oakland Athletics (7:10 PM first pitch). Viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com to find the exact CSN channel location in their area.

The night gets underway on CSN at 6:30 PM with a special U.S. Cellular Field remote edition of Feldco White Sox Pre-Game Live hosted by Chuck Garfien and 1971 American League home run champ Beltin Bill Melton (NOTE: Melton will also toss the ceremonial first pitch in this game).

Then, at 7:10 PM on CSN, Ken Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone (a member of the White Sox in 73, 77 & 78) will have the game call as the White Sox host the As. Immediately following the game, fans can look forward to Galaxie White Sox Post Game Live, which will also take place from U.S. Cellular Field, featuring complete post-game analysis and White Sox manager Ozzie Guillens post-game press conference (also streaming on CSNChicago.com).

Among the numerous fun-filled highlights for White Sox 70s Night on Friday, June 10 include the following on-air and online elements:

- 70s retro-style, on-air graphics will be used for the first three innings of the game
- Harrelson and Stone to don retro 70s sportscaster jackets during the game openplus, viewers can check out Hawk, Stone and Melton wearing 70s White Sox game jerseys that will be autographed and auctioned off on WhiteSox.com starting June 20 with proceeds going to White Sox Charities

- Additional in-game features include vintage 70s White Sox footage, 70s White Sox trivia, a disco ball in the production truck, plus - special surprise guests during the game

- CSNChicago.com asks viewers to use the following hashtag Sox70sNight when Tweeting comments about the game and their favorite 70s White Sox memories

- Live Twitter messages throughout the game from Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien), White Sox Insider Brett Ballantini (@CSNChi_Beatnik) and @Beerleaguer_Sox

- Garfien & Ballantini to provide 70-themed White Sox blogs throughout the week on CSNChicago.com featuring stories on the 77 South Side Hit Men, Disco Demolition Night in 79 and more!

Morning Update: Dwyane Wade comes up clutch in close win vs. Kings

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Morning Update: Dwyane Wade comes up clutch in close win vs. Kings

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It was a gift and the Bulls weren't going to look it in the mouth as Dwyane Wade was poised to finish off another one of his sterling defensive plays with a breakaway dunk with the game tied and Arron Afflalo and DeMarcus Cousins trailing.

Lightly touched by the small of his back by Cousins, Wade miscalculated his liftoff and missed the dunk but was bailed out by the refs for a foul with 14 seconds left.

Then, he bailed the Bulls out.

Wade had his fifth fourth-quarter defensive play, stripping Cousins on a steal on the ensuing possession with the Sacramento Kings having a chance to win, leading to a Michael Carter-Williams dunk and finishing a 102-99 win Saturday night at the United Center.

It was a clock-turning performance for Wade on both ends of the floor, even if his missed dunk is a reminder that he is 35 years old. 

"I took off too far as I look at the instant replay," Wade said. "I should've took maybe one more dribble. Can't say I felt 35, I just took off too far (laughs). But hey, sometimes you get calls, sometimes you don't. I'm a person who hasn't gotten a lot all year so I'm not gonna apologize for nothing."

Stripping Cousins on his spin move was the finale, but he swatted an Arron Afflalo corner triple in the fourth, smothered Ty Lawson at the rim twice for blocked shots to end the third and tortured Lawson again in the fourth for another steal that led to him following up a Jimmy Butler missed layup with a follow and foul.

"Just a read," said Wade on stripping Cousins. "We knew he was gonna go to DeMarcus at that point. Once we forced him left, I knew he had to come back to the right hand. And being in the right place at the right time, the ball was right there for me."

Wade played like a desperate and motivated man, putting up 30 with six rebounds and four assists on the second night of a back-to-back is proof positive he took Friday's loss to Atlanta personally and used his play to back up those feelings.

He took to twitter to apologize for the poor effort against the Hawks, producing his best all-around performance as a Bull.

"We've been good in desperate moments," Wade said. "We haven't been good in non-desperate moments, when we win three in a row or playing a team that we should beat. But (in) the desperate moments I like us."

He scored 13 in the fourth, along with the last of his four blocked shots and all three of his steals took place in the final 12.

"I thought he was terrific," Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. "He was aggressive all game long, taking the ball to the basket, getting to the line 15 times. He came up with two big plays."

Hoiberg threw out different lineups and rotations, playing Paul Zipser as a sixth man and having the second-round draft pick close the game. Zipser took advantage, hitting three triples and scoring 13 points.

"I thought it was night and day from last night," Hoiberg said. "Our energy was really good all night long. We got just enough stops to find a way to win."

Cousins dominated the game with 42 and 14 rebounds in 35 minutes, the only Kings player in double figures all night.

"He was pretty much unguardable for the majority of the game, Taj did a solid job on him," Hoiberg said. "When Robin was on him, they put him on the perimeter and let him shoot threes. He's a monster."

Back-to-back triples from Cousins gave him 40 and tied the game at 97, as a third one rimmed out with a little under two minutes left.

Cousins dominated the start of the third quarter, hitting midrange jumpers over Lopez and taunting the Bulls bench after hitting a jumper to put the Kings ahead, 70-63 midway through the third.

But the Bulls stayed close, with Hoiberg choosing to sit Rajon Rondo for the second half after playing him six minutes in the second quarter, using Wade as a point guard and going with Carter-Williams for defense, along with Zipser, who didn't look scared of the moment.

"I like the wrinkle coach put in there, putting him in early," Wade said. "He gave him an opportunity and he helped us big time."

Butler scored 23 with seven assists and five rebounds in 39 minutes, didn't have to play the hero for once and made fun of Wade's apology tweet.

"He was due for a big night," Butler said. "He can tweet again if he can come out again and give us 30 and some big steals and big dunks."

"I think that's what called of him, to score baskets and guard. It's kinda sneaky. You never really expect it until it happens."

It looked like the worst was over when the Bulls made a short run to end the third, surviving the onslaught from Cousins — and surviving their own experimenting with Zipser instead of going with Denzel Valentine, switching things up altogether.

But the tone was set by the leaders, who can only manufacture but so much urgency on a nightly basis.

"I like this team when we're desperate," Wade said. "A desperate team, we're not bad."