Bulls

Jimmy Butler might not want to be a superstar, but his 35-point performance Thursday night that powered the Bulls to a 103-97 win over the Knicks proved he might become one anyway.
With everyone playing the what-if game with Carmelo Anthony in town, Pau Gasol looked like the best contingency plan of all-time, while Jimmy Butler flourished in a role he surely wouldn't have with Anthony on the floor.
With Derrick Rose out sick, Jimmy Butler was sensational for the Bulls on Thursday night, scoring a career-high 35 points to lift the Bulls in a closer-than-expected win over the Knicks.

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Who will win the East in 2014-15?
Chicago Bulls
90%
Cleveland Cavaliers
6%
Other
4%

    Team Schedule

    Schedule
    DateOppTime
    12/18vs. NY5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CT23:00
    12/19Mem5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CT23:00
    12/22vs. Tor5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CT23:00
    12/23Was4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0019:00 ET6:00 CT22:00
    12/25vs. LAL5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CT23:00
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    Results
    DateOppFinal
    12/15AtlL 86-93
    12/14MiaW 93-75
    12/12vs. PorW 115-106
    12/10vs. BknW 105-80
    12/6vs. GSL 102-112
    12/3ChaW 102-95
    12/2vs. DalL 129-132
    11/30BknW 102-84
    11/28BosW 109-102
    11/25DenL 109-114
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    Injury Report

    Injuries
    DatePlayerStatus
    12/18/2014Taj Gibsonright ankle
    12/14/2014Joakim NoahSore ankle
    12/2/2014Doug McDermottSore right knee
    11/26/2014Joakim NoahEye abrasion
    11/25/2014Derrick RoseLeft hamstring
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    Scoreboard

    Thu, Dec 18
    Final1234Tot
    New York2025292397
    Chicago30222130103
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    Final Boxscore
     LeadersNew YorkChicago
    PointsT. Hardaway J 23J. Butler 35
    ReboundsC. Aldrich 10J. Noah 13
    AssistsT. Hardaway J 5J. Butler 7
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    Team Stats

    Bulls: Stats
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    Per Game
    PlayerGMinFG%FT%3P%PPG
    Jimmy Butler2339.8.486.814.34321.5
    Pau Gasol2236.0.480.772.00018.7
    Derrick Rose1627.4.421.776.28116.8
    Taj Gibson1730.6.530.714-12.6
    Aaron Brooks2518.9.471.851.44710.6
    Mike Dunleavy2530.8.452.761.40510.5
    Joakim Noah1831.9.463.592.0008.6
    Kirk Hinrich2327.8.371.711.3927.9
    Nikola Mirotic2518.2.422.800.3447.4
    Doug McDermott1711.6.423.500.2313.2
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