Bulls

"I don’t want to be a star. I just want to be a decent role player on a really good team." Too late. Jimmy Butler had another 31 points Friday as the Bulls bested the white-hot Grizzlies.
Jimmy Butler scored 31 — scoring 30-plus points for the second straight game — and Nikola Mirotic had 27 points as the Bulls slowed one of the NBA's hottest teams, beating the Grizzlies, 103-97.
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.

Team talk

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    The Bulls bumped their roster up to 12 players by re-signing forward Brian Scalabrine. The terms of the contract are undisclosed at this time.
  • 3y
    In an 88-64 victory over Maccabi Electra Thursday night, power forward Nikola Mirotic of Real Madrid in the Euroleague scored a career-high 26 points, earning the title of Week 8 bwin MVP. Mirotic's 26 points were in addition to his 4-of-5 three-point shooting, eight...
  • 3y
    The Detroit Pistons officially waived Richard Hamilton Monday, opening the door for the Bulls to sign him to an expected two-year, 10 million deal.
  • 3y
    During Bulls Media Day on Sunday, GM Gar Forman didn't want to give away any of the team's free agency plans. Forman talked about one of the main goals being bringing the team's nucleus from last season back.
  • 3y
    The NBA offseason is off in full gear and many moves around the league have taken shape, including a good pick-up by the Indiana Pacers and Kurt Thomas signing in Portland.
  • 3y
    The Magic officially put Dwight Howard on the trading block on Saturday and to no surprise, the Bulls are open to engaging in trade talks with Orlando. Magic GM, Otis Smith will seek the best option for the team, not Howard.
  • 3y
    No matter what the Bulls do about their shooting guard situation, most of the players -- including Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah -- just want the team to acquire a proven winner.

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Today's Poll

Who will win the East in 2014-15?
Chicago Bulls
90%
Cleveland Cavaliers
5%
Other
4%

    Team Schedule

    Schedule
    DateOppTime
    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
    12/27vs. NO5:00 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
    12/29Ind4:00 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
    Full Schedule
    Results
    DateOppFinal
    12/19MemW 103-97
    12/18vs. NYW 103-97
    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
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    Injury Report

    Injuries
    DatePlayerStatus
    12/18/2014Taj GibsonRight ankle
    12/18/2014Derrick RoseIllness
    12/14/2014Joakim NoahSore ankle
    12/2/2014Doug McDermottSore right knee
    11/26/2014Joakim NoahEye abrasion
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    Scoreboard

    Mon, Dec 22
    5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 PM CT23:00 CSNC/SNET
    Toronto (21 - 6)     
    Chicago (17 - 9)     
     
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    Team Stats

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    Per Game
    PlayerGMinFG%FT%3P%PPG
    Jimmy Butler2439.9.489.822.33321.9
    Pau Gasol2335.8.476.777.00018.2
    Derrick Rose1627.4.421.776.28116.8
    Taj Gibson1730.6.530.714-12.6
    Aaron Brooks2619.4.470.857.44610.9
    Mike Dunleavy2630.8.449.761.39710.3
    Joakim Noah1932.1.468.614.0008.7
    Nikola Mirotic2618.7.441.809.4008.1
    Kirk Hinrich2428.0.363.700.3777.8
    Doug McDermott1711.6.423.500.2313.2
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