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"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.

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

    Team Schedule

    Schedule
    DateOppTime
    12/22vs. 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
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    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

    Fri, Dec 19
    Final1234Tot
    Chicago20312230103
    Memphis2221233197
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    Final Boxscore
     LeadersChicagoMemphis
    PointsJ. Butler 31M. Conley 21
    ReboundsJ. Noah 13Z. Randolph 12
    AssistsK. Hinrich 7M. Gasol 3
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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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