The NBA has found a new Scalabrine


The NBA has found a new Scalabrine

Last night, the Bulls put a whooping on the Cavs, dominating from the start en route to a 115-86 drubbing.

It wasn't even a game after the first quarter and all the reserves found their way to the floor for a few minutes, including Vladimir Radmanovic and rookie point guard Marquis Teague.

Those are the types of contest fans would get excited for the last two seasons, because it meant some well-earned playing time for the White Mamba. Every time Brian Scalabrine came into the game, it was a clear sign that the Bulls were in the "Victory Formation," much like an NFL team gearing up to take a knee.

Given how many games the Bulls won the last two years (112), it's no surprise that other players and coaches around the league picked up on Scal and his role while in Chicago.

Including Rasheed Wallace.

The Knicks power forward played just over three minutes at the end of New York's blowout of the Heat Friday night, and hasn't played much since inking a deal with the Knicks.

"I accept my Brian Scalabrine role. I'm cool with it," Wallace told USAToday Friday evening.

Too bad the Bulls don't have the real Scal anymore, as he is currently working for CSN New England. I guess Vlad-Rad will have to do.

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The Cubs take on the Washington Nationals on Monday, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with Cubs Pregame Live at 6 p.m. Then catch first pitch with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on Cubs Postgame Live.

Monday’s starting pitching matchup: Eddie Butler (3-2, 4.19 ERA) vs. Gio Gonzalez (7-1, 2.96 ERA)

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