The Bulls were stuck in their worst rut of the year, so naturally, it only took a visit from the defending NBA champion Spurs to snap out of it.
Pau Gasol, 34, was announced as an All-Star Game starter for the first time in his career on Thursday night, marking his fifth All-Star Game selection overall.
Derrick Rose went higher exactly five years ago in Phoenix with a memorable dunk over Goran Dragic, immortalized by Stacey King's call.
The Bulls are looking to regain their edge on the court, but for the fourth straight game they'll have to do so without their emotional leader.
By Sarah Langs