Pau Gasol


DENVER — Beat up as he may be, Jimmy Butler will give it a go against the Denver Nuggets after missing Wednesday’s game in Sacramento with left knee tendinitis.


SACRAMENTO--You know the drill: Bulls team appears on brink of destruction, before someone rises up to save them from themselves, at least for a night.


SACRAMENTO — To some, the Bulls are a mysterious bunch who can’t get it together, and losing nine of 13 games brings about plenty of theories as to why they’re so inconsistent.


SALT LAKE CITY — Taj Gibson sat in his locker, head staring at the floor while Jimmy Butler, two lockers over, rubbed his aching knee, slumped down and nearly slouched over.


SALT LAKE CITY — Only the Bulls.