Big performances from Jimmy Butler 18 points, 9 rebounds and Nate Robinson 11 points, 7 assists contributed to the Bulls' 85-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons Wednesday at the United Center.
Luol Deng will be a game-time decision tonight against the Pistons. The Bulls' leading scorer has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury.
As All-Star voting winds down for NBA coaches, the Bulls are hopeful Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah and Luol Deng all make the cut. In the meantime, Tom Thibodeau's staying out of the political aspect of the voting.
Derrick Rose has taken the next step in his road to recovery by taking some contact in Tuesday's afternoon practice at the Berto Center.
Veteran point guard Kirk Hinrich had a blast-from-the-past performance in Monday's win over the Lakers, scoring 22 points on 9-for-11 shooting while adding seven rebounds and eight assists.
Playing 43 minutes and making his second-straight replacing Luol Deng, Jimmy Butler rose to the occasion and held future Hall of Famer' Kobe Bryant to 16 points on 7-for-22 shooting.
Joakim Noah responded in a big way after his benching in Saturday's loss to the Grizzlies, by holding Lakers' All-Star center Dwight Howard to a single-digit night in both points and rebounds.
Highlights from the Bulls' 95-83 victory over the Lakers at the United Center Monday night
Kirk Hinrich had 22 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists in the Bulls' 95-83 win over the Lakers on Monday evening. Marco Belinelli added 15 off the bench and Jimmy Butler's defense limited Kobe Bryant to just 16 points.