Rose scores 30, but Bulls vs Cavs Round 1 goes to Cleveland

Derrick Rose put up 30 points, but it wasn't enough as the Cavs took the unofficial Round 1 of this year's biggest Eastern Conference rivalry.

Rose played about as perfect of a game as one player can, hitting 12/18 shots overall and 4/5 from behind the arc on his way to scoring 30 points in only 24 minutes. If Rose would have played his normal 35 minutes, the Bulls just might have won this game.


Hinrich leads Bulls past Hornets 101-96

Kirk Hinrich scored a game-high 26 points on 11/14 shooting to lead the Bulls to their fourth consecutive preseason victory, a 101-96 home win over the Charlotte Hornets.

The entire Bulls bench played much better than it had the last few games, outscoring the Bulls' starters 56-45. Only two starters scored in double figures - Derrick Rose with 17 points (6/12 FG, 5/6 FT), while Pau Gasol had 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocked shots.

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Bulls waive English, Jones, Hansbrough

The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has waived guards Kim English and Ben Hansbrough, as well as forward/center Solomon Jones.

The three players originally signed with Chicago as free agents on Sept. 26, 2014.

Chicago’s roster now stands at 14.


Jimmy Butler saves Bulls in win over Hawks

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Jimmy Butler hit a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer, allowing the Bulls to escape the United Center with an 85-84 preseason win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Butler scored 20 of his game-high 29 points in the final 6:07 of the game, as the Bulls erased a 21 point fourth quarter deficit on their way to winning their third consecutive preseason game.

Thibs went to 3/5 of his starting lineup over the final 6:07, with Hinrich staying in for Rose and Snell playing ahead of McDermott (who started his 2nd game in the last 3 as Mike Dunleavy sat out with sore knees). But Noah and Gasol weren't involved in the offense, each of them taking only one shot in the 4th.

It was all about Jimmy Butler, as the Bulls continuosly fed him the ball in the low post, and Jimmy continuosly made the Hawks pay for having a smaller defender trying to cover him.

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