Feb 19 2017
Butler and Thomas had 29 points and seven assists each.
"It's what he wants", Hoiberg said of the burden Butler carries for the Bulls. And never was that more evident than in the waning seconds, after which Butler's confidence meter maxed out at "Peak Jimmy".
Butler calmly drained each free throw, and Al Horford air-balled a baseline jumper on the Celtics' last shot, giving Chicago (28-29) consecutive wins against Eastern Conference powers Toronto and Boston (37-20).
To fully understand Smart's frustrations, you have to recognize that Smart is nearly singularly focused on winning games so having a victory ripped away like that did not sit well with him.
His activity around the rim was huge for the Bulls, as he finished with 15 points and eight rebounds with two blocked shots. This game also gave us a supremely cold-blooded burn: This high-five in Marcus Smart's face, right after the foul was called at the end of the game.
Butler hit both free throws to cement a 104-103 Bulls win.
The Bulls will now enjoy a week off before they return to the floor on February 24 against the Phoenix Suns as they seek to make a postseason push over the final two months of the regular season.
Of course, Butler doesn't see it that way, as Celtics guard Marcus Smart touched Butler's elbow on his release and could have affected a shot that hit the front rim-and the National Basketball Association agreed in its two-minute report released Friday afternoon.
Speaking on ESPN's First Take, the 2015 Most Improved Player said the one player he would like to play with is Kyrie Irving.
"When Jimmy shot the ball I heard him scream, 'No foul?'" Smart said of the deciding play. "Hopefully, we get back to that here soon when the break's over and hopefully, we can have a good stretch run".
"Tonight we got lucky", said big man Taj Gibson. "I played helluva great defense right there". Wade was the only inactive player on the roster, however, since Nikola Mirotic was back from the back spasms that had kept him out for two games.
The Bulls won't play until next Friday when they host the Suns before traveling to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers Saturday. Chicago lost 115-97 at Phoenix last Friday night.
Feb 18 2017
Spain's Princess Cristina acquitted, husband jailed
King Juan Carlos I abdicated in 2014 under pressure for, among other things, going on an elephant hunting trip to Botswana. She took the stand in her defense in March 2016, saying she "didn't concern herself" with her husband's business affairs.
Feb 18 2017
Unilever rejects £111 billion offer from Kraft Heinz
The current share price indicate that stock is 0.04% away from its one year high and is moving 30.45% ahead of its 52-week low. Kraft Heinz has a market cap of $114 billion, so any acquisition that is not in shares would require a substantial debt load.
Feb 18 2017
Boeing workers in SC vote against unionizing
Trump said his focus is all about creating jobs, and he will do everything possible to bring jobs back into America. The International Association of Machinists says workers at Boeing's SC plant have voted not to unionize .
Feb 16 2017
Raiders LB Aldon Smith cooperating in police investigation
Smith set an National Football League record with 33.5 sacks in his first 32 National Football League games. SN's Alex Marvez notes the Raiders have a zero-tolerance policy with regard to domestic violence.
Feb 14 2017
Trudeau after meeting Trump: Canada will continue to welcome refugees
President Donald Trump is providing some measure of comfort within Corporate Canada. The positive tone on trade struck by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S.
Feb 14 2017
FDA approves costly drug to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Marathon said the research and development costs necessary to make that happen justify the high price-tag of the drug. Clinical studies of the drug deflazacort showed improvement in muscle strength compare to those who took a placebo.
Feb 13 2017
End goal of Turkey in Syria is Raqqa: Tayyip Erdogan
The town has been besieged since Monday, when government forces advancing from the south cut off a road leading into Al-Bab. The Turkish military said Turkey and Russian Federation were conducting a joint investigation into the bombing.
Feb 12 2017
World's heaviest woman weighing 500 kg lands in Mumbai for surgery
Once in Mumbai , Eman will have part of her stomach removed, hopefully triggering a major weight loss. Eman Ahmed special bed being lifted to the room allotted to her at Saifee Hospital in South Mumbai .
Feb 12 2017
NCAA Tournament bracket revealed early on CBS: Top 16 seed expert predictions
The East also includes Louisville, Kentucky and UCLA, with Oregon, Virginia and West Virginia filling out the West . Gonzaga is now the No. 1 team in the AP Poll and a win over Saint Mary's could earn them a higher seed.
Feb 11 2017
Past Quarters Earnings Report for Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF)
According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.57/share and a Low EPS of $0.15/share. Stifel Financial Corp boosted its position in shares of Cliffs Natural Resources by 20.8% in the second quarter.
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