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Recap

Rose, Miller lead Bulls past Rockets


By Michael Murphy, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday January 24, 2010 12:56AM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Chicago Bulls entered Toyota Center Saturday with a less-than-impressive record, but they had more than enough "wow factor" to impress Rockets coach Rick Adelman. When Adelman looked at the Bulls, he saw a collection of long athletes who, very much like his Rockets, liked to get up and down the floor and get into opponents on defense.

Sure enough, that precisely described Chicago's play in a 104-97 win over the Rockets, which came before 18,119 fans, many of which were cheering the Bulls.

And they had plenty to cheer for.

Brad Miller, getting the start for injured center Joakim Noah, provided the offense, scoring a season-high 25 points on a variety of inside-outside shots. Rookie Taj Gibson provided the muscle, dominating the paint with 16 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. Tyrus Thomas supplied the intimidation, collecting six of the Bulls' 12 blocked shots.

And with the Bulls searching for a closer, it was Derrick Rose who provided the dagger, nailing a 12-foot jumper with 30 seconds remaining that ended Chicago's three-minute scoring drought and quashed a frantic late surge by the Rockets to win their sixth road game.

"They (the Rockets) try to outwork you, but I thought our guys stepped up to the challenge and worked hard tonight," said Chicago coach Vinny Del Negro. "We played unselfish, and we made shots. We shot over 50 percent again (39 of 73, 53.4 percent), and when we do that it opens up the court a little bit more.

"Everyone contributed. It was great."

It's all great these days for the streaking Bulls, who have won six of their last eight games, including back-to-back victories at Phoenix and Houston.

"The guys have been focusing and executing the game plan better," Del Negro said. "Really, we've been sharing the ball better, spacing the court better and I like our tempo a little bit better. So there are a lot of good signs."

Rose, who finished with 20 points, not only hit the key jumper in the final minute, but also knocked down a pair of free throws with 19.7 seconds remaining that sent the crowd streaming for the exits.

"Whenever we need a basket," said Rose, who collected his third straight game of at least 20 points, "I need to do something to get us in that position."

Actually, Miller had quite a bit to do with getting the Bulls into that position.

When Noah was scratched after warmups because of a sore left foot, Miller suddenly found himself in the starting lineup.

"I felt good coming in," Miller said. "I didn't know Joakim was hurt until about nine minutes before the game, so I grabbed more Icy Hot and loaded up a little bit more."

The Bulls led from start to finish, but after building a 97-86 lead on a dunk by Gibson with 5:23 to play, they went cold. The Rockets put together an 11-2 surge that cut the lead down to 99-97 on a 3-pointer by Aaron Brooks with 1:36 remaining, but that would be Houston's last points of the game.

With 48.9 seconds left, Gibson missed a pair of free throws, but Miller maneuvered past the Rockets' Luis Scola and snatched the offensive rebound, setting up Rose's jumper that gave the Bulls a 101-97 lead.

"Derrick is very comfortable, and his shot has improved dramatically," said Del Negro of Rose's willingness to take the game-clinching jumper. "We're going to go to him, and he knows that. Everybody knows that. If he doesn't get the shot off, then he has to make the right play."

The Bulls, one night removed from scoring 115 points in a win at Phoenix, came out in attack mode, not allowing the Rockets to establish their halfcourt defense. The Rockets, who had turned in a defensive beauty the night before in a win at San Antonio, never could locate the wide-open Chicago shooters.

If it wasn't Miller or Rose, the Bulls were getting good looks for Luol Deng, John Salmons and Kirk Hinrich, all of whom scored 12 points.

"(The loss) was really frustrating after such an inspiring win we had (Friday) night (116-109 over the Spurs)," said Houston center Chuck Hayes. "Our awareness and our discipline just were not there. Yeah, we had a slow start (falling behind 32-21 after one quarter), but it's a long game.

"We picked up our energy in spurts, but the awareness just was not there."

Neither was Trevor Ariza's jumper. Again.

With the Rockets trying to find a scorer to complement Scola (20 points), Aaron Brooks (20) and Carl Landry (22 points off the bench), Ariza never found a rhythm -- or a shot he could consistently make. Ariza finished just 3-of-14 (21.4 percent), his 10th game of sub-30-percent shooting this season. And when Ariza -- or anyone else, for that matter -- tried to take it to the basket, they usually found one of the Bulls looming over the rim.

"We wanted to stop their penetration and make them shoot the outside jumper," said Thomas of the Bulls' interior defense. "That's what we have to do if we want to win. We have to be aggressive like that on defense -- at least as aggressive as we try to be on offense. We have to establish a defensive presence."

That was established almost immediately.

Chicago, with a host of at-the-rim defenders like Thomas and Gibson, rejected six shots in the first quarter, a big reason the Rockets shot only 28.6 percent in the period and trailed by 11 points. The Bulls stretched that lead to 64-52 at halftime, shooting 63.4 percent over the first 24 minutes.

And the Rockets never recovered.

"I don't know if it's because we beat San Antonio, so we thought this was going to be a cakewalk," Adelman said. "We talked about how this team is very good offensively. We really buried ourselves in the first half."

Bulls
Rockets
     
    • 53.4%

    • 40.0%

    • 58.3%

    • 36.4%

    • 73.1%

    • 91.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI HOU
Total Rebounds 8 12
Offensive Rebounds 8 9
Turnovers 13 9
Fast Break Pts: 9 16
Biggest Lead: 14 0
Points in the Paint: 42 42
CHI HOU
p Miller   25 Landry   22
rb Gibson   14 Battier   8
a Hinrich   7 Lowry   5
s 3 players   1 Ariza   3
b Thomas   6 2 players   1
 
  • 11/16 - CHI @ HOU
  • 12/04 - HOU @ CHI
Chicago Bulls (41-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Deng F 36:02 5-10 0-1 2-3 +3 2 4 6 1 5 0 3 1 0 12
T. Gibson F 42:30 6-8 0-0 4-6 +19 4 10 14 2 4 0 2 1 0 16
B. Miller F-C 25:32 9-14 2-2 5-5 0 1 4 5 1 4 1 1 1 0 25
K. Hinrich G 37:42 4-13 3-5 1-2 -1 0 4 4 7 3 1 0 1 2 12
D. Rose G 35:19 7-14 0-1 6-8 +11 0 3 3 4 4 0 4 1 0 20
T. Thomas   23:35 3-5 0-0 1-2 +3 0 4 4 1 4 0 2 6 0 7
J. Salmons   32:04 5-8 2-3 0-0 +1 0 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 12
J. Johnson   07:15 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
J. Pargo   00:01 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Gray DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Hunter DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Noah DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-73 7-12 19-26   8 34 42 17 28 3 13 12 2 104
  53.4% 58.3% 73.1%   team rebs: 8 total to: 14
Houston Rockets (42-40)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Battier F 23:43 1-4 0-1 0-0 -4 2 6 8 2 1 0 0 1 2 2
L. Scola F-C 39:33 7-16 0-0 6-7 -3 2 5 7 2 5 0 0 0 2 20
C. Hayes C-F 09:51 1-2 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 2
T. Ariza G 39:12 3-14 1-7 1-2 -6 2 3 5 2 1 3 0 0 2 8
A. Brooks G 30:38 8-19 3-8 1-1 -10 0 3 3 2 2 0 3 0 2 20
C. Landry   38:09 8-14 0-0 6-6 -4 2 1 3 1 2 0 2 1 2 22
K. Lowry   25:26 1-6 1-2 2-2 -3 1 4 5 5 4 0 2 0 1 5
C. Budinger   27:52 4-8 3-4 4-4 -3 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 15
D. Andersen   05:36 1-2 0-0 1-1 +1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
B. Cook DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Dorsey DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-85 8-22 21-23   9 23 32 18 20 3 9 2 12 97
  40.0% 36.4% 91.3%   team rebs: 12 total to: 10

inactive

  • Bulls: James
  • Rockets: McGrady, Yao

technical fouls

  • Bulls: --
  • Rockets: Landry

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #63 Derek Richardson, #58 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 18119
  • Duration: 2:22
Chicago Bulls (21-22) Houston Rockets (24-20)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Miller (Rose gains possession)
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST)  11:43
[CHI 2-0]
 
  11:21 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:20  
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:04 Team Rebound 
  10:44 Scola Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:43  
  10:43 Hayes Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Hinrich Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:32  
Team Rebound  10:31  
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST)  10:20
[CHI 5-0]
 
  10:20 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
Miller Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:56  
  09:56
[HOU 1-5]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:56
[HOU 2-5]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST)  09:43
[CHI 7-2]
 
  09:43 Hayes Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  09:43 Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:43
[CHI 8-2]
 
  09:26 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:25  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:10 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:55 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:54 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:51 Battier Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hinrich (1 BLK) 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:49  
Gibson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Deng (1 AST)  08:40
[CHI 10-2]
 
  08:28 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:27  
Hinrich Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:20 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rose Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:15  
  08:08 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:07  
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:01 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:55
[HOU 4-10]
Brooks Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rose Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  07:48  
  07:46
[HOU 6-10]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:46  
Miller Substitution replaced by Thomas  07:46  
  07:46 Scola Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:46  
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:28
[CHI 12-6]
 
  07:09 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:08  
Gibson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  06:53  
Thomas Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  06:38  
  06:38
[HOU 7-12]
Brooks Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
  06:29
[HOU 9-12]
Battier Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:15 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:03 Landry Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
  06:02 Team Rebound 
  05:53 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (2 BLK) 
  05:51 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:51 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:51 Team Rebound 
  05:51 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Salmons  05:51  
Deng Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:40
[CHI 14-9]
 
  05:40 Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  05:40
[CHI 15-9]
 
  05:25
[HOU 11-15]
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Rose Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:02
[CHI 17-11]
 
  04:42 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:41  
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:22 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:17
[HOU 14-17]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Deng 3pt Shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:59 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:46 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:44  
Rose Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:42
[CHI 19-14]
 
  03:42 Brooks Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  03:42 Battier Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  03:42
[CHI 20-14]
 
  03:29
[HOU 16-20]
Scola Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:11
[CHI 22-16]
 
  03:05 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rose (1 BLK) 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:04  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:56 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
  02:55 Brooks Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Rose Substitution replaced by Hinrich  02:55  
  02:37
[HOU 18-22]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Deng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  02:17  
Deng Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:14  
  02:02 Landry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (3 BLK) 
  02:01 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:55 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:54  
  01:44 Scola Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:44
[CHI 23-18]
 
Deng Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:44  
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:44
[CHI 24-18]
 
  01:27
[HOU 21-24]
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
Gibson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  01:16
[CHI 26-21]
 
  01:07 Lowry Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:05  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST)  00:58.8
[CHI 29-21]
 
  00:46.9 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:44.5  
Thomas Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  00:36.4  
Thomas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:36.4  
  00:36.4 Scola Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  00:27.8 Lowry Pullup Jump shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:26.9  
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:06.9
[CHI 32-21]
 
  00:00.0 Ariza Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Chicago Bulls (21-22) Houston Rockets (24-20)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[HOU 23-32]
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST) 
Gibson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST)  11:23
[CHI 34-23]
 
  11:11
[HOU 25-34]
Landry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:55 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gibson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:41  
  10:27 Andersen Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:26  
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (3 AST)  10:02
[CHI 36-25]
 
Johnson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:55  
  09:55
[HOU 26-36]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:55
[HOU 27-36]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed  09:42  
Team Rebound  09:42  
  09:42 Lowry Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Miller  09:42  
Johnson Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:23
[HOU 29-36]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Hinrich Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:23  
  09:23
[HOU 30-36]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:09
[CHI 38-30]
 
Thomas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:57  
  08:57 Timeout : Regular 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Rose  08:57  
  08:57
[HOU 31-38]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:57
[HOU 32-38]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:47
[CHI 40-32]
 
  08:47 Landry Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Deng  08:47  
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  08:47
[CHI 41-32]
 
  08:34 Budinger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Miller (1 BLK) 
  08:32 Team Rebound 
Salmons Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:31  
  08:31
[HOU 33-41]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:31
[HOU 34-41]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:21 Lowry Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:21
[CHI 42-34]
 
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:21
[CHI 43-34]
 
  08:00
[HOU 36-43]
Landry Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:48
[CHI 45-36]
 
  07:35
[HOU 39-45]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:04 Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
  07:00 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Gibson  07:00  
  07:00 Battier Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  07:00 Andersen Substitution replaced by Scola 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:00  
Team Rebound  07:00  
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:00
[CHI 46-39]
 
  06:47 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:46  
Salmons Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:36
[CHI 48-39]
 
  06:14
[HOU 41-48]
Landry Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  06:01  
Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:00  
Miller Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:49
[CHI 50-41]
 
  05:38 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:37 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:33 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:32  
  05:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
Miller Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  05:14  
Miller Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:14  
Miller Substitution replaced by Thomas  05:14  
  04:53 Landry Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:52  
Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST)  04:36
[CHI 52-41]
 
  04:25
[HOU 44-52]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Deng Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:06
[CHI 54-44]
 
  03:52
[HOU 46-54]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:32
[CHI 56-46]
 
  03:16 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:16  
Gibson Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST)  03:12
[CHI 58-46]
 
  03:12 Lowry Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  03:12 Lowry Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Salmons Substitution replaced by Hinrich  03:12  
Rose Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:12  
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  03:11  
Rose 3pt Shot: Missed  02:48  
Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:47  
Rose Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  02:36  
Rose Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:36  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:36  
  02:36 Landry Substitution replaced by Hayes 
  02:36 Budinger Substitution replaced by Battier 
  02:17 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (4 AST)  02:04
[CHI 60-46]
 
  01:40 Scola Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (4 BLK) 
  01:40 Team Rebound 
Thomas Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:38  
  01:38
[HOU 47-60]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Salmons  01:38  
  01:38
[HOU 48-60]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (5 AST)  01:15
[CHI 62-48]
 
  00:59.8 Hayes Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:58.7 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:51.2
[HOU 50-62]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Deng Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:29.2
[CHI 64-50]
 
  00:16.8 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK) 
  00:13.9 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:13.1
[HOU 52-64]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Rose Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  00:01.1  
Rose Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  00:01.1  
Rose Substitution replaced by Pargo  00:01.1  
  00:00.0 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (21-22) Houston Rockets (24-20)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[HOU 54-64]
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:16 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:58
[HOU 56-64]
Scola Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Rose Jump Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:34
[HOU 58-64]
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:27  
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  10:14  
  10:13 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:49 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:48  
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:31 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:29 Team Rebound 
Hinrich Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  09:29  
  09:16
[HOU 60-64]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  09:11 Hayes Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:11  
Team Rebound  09:11  
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:11
[CHI 65-60]
 
  08:55 Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  08:54  
Hinrich Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (1 BLK)  08:41  
  08:39 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:28 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:27  
Rose Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:16
[CHI 67-60]
 
  08:00 Scola Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:59  
Rose Layup Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:47 Team Rebound 
Deng Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:31  
  07:26 Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  07:15 Scola Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:15
[CHI 68-60]
 
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:15
[CHI 69-60]
 
Hinrich Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:02  
  07:02 Battier Substitution replaced by Lowry 
  07:02 Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry 
  06:57 Lowry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:45
[CHI 71-60]
 
  06:17 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  06:16  
Miller Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:56
[CHI 73-60]
 
  05:38
[HOU 62-73]
Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Landry (1 AST) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  05:24  
Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:23  
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  05:09  
Rose Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:07  
Rose Substitution replaced by Salmons  05:07  
  05:07
[HOU 63-73]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Thomas  05:07  
  05:07 Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:07 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:59 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (5 BLK) 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:57  
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  04:45  
Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  04:44  
Deng Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  04:42  
Deng Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:42  
  04:26 Landry Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST)  04:08
[CHI 76-63]
 
  03:54
[HOU 66-76]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Deng Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  03:33  
  03:33 Brooks Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  03:17
[HOU 68-76]
Landry Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Budinger (2 AST) 
Salmons Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:49
[CHI 78-68]
 
  02:27 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (6 BLK) 
  02:25 Team Rebound 
  02:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:23 Landry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Salmons Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:04
[CHI 80-68]
 
  01:49
[HOU 71-80]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  01:33 Scola Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:22 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Deng Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:09  
  01:09
[HOU 72-80]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Deng Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:09  
  01:09
[HOU 73-80]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Hinrich Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:45.9  
Johnson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:41.7  
  00:41.7 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Thomas Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:29.0  
Thomas Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:06.3  
  00:06.3
[HOU 74-80]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:06.3
[HOU 75-80]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:45 Scola Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (6 AST)  11:32
[CHI 83-75]
 
Johnson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:13  
  11:04
[HOU 78-83]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST) 
  10:41 Lowry Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Deng  10:41  
Hinrich Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:41  
Team Rebound  10:41  
Hinrich Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:41
[CHI 84-78]
 
Gibson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:34  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Miller  10:27  
Hinrich Substitution replaced by Rose  10:25  
  10:20
[HOU 80-84]
Scola Running Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Miller Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:54
[CHI 86-80]
 
  09:31 Scola Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:30 Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:29
[HOU 82-86]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:03 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:02  
Salmons Jump Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:45 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:39 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:37 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:37
[HOU 84-86]
Ariza Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:37  
  08:37 Scola Substitution replaced by Battier 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Gibson  08:37  
Rose Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:23
[CHI 88-84]
 
  07:57
[HOU 86-88]
Landry Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Salmons (1 AST)  07:40
[CHI 91-86]
 
  07:17 Battier Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Deng (1 BLK) 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:16  
Gibson Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  07:02  
Gibson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:02  
  07:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
Deng Foul : Personal (5 PF)  06:51  
  06:51 Landry Technical 
Miller Free Throw Technical (20 PTS)  06:51
[CHI 92-86]
 
Deng Substitution replaced by Hinrich  06:51  
  06:38 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:37  
Rose Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:14 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:06 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:06  
  06:06 Battier Substitution replaced by Scola 
  06:06 Lowry Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (7 AST)  05:49
[CHI 95-86]
 
  05:34 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Salmons (1 ST) 
Gibson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  05:23
[CHI 97-86]
 
  05:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gibson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:08  
  05:08
[HOU 87-97]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  05:08
[HOU 88-97]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Hinrich Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Landry (1 BLK)  04:56  
  04:54 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:48
[HOU 90-97]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Budinger (3 AST) 
Salmons Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:48  
  04:48
[HOU 91-97]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:24  
  04:07 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hinrich (1 ST) 
Jump Ball Brooks vs Hinrich (Rose gains possession)  04:01  
  03:47 Scola Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  03:47
[CHI 98-91]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  03:47
[CHI 99-91]
 
  03:40 Rose Violation:Kicked Ball 
  03:36 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:35  
  03:22 Ariza Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Salmons Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:06 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:51 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:50  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  02:25  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:18  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Deng  02:18  
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed  02:08  
  02:07 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:56
[HOU 93-99]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:56  
  01:56
[HOU 94-99]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:40 Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:36
[HOU 97-99]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:20 Team Rebound 
Salmons Substitution replaced by Gibson  01:20  
  01:08 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:08  
  00:48.9 Landry Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:48.9  
Team Rebound  00:48.9  
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:48.9  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:48.9  
Rose Step Back Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:30.0
[CHI 101-97]
 
  00:30.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
Miller Substitution replaced by Thomas  00:30.0  
  00:23.9 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  00:23.1  
  00:19.7 Budinger Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:19.7
[CHI 102-97]
 
  00:19.7 Scola Substitution replaced by Battier 
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:19.7
[CHI 103-97]
 
  00:12.9 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:11.7  
  00:10.5 Battier Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:10.5
[CHI 104-97]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:10.5  
  00:09.9 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:03.9 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:02.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CHI
3rd Central
41
41
7-3
24-17
17-24
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CHI
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.0
2 players 7.2
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.8
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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