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Bulls clinch playoff spot with 98-86 win over Hornets


By BRIAN SANDALOW
Posted Mar 24 2015 12:08AM

CHICAGO (AP) Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol carried the Chicago Bulls in Jimmy Butler's return to the court.

Mirotic scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and the Bulls clinched a playoff spot with a 98-86 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.

Gasol had 27 points and 12 rebounds as Chicago moved into a tie with Toronto for third place in the Eastern Conference. Butler added 19 points on 6-of-20 shooting after missing 11 games with a sprained left elbow.

"It was great to have him back. Great," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He had a bunch of bunnies that he always makes, so his timing was not quite there but I thought as the game went on, he started to get into a rhythm."

The Bulls played without center Joakim Noah, who was scratched because of general soreness, but managed to bounce back from an ugly 107-91 loss at Detroit on Saturday.

Kemba Walker had 29 points and Mo Williams scored 15 for the Hornets, who were without Cody Zeller (right shoulder) and shot just 34.6 percent from the field. Charlotte also played most of the second half without Al Jefferson, who was held out as a precaution because of a sore right knee.

The Hornets finished with 11 assists and 11 turnovers.

"A lot of it was their defense. They're versatile. They have size everywhere. Basically, what they said tonight was shoot jumpers," Charlotte coach Steve Clifford said. "They're going to shut down the paint. Except for Mo, make us shoot from over the top. They did a good job and we still were twice down four in the fourth with five minutes. We had the ball right at the rim. It didn't go in."

Charlotte has lost four of five to fall out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Hornets are a half-game back of Boston, which beat Brooklyn 110-91 on Monday night.

"They did a great job," Walker said. "Every time we tried to make a push, they scored a big basket. We just couldn't get a stop down the stretch."

Mirotic was 10 for 19 from the field and also had eight rebounds in 31 1/2 minutes. The 6-foot-10 rookie is averaging 21 points per game in March, helping Chicago stay in contention despite another rash of injuries.

"Man, dude can play. He's basically carried this month, to tell you the truth," Butler said. "He's confident, I think he's only going to continue to get better because he's always in a gym working on his game and it shows."

Gasol made a 3-pointer from the corner to give the Bulls a 74-69 lead heading into the final period. Mirotic had a big 3 with 2:33 to go, and then dunked over Jason Maxiell with 1:55 remaining to increase Chicago's lead to nine.

"We've got 10 games left to play, each and every game will be important and critical for our seeding and we've got to create momentum and consistency going into the playoffs," Gasol said.

TIP-INS

Hornets: Clifford doesn't seem too bothered by the tight race for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. "It's a lot of fun," Clifford said. "It's why you play, obviously." ... One game after shooting a season-high 80 percent, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist missed his first four shots and was 2 for 8 from the field. He finished with seven points and nine rebounds.

Bulls: Thibodeau said Derrick Rose (knee) is "making good, steady progress" and the 2011 NBA MVP is "doing everything in practice except the contact part." ... The Bulls wore their alternate black uniforms at home.

UP NEXT

Hornets: Host Brooklyn on Wednesday night.

Bulls: Visit Toronto on Wednesday night.

START HIM?

Mirotic has become one of the Bulls' most important players, but he has made only three starts all year.

"I like the role he's in," Thibodeau said. "I think that's the best role for him right now."

NOT ENOUGH CONTROL

Despite leading the NBA in defensive rebound percentage, Charlotte hasn't held a team under 90 points in 12 games, since a 98-83 win at Orlando on March 1. The Hornets are 6-6 in that stretch, including the last five on the road.

"It's been a long trip. We've played better," Clifford said. "We had some stretches of good play tonight. We hope to play better on Wednesday."


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CHA
CHI
     
    • 34.6%

    • 45.1%

    • 40.0%

    • 18.8%

    • 78.6%

    • 72.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHA CHI
Total Rebounds 51 46
Offensive Rebounds 11 6
Turnovers 10 6
Fast Break Pts: 10 7
Biggest Lead: 3 12
Points in the Paint: 16 40
CHA CHI
p Walker   29 Mirotic   28
rb 2 players   9 Gasol   12
a Williams   5 Brooks   10
s 2 players   1 Gibson   3
b 3 players   2 Gasol   4
 
  • 12/03 - CHI 102 @ CHA 95
  • 02/25 - CHA 98 @ CHI 86
  • 03/13 - CHI 91 @ CHA 101
  • 03/23 - CHA 86 @ CHI 98
Charlotte Hornets (30-39)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Kidd-Gilchrist F 29:35 2-8 0-0 3-4 -10 1 8 9 1 3 0 0 2 1 7
M. Williams F 35:27 2-2 2-2 3-4 -8 1 5 6 0 3 0 2 1 0 9
A. Jefferson C 20:13 1-7 0-0 1-2 +1 0 5 5 1 1 0 3 2 1 3
G. Henderson G 33:43 3-12 0-1 5-6 -13 1 8 9 1 3 0 1 0 1 11
K. Walker G 34:01 11-24 2-7 5-5 -5 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 1 1 29
J. Maxiell   11:24 0-4 0-0 0-0 -14 3 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
B. Biyombo   19:25 0-2 0-0 1-2 -7 3 2 5 0 2 0 1 2 1 1
M. Williams   33:36 4-16 3-9 4-5 -5 0 6 6 5 0 1 2 0 2 15
L. Stephenson   21:14 4-5 1-1 0-0 -1 0 4 4 1 4 1 1 0 0 9
N. Vonleh   01:22 1-1 0-0 0-0 +2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
P. Hairston DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Roberts DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 28-81 8-20 22-28   11 40 51 11 25 2 10 8 7 86
  34.6% 40.0% 78.6%   team rebs: 9 total to: 11
Chicago Bulls (43-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Dunleavy F 25:21 1-4 0-2 0-0 +6 0 6 6 3 1 0 0 0 1 2
T. Gibson F 31:36 1-5 0-0 2-2 +10 1 6 7 0 2 3 2 1 0 4
P. Gasol C 32:51 11-19 1-1 4-6 +9 2 10 12 3 2 1 0 4 1 27
J. Butler G 39:30 6-20 0-2 7-10 +13 3 6 9 1 3 0 1 0 3 19
A. Brooks G 33:22 6-10 0-2 1-1 +9 0 1 1 10 3 0 1 0 2 13
N. Mirotic   31:33 10-19 1-6 7-10 +5 0 8 8 2 2 0 2 1 1 28
T. Snell   16:17 0-1 0-1 0-0 +1 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0
K. Hinrich   29:30 2-4 1-2 0-0 +7 0 2 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 5
D. McDermott DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Mohammed DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-82 3-16 21-29   6 40 46 21 20 5 6 7 8 98
  45.1% 18.8% 72.4%   team rebs: 6 total to: 6

inactive

  • Hornets: Daniels, Zeller
  • Bulls: Bairstow, Noah, Rose

technical fouls

  • Hornets: --
  • Bulls: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #29 Mark Lindsay, #12 Violet Palmer
  • Attendance: 21646
  • Duration: 2:12
Charlotte Hornets (31-43) Chicago Bulls (46-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gasol vs Jefferson (Brooks gains possession)
  11:32
[CHI 2-0]
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  11:18  
  10:59 Butler Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:58  
Walker Jump Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:49 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:38
[CHI 4-0]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:10 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:01 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:59  
Walker Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:47
[CHA 2-4]
 
  09:26 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Henderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:25  
  09:20 Butler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Henderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:20
[CHA 3-4]
 
Henderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:20
[CHA 4-4]
 
  09:02 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:01 Team Rebound 
  08:48 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:47  
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:33 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:26
[CHI 6-4]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (1 AST) 
Henderson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:08
[CHA 6-6]
 
  07:57
[CHI 8-6]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (2 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:39  
  07:30 Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:29  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Walker (1 AST)  07:20
[CHA 9-8]
 
  07:06
[CHI 10-9]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dunleavy (3 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Walker (2 AST)  06:49
[CHA 12-10]
 
  06:33
[CHI 12-12]
Dunleavy Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Walker Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  06:15
[CHA 14-12]
 
  06:15 Brooks Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Walker Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  06:15
[CHA 15-12]
 
  06:00 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Henderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:59  
Kidd-Gilchrist Jump Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:48 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:38 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:37  
Kidd-Gilchrist Running Layup Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:27  
  05:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
Williams Substitution replaced by Maxiell  05:27  
Maxiell Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:22  
  05:13 Dunleavy Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kidd-Gilchrist (1 BLK) 
  05:13 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:13 Gibson Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  05:13 Gibson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  05:00  
  04:47
[CHI 14-15]
Butler Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
Maxiell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:17  
Maxiell Tip Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:16 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:14 Gasol Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Henderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:11  
Kidd-Gilchrist Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  04:04  
Team Rebound  04:04  
  04:04 Gibson Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
  04:04 Butler Substitution replaced by Snell 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Williams  04:04  
Henderson Substitution replaced by Biyombo  04:04  
Walker Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:48 Mirotic Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:48 Team Rebound 
  03:48 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  03:44
[CHI 16-15]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Mirotic (1 AST) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Jump Shot: Missed  03:28  
Maxiell Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:27  
Maxiell Tip Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Biyombo Violation:Defensive Goaltending  03:20  
  03:20
[CHI 18-15]
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  03:04
[CHA 18-18]
 
Biyombo Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:43  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:43  
  02:27
[CHI 20-18]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  02:07 Snell Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:07  
Team Rebound  02:07  
Walker Substitution replaced by Stephenson  02:07  
Kidd-Gilchrist Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:07
[CHA 19-20]
 
  01:55
[CHI 22-19]
Mirotic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Stephenson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Kidd-Gilchrist (1 AST)  01:36
[CHA 22-22]
 
Maxiell Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:23  
  01:23
[CHI 23-22]
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:23
[CHI 24-22]
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Maxiell Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Maxiell Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA)  00:57.9  
  00:57.9
[CHI 25-22]
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 3 (5 PTS) 
  00:57.9
[CHI 26-22]
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 3 (6 PTS) 
Maxiell Substitution replaced by Williams  00:57.9  
  00:57.9
[CHI 27-22]
Mirotic Free Throw 3 of 3 (7 PTS) 
Stephenson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:48.9
[CHA 24-27]
 
Biyombo Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  00:40.5  
  00:40.5
[CHI 28-24]
Brooks Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
  00:34.9 Brooks Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Biyombo (1 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:32.6  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:27.8  
Kidd-Gilchrist Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  00:07.9
[CHA 26-28]
 
  00:01.9 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.8  
End of 1st Quarter
Charlotte Hornets (31-43) Chicago Bulls (46-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Henderson Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:45 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:33 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:32  
Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:25 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:14 Gibson Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:14 Team Rebound 
Williams Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  11:14  
  11:05 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:04  
Stephenson Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  10:45
[CHA 28-28]
 
  10:25
[CHI 30-28]
Mirotic Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST) 
  10:19 Hinrich Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  10:19 Snell Substitution replaced by Dunleavy 
Stephenson Jump Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:12 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:51
[CHI 33-28]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mirotic (2 AST) 
Henderson Jump Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:22 Butler Layup Shot: Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:21  
  09:10 Mirotic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Henderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:10
[CHA 29-33]
 
Henderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:10
[CHA 30-33]
 
Biyombo Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:51  
  08:51  
Williams Substitution replaced by Kidd-Gilchrist  08:51  
  08:51
[CHI 34-30]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:51 Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:49  
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (2 ST)  08:35  
Stephenson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:34  
Kidd-Gilchrist Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:22  
  08:17 Butler Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:14 Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:05 Mirotic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Kidd-Gilchrist (2 BLK) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:03  
  07:52 Hinrich Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Henderson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:42 Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:34  
  07:34
[CHI 35-30]
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Substitution replaced by Williams  07:34  
  07:34 Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:32  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Henderson (1 AST)  07:18
[CHA 33-35]
 
  06:57 Gibson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:56 Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:56
[CHI 37-33]
Butler Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:43
[CHA 36-37]
 
  06:22
[CHI 39-36]
Mirotic Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Henderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:56  
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Henderson Substitution replaced by Walker  05:56  
Biyombo Substitution replaced by Jefferson  05:56  
  05:56
[CHI 40-36]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:56
[CHI 41-36]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Stephenson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:40
[CHA 38-41]
 
  05:18 Mirotic Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:18  
  05:18 Gibson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  05:18 Gibson Substitution replaced by Gasol 
  05:18 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:59 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:36 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:36  
  04:36 Mirotic Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:36  
Team Rebound  04:36  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:36
[CHA 39-41]
 
Stephenson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:21  
  04:21
[CHI 42-39]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:21 Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:20  
Walker Jump Shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:07 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:57 Butler Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:55  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:26
[CHI 44-39]
Butler Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Stephenson Turnover : Illegal Screen Turnover (1 TO)  03:09  
  02:54 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:53  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Stephenson (1 AST)  02:47
[CHA 42-44]
 
  02:30
[CHI 46-42]
Butler Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  02:18
[CHA 44-46]
 
  01:53 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Walker (1 BLK) 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:52  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK)  01:39  
  01:37 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:25 Mirotic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
  01:22 Brooks Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:22  
  01:22 Butler Substitution replaced by Dunleavy 
  01:22 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Snell 
Williams Substitution replaced by Henderson  01:22  
Stephenson Substitution replaced by Vonleh  01:22  
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:22  
Team Rebound  01:22  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:22
[CHA 45-46]
 
  01:03
[CHI 48-45]
Mirotic Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
Vonleh Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:44.7  
Vonleh Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:44.7
[CHA 47-48]
 
  00:32.9 Snell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Vonleh Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:31.8  
Walker Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:13.8
[CHA 49-48]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Charlotte Hornets (31-43) Chicago Bulls (46-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Jefferson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  11:39  
  11:27 Butler Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK) 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:24  
Henderson Jump Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:19 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  11:11
[CHI 50-49]
Gibson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST) 
Walker Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:54
[CHA 51-50]
 
  10:35
[CHI 52-51]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
  10:15 Butler Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  10:05 Gasol Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:05  
Team Rebound  10:05  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:05
[CHA 52-52]
 
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:55  
  09:55
[CHI 53-52]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  09:55 Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:54  
Walker Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:43
[CHA 54-53]
 
  09:29 Butler Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:28  
Walker Running Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:20
[CHA 56-53]
 
  09:02 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (2 BLK) 
  09:02 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Walker Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:02  
  08:57
[CHI 55-56]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST) 
Walker Jump Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:35
[CHI 57-56]
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST)  08:09  
Williams Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:06  
  08:06
[CHI 58-56]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  08:06
[CHI 59-56]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Henderson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (3 ST)  07:50  
  07:44 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:43  
Henderson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:30
[CHA 58-59]
 
  07:10 Gibson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  06:49 Dunleavy Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:49
[CHA 59-59]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:49
[CHA 60-59]
 
Henderson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:42  
  06:32
[CHI 61-60]
Gasol Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:11 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:04
[CHI 63-60]
Brooks Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Henderson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:39
[CHI 65-60]
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:39  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Maxiell  05:39  
Henderson Substitution replaced by Williams  05:39  
Maxiell Jump Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:27 Team Rebound 
Maxiell Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA)  05:27  
  05:27 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:27 Team Rebound 
  05:27
[CHI 66-60]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:10 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  04:52 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:51  
Walker Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  04:42
[CHA 62-66]
 
  04:16
[CHI 68-62]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Maxiell Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  03:29  
  03:29
[CHI 69-62]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Maxiell Substitution replaced by Biyombo  03:29  
  03:29 Gibson Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
  03:29 Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:27  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:04  
  03:04 Butler Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  02:47 Gasol Hook Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:46  
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  02:41  
Biyombo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:39  
Walker Step Back Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  02:29
[CHA 64-69]
 
  02:09
[CHI 71-64]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:46 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  01:30 Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:29  
Walker Jump Shot: Missed  01:20  
Biyombo Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:19  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:14  
  01:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
Williams Substitution replaced by Stephenson  01:14  
  01:14 Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Snell 
  00:47.8 Mirotic Jump Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:46.9  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (3 BLK)  00:39.9  
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:39.2  
Kidd-Gilchrist Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:39.2
[CHA 66-71]
 
  00:30.6 Brooks Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  00:30.6 Brooks Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  00:07.9
[CHA 69-71]
 
  00:00.5
[CHI 74-69]
Gasol 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Brooks (8 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Charlotte Hornets (31-43) Chicago Bulls (46-29)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:46  
Kidd-Gilchrist Jump Shot: Missed  11:26  
Biyombo Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  11:25  
Biyombo Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gibson (1 BLK)  11:23  
  11:21 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:58 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  10:57  
Henderson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  10:35  
  10:34 Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:12 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  10:11  
Henderson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:57
[CHA 71-74]
 
  09:37
[CHI 76-71]
Mirotic Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Biyombo Turnover : Kicked Ball Violation (1 TO)  09:24  
  09:09 Butler Jump Shot: Missed Block: Biyombo (2 BLK) 
Henderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:07  
Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Snell (1 BLK)  09:02  
  09:01 Butler Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:56 Mirotic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Stephenson (1 ST) 
  08:53 Hinrich Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:53  
Kidd-Gilchrist Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:53
[CHA 72-76]
 
Kidd-Gilchrist Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:53
[CHA 73-76]
 
  08:42
[CHI 78-73]
Hinrich Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:17
[CHA 75-78]
 
  08:01
[CHI 80-75]
Mirotic Running Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  07:49 Snell Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Biyombo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:49  
Team Rebound  07:49  
Kidd-Gilchrist Substitution replaced by Williams  07:49  
Biyombo Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:49
[CHA 76-80]
 
  07:23
[CHI 82-76]
Mirotic Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Henderson Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Snell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:42 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Henderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:41  
Biyombo Driving Hook Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:27 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:13 Butler Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Butler Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:12
[CHI 84-76]
Butler Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:12  
Biyombo Substitution replaced by Walker  06:12  
Stephenson Substitution replaced by Maxiell  06:12  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:30 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Henderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:29  
  05:16 Snell Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Walker Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  05:16
[CHA 77-84]
 
Walker Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  05:16
[CHA 78-84]
 
  04:55
[CHI 86-78]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Snell (1 AST) 
Henderson Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:31 Butler Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:21 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:20  
  04:04 Butler Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Henderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:04
[CHA 79-86]
 
  04:04 Snell Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  04:04 Gibson Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Henderson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:04  
Maxiell Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  04:01  
  03:57 Hinrich Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (3 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 (13 PTS)  03:57
[CHA 80-86]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 (14 PTS)  03:57
[CHA 81-86]
 
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (15 PTS)  03:57
[CHA 82-86]
 
  03:34 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Henderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:34  
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  03:24  
Henderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:21  
Henderson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (4 BLK)  03:21  
  03:19 Butler Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Walker Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:16  
Walker Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:09  
  02:59 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
Henderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:58  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:43  
Walker Tip Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  02:35
[CHI 89-82]
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Brooks (9 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:33  
  02:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hinrich (1 ST)  02:16  
  01:57 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:56 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  01:55
[CHI 91-82]
Mirotic Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:41 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  01:27
[CHI 93-82]
Mirotic Driving Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Brooks (10 AST) 
Maxiell Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (1 FTA)  01:27  
Maxiell Substitution replaced by Stephenson  01:27  
  01:27
[CHI 94-82]
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 1 (28 PTS) 
Walker Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS)  01:18
[CHA 84-94]
 
Stephenson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:12  
  01:12
[CHI 95-84]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  01:12
[CHI 96-84]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  01:07 Gasol Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Walker Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  01:07
[CHA 85-96]
 
Williams Substitution replaced by Kidd-Gilchrist  01:07  
Walker Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  01:07
[CHA 86-96]
 
Stephenson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:00  
  01:00
[CHI 97-86]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Substitution replaced by Williams  01:00  
  01:00
[CHI 98-86]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Walker Jump Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:51.9 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:42.6 Butler Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Walker Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mirotic (1 BLK)  00:36.9  
  00:34.9 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Henderson Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:31.4  
  00:31.4 Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:31.4 Team Rebound 
  00:31.4 Gasol Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  00:31.4 Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:29.9  
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:16.9 Butler Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
l10
h
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CHA
4th Southeast
33
49
2-8
19-22
14-27
CHI
2nd Central
50
32
7-3
27-14
23-18
 
ppg
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CHA
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CHI
Butler 24.8
Gasol 11.8
3 players 6.5
Gasol 2.3
Butler 2.5