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bulls lead heat 55-48 at halftime


zach lavine is making the most of his 20-minute limit.taking eight shots in his 12 first-half minutes, lavine scored 13 points, including a four-point play with 0.9 seconds left in the half, as the bulls led the heat 55-48 at halftime monday afternoon at the united center.justin holiday added nine points for the bulls, who closed the first half on an 11-0 run after an ice-cold start to the second quarter.josh richardson scored 11 points to lead the heat, who have won seven straight.“their toughness and physicality,” coach fred hoiberg said of what has stood out.“they’re finding a way to win every close game right now. i’ve been really impressed with how they’re playing, especially when they’ve had adversity with guys in and out of the lineup with different injuries. it’s just a team playin






bulls lead hawks 52-46 at halftime


the prize is right in front of them.if the bulls beat the hawks saturday, they'll move into seventh place in the eastern conference after a season of inconsistency and head-scratching losses. they own the tiebreakers over the heat and pacers, who currently sit one-half game ahead.the bulls grabbed a 52-46 halftime lead behind 11 points and eight rebounds from rajon rondo. jimmy butler added eight points and four assists."we need to go out and worry about ourselves," coach fred hoiberg said. "we need to go out and build off what we’ve done that’s made us successful, especially these last two games against milwaukee and cleveland. we need to obviously have consistency these last seven games."that, obviously, has been the bulls' downfall. but they've had five straight games where they've move






bulls, with dwyane wade back, trail nets 51-45 at halftime


the bulls have taken the approach of focusing only on their play as they attempt to qualify for the playoffs after last season's embarrassing miss.but there's a scenario in which the bulls can clinch the spot as early as saturday night provided they get help from other teams.first, of course, the bulls have to beat the nets, and they trailed 51-45 at halftime.jimmy butler scored 13 points, while dwyane wade posted four points and four turnovers in 10 minutes in his first action since march 15. the bulls committed 13 turnovers overall.jeremy lin's 10 points led the nets, who led by as many as 15.if the bulls rally and the heat lose at the wizards and the bucks win at the 76ers, the bulls are in.of course, if these three scenarios don't transpire on saturday, two games remain. but on a day i






bulls' rout of magic puts them one win away from playoff berth


win and they're in.that's what this nutty, up-and-down season boils down to after the bulls tied the third-largest margin of victory in franchise history monday night with a 122-75 dismantling of the lifeless magic. the 47-point margin is the largest in magic history.beat the nets on wednesday in the regular-season finale, and the bulls will be in the playoffs as the seventh or eighth seed in the eastern conference.as it stands, the bulls remain tied with the heat for the eighth spot, one game behind the pacers. the bulls own the tiebreaker over both teams.that means if the bulls win wednesday and the pacers lose, the bulls finish seventh. if the bulls and pacers win, the bulls finish eighth, regardless of what the heat do. if the bulls lose and the heat lose to the wizards at home, the bu






confident bulls take 54-46 halftime lead on celtics


k.c. johnsonrobin lopez sat at his locker after his 14-point, 11-rebound performance in the bulls' game 1 victory, doing what he usually does postgame — leaning back, baseball cap pulled low, scrolling through his phone.a reporter approached to talk casually before a team media relations official intervened,... (k.c. johnson)






lebron james' hold on eastern conference bedevils bulls, then and now


as the car carrying the bulls contingent traveled to the cleveland airport on july 3, 2010, cautious optimism hung in the air.jerry reinsdorf, john paxson, gar forman and tom thibodeau had just spent three hours at a downtown cleveland office building, pitching lebron james and his representatives on why choosing the bulls in free agency would lead to a reprise of the michael jordan-led dynasty and multiple trips to the nba finals.that happened. it just didn't happen with the bulls.on thursday, james will lead the cavaliers into a third straight showdown against the warriors in the nba finals. it's james' seventh straight finals appearance since he listened to reinsdorf pitch global business and marketing opportunities, pairing the bulls' and james' brands, while he connected with thibodea






bulls, without rajon rondo, blowing out magic at half 64-37


nikola mirotic scored 13 points and robin lopez and jimmy butler each added 10 as the bulls grabbed a commanding 64-37 halftime lead monday night at the united center.if the bulls hold the lead and the heat lose to the cavaliers, the bulls clinch a playoff berth.the bulls shot 53.2 percent with 16 assists on 25 field goals. jerian grant tied his career-high with eight.rajon rondo missed his third straight game with a sprained right wrist. rondo visited a hand specialist monday morning after doing some light shooting on sunday. coach fred hoiberg called the injury "very significant" but also said rondo can do basketball activity as much as he can tolerate the pain level. rondo publicly said last week he plans to return while the bulls are still playing but didn't specify if that meant the r






lebron-less cavaliers lead bulls 56-55 at halftime


michael carter-williams didn't travel to cleveland because of patellar tendinitis, and jerian grant started in his place at point guard. coach fred hoiberg said there's no timetable set yet for carter-williams' return.the cavaliers' absence is a bit more impactful: lebron james isn't at quicken loans arena due to an illness.that didn't stop the cavaliers from grabbing a 56-55 halftime lead behind kyrie irving's 14 points and seven rebounds and kyle korver's 11 points.dwyane wade's 14 points led the bulls, who shot 8-for-15 from 3-point range. in his bulls debut, cameron payne shot 2-for-3 from beyond the arc in the first half.carter-williams joins paul zipser, who has left ankle tendinitis, in chicago. carter-williams surprisingly started over grant in friday's overtime victory over the su






bulls woeful in first half, trail celtics 46-26 at halftime


maybe the bulls forgot to set their clocks ahead.they missed their first 13 shots, didn't score for the first 5 minutes, 55 seconds, set season-lows for points in the first quarter and first half and trailed the celtics 46-26 sunday afternoon at td garden.the bulls only bettered their franchise low for points in a half by three. they committed 11 turnovers.isaiah thomas and avery bradley each scored 10 points to lead the celtics.after dropping out of the rotation the last two games behind newcomer joffrey lauvergne, nikola mirotic's bulls' career reached a new low when he landed on the inactive list."this season has been hard. it’s been very difficult for me to find a way to enjoy the game," mirotic said. "there are a lot of reasons. one of the reasons is me too. i understand that. i assum






bulls fall to nets in dwyane wade's return, drop to tie for eighth in east


fourteen seconds after tipoff in his first game since fracturing and spraining his right elbow march 15, dwyane wade committed a foul.by halftime, wade had as many turnovers, four, as points.so, yes, there was some rust. and ultimately, despite a better second half from wade, there was reversion by the bulls.falling back into bad habits of turnovers and blown defensive assignments, the bulls blew a nine-point lead with 4 minutes, 24 seconds left and fell 107-106 to the nets, the eastern conference's worst team.the bulls could have clinched a playoff berth if they had closed and gotten help from other teams. instead, continuing a maddening season of inconsistency, they once again played down to their level of competition.the 2-2 trip featured losses to the nets and knicks, and the bulls dro






bulls lead nuggets 59-56 at halftime


the bulls are just over a month past their team meeting to address rajon rondo calling out dwyane wade and jimmy butler for their criticism of teammates.they're also shooting for their first five-game win streak of the season tuesday night against the nuggets.they grabbed a 59-56 halftime lead behind 10 points, four assists and four steals apiece from dwyane wade and rajon rondo. cristiano felicio added nine points, the beneficiary of several nice rondo passes.nikola jokic's 10 points led the nuggets.the warriors and clippers follow the nuggets during the three-game home stand.michael carter-williams and paul zipser remain out with injuries for the bulls.starting lineupsbulls: jerian grant, dwyane wade, jimmy butler, bobby portis, robin lopeznuggets: jameer nelson, gary harris, wilson chan






confident bulls take 54-46 halftime lead on celtics


dwyane wade put it best: a game 1 victory doesn't matter as much without another solid performance in game 2.so the confident but not satisfied bulls are taking a business-like approach to tuesday night."the hardest thing as humans, and especially is athletes, is trying to keep the edge," wade said. "as a young team, that’s what we have to figure out. they’re going to come out with more energy, hungrier and better than they were in game 1. and we have to be able to withstand all of it."for one half, the bulls have, grabbing a 54-46 lead while following a similar script to game 1. they're crushing the celtics on the glass and getting a vintage game from rajon rondo, who has eight points, seven rebounds and nine assists.robin lopez and nikola mirotic each scored 10 to lead the bulls.isaiah t






without jimmy butler, bulls trail rockets 60-49 at halftime


shortly before the chicago bulls took the court to face the houston rockets on friday night, the team announced that leading scorer jimmy butler would not play due to a right heel contusion.the announcement e a few minutes after coach fred hoiberg said everyone was ready to go as the bulls made their second stop of a six-game road trip. butler was on the court for warmups before word e down that he would not play.at halftime, the rockets led 60-49. james harden led all scorers with 14 points -- including four three-pointers -- for the rockets. michael carter-williams, who started in place of butler, led the bulls with 11 pointsa source said butler's heel injury is not serious and the veteran guard tried to warm up but couldn't go. he should be day to day.butler was walking gingerly followi






with playoff berth on the line, bulls blowing out nets 50-32 at halftime


dwyane wade put the nets’ decision to rest brook lopez, jeremy lin and trevor booker for the bulls’ win-and-they’re-in 82nd game in the best perspective.“we’re not the team to overlook anybody,” wade said wednesday after the final regular-season shootaround.indeed, the bulls’ season has been filled with head-scratching losses. nevertheless, a victory moves them to 41-41 and earns them a playoff berth as the seventh or eighth seed in the eastern conference against the celtics or cavaliers.at halftime, it's looking like a wrap. the bulls led 50-32 behind 14 points from jimmy butler and 10 from paul zipser.the only doomsday scenario for the bulls is if they lose and the heat win at home against a wizards team resting its regulars.resting regulars for meaningless regular-season games has becom






happy birthday: heat top bulls 97-91 to end 3-game slide


miami — goran dragic scored 20 points, tyler johnson added 19 and the miami heat beat the chicago bulls 97-91 on wednesday night to snap a three-game slide.hassan whiteside returned from a five-game absence with a bruised knee and scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the heat, who went 3-3 on their six-game homestand and gave coach erik spoelstra what has apparently become his annual gift — it was the fourth straight year miami played and won on his birthday.spoelstra, 47, and his wife announced earlier wednesday that they are expecting their first child, a son.lauri markkanen scored 25 points and robin lopez added 22 for the bulls, who were 7 for 28 from 3-point range and got five of those makes in the final 2 minutes. chicago fell to 1-5, matching its worst start since 2007-08.di






bulls, with jimmy butler and dwyane wade back, trail suns at halftime


dwyane wade always sets 3-3 as his goal for an extended, six-game trip.the bulls, 2-2 through four games, had their chances to reach their goal improve significantly friday when both wade and jimmy butler returned to play against the suns.wade missed one game with an upper respiratory infection. butler missed the last three with a right heel contusion.but the suns used a 17-4 run to close the first half and take a 56-43 halftime lead. devin booker scored 13 points. butler had 12.the bulls are without paul zipser, who has left ankle tendinitis. but even isaiah canaan, who sprained his big left toe against the warriors, is available."it’s still in me, still getting it out," wade said of his bad cold. "but i feel good enough to give my team a little. i don’t think i’m contagious, hopefully no






bulls lead clippers 61-55 at halftime


fred hoiberg said the bulls need to put thursday's victory over the warriors behind them.but perhaps the strong defense can transfer to the high-scoring clippers, who are finishing a back-to-back.instead, solid offense ruled the first half, which the bulls led 61-55 on 52.1 percent shooting.robin lopez's 12 points, nine from bobby portis and six assists from rajon rondo led the bulls, who posted 19 assists on 25 field goals.j.j. redick's 13 points and 12 from chris paul led the clippers, who shot 50 percent in an entertaining first half.the bulls are at full strength with michael carter-williams returning from his left knee injury. but carter-williams isn't scheduled to play as the bulls try to improve on a 17-14 mark against teams over .500.starting lineupsbulls: jerian grant, dwyane wade






goran dragic scores season-high 29, heat beat suns 126-115


phoenix — former phoenix guard goran dragic scored a season-high 29 points in the miami heat's 126-115 victory over the suns on wednesday night.the heat made 12 3-pointers, shot 53.1 percent overall and never trailed. the suns lost their fourth straight.dragic scored 10 points in the third quarter. the heat took a 94-86 lead into the fourth and opened the final period with a 7-0 run.phoenix made it 112-106 on devin booker's jumper with 2:53 to play, but got no closer.hassan whiteside added 23 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots for miami.booker led phoenix with 30 points, and mike james had 18.guard dion waiters, playing in his first game since last friday, made a layup to give the heat a 47-31 lead with 9:18 to go in the second quarter for miami's largest lead of the first half. wa






rajon rondo tells a bulls-celtics truth


five things off game 2 of bulls-celtics:1. rajon rondo dissected the celtics and then announced the vivisection.yes. well. he always did think of himself as an all-around player.as the bulls were pantsing the celtics in boston for a second straight game, rondo was dishing off a franchise playoff-record-tying 14 assists, scoring 11 points and pulling down nine rebounds, nearly recording a triple-double on the floor where he ran the celtics offense to an nba title in 2008."(rondo) was the key early in the game," bulls coach fred hoiberg said as the bulls overcame a 7-0 deficit with a 25-8 run. "he got us good shots early to get us some confidence. that rubs off on all the other guys. he has been in big moments. "some of those big moments came against dwyane wade, now his teammate but then hi






unpredictable bulls get 28 from nikola mirotic, move half-game behind heat


trying to explain the bulls is like trying to pronounce giannis antetokounmpo's name. you're either going to sound silly, pull a tongue muscle or both.the most mystifying team in the league continued its unpredictable ways, responding to the dreadful home loss to the 76ers with a 109-94 victory against a bucks team that had won 11 of 13.nikola mirotic sank a season-high six 3-pointers en route to scoring a season-high 28 points for the second time in three games, jimmy butler posted 20 points with a career-high 14 assists and rajon rondo tallied 18 points, nine assists and nine rebounds to help the bulls pull within a half-game of the eighth-place heat in the eastern conference playoff chase. and the bulls hold the tiebreaker with miami."a lot of times when we get slapped in the face and a






dwyane wade comes through big-time, but can't carry bulls to victory


nobody needed to tell dwyane wade the bulls expected more out of him in game 5 on wednesday night at td garden.nobody needed to remind wade he appeared old enough in game 4 to have played against the larry bird-era celtics.wade knew. the great ones always do. and despite the occasional defensive lapses and sloppy offensive moments that can make wade look 35 going on 50, the bulls guard remains capable of providing glimpses of greatness.you saw it early when wade delivered on his promise to be more aggressive when he scored seven of the bulls' first 12 points. you saw it in the second half as wade asserted himself enough to approach a triple-double. you saw snippets of the wade who won titles with the heat, the playoff version of wade that chicago has been waiting to see.you saw a bulls tea






harden leads the way as rockets pull away from bulls, 115-94


chicago — james harden had 19 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds, and the houston rockets used a dominant third quarter for a 115-94 victory over the chicago bulls on friday night.ryan anderson added 21 points as the rockets avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season.houston outscored chicago 36-14 in the third quarter — after scoring the last nine points of the first half — on 13-of-22 shooting, including 7 of 12 on 3-pointers. harden had six points, six assists and five rebounds in the period.dwyane wade had 21 points in 25 minutes for the bulls after missing the previous two games with a left quad strain. chicago has dropped four straight.despite not having played in nearly a week, wade was sharp at the start. he scored 12 points in seven minutes — making all five of






monday recap: pistons 109, bulls 95


the bulls' 109-95 loss to the pistons followed a familiar pattern. play with pace early, feature a bogged-down offense late.reggie jackson scored 24 of his 26 points in the second half without missing a shot after halftime as the pistons snapped a 79-79 tie after three quarters. the bulls, who posted 10 first-quarter fast-break points, managed just seven over the final three quarters.jimmy butler followed through on his pregame vow to be more aggressive following a seven-shot effort against the clippers and scored 27 points.dwyane wade and rajon rondo sat with left quad and right ankle injuries, respectively.paul zipser started for wade. the bulls began a stretch of four of five and six of nine road games.






dwyane wade, who can play supporting or lead role, likes bulls' options


last july 30, on the day he commanded the advocate center for 45 minutes during his formal bulls introduction, dwyane wade made one thing abundantly clear."i remember when shaquille o'neal came to miami from the lakers with three championships," wade said that day, alluding to the 2004-05 season. "we had no championships at the time. i remember his press conference. shaq said, 'we're not going to go through this all year. it's dwyane wade's team.'"so we're not going to go through this all year. this is jimmy butler's team."wade backed his words with actions, happily playing a supporting role as butler made his third straight all-star team and posted career-high averages of 23.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.9 steals.but for those who forgot wade almost single-handedly led the hea






bulls trail celtics 57-46 after first half in game 4


coach fred hoiberg said he has confidence in jerian grant.it didn't last long.grant got pulled just 4 minutes, 41 seconds after tipoff after struggling again. and when backup michael carter-williams followed suit, hoiberg turned to rarely-used isaiah canaan.the bulls, who trailed by 20 early, rallied to pull within 57-46 at halftime behind 17 points from jimmy butler and 10 from nikola mirotic.gerald green and isaiah thomas each scored 16 points for the celtics."jerian has been the guy who has filled in at the starting spot when things have happened for us this year. he had 25 starts for us," hoiberg said before the game. "game 1, he went in there and played with no fear, hit a huge 3-pointer for us in the fourth quarter. the biggest thing is on the other end of the floor. we have to get o






bulls sweep season series from cavaliers, win 20th consecutive home game on tnt


odd things happen when the bulls play at home in the regular season on tnt. but does beating the cavaliers in the regular season even qualify as odd anymore?the bulls swept their four-game season series from the cavaliers and ran their streak of regular-season home victories while televised on tnt to a ridiculous 20 games thursday night with a 99-93 decision.not since feb. 21, 2013, have the bulls lost a home regular-season game carried on tnt. given that the bulls pulled within one game of the idle heat and pacers for the final eastern conference playoff berth, this one proved as critical as it was entertaining.nikola mirotic continued his back-from-the-dead routine, becoming the first player in franchise history to sink six 3-pointers in consecutive games en route to his season-high-tyin






bulls boost playoff hopes after 106-104 win over hawks


the last time the hawks visited chicago, the bulls blew a 10-point lead with three minutes to play, dwyane wade and jimmy butler excoriated their teammates afterward and rajon rondo followed the next day with an incendiary instagram post questioning the leadership of wade and butler.what a difference a little more than two months make.don't look now but the bulls pulled into a three-way tie for seventh place in the eastern conference with a 106-104 victory over the hawks, the last above-.500 team on their schedule. with six games remaining, the bulls own the tiebreakers over the heat and pacers, the teams with which they are tied.the bulls have won three straight and four of five and wade is aiming for a postseason return from his fractured right elbow if the bulls qualify. though it seeme






bulls sweep season series from cavaliers, win 20th consecutive home game on tnt


odd things happen when the bulls play at home in the regular season on tnt. but does beating the cavaliers in the regular season even qualify as odd anymore?the bulls swept their four-game season series from the cavaliers and ran their streak of regular-season home victories while televised on tnt to a ridiculous 20 games thursday night with a 99-93 decision.not since feb. 21, 2013, have the bulls lost a home regular-season game carried on tnt. given that the bulls pulled within one game of the idle heat and pacers for the final eastern conference playoff berth, this one proved as critical as it was entertaining.nikola mirotic continued his back-from-the-dead routine, becoming the first player in franchise history to sink six 3-pointers in consecutive games en route to his season-high-tyin






shorthanded bulls trail timberwolves 57-40 at halftime


if the bulls want to reach dwyane wade's goal of breaking even on their six-game trip, they'll need to overcome their shorthanded status with a second-half rally.wade, jimmy butler, nikola mirotic and paul zipser all are out against the timberwolves as the bulls dressed 10 players on the final game of a trip that thus far has produced a 2-3 mark.andrew wiggins scored 16 points and karl anthony-towns added 12 as the timberwolves grabbed a 57-40 halftime lead. the timberwolves shot 57.1 percent with 30 points in the paint.bobby portis' nine points led the bulls, who committed 10 turnovers.butler's right heel has worsened, according to coach fred hoiberg. wade's right wrist that he hurt during friday's loss to the suns hasn't improved. mirotic woke up with back spasms. and zipser, who already






shorthanded bulls fade down stretch of 109-95 loss to pistons


the bulls' 109-95 loss to the pistons followed a familiar pattern. play with pace early, feature a bogged-down offense late.reggie jackson scored 24 of his 26 points in the second half without missing a shot after halftime as the pistons snapped a 79-79 tie after three quarters. the bulls, who posted 10 first-quarter fast-break points, managed just seven over the final three quarters.jimmy butler followed through on his pregame vow to be more aggressive following a seven-shot effort against the clippers and scored 27 points.dwyane wade and rajon rondo sat with left quad and right ankle injuries, respectively.paul zipser started for wade. the bulls began a stretch of four of five and six of nine road games.






jimmy butler: 'politically correct' fred hoiberg enjoying playoff race


when asked earlier this week whether being in the middle of a playoff race is fun, bulls coach fred hoiberg replied, "no. it's miserable."it turns out hoiberg may be trying to paint a different picture with the media than what is reality, if you believe guard jimmy butler."he doesn't want to tell you all, but he has fun," butler said with a grin. "he comes in here smiling like everybody else. he's just trying to tell you all the politically correct answers. fred is having fun, i don't care what he has to say."the fun will continue when the bulls face the 76ers on friday night at the united center in the latest in a series of must-wins. sitting in the ninth spot in the eastern conference, 11/2 games behind the heat, all the bulls could do thursday night was watch when the heat took on the r






bulls, if they get some help, can clinch playoff berth on saturday


the bulls have taken the approach of focusing only on their play as they attempt to qualify for the playoffs after last season's embarrassing miss.but there's a scenario in which the bulls can clinch the spot as early as saturday night provided they get help from other teams.first, of course, the bulls have to beat the nets. if they do and the heat lose at the wizards and the bucks win at the 76ers, the bulls are in.of course, if these three scenarios don't transpire on saturday, two games remain. but on a day in which the bulls are preparing for the return of dwyane wade, a playoff berth can follow."finding a way to win, that’s the one thing i’ve seen," wade said about his 11-game absence, during which the bulls went 7-4. "i think these guys have done a good job of getting to their game.






bulls' dwyane wade will miss rest of regular season


dwyane wade will miss the rest of the bulls' regular season.wade underwent an mri for a right elbow injury suffered in the fourth quarter of last night’s loss to the grizzlies. the mri showed a sprain and a small fracture in the elbow. wade said the injury will not require surgery."it sucks," he said thursday morning. "it's not the way i would've written it. but it is what it is.""it's a tough blow," coach fred hoiberg said, adding that the bulls are debating between three or four players to take wade's starting job.more to come. photos of dwyane wade, who signed with the bulls after a 13-year run with the heat.






barton scores 37 points, nuggets rally to beat bulls 111-110


denver — will barton capped a career-high 37 points with a driving layup with 3.2 seconds left and the denver nuggets overcame the loss of nikola jokic to beat the chicago bulls 111-110 on thursday night.gary harris added 21 points, and kenneth faried had 14 points and 13 rebounds for denver.jokic went down in with 44 seconds left in the second quarter when he drove to the basket and stepped on jerian grant's foot. jokic hit two free throws before heading to the locker room with an obvious limp. he didn't return in the second half.lauri markanen and robin lopez had 20 points each for chicago, and kris dunn added 19. the bulls have lost seven straight to finish 2-13 in november and drop to 3-17 overall.the bulls, who led for most of the game, took advantage of jokic's absence and led 108-10






jimmy butler, bulls top pelicans 117-110 to improve playoff position


postgame showers and buses to the airport would have to wait.after defeating the pelicans 117-110 on sunday at the smoothie king center to run their winning streak to four, bulls players lingered in the dressing room to watch the overtime between the cavaliers and pacers in a game that had a direct impact on the battle for eastern conference postseason berths.keeping tabs on the out-of-town scoreboard has gotten a lot more enjoyable for the bulls since they have worked their way into a playoff spot. after that, it has been up to them to take care of business to maintain or improve their positioning.if they got a little help along the way, all the better.the bulls were winners on both of those fronts sunday. jimmy butler took control with 39 points, including 13 in the second quarter when t






banged-up bulls trail celtics 54-41 at halftime in game 6


rajon rondo remains out. jimmy butler remains banged up with a sore knee.and the bulls are still facing elimination, needing a game 6 victory on friday against the celtics to prolong their season.it will take a comeback. the celtics shot the lights out in establishing a 54-41 halftime lead thanks to 9-for-19 shooting from 3-point range. avery bradley and gerald green each have 10 points.butler scored 17 points with five rebounds, but dwyane wade managed just two points on 1-for-7 shooting and spent time getting trainer's attention on the bench after taking a spill and landing on his right arm.that's the same arm wade suffered a fractured elbow in on march 15."the one thing about this team all year is just being resilient through everything we've been through," wade said. "we got into the p






bulls, without dwyane wade, trail celtics 58-52 at half


the bulls have won 16 straight regular-season home games when broadcast on tnt.they'll need a rally to make it 17.isaiah thomas scored 13 of his 15 points in the second quarter and the celtics shot 47.6 percent from 3-point range to grab a 58-52 halftime lead over the bulls. amir johnson added 10 points for boston, who have won 11 of 12.jimmy butler's 15 points and five assists led the bulls, who are playing without dwyane wade. bobby portis added 13 points off the bench.wade didn't attend the bulls' morning shootaround thursday because of illness. wade also has missed the past two games with a right wrist contusion.coach fred hoiberg said nikola mirotic is available after missing two games with back spasms. but mirotic, who has been on the trade block for weeks, didn't play in the first h






family of teen who died after wisdom teeth procedure sues edina dentist


the “negligent and dangerous” actions of an edina oral surgeon during a routine wisdom teeth extraction led to the death of an eden prairie teen, the ’s family is alleging in a lawsuit filed this week in hennepin county district court.the medical malpractice and wrongful death suit against dr. paul tompach, who continues to see patients under state licensing board restrictions, alleges that several missteps caused the death of sydney galleger in june 2015. the lawsuit’s allegations about what tompach did wrong early in the procedure mirror much of what the state board of dentistry investigation determined before it put him under indefinite restrictions starting in march 2016.those missteps range from incorrectly administering general anesthesia to failing to provide proper monitoring durin