Starting lineups tonight — Bulls: DUNLEAVY - BOOZER - NOAH - BUTLER - HINRICH // Wizards: ARIZA - NENE - GORTAT - BEAL - WALL
At the end of the first quarter at the United Center, the Bulls trail 23-15. Not playing with very much spunk. The dancers currently on the court are getting more applause than the actual team. And that's not a lie.
The United Center? IT. IS. ALIVE.
UC finally coming alive after Joakim Noah drew an offensive foul on Nene and Kirk Hinrich drained a 3. Just a six-point deficit.
HUGE ovation for Bryan Bickell, who's at the UC tonight watching the Bulls. At least he hasn't given up.
Big 3 by Butler cuts it to 1. You watching yet?
Holy sh—nikes, Bulls are winning right now. Taj with a pair of free throws.
Bulls go down, then Noah hits a midranger. Back up 1.
41-41. We'll see you in roughly 16 minutes for the start of QUARTER 3. Who needs a refill?
Meanwhile, @JoakimNoah is about halfway to a triple-double: 4 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists.
With how insane this playoff stretch has been for Chicago sports fans, you just kinda, gotta be thinking about an OVERTIME tonight, right? HEY DON'T GET ALL MAD AT ME FOR BRINGING IT UP.
49-46 with 7:48 to play in the 3rd quarter. Bulls losing and having their momentum slowly taken away. Gotta push through.
Three Wizards in double figures now. And who else? Their three best — Wall, Beal and Nene.