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10-5, 3rd in Central
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11hNick Friedell

Bulls' Joakim Noah getting his 'swag' back

Jimmy Butler believes a frustrating season might be turning around for Joakim Noah, who had another encouraging performance Monday against the Spurs.

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Jimmy Butler admitted that he has been dealing with a heel injury since the Warriors game on Nov. 20. "Play through it," Butler said after Monday night's win over the Spurs. "I don't think that anybody cares that I'm injured. Nobody feels sorry for me. So [I] got to play. Hopefully it doesn't get worse. Get some treatment and be ready to go Wednesday ... there's nothing I can do about it. I want to play. I got to play. So ya'll will see me suit up."

Bulls fend off Spurs (1:13)

Bulls hand Spurs 4th loss

The Bulls had five players score in double digits, including a team-high 18 from Pau Gasol, as they downed the Spurs 92-89 to improve to 10-5 on the season. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points with 12 boards in the loss. Box score

Spurs lead after one in Chicago

LaMarcus Aldridge is pacing San Antonio with 10 points, 6 rebounds and a block while Pau Gasol is trying to keep Chicago close with 6 points. Follow live

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Pau Gasol was asked what he will remember most about playing with former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant: "How competitive he is," Gasol said before Monday's game against the San Antonio Spurs. "He'll continue to be no matter what he does. That's just his spirit. He's a hard-working guy. He wants to be the best. He doesn't settle for anything less. He's always going to try to be, and will be, exceptional."


Spurs ( 14-3) at Bulls (9-5)

San Antonio is off to the second-best start in the NBA, thanks in large part to them ranking first in the league in scoring defense, dropping two of three to end a four-game trip. That spells trouble for Chicago as it has shot 37.6 percent in its past three contests. Follow live

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17hNick Friedell

'Setback' in rehab shelves Dunleavy indefinitely

Mike Dunleavy Jr. suffered a 'setback' last week in his recovery from back surgery, and the timetable for his return is unknown, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said Monday.

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Bulls slip to eighth in rankings

Marc Stein drops Chicago by three spots in his Week 5 assessment following a 2-2 road trip. The Bulls will play their next four at home, starting with Monday night's visit from the Spurs. Power Rankings

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Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg was asked if Kobe Bryant was the closest player to Michael Jordan that he had seen: "I think so," Hoiberg said. "Kobe, what he accomplished, the way he did it, the way he scored it, the tough shots that he hit, the fadeaways, the athleticism he did it with, the grace, yeah, I think he probably is the closest thing to Michael."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Taj Gibson played for USC in college and saw firsthand how much the city of LA adored Kobe Bryant. He spoke very highly of Kobe after Monday's shootaround. "One of the best players to ever play the game," Gibson said. "I'm just happy that I was able to play against him a couple times. Had great talks with him at dinner about the game ... Just a great guy. A superstar. Every time people heard about Kobe, from barbershops to street basketball corners, the city of LA loved Kobe."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Pau Gasol acknowledged that he still enjoys the challenge of facing off against the San Antonio Spurs. Gasol and the Bulls play the Spurs on Monday night. "I do enjoy playing against one of the best teams, I think, in the history of the game," Gasol said after Sunday's practice. "They've been incredible for the last 15, 16, 17 years now since they won that first championship. So really impressive what they've done. I think everybody is trying to follow up on what they've accomplished. And building that culture, longevity. So yeah, I still do get very much motivated against a team that's always at the top of the league."

George, Pacer take down Bulls (0:45)

Pacers scorching Bulls

Indiana has a 16-0 points off of turnovers advantage and a 12-3 three-point advantage as they are pushing a 20-point lead with 6 minutes still left in the first half. Follow live

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Bulls (9-4) at Pacers (9-5)

Indiana has peeled off 9 wins in their last 11 games, thanks in large part to a league-best 41.6 percent shooting from 3-point range. Meanwhile, Chicago is holding opponents to 33.9 percent shooting from deep. Follow live

Chicago Bulls SportsCenter Throwback - Nov 30th, 1995 (1:36)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose was asked for his thoughts about what's going on in Chicago right now after today's practice. Here is the context for his quote: Reporter: "You obviously have been fairly upfront about police violence in the black community. What's your reaction to what's going on in Chicago right now?" Rose: "It's heartbreaking that people have to go through this, especially here in Chicago where we've already been going through for the last couple of years of senseless violence. Now giving them a reason to do the things that they're doing is kind of devastating."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg says Aaron Brooks will not travel to Indianapolis as he continues to recover from a left hamstring injury. "Hope to get him back working with the group again next week," Hoiberg said.

Chicago Bulls SportsCenter Throwback - Nov 26th, 1995 (1:39)
Chicago Bulls SportsCenter Throwback - Nov. 27th, 1995 (1:57)

Team Stats

Points Per Game98.919th
Rebounds Per Game47.22nd
Assists Per Game22.110th
Points Allowed98.39th

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