Marcin Gortat


CHICAGO -- Jimmy Butler looks like a free safety who reads the eye of the quarterback. And when he gets a jump on the ball, Butler, who already stands 6-7, erases everything.


CHICAGO -- Bradley Beal couldn't hide the smile on his face when this stat was pointed out to him: The Chicago Bulls took 20 three-point shots, making only five, in Game 1.


Now that the Bulls lost Game 1, the question is what adjustments will coach Tom Thibodeau make before Game 2 on Tuesday night. One possibility involves tweaking the rotation.


CHICAGO -- In Game 1, Joakim Noah didn't look like the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, an award he was given Wednesday at United Center.


CHICAGO -- John Wall knew he was in the playoffs when he suddenly got gassed in Game 1, seemingly for no reason.