CHICAGO Teams

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls win it 117-95. Niko Mirotic finishes 12/15 from the field. Butler finishes 6/6 from the field. Bulls outscored Pistons 58-44 in the paint. What an awful performance from the Pistons.

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Rondo channels his inner George "Iceman" Gervin (0:15)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Niko Mirotic is really playing well tonight. 9/12 from the field. He is stretching the floor for the rest of his teammates. Jimmy Butler has been very efficient from the field. 6/6 and has 9 assists.

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Butler skies for the lay-in and-1 (0:19)
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Carter-Williams twists for layup and-1 (0:21)
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Zipser shows his handle for layup and-1 (0:18)
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Butler's steal leads to Bulls' layup (0:28)
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UCF's Williams getting buckets from Steph Curry range (0:19)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs bench coach Davey Martinez recalled the late Dallas Green pushing him one winter after Martinez had a ton of at-bats in various leagues that season. He estimated he had something like 700 at-bats and just wanted to go home. Green told him to go get "900 at-bats" in winter ball leading to Martinez making the Cubs roster soon after. Martinez: "Could be hard at times but you respected that. Just a good overall guy."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss his latest start on Wednesday in a minor league game. He was sharper than his last outing; he has one more spring start before opening day.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss how he hopes the Cubs tighten their game in the final week before the regular season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist has been scratched from tonight's game against the Reds due to a stiff neck.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Joffrey Lauvergne will start in Robin Lopez's place.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Cris Felicio is out tonight with a bruised lower back.

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Smith doesn't consider Lopez-Ibaka altercation a 'fight' (2:05)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bulls have recalled Cam Payne from the D-League.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer speaking with reporters just now regarding Dallas Green. Compared favorably what current front office has done building the Cubs to what Green did back in the 80's. Hoyer referenced the passing of Jerry Krause as well: "It's been a sad sports week for Chicago."

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ESPN Stats and Information  

The Bulls are 2-8 in their last 10 games and have fallen from sixth place in the Eastern Conference to 10th, two games out of eighth in the East. Out of the 73 10-game stretches the Bulls will play this season, ESPN's BPI ranks the 10 games that ended Tuesday as the team's fourth-hardest. An average team was projected to have 4.4 wins from those 10 games.

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