CHICAGO Teams

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Fowler's move to Cardinal's displays a player's mentality (1:37)
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Jordan's legendary run of seven straight triple-doubles (1:20)
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Spurs' perfect road record snapped by Bulls (1:04)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Good win for Bulls -- snaps a three game losing skid and gives group much needed confidence against one of the NBA's best teams. Dwyane Wade says in in-arena interview that it was Bulls' best defensive effort of the year. Key will be how they follow this up in next week.

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Wade finds Gibson for the dunk (0:23)
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Felicio cleans up with a putback slam (0:24)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Rajon Rondo has had a very solid offensive night. He's 5-for-9 from the field for 10 points and has racked up eight points and eight rebounds. He's trying to take -- and make -- the open looks teams are giving him.

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Leonard dunks on Butler and Lopez (0:23)
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All flash but no dunk for Simmons (0:25)
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Melrose's Top 5 hockey logos of all-time (1:36)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls' defense was solid throughout 1st half. Spurs shooting just 15-for49 from the field. Cris Felicio has played some nice minutes Jeff the bench -- scoring 7 points and grabbing 5 rebounds. Bulls have a 13 point halftime lead with Jimmy Butler going 0-for-5 from the field.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls have managed to keep control of the pace of this game while Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade have combined to go 0-for-7 from the field. Bulls' bench giving them an unexpected lift early.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Timing is everything. Last offseason, in a crowded free agent market, nobody really wanted Dexter Fowler. He turned down a lowball offer from the Orioles, returned to the Cubs, had the best season of his career and became a Cubs legend. Now he's headed to the Cardinals pending a physical, basically the same player as a year ago except a year older ... and reportedly about $80-$90 million richer.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Rajon Rondo was suspended for Monday's game because of a verbal altercation with assistant coach Jim Boylen. Several reports said Rondo threw a towel in Boylen's face, but Rondo wouldn't confirm that detail. Boylen used to serve on Gregg Popovich's staff in San Antonio. Before Thursday's game between the Bulls and Spurs, Popovich was asked if he'd ever take a chance on a great player who had an attitude problem. "As long as he promised ahead of time not to throw a towel at me," Popovich said.

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Pro Bowl left guard Josh Sitton had another day of full participation; raising the question if Sitton (ankle) will start of Sunday, or come off the bench for a second consecutive week? "Last week he wasn't ready to take a full load as a starter," Bears coach John Fox said. "So that was his status in our opinion last week and we're evaluating that moving forward this week."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox said there is nothing new to announce regarding the status of cornerback Kyle Fuller for Sunday's game at Detroit. The Bears designated Fuller to return off of injured reserve, but the former 1st round pick was inactive last game despite having a full week of practice.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Although most of their key players are already on injured reserve, the Bears only had three players on the current 53-man roster miss practice on Thursday -- receiver Eddie Royal, offensive tackle Mike Adams and linebacker Willie Young.

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What would it take for White Sox to trade Jose Quintana? (1:47)