Can Butler do it again vs. Kobe?
March, 10, 2013
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN.com
Barring an unexpected return to action Sunday, the Chicago Bulls will face the Los Angeles Lakers without Derrick Rose. They also won't have Richard Hamilton, who didn't travel with the team due to his bad back. Further thinning their ranks, Taj Gibson (sprained left ankle) and Kirk Hinrich (sore right foot) aren't expected to return to action, despite being listed as day-to-day, according to the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson. Coach Tom Thibodeau knows it's tough to slow down Kobe Bryant even when you have all of your guys at full strength.