Wade has already told Butler that he and his injured right elbow will be ready for the postseason. Now, it’s about getting Wade that opportunity.
The timing of the Lopez suspension for fighting couldn’t have been worse, but Fred Hoiberg and Co. understand why the big man lost his temper.
Up 15 midway through the fourth quarter, the Bulls watched that lead evaporate, eventually losing in overtime and falling further out of the playoffs.
Waiting for a rebound, the Bulls’ Robin Lopez bumped into Serge Ibaka, sparking trouble.
The Bulls coach has let his players know that if they want to stay on the court, play well. That’s not going to change over the final 11 games.