Some links to chew on before the early 6pm start. I'm guessing it'll be more like a 6:30 start. This is being aired nationally on NBATV, I believe with the Pacers broadcast. I can only assume that locally it's going to be blacked out on that channel, so on to CSNChicago, unfortunately. Sacrilege, I know: I really don't want to listen to Neil/Stacy (and Scottie Superfluous).
- The latest on Darren Collison is that he's a gametime decision, but expects to play. The coaching staff in Indy was far more conservative leading up to today.
- Paul George isn't discouraged from guarding Derrick Rose, though the results should probably indicate otherwise.
- Tyler Hansbrough speaks. I'd say 'opens mouth and speaks', but it's always open. He has some interesting stuff to say though. Meanwhile, Noah says Hansbrough isn't dirty.
- The Pacers are amped. Good for them, but I expect more than a few Bulls fans in attendance tonight to help ruin whatever energy boost they were hoping for.
So tonight's the blowout, right? Or just lock 'em down and have Rose sensationalize us a victory, whichever.