Both Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson had their first games back in Chicago since being dealt last year. Butler was with the Bulls for 6 seasons, and Gibson with 8, cracking the franchise top-10 list in minutes played.
During the first half, the Bulls put on a pretty great video, you can check it out below.
Thanks for the memories, Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson! pic.twitter.com/fIH6NudGdD— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) February 10, 2018
So many Taj power-dunks, man..
The ESPN telecast remarked that the pre-game ovation for Butler, Gibson, and Thibs (who had his first return game last season) was the loudest ovation they ever heard from an opponent. KC Johnson was there and agreed.
Deafening roar for Jimmy Butler— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 10, 2018
Deafening roar for Taj Gibson— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 10, 2018
Deafening roar for Tom Thibodeau— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 10, 2018
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