Because the Bulls' 108-93 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers ended so late -- thanks TNT -- I wasn't able to get much of the postgame reaction in the game story. Here are some interesting quotes from the Bulls' locker room.
Center Joakim Noah (12 points, 15 rebounds) on the game:
"It's unbelievable. There's nobody you can really help off of. They just made it look really easy. It was like an exhibition out there tonight. It felt like a varsity team compared with a JV team.
"I mean, I was tired as hell and I'm looking around the court and nobody from the Lakers even broke a sweat.
"We just have to get better. It's humbling, but at the same time it's a learning experience."
Coach Vinny Del Negro on the Lakers' size now Pau Gasol has returned to join fellow 7-footer Andrew Bynum in the lineup:
"It's one thing to be tall and another thing to be tall and talented. They've got both, so that helps."
Del Negro on John Salmons' scoreless second half:
"He got in foul trouble, and he's been playing such heavy minutes, I didn't think it was smart to put him back in there at the end."
Del Negro on Noah:
"He was still solid, he gave us great effort, but they're long. Without Tyrus, this is one of those games where Tyrus could have helped us with his length and athleticism. I thought Jo battled and played well."