Tyrus Thomas continues to be the lead story for the Bulls who have won three straight since his return, but the real story is Derrick Rose's new found ability to get to the free throw line. The single best thing that could happen to the Bulls is Derrick Rose aggressively attacking the rim and drawing contact for free throws. We're starting to see that more and more, and Derrick's ceiling raises considerably as the parade to the free throw line grows.
The energy for the team is vastly improved with Tyrus Thomas back as he creates another threat on offense, and it's loosening up the game for everyone else. Joakim Noah dominated the glass, Derrick and Tyrus dominated from the free throw stripe, and the Bulls won a game where Detroit never threatened.
Sadly I didn't get to see the whole game as I had already made plans for the afternoon before realizing the Bulls had a day game. The signs are there that the Bulls are coming together though, and you wonder if Vinny can earn some job security by getting on a hot streak at this point.