The Chicago Bulls are sending a message to the rest of the NBA that they are one of the top East teams this season with their recent victory. The Bulls, led by star forward Jimmy Butler, took control early and never looked back in a one-sided 118-88 victory of the season.
The Brooklyn Nets, now led by a new franchise point guard in Jeremy Lin, proved in the same game that they could be on their way to being the worst team of the league in the 2016-2017 NBA Season.
Butler led the team with 22 points on 6-of-10 shooting with seven players total scoring in double figures for the Chicago team which remains with a perfect record this season.
This was Chicago’s first road win with two previous victories coming at home against the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers, two teams pegged as East contenders this season.
Veteran Dwyane Wade, who had 12 points and 3 steals, said that they are still not playing perfectly chemistry-wise. But at 3-0 the season outlook looks promising in Chicago.
“We only played a little bit together in the preseason, so we’re still learning each other right now. We’re only three games in, but we see it looking good at times,” Wade said to ESPN.
Taj Gibson helped with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds while Nikola Mirotic also had a double-double off the bench with 16 points, 10 rebounds plus 3 blocks.
The Nets played like a team that was predicted to have the worst record in the league. Even with the good stats from Jeremy Lin, they just don’t have the depth to compete with the good teams in the NBA.
Lin had 14 points and 4 steals but the Bulls’ firepower was just too much after Chicago grabbed the 38-20 lead after the first quarter. Bojan Bogdanovic continued his good showing this season with 15 points.
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