Jimmy Butler continues to prove to be a better leader for the Chicago Bulls as they stay unbeaten with a record of 3-0 after beating the Brooklyn Nets, 118-88, on Sunday night at Barclays Center.
Before the 2016-17 NBA season started, some people doubt if Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo, and Jimmy Butler, also known as the Bulls’ ‘Three Alphas’, could effectively play together in one team. With the start of a new era, the Bulls continue to prove that they did the right off-season moves.
The Bulls had a good start beating two Eastern Conference playoff contender teams, the Boston Celtics, and the Indiana Pacers. They continue their winning streak by defeating the Brooklyn Nets with a 30-point lead. Jimmy Butler led the Bulls with 22 points on 6-of-10 shooting.
Dwyane Wade, who scored 12 points, amazed the crowd when he executed a nifty crossover move early in the fourth quarter.
“I always get great support when I come here,” said Wade, who played 39 regular-season games against the Nets with the Miami Heat. “The fans are amazing. It feels like home. I don’t know if they cheer like me for that at home when I got the ball. So it was great to be out there.
The 34-year-old shooting guard admitted that they are still in the period of adjustment despite the good start.
”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.
With the addition of Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo, the Bulls decided to play at a quicker pace which suits well for the team. In their game against the Nets, Nikola Mirotic contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Taj Gibson scored 14 points and 11 boards to help the team achieve their third victory.
The Chicago Bulls are set to face the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, November 02, 2016, at TD Garden.
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