Let’s go! [[Bulls Win!]]
No [[Lonzo]] - out for a couple months. No [[LaVine]] - out for who knows how long… starting to feel like the knee is worse than they are letting on… So [[Ayo]] and [[Caruso]] get the start.
Slow start for the Bulls, but they managed to keep it pretty close throughout the first half (after some really poor shooting) while being saved by [[Dragic]] being able to knock down some threes.
In Q3, [[DeMar]] went absolutely crazy, which the Heat could never really recover from. Ended up with 37pts and 9asts plus 2/3 from 3!
Shot wasn’t falling for [[Vooch]] , but he rebounded especially well (17) and played some really solid D on Bam, notching in 3 blocks.
Big surprise of the night was [[Ayo]] , who was 3/6 from 3 and went for 17/6/4 as the starting PG. He played aggressive all night, which was great to see. If he adds some real playmaking to his game he can be something.
If ever healthy, the “Bench Mob” could be back in Chicago. If you slide [[JaVonte]] In as the starting 4 to give that group some energy, you could have:
The Dragic/Drummond combo is already humming and would give PatWil an oppt to play away from DeMar/LaVine so he can be more aggressive. Plus Ayo/Caruso on the wings who can shoot, play make, and defend. [[Coby]] ends up the odd man out, plus I think [[Dalen]] Terry will ease into some productive minutes as a rookie.
Great win for the Bulls to start the season in what will be a competitive East. Giving me a ton more hope than I had going in.
Felt so good to watch this group run again.