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For Tim Hardaway Jr, “the Bulls are back” | NBA

All I can say is the Bulls are back. One night opponent, Tim Hardaway Jr. do not hide his enthusiasm ahead of the start of the season in Chicago cannonball.

On the night, the Illinois franchise won against the Mavs, signing their eighth success of the season in 11 games. This new victory, after that obtained at the expense of the Nets, thus erases the two consecutive defeats conceded against the 76ers.

The Bulls, who had taken advantage of a favorable schedule to sign four straight wins to start, thus keep their good momentum while opponents of a higher standing are linked.

After 11 matches, Chicago is number 1 in the Eastern Conference, tied with Washington, and on the right path to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2017.

We just find ways to win and I think that’s a sign of a good team, formula Alex Caruso, one of the heroes of the night (16 points and 6 interceptions). I think we can still improve a lot. This is probably the most encouraging thing for me.

We are moving in the right direction

The Bulls, who still have little collective experience due to the summer upheaval of the workforce, still have some way to go in order to mingle with the group of expected leaders from the East (Bucks, Nets…).

After eleven games, I don’t think we can say that so-and-so is back, especially for the prestige of the Bulls ”, continued the substitute point guard, in response to Tim Hardaway Jr. “They’ve won three straight titles twice. To say the Bulls are back is a lot.

Last night, we still had a good glimpse of what this team could give by running at full speed. In addition to a very inspired Alex Caruso off the bench, Billy Donovan was able to count on one of the best outings of the season for Nikola Vucevic (18 points and 10 rebounds), a very clean game from Zach LaVine (23 points at 8/12) or even the 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists of an active but clumsy DeMar DeRozan.

Not to mention the remarkable 7/10 from a distance from Lonzo Ball who scored all of his points behind the arc. ” We are moving in the right direction ”, notes the titular leader, who received congratulations from his coach for his address. “It’s a whole new team. We’re trying to build a new culture here. 8 wins – 3 losses, it’s not that bad.

A hell of a challenge now awaits the team, which is embarking on a perilous “road trip” to the West. On the program: Warriors, Clippers, Lakers, Blazers and Nuggets …

Shots Rebounds
Players MJ Min Shots 3pts LF Off Def Early Pd Bp Int Ct Fte Pts
Demar Derozan 26 35.1 50.0 33.3 89.5 0.6 4.5 5.2 4.2 2.0 0.9 0.3 2.2 26.8
Zach Lavine 27 35.1 49.0 39.1 84.6 0.3 5.0 5.3 4.2 2.7 0.5 0.3 1.6 26.0
Nikola Vucevic 22 33.1 40.9 34.3 63.9 1.7 8.7 10.4 3.5 1.5 0.9 1.0 2.3 15.5
Lonzo Ball 29 35.5 41.8 41.9 77.3 1.0 4.4 5.4 5.0 2.4 1.8 1.0 2.4 13.2
Alex Caruso 26 28.0 44.8 36.4 83.0 1.0 2.8 3.7 4.0 1.5 2.0 0.3 2.5 8.4
Alfonzo Mckinnie 3 25.1 45.0 50.0 0.0 1.0 1.3 2.3 1.0 0.7 0.3 0.7 2.7 8.0
Coby White 11 19.4 36.5 27.3 71.4 0.3 2.4 2.6 1.5 1.0 0.2 0.1 1.6 7.6
Derrick jones 23 17.9 57.4 30.8 83.3 1.3 2.1 3.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.9 2.3 6.7
Patrick williams 5 24.9 56.5 50.0 100.0 0.2 2.0 2.2 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.4 1.8 6.6
Ayo Dosunmu 25 17.9 50.4 41.5 57.9 0.5 1.6 2.1 1.2 0.8 0.4 0.2 1.5 6.0
Javonte Green 25 21.4 47.7 36.7 76.9 1.6 2.7 4.3 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.4 2.1 5.5
Tyler cook 4 9.0 57.1 0.0 91.7 0.2 0.5 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.0 0.0 1.0 4.8
Troy Brown, Jr. 18 12.8 41.1 26.7 71.4 0.4 2.1 2.5 0.8 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.8 4.3
Tony bradley 23 12.7 57.4 0.0 77.8 1.5 2.9 4.4 0.6 0.7 0.2 0.6 1.3 3.7
Devon dotson 6 10.3 50.0 33.3 62.5 0.2 0.8 1.0 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.0 1.2 3.5
Alize johnson 16 7.5 52.2 0.0 57.1 1.0 1.2 2.2 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.9 1.8
Matt thomas 8 6.1 26.3 22.2 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.4 1.5
Marko Simonovic 4 3.8 0.0 0.0 83.3 0.5 0.2 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2

 

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