Ugh. The Bulls are already toying with my emotions.
After a positive finish in yesterday’s win against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Bulls were run off the United Center court by the Toronto Raptors 108-84 (I mean, they are the defending champs).
The first half wasn’t great, but it was probably the most encouraging start we’ve seen from the team. The energy was noticeably different from the beginning, with the Bulls, collectively, looking substantially more aggressive than their previous two outings. However, it was all for nothing as ultimately the shooting woes continued and the defense failed to show up (again).
(safe to come out now)
Raptors 108, Bulls 84
Bulls shot 30.2 percent, including 25.7 percent from 3-point range.
Carter 12 points, LaVine 11 and nobody else in double figures.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) October 27, 2019
Ew. Let’s just say I could use a day off from watching Bulls basketball.
I honestly do feel like this team’s heart is in it, but man the execution just hasn’t been there. Every team will have their early-season growing pains, but with the Bulls having such a favorable opening slate, it’ll be really discouraging to see them not take advantage. The Knick and Cavaliers are up next, and you’re not going to get a much better chance to bounce back than that.
Also, let’s hope this changes real soon …
#Bulls are 30-of-107 on 3-pointers this season. That's 28.0%.
— Cody Westerlund (@CodyWesterlund) October 27, 2019
Anyway, here is some Benny content to make you feel better: