Just a totally normal game against a normal team on a normal network.
Chicago Bulls (3-4) at Brooklyn Nets (2-5) – 6:30 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV), TNT, and 670 The Score (Radio)
1. Ayo Dosunmu
2. Zach LaVine
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Patrick Williams
5. Nikola Vucevic
Injury Report: Lonzo Ball OUT (knee), Andre Drummond OUT (shoulder), Ayo Dosunmu OUT (chest)
1. Kyrie Irving
2. Joe Harris
3. Kevin Durant
4. Royce O’Neal
5. Nic Claxton
Injury Report: Ben Simmons OUT (knee), Seth Curry OUT (ankle), T.J. Warren OUT (foot)
The Bulls walk into tonight as +2 underdogs against the Nets at PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook and at the FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook. Click on either link to sign up and pick the Bulls to cover (… or pick the opposite …)!
What to Watch For …
- If we’re being honest, I have no idea what Nets team we’re getting tonight. Not only has Brooklyn gotten off to a lackluster 2-5 start (which included a loss to the Indiana Pacers), but they just saw the departure of their head coach earlier today. Will this provide the group with an unexpected spark? Or will it only cause them to play that much more out of sync?
- If one thing is for sure, we know the Nets have two superstars who are capable of beating anyone on any given night. Irving and Durant are each averaging over 30+ points per game and are the only two teammates in the league to rank inside the top 10 in scoring. Now, their dominant play hasn’t done much to make the Nets’ offense more than just league-average, but it still speaks to how dominant that duo can be. The Bulls’ defense is going to have its work cut out for them, and it will also be up to Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan to keep up on the other end.
- Speaking of Zach LaVine, the Bulls are still waiting for him to find his groove. While he’s shot well from behind the arc to start the season, he’s currently averaging a disappointing 41.7 percent on 3-point field goals. If he needs a game to get right on that end of the floor, it could be this matchup against the Nets’ 29th-ranked defense.
- More in here …