Unlike opening night, the Chicago Bulls looked up for the fight.
While Zach LaVine wasn’t able to get off to the same hot start we saw last night, the Bulls were able to still put together a highly efficient first half. They shot 50 percent from the field and were able to capitalize on a number of opportunities in transition.
Javonte Green, in particular, gave this Bulls team the energy boost they needed on the backend of a back-to-back. He came out and quickly scored 8 points in his first 4 minutes of action, ramping up the pace of play and making several impact plays on both ends of the floor.
Then, I got to be honest, my viewing of the game was spotty. I followed on my phone and league pass as I ventured out for my NYE festivities. The Bulls were obviously able to hang around, but all I saw were botched defensive possessions and far too many offensive rebounds for the Cavs. O
Overall, it just seemed like Cleveland was able to stay one step ahead of this squad all night, which certainly felt frustrating without Darius Garland and Evan Mobley on the floor.
Anyway, we’ll talk about it more in bullets. Another glass of champagne just arrived to the table, so I’m going to down that and get in my feels about 2022. No box score tonight since I’m doing this on my phone.
I’ll leave you with this: I promise the Bulls will not lose ever again in 2022!