Pre-Gamin': Nets at Bulls (7:00 CT) – Broadcast Info, Projected Lineups, What to Watch For

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Pre-Gamin’: Nets at Bulls (7:00 CT) – Broadcast Info, Projected Lineups, What to Watch For

Chicago Bulls

Nothing would be more on brand for the 2022-23 Chicago Bulls than to shock everyone and beat a Brooklyn Nets team that has won 12-consecutive games. Just sayin.

Game Info

7:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV) and 670 The Score (Radio)

Projected Starters

Chicago Bulls

1. Ayo Dosunmu
2. Zach LaVine
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Patrick Williams
5. Nikola Vučević

Injury Report: Tony Bradley OUT (personal), Javonte Green OUT QUESTIONABLE (knee), Derrick Jones Jr. AVAILABLE (ankle)

Brooklyn Nets

1. Kyrie Irving
2. Seth Curry
3. Kevin Durant
4. Ben Simmons
5. Nic Claxton

Injury Report: N/A

What to Watch For …

  • Rebounding has been a major problem for the Bulls in recent games, but that shouldn’t be the case tonight. The Nets are the third-worst rebounding team in the league, and they sit dead-last in offensive rebounding percentage. With youngsters Nic Claxton and Day’Ron Sharpe as the team’s only two centers on the roster, this could be a good opportunity for Nikola Vucevic and Andre Drummond to have a significant impact on the game.
  1. While the Nets’ defense has played well in recent weeks, they still send opponents to the free-throw line for the 7th-most attempts per game. A player like DeMar DeRozan should be salivating at that stat, as should the next guy we’re about to talk about.
  • Zach LaVine loves playing the Brooklyn Nets. Earlier this season he paced the Bulls to a victory with 29 points and 5 assists in an impressive +7 performance. Last season, he averaged 25.7 points, 5.7 assists, and 4.7 rebounds against Kevin Durant and Co. over three games. No defense has been able to stop Durant and Irving as of late, so it’s all going to be about keeping up on the offensive end. We all know that’s LaVine’s specialty, so let’s hope he comes out with the same sense or urgency we saw against Detroit a few games back.
  • More thoughts on LaVine in here …

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.