The Chicago Bulls played a couple games this past weekend. One on Friday, the other on Saturday. One was against the Milwaukee Bucks who they defeated 91-90 on a last second shot, and the other was a 22 point loss to the Toronto Raptors.
Let’s start on Friday.
The Bulls held a lead after the first quarter against a pretty shaky Bucks team, but in the second quarter the Bulls let the Bucks right back in it. The Bulls got Jimmy Butler back, but did play the game without Luol Deng. Joakim Noah and Butler appear healthy as the Bulls get past the 1/4 mark of the season.
Noah led the Bulls, who had five guys in double figures, with 21 points and 18 rebounds. Mike Dunleavy had 12 points including the game winning three point basket. Butler had 16 points in his return, he also added 3 steals.
John Henson had another good game for the Bucks, he totaled 15 points and 8 boards.
On Saturday night, it was a whole different story for the Bulls.
They fell to a Raptor team that only took a seven point lead into the fourth quarter, but an 11 point fourth quarter from the Bulls put all hopes of winning the ball game out of reach. Luol Deng returned for this ball game, but Kirk Hinrich sat the game out with a back injury. Just when it seems like the Bulls are going to be back healthy, they take another blow. Deng had an impressive performance in his first game back, he had 17 points and 7 rebounds.
However, it was rather pathetic besides that. The Bulls were outplayed in just about every aspect of the game on Saturday night and didn’t really seem to be in the flow on their home court.
The Bulls are now 9-13 on the season and appear to be getting healthier, but who honestly knows what’s going to happen with this team. There is still a lot of time left in the season, so we’ll have to wait and see how it plays out. The Bulls will take the court on Monday against the Orlando Magic. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. CT at the United Center.