The Chicago Bears played a very bad game of football on Monday Night Football. They were destroyed by the Minnesota Vikings for yet another embarrassing loss on national television. Luckily, the Chicago Bulls were there to save the city from true sports sadness.
There is nothing worse than the aforementioned sports sadness. Well, the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs are in their offseason so that leaves the winter teams. The Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bears each stink in their own way so that just leaves the Bulls for now.
They defeated the Houston Rockets by a final score of 133-118. It was a thorough beatdown of one of the worst teams in the NBA. You don’t want to be giving up 118 points but scoring 133 certainly made it a lot better.
This was the second half of a back-to-back as the Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night in their return from a COVID-19 pause. For the second night in a row, DeMar DeRozan led the team in scoring with 26 points. It was also the second night in a row that he led all players in scoring as nobody on the Rockets had as many.
The second-leading scorer on either team was a Chicago Bulls player as well. Coby White also had a great game for the Bulls as he pumped out 24 points. He also chipped in two assists and four rebounds in his 32 minutes of gameplay. He is really looking like someone that can be around with the other great players on the team.
The Chicago Bulls really made the city of Chicago proud on Monday night.
A lot of people rely on their teams to entertain them through life. The Chicago teams have been mostly bad at making it fun for a few years now but the Bulls are really turning the corner. With this second win in a row, they advance to a 19-10 record which is very good. They also had a few losses in there with half their team missing because of COVID-19 so they get a pass.
This is a really good team that the city can get behind even though the Bears are horrid. Who would have ever thought that the two teams owned by Jerry Reinsdorf (Bulls, White Sox) would be the two best teams in town?
Hopefully, they are able to continue playing well and make a statement this season. They are on track to do so and look like they can beat almost anybody in a seven-game series. They probably won’t win it all in year one with this new cast but you never know. Right now it is about getting in good habits and winning games like this one. Chicago can feel good about this team.