The Chicago Bulls are one of the teams in the NBA trying to have a better season than the one they had the year before. After only making it as far as the second play-in game, they hope to be in the playoffs with no play-in game.
It is going to be hard in the Eastern Conference right now as the Bulls are not one of the teams with the top rosters. They are going to need a lot to go right if they are going to be a threat at any point in time.
On Wednesday, they opened up their 2023-24 season against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It took place at the United Center where the Bulls call home. It didn’t work out all that well for them though as they lost the game to the Thunder by a final score of 124-104.
Chicago kept it close with Oklahoma City for the large portion of the game but the Thunder pulled away in the end. Winning by 20 points makes it clear that they were a step above the Bulls in the end. That is not an opening night result that the Bulls want.
The Chicago Bulls were unable to come up with a win on Wednesday.
The Thunder are now on a three-game winning streak against the Bulls. That is not ideal as no team should be dominating you that much. The Bulls have a lot to work on and playing well against some of these good teams is one of the things that need work.
It had a “same old Bulls” type of feel to it as they are now 0-1. Nobody wants that to be the case though because they do have some talented players on the team. Five Bulls had double-digit points but only DeMar DeRozan reached 20.
Chicago needs more from the likes of Zach LaVine, Nikola Vucevic, and Coby White amongst others. If they want to make some noise this year without Lonzo Ball in the lineup, a few of these guys are going to need to go above and beyond.
The Chicago Bulls will stay home for another game as the Toronto Raptors are coming to town for a game on Friday night. The Raptors won their first game over the Minnesota Timberwolves so they feel good about themselves already. It would be nice to see Chicago get that win and bounce back from this opening-night loss.