Overall, the Chicago Bulls shot 48.6% from the field. The Nets struggled to get their offense to gain any rhythm and only shot 35% from the floor. In the paint, the Bulls were able to score 44 of their 95 points near the basket. This was a big factor due to Brooklyn Nets not having their rim-protector, Brook Lopez. Lopez is out for the season with a broken foot.
Jimmy Butler is bouncing back well after being out with a turf toe injury. Butler is knocking off the rust ,offensively, by scoring 15 points and 5 rebounds in 33 minutes. He shot 40% from the field and also contributed 4 assists. Butler was great on defense, which was much needed since the Bulls haven’t been themselves on the defensive end. Overall, the Bulls shot 90% from the free throw line. The Bulls out-rebounded the Nets and scored 16 points on fast breaks while the Nets didn’t do much running, only scoring points on fast breaks.
Maybe this is a beginning of the Chicago Bulls getting into a rhythm on offense. They’ve won their last two games, winning only 3 in their last 10. Chicago is now 11-16 and currently sitting in the 9th spot in the Eastern Conference.