The Chicago Bulls have started off the 2017 season fast and are off to their first 3-0 start since the 1996-1997 season. They started off the season with a 105-99 win against the Boston Celtics. Butler and Wade both combined to make 8 threes in the season opener while also ending with 24 and 22 points to lead the Bulls to victory on opening night. Their second victory was a home win against the Indiana Pacers with a final score of 118-101. The Pacers win was much more of a team effort with 6 different players scoring in double digits led by Doug McDermott with 23 points on 5-6 shooting from the three-point line. The victory that brought the Bulls to 3-0 was a 118-88 victory on the road against the Brooklyn Nets. Chicago had 7 different players score in double figures led by Jimmy Butler’s efficient 22.
Even though the win was a blowout, the Bulls suffered a pretty severe injury with newly acquired PG Michael Carter-Williams going down with an apparent knee injury. It is very early in the season, but Bulls fans should be very optimistic about the potential of this team going forward. As long as they stay relatively healthy, they should be in contention for a top seed in the Eastern Conference
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