Defense, Offense, Effort and a whole lot of Energy!! That’s what summed up the Chicago Bulls‘ Saturday night 110-94 win vs. the now defeated Indiana Pacers. From beginning to end the Bulls came out with all arrows blazing shooting 57% from 3 point land. The Pacers came into this game the only team undefeated in the NBA and instead of proving their worth, ended up getting embarrassed as Chicago dominated the entire game. The identity of this Bulls team shined brightly as they played suffocating defense and lights out offense! The bench had a total of 40 pts. along with 46 pts in the paint. The Bulls showed that their team has a lot of diversity by putting on a 3 point show while still balancing their points down low.
7 Bulls players had double digit points, showing steady offensive effort. Even though Joakim Noah only had 4 pts. his energy and effort are his prized possession and shined through for his team. Noticeably looking sharp and in MVP shape was Derrick Rose finishing with 20 pts. 5 rebs. and 4 ast. Rose tied his his career-high of 6 made 3 pointers and showed everyone that he is shaking off the early season blues. Luol Deng led the game with 23 pts. and Carlos Boozer pitched in with 13 pts. on the game. Paul George was silenced for the night, producing a lack-luster 12 pts. and 6 rebs.
Although the Bulls won by 16, their margin was sizable the entire night, the highest being 33 points leading. By defeating Indiana, the Bulls sent a message to the entire league letting everyone know their not just some other team you pass by and forget! Their the kind you have to prepare for!
If anybody thought that the Bulls were gonna cave into their early season struggles this was the game to watch! Chicago silenced all of their critics who had constant worries if they were gonna get it together. The naysayers don’t realize that it takes time for a team to get in synch with one another. I’m sure they got the message from this game.
Clear the bandwagons! I have a feeling we’re going to be flooded from this point on.