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Bulls defeat the Bobcats 86-81, in a down to the wire victory

In what was a very close game from beginning to end the Chicago Bulls managed to escape with an 86-81 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. Shooting only 36% for the game and collecting 16 turnovers, the Bulls prove that they’re going to have great games like they did against the Indiana Pacers and there going to have lack luster games like they did Monday night.

Luol Deng on the other hand has been playing consistent for the Bulls scoring 21 pts. 8 rebs. While Carlos Boozer pitched in with 12 pts. and 17 rebs. Derrick Rose came through in the 4th quarter finishing with 12 pts. and 5 ast. for the game, making plays down the stretch to solidify the win for Chicago. In the coming weeks his game will start to become more consistent as he gets more playing time under his belt. Jimmy Butler played solid basketball, starting off 4-4 from the field, including drilling 2 three pointers finishing with 14 pts. 5 rebs. he only missed 2 baskets in the game. Butler has been putting in a solid effort for the Bulls far this season, and is a unique piece for this Chicago team.

Not every game is going to be the same. Different opponents means it’s not going to be the same poison every night. Tonight in particular the turnovers nearly cost Chicago the game. Also the bench only poured in 16 pts. which makes a difference when you’re really trying to dominate the opposing team. Moving forward players like Mike James, Tony Snell, and Marquis Teague slowly needs to move into the rotation to take some of the weight off the starting line-up. The last thing we need is the starters getting burned out early on in the season just because they’re playing too many minutes. We’ll have to see what additions and changes the Bulls coaching staff decides to make to help make this team functions at  their highest capability.

The Bulls (6-3) will face the Denver Nuggets (4-6) on the road Thursday night, looking to extend their win streak to 6.


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