Chicago Bulls Preseason Game No. 5: Five Takeaways From Wednesday’s Loss to Detroit

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Apr 3, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Pistons guard

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(1) is defended by Chicago Bulls guard E’Twaun Moore (55) during the first quarter at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

1. The defense must improve for the Bulls to have success

When asked about the Bulls and their defensive performance on Wednesday, here’s what Taj Gibson had to say:

Gibson returned to action for the first time since offseason ankle surgery and scored a couple of buckets in a short nine-minute night at the office. His thoughts on the defense aren’t off by any stretch of the imagination. The Bulls have given up 109.8 points per contest in their 2-3 start to the preseason. It’s the preseason, but Fred Hoiberg isn’t happy about that.

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