The Bulls came out sloppy but still had enough control to command an 11 point lead going into the half taking advantage of Durant’s early foul trouble. OKC closed the gap in the second half and had the lead in the 4th quarter until some clutch three pointers by Deng and Rose finally finished off the Thunder.
With the game in doubt late in the 4th quarter Deng and Rose hit a couple clutch three point shots forcing OKC to call a time out. Rose added two more threes and two free throws to thrust the Bulls 7-0 preseason record.
C. Boozer 20 pts. 14 REB. 3 AST. 1ST. in 32 MINS. D.Rose 26 PTS. 6 AST. 4 REB in 35 MINS.
M. Teague had his worst game of the preseason contributing 0 FGA. 0 FTA. 0 REB. 2 turnovers.
J. Noah (concussion) and K. Hinrich (groin) sat out the game. While Hinrich is scheduled to play Tuesdays opening day match in Miami, Noah is likely to still need more time for his groin to heal. –B
It’s GO TIME Bulls fans… Preseason is done. We’ll try to get a final recap up of the Denver game, but I’ll spoil it for you and let you know they won it. They won 8 pre-season games, setting up an absolute SHOWDOWN with Miami on ring night Tuesday. I’ll try to get a preview on that, but in the meantime, below are Bulls highlights from the Denver game last night. They gave/showed Nate Robinson much love I’ve heard. Classy squad, I love them. –ct