The Chicago Bulls got waxed by the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, and it doesn’t get easier as the Denver Nuggets roll into town.
On Monday night, the Chicago Bulls had one of those “this is your season” type of games.
Now, the Bulls were not going to beat the Golden State Warriors, but nobody, and I mean nobody, saw the beat down that was waiting for the rebuilding Bulls. The Warriors set all kinds of NBA records in Chicago, including Klay Thompson’s 14-made 3-pointers, the most ever in a single game.
It was an embarrassing defeat for the Bulls, one in which some honor has to be salvaged the next game.
Unfortunately for the Bulls, their next opponent is the Denver Nuggets, another high-scoring team that will look to kick this team while they’re down when they pay a visit to the United Center on Wednesday.
Denver has yet to score under 100 points, and only twice have this team scored fewer than 110 points. The boys from the Mile High City have a plethora of offensive weapons at their disposal, and it should almost be a rule of thought that the Nuggets will look to quickly exploit Chicago’s porous defense.
There is some silver lining for the Bulls as well, take that as you may. As much as Denver’s offense can score at will, their defense, while statistically ranked in the Top 10, has been showing cracks of late. In their win, Monday against the New Orleans Pelicans, Denver allowed 111 points, which came after they allowed the Los Angeles Lakers to go off for 121 points.
The Bulls have some offensive firepower of their own, led by high-scoring guard Zach LaVine. Their prized first-round draft pick, Wendell Carter Jr., is also making strides, scoring 18 points on 7-13 shooting in their loss to Golden State.
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On the surface, it looks like a cakewalk for the Nuggets, but theirs nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal, and the Bulls are certainly wounded right now.