The Chicago Bulls completed an incredible comeback against the Boston Celtics to beat them at the TD Garden. This means that the Bulls have had their best start to the season in years, and are now 6-1, one of the best records in the NBA at the moment.
It appears the quartet of Nikola Vucevic, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, and Lonzo Ball have taken the league by storm. The Bulls were trailing for almost the entire game, at one point by 19 points. But they were able to turn their fortunes around in the 4th quarter to get the win.
The biggest factor in the Bulls' win over the Celtics was the performance of DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan put up 37 points, and stepped-up big time for the Bulls, especially in the 4th quarter.
LaVine also contributed to the Bulls with 26 points but had an uncharacteristically poor night from the three-point line. Lonzo and Vucevic both put up double-digit points, scoring 12 and 11 respectively.
Bulls fans will be thrilled with the way their team has started the season. And the Bulls' social media profile even shared a warning with the rest of the NBA, that they are only getting started, and things will get better going forward.
Bulls fans reacted to this post with their elation over the latest win. Most of them came with jokes about the pairing of LaVine and Lonzo Ball, and just how good the Bulls have looked so far this season.
They also were amazed that DeRozan joining the Bulls was voted the worst move of the offseason, especially given how well he played last night.
For the Celtics, it was a poor performance and may have caused some turmoil in the locker room. Marcus Smart publically called Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum for not passing the ball enough, saying that they had to learn. But regardless of the poor play from the Celtics, this was still a statement win for Chicago
Now the Bulls must remain focused on their next game, against the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers were the number one seed in the East last season, but they are without their secondary star, Ben Simmons. If the Bulls can stay locked in, they can get another big win over a conference rival.