The Chicago Bulls finished the preseason at 8-0 Friday night when they defeated the Denver Nuggets 94-89. This was their first preseason that the team went undefeated since 1992.
In this past game, Rose didn’t score a lot but was the reason for a lot of open shots and layups.
Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 24 points and Luol Deng added 23 points and 12 rebounds.
With the preseason over, the team is going into the regular season healthy, except for Joakim Noah. All other players are either healthy or day-to-day. With the regular season approaching, the expectations are rising with the amazing play by Derrick Rose in the preseason.
The Bulls are favored as a top-4 team in the East this season by experts, but I have them as a top 1 or 2 team in the league. I believe they will be the only team to compete with Miami in the Eastern Conference.
The Bulls made it to the second round of the playoffs without Derrick Rose last season. With this team now fully healthy, for the most part, they are primed to take over as the next best team in the East with a much better Derrick Rose on the court.
First game of the regular season is this Tuesday in Miami, where Miami will receive their championship rings.
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