The 2016 Rio Olympians went back and forth sharing a few pictures only to stop as game time neared.
Both teams set out to impress from the start. The Clippers have been making the case that they are the NBA’s hottest team and looked to follow suit, while the Bulls sought to extend their win streak to five games.
The return of Rajon Rondo also garnered some attention as the Bulls backcourt looked to faceoff against the likes of Chris Paul and J.J. Redick.
Getting off to an early hot start was the Chicago Bulls. They shot the ball well from the field and looked to edge out the Clippers early. The key to the Bulls’ success this season is often predicated in large part by the squad’s ability to get off to good starts.
Namely, Dwyane Wade was the first player to score double digits in the contest. His shooting from deep allowed the Bulls to lead by as many as 10 during the first quarter. Wade continues to stretch the floor all the while proving his doubters wrong.
Butler continued to buckets. What else can I say?
Taj Gibson added to the momentum with some offensive of his own to keep the opponent’s big men busy. In doing so, Blake Griffin and Jordan struggled to make an impact early on.
10 minutes into the game…DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin have combined for 0 rebounds.
When the help subsided and communication faltered, the Bulls’ momentum began to shift.
Down the stretch, the Clippers proved to be too much for the Bulls to handle.
Isaiah Canaan would give Chicago one last hope to tie it up, but they couldn’t get the stops when they needed it. Plus, a questionable call in the game’s final minutes quieted the Bulls’ hopes of rallying to claim a victory that got away from them.
Wow. Tough call on Butler. Bulls can't believe it. Players on floor are upset. Can't see the replay — did he hit Griffin?