Bulls rise to the occasion against Cavaliers


Associated Press

By Ryan Ostry

The Chicago Bulls added another win to their preseason resume while riding Justin Holiday’s coattails with a 108-94 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

“I’m very comfortable in this role, but I am still trying to grow and continue to get better,” said Holiday, according to an article on the Chicago Bulls website.

Holiday’s game was extremely impressive and this is a must if the Bulls want any shot in the competition for the 2017-2018 season.

Holiday dropped 28 points with 11 rebounds shooting at 50 percent from the field, which should give Bulls fans some amount of hope as this has been labeled a “rebuild” season.

The fact of the matter is the Bulls were also playing against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have been in the NBA finals the past two out of three years with LeBron James at the helm.

Needless to say, the Bulls were not the favorites coming into the game with low expectations surrounding their abilities. However, they managed to score more than points against a team that is, in many fans’ opinions, better. The Bulls gained support and instilled faith in their fans that they may be able to trek onward. 

Another positive was rookie first round pick Lauri Markkanan, University of Arizona, who added 18 points to the scoreboard, giving the Bulls a potential low post threat.

“He’s got a little nasty streak about him, which we love,” said Head Coach Fred Hoiberg according to the Chicago Bulls website.

With the Bulls on their toes and the competition heating up, the rebuild could come quicker than most fans expect.

The Bulls final preseason game will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at the United Center in Chicago, IL.