Game stream: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls

Game stream: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls

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Game stream: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls

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The New Orleans Pelicans (0-2) play against the Chicago Bulls (0-0) at United Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EDT on Friday October 22, 2021

New Orleans Pelicans 112, Chicago Bulls 128 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Lonzo Ball’s positive impact on Bulls is undeniable, at both ends.
Story for ⁦@NBCSChicago⁩: nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…12:51 AM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Anyone care for a Zach LaVine stat check after two games?
Averaging 33 points (on 18 FGA), 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists with 61.1/50/93.8 shooting splits – 11:44 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
BI on carrying the offense w/o Zion:
“I don’t feel any extra burden. I think I’m learning — learning from my teammates. I know I have to be more efficient. … I’m learning every single game. Just tryna take it step by step, game by game, and continue to put forth the effort.” – 11:30 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Brandon Ingram said he and Lonzo Ball still talk frequently: “Not just me coming up to Chicago and playing. I’d rather not talk to him on a game day when I’m going against him. I’m extremely happy for him that he gets to go out there and shine and play his game.” – 11:28 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Zach LaVine, smiling, when asked about Lonzo Ball showing out against his former team: “He had a little extra bounce in his step today. He got the first 2 points of the game, I think that says something.” – 11:26 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
The Pelicans were an above-average offensive team last season. For stretches, they were even excellent. But without Zion in the lineup, scoring thus far has been a struggle.
“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves,” Willie Green said. nola.com/sports/pelican…11:25 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Zach LaVine on Javonte Green: “He damn near does dunk everything in practice.” – 11:21 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram pointing to the Pelicans transition defense as a problem.
Talking about having a lot of young guys on the team who may not understand the importance of limiting turnovers. It’s just part of the process for a team getting a feel for each other and the league. – 11:20 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Brandon Ingram on the Pels’ turnovers: “We have a bunch of young guys who haven’t been in this league a long time. Maybe we don’t know the value of not turning the ball over. … I think we’re learning as we continue.” – 11:19 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Brandon Ingram on the Pelicans’ defense: “I feel good about our half-court defense. … Our transition defense is our main concern right now. … I need to have a sense of urgency in that area.” – 11:18 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls dominate in the home opener, but the expectations are high and they’ll need all five starters to have that dawg mentality if they really want to contend in the East. This means you, PWill…
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/sports-saturda…11:08 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Devonte’ Graham on how much of a factor #Pelicans turnovers were to Bulls scoring too much in transition: “That was the game… that’s how (Chicago) scores. They turn teams over and run. We allowed them to do that, and that was the game, really.” – 11:07 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Devonte Graham on where the team is mentally: “We good. This is the NBA. It’s going to be a long season. … We’ve got another one tomorrow, so we’ve got to regroup and get back to it.” – 10:47 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Ball Brothers Shine Tonight
Lonzo: 17 pts, 10 rebs, 10 asts, 3 stls, 0 TOs, W
LaMelo: 17 pts, 6 asts, 5 stls, 8-12 FG, W – 10:35 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
From @ESPNStatsInfo: Lonzo Ball is the first player in NBA history with a triple-double for 3 different franchises before turning 24 years old. – 10:27 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
FINAL: Bulls 128, Pelicans 112
Ingram 26 pts, 8 rebs & 8 assts
Graham 21 pts (6-11 on 3s)
Valanciunas 18 pts & 8 rebs
Ball 17-10-10
LaVine 32 pts
Pels get manhandled for the 2nd straight time to start the season. TOs and defense are major issues. Pels are @ Minny tomorrow – 10:24 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Zach LaVine tonight:
32 PTS
6 REB
5 AST
6 3PT
It’s his 10th 30/5/5/5 game with the Bulls. The other players in franchise history combine for 8 such games. pic.twitter.com/tQ6B8MUpJL10:24 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans commit 13 first-half turnovers, dig early hole and drop 128-112 game at Chicago. Devonte’ Graham sinks six three-pointers among 21 pts for New Orleans. @PanzuraStorage postgame wrap: https://t.co/Q0kI90HO8V pic.twitter.com/lSkpsr1OPG10:24 PM

New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Postgame Interviews (10/22 at CHI):
Willie Green
Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Devonte’ Graham
Brandon Ingram – 10:21 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Gar’s Pelicans now winless. Just saying. – 10:21 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Is this annoying? Yep. Are there things to figure out? Yes. Does not having Zion suck? You got it.
Here’s the thing:
It’s an 82 game season. Breathe. – 10:20 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls win, Bulls win, Bulls win. 128-112..led wire to wire. LaVine with 32. DeRozan with 26. Ball: 17-10-10. Energy was fantastic as what the defense. Pels: 17 turnovers- 27 Bulls points. – 10:20 PM
Trey Kerby @treykerby
Lonzo ballin
LaVine lights it up
Javonte Green the Dunking Machine
BAB 👀🔴 pic.twitter.com/nr9sYBqumi10:20 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pelicans get hammered by the Bulls 128-112. Game was never close. Up next: two games against the Timberwolves, which I have a feeling Chris Finch is gonna wanna win. – 10:19 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Lonzo first triple-double with the Bulls.
17 PTS
10 REB
10 AST
3 STL
3 3PT pic.twitter.com/XYfM1eAzgp10:19 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Zach LaVine tonight:
✅ 32 PTS
✅ 6 REB
✅ 5 AST
LaVine is one of only three players in @Chicago Bulls history to open a season with consecutive 30-point game, and he’s the only one to do so twice. – 10:19 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
#Bulls improve to 2-0 against the spread with 128-112 victory over New Orleans. LaVine had 32 pts on 19 shots; Lonzo triple-double of 17-10-10, DeRozan 26 pts. – 10:18 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
FINAL: Bulls 128, Pelicans 112
– Pels hurt themselves early with turnovers, found themselves batting back the whole night
– Ingram: 26p, 8r, 8a
– JV: 18p, 8r, 8/11 FG
– Graham: 21p, 6r, 6a, 6/11 3P
– NAW: 15p, 5r
– Lonzo: 17p, 10r, 10a, 3s
Pels play Minnesota tomorrow night. – 10:18 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
FINAL: Bulls 128, Pelicans 112.
It was never in doubt.
New Orleans falls to 0-2, heads to Minnesota tomorrow night. – 10:18 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Final: Bulls 128, Pelicans 112
For the first time since 2016-17, the Bulls start their season 2-0. To call that home opener “fun” might be understating it – 10:18 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Final: Bulls 128, Pelicans 112.
Zach LaVine: 32 points, six rebounds, five assists.
DeMar DeRozan: 26 points, six rebounds, four assists.
Lonzo Ball: 17 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, one block.
The Bulls are 2-0. – 10:17 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls 128, Pelicans 112
LaVine 32-6-5
DeRozan 26 pts
Ball 17-10-10
Bulls are 2-0 for first time since 2016-17 season. – 10:17 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
J Kidd vibes on this Lonzo pass to Caruso pic.twitter.com/WVLp8zZe0Q10:16 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Apparently Chicago TV just called the Bulls “Chi Slama Jama” during their broadcast after that series of dunks they just had – 10:13 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
woooo Lonzo Ball gets his triple-double in style. United Center is unhinged. pic.twitter.com/eZnbd7PW8q10:11 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
This Bulls team is fun as hell. pic.twitter.com/svnctSQn5Z10:11 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Lonzo Ball with a triple double-against his former team..how sweet is that? 12-10-10 Bulls lead 121-99.. 3:53 left 4th – 10:11 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso. The new LeBron and D-Wade on the fastbreak. (At least when they play the Pelicans.) – 10:10 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Lonzo Ball with 12 points, 10 points and 10 assists against his former team and caps off the triple-double with an underhand alley oop to Alex Caruso. – 10:10 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
When #Pelicans watch film of this (unless they burn the tape) they’re going to wince at all of the turnovers that resulted from not being strong with the ball in the paint or on drives – 10:09 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Lonzo Ball throws an alley-oop to Alex Caruso to give him a triple-double in his first game against the Pels.
Ball has 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 34 minutes. – 10:09 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans down 20 with 4:32 to go and Jonas Valanciunas is clapping after the Bulls commit a turnover.
They’re not quitting. – 10:09 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Lonzo Ball posts triple double in his second game as a Bull. – 10:09 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
In his second game as a Chicago Bull, Lonzo Ball has a 12-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist triple-double. He also has three steals and one blocked shot. He has been terrific at both ends tonight. – 10:09 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Beat Detroit and now the Pelicans. Later on the Bulls will go to an old folk’s home and shove a few grandparents down. – 10:06 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Zach LaVine has two straight 30-point games to open season. – 10:05 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Second 30-point game for Zach LaVine in as many games this season. – 10:05 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
It is very important the Pelicans avoid getting blown out in Minnesota tomorrow night. – 10:01 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Another issue that needs to be addressed:
Bench scoring
Bulls: 28
Pelicans: 10 – 10:01 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
From @BKN_NETSPR: In his seventh game as a Net (second this season), LaMarcus Aldridge has scored a Nets-high 23 points (10-of-12 FG, 3-of-3 FT) off the bench.
His previous high was 22 points on 4/7/21 vs. New Orleans. – 9:59 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Bulls 107, Pelicans 77 with 8:55 left to play in Chicago. – 9:57 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
14-2 start for the Bulls here in the 4th and they lead 106-77 pic.twitter.com/DqGPVnGNxy9:55 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
For the 2nd time this month, the Bulls are picking the Pelicans apart with ease. Pels have some major issues on both ends of the floor they have to address. – 9:55 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Bulls are on a 21-4 run dating back to the 2:26 mark of the third quarter to pull ahead by 29. DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball’s fingerprints are all over it. – 9:55 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls up 106-77. Lonzo Ball: 12-10-7. DeRozan and Lavine each with 26 8:55 left 4th. The energy of the Bulls is off the charts. – 9:55 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls have scored 25 points off turnovers.
Bench scoring: 27-10 Bulls – 9:54 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Would the Pelicans be worse if Zion was out there with a broken foot? – 9:54 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
DeMar DeRozan is, as @Stacey21King likes to say about Zach LaVine, a professional scorer. – 9:53 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
The Lonzo Ball Revenge Game has been less interesting than the Aaron Holiday Revenge Game. I will keep you apprised of other UCLA backcourt developments as they transpire. – 9:53 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Lonzo Ball triple double watch is on: 12-9-7 – 9:52 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Javonte Green & Troy Brown did a nice job of giving #Bulls a little kick start. Lead is 92-75 heading to 4thQ. LaVine has 26, DeRozan 21, Green & Vuc 10 – 9:49 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Very admirable #AlwaysHeave by Kira Lewis Jr. at 3Q buzzer, but #Pelicans only cut 1 point off Bulls’ lead in that period – 9:48 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Billy Donovan using 9-man rotation through 3 quarters and while situation is fluid, this looks like lineup he will use until Coby White returns. Donovan has trust in others, including Ayo Dosunmu, who played well in Detroit. But Alize Johnson is clearly over Tony Bradley for now. – 9:48 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls 92-75 after 3. Alize Johnson with 6 rebounds in 8 minutes..tons of energy from the bench with Johnson, Cruso, Green, Brown – 9:48 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 3rd: Bulls 92, Pelicans 75
Ingram 19 pts, 8 rebs & 6 assts
Graham 18 pts, 6 rebs & 5 assts
Valanciunas 14 pts & 7 rebs
Pels actually won the 3rd by one point. They’re gonna have to dominate the 4th to make this a game. – 9:48 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
These Pelicans were better in Summer League. – 9:47 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Javonte Green is fun, man. pic.twitter.com/8kDVKntyZg9:46 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Javonte Green passed up an open 3 because he wanted to go dunk on somebody’s head. Got fouled instead – 9:45 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons plan to do better job disrupting Zach LaVine’s rhythm in rematch with #Bulls: https://t.co/LdIK9TZoVP pic.twitter.com/K04DzQqT9a9:44 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls 85-70. 3:41 left 3rd..LaVine: 26-5-5. DeRozan with 19. Bulls 11-23-3s. ( Lavine 6-9) – 9:38 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Why has Naji Marshall only played 4 minutes tonight? – 9:35 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Feels like #Bulls have gone into blowout mode, but they’re only up by 11 with 5:05 left in 3rdQ – 9:34 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
LaVine is a KILLER – 9:32 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Pels on a 12-6 early 3rd quarter run.. Bulls 71-59..8:26 remaining 3rd – 9:27 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Jonas Valanciunas will NOT go 3/19 tonight. – 9:25 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Zach LaVine was ripping the Pelicans’ drop coverage apart in that first half. He’s become such a great pull-up 3 threat (39 percent on 5.4 attempts last season) that it becomes extremely difficult when you have a slow big like Valanciunas that prefers to drop ball screens. pic.twitter.com/KYSu51iIdu9:21 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st half: Bulls 65, Pelicans 47
Graham 13 pts (4-8 on 3s)
Ingram 11 pts, 6 rebs & 5 assts
Valanciunas 8 pts & 6 rebs
LaVine and Derozan have a combined 35 pts
Ball 7-6-4
Pels have more turnovers (13) than assists (10). – 9:09 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Bulls 65, Pelicans 47
– 13 turnovers (20 points off for CHI)
– Ingram: 11p, 6r, 5a, 3 fouls
– Pels went 10/16 FG in 2Q… and Bulls lead grew by 7
– Graham: 13p, 4/8 3P
– LaVine: 20p – all in 2Q
– Lonzo: 7p, 4a, 6r, 2s – 9:09 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
HALFTIME: Bulls 65, Pelicans 47.
Some wildly sloppy stretches allow Chicago to dominate in transition.
Pels offense came together in second quarter but uphill climb awaits. – 9:09 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Halftime: Bulls 65, Pelicans 47.
After missing his first five shots, Zach LaVine made his last seven to end the half with 20 points, all in the final six minutes. He’s added four rebounds and four assists.
DeMar DeRozan has 15 points.
Lonzo Ball with 7/6/4.
Bulls shooting 52% – 9:08 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls 65-47 at half. LaVine with 20 in the 2nd quarter. Bulls defense..forced Pels in to 13 turnovers–Bulls have scored 20pts. – 9:08 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
So far, this one’s been pretty easy. #Bulls lead Pelicans 65-47 at half. Bulls shooting 52.2%; LaVine has 20, DeRozan 15 – 9:08 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Zach LaVine was scoreless until the 5:50 mark of the second quarter.
At halftime, he’s this game’s leading scorer. 20 points on 7-12 shooting, 4-6 from 3-point range. All scored in less than six minutes. – 9:07 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Zach LaVine has 20 points in the second quarter. – 9:07 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
This version with Zach LaVine, the one with help around him, is going to be fanfreakingtastic. – 9:07 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls 65, Pelicans 47 at half
LaVine 20 pts (all in 2nd quarter), 4 rebs, 4 assts
DeRozan 15 pts
Ball 7 pts, 6 rebs, 4 assts
Bulls have scored 20 points off 13 forced TOs – 9:07 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Zach LaVine has scored 20 points in 2nd quarter – 9:06 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pels up to 13 turnovers and the Bulls have scored 20 off those miscues. NOLA doing everything they can to hand the Bulls the game in this first half. – 9:06 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Pelicans are getting carved up in transition.
In a half court game they’d be very even with Chicago. – 9:05 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
The Knicks’ franchise record for 3-point attempts in a non-overtime game is 47, set in a 2009 loss to the Bulls. That record is probably going down tonight. Knicks have 44 attempts with 5:50 to go in this game. Record for any game is 51 in a 4-OT, 2017 thriller against Atlanta. – 9:05 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Alex Caruso just drew M-V-P chants from the United Center crowd – 9:01 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
LaVine dominating this quarter. Similar to what he did in the 3Q vs Pistons. – 9:01 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Loud “MVP” chant for Alex Caruso late in the second quarter here in Chicago. – 9:01 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Brandon Ingram has 3 fouls late in first half. – 9:00 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
BI hit Lonzo with the Kobe. – 9:00 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Give me all the Ingram-Lonzo one-on-one action possible. Please. – 8:59 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Zach LaVine went scoreless for the first 18 minutes of this one. His team still built a 17-point lead.
And LaVine just erupted with 10 points in 1 minute, 25 seconds. He made four-straight buckets after missing his first five field goals. – 8:57 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Zach LaVine, who had been scoreless, just scored 10 points in 1:38. – 8:57 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
LaVine with 10-2nd quarter points..Bulls up 51-37. – 8:56 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Zach LaVine just scored his first points of the night, six minutes into the second quarter. It put the Bulls ahead 15 – 8:52 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Bulls just took a moment to honor 2021 WNBA champion Chicago Sky, who are in the house tonight, during second-quarter timeout – 8:47 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
WNBA Champion @chicagosky in attendance @UnitedCenter @Chicago Bulls Congratulations..you made Chicago proud. – 8:47 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
It’s wild how many people this offseason talked about DeMar DeRozan like he wasn’t a valuable addition for Bulls. Pretty happy to not have to see him four times a year anymore, but of course in Game 2 of #Pelicans season he’s already doing ton of damage in paint/mid-range – 8:46 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls on a 21-8 run..up 17. Pelicans with 9 first half turnovers. – 8:46 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pretty surprised we haven’t seen any Kira Lewis yet. The Satoransky minutes so far have been pretty rough. – 8:45 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls reserves have already scored more than they did in Detroit. 11 points to 10. – 8:45 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
The Bulls committed ONE personal foul in the first quarter. 🤷🏻‍♂️ – 8:42 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Tough first quarter. Bulls lead the Pelicans, 28-17.
Disjointed play by the Pels. Too helter-skelter. Only 4 players scored. They had 6 turnovers as a team.
DeMar DeRozan the leading scorer with 10. – 8:39 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Maybe Trey Murphy’s 3-point shot clock buzzer beater can be a spark because oh boy was that ugly. Pels shot 6 of 21. Turned it over 7 times. – 8:39 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls defense-superb. Pels 28%…DeRozan with 10–Bulls lead 28-17–LaVine scoreless but 3 assists and 2 rebounds…the ball movement has been fantastic. 9 1st quarter assists. – 8:39 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Bulls 28, Pels 17
NAW 5 pts
Valanciunas 4 pts & 3 rebs
Derozan 10 pts
Ball 4 pts, 5 rebs & 2 assts – 8:38 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Pretty good defensive 1stQ for #Bulls, they lead 28-17 and Pels shot 28.6% from field. DeRozan leads with 10 pts, while bench guys look much better. – 8:38 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls hold Pels to 28.6% shooting. – 8:38 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
This has been such a terrible first quarter for New Orleans on the offensive end.
6/21 FG
3/9 3P
7 turnovers to 11 CHI points
Bulls take a 28-17 lead into the 2Q. – 8:38 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls are up 14 and Zach LaVine has yet to score. – 8:36 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Javonte Green is doing everything Patrick Williams should be. – 8:35 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Showtime Bulls showed up for this first quarter – 8:35 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Pels biggest priority was to avoid live ball turnovers.
Chicago has 9 points off turnovers in 9 mins. – 8:34 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Alize Johnson remains ahead of Tony Bradley in rotation. Johnson set to check in. – 8:33 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Galaxy brain take here: Zion Williamson is pretty important to the Pels offense. – 8:32 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Transition on the run..Green with a slam..Bulls 18-11. …6 assists 1 turnover. Pelicans 4-16 fgs – 8:31 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Javonte Green has made quick impact, throws down thunderous dunk off feed from Lonzo Ball.
Ball has 5 rebounds already and has been relentless in pushing pace. – 8:31 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Real spark from Javonte Green here after checking in midway through 1st. Cutting layup, steal, now a pretty ferocious dunk in transition. – 8:31 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Nickeil’s effort guarding Vucevic: ❤️ – 8:29 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
I would like the record to show that I requested credentials for this game and didn’t even get an email back
So I am very salty about not being in Chicago rn – 8:28 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Bulls should be really, really good in transition this year – 8:25 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
DeRozan with 8..Bulls 12-8. Pelicans 3-12 from the floor. – 8:25 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
You been Lonzo-ed! – 8:24 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Not only is Herb starting but he’s guarding Zach Lavine
I love this – 8:20 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls fans, I love ya..thoughts on tonight’s game??? – 8:16 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Lonzo just finished a lay up at the rim
We’re doomed – 8:15 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Herb Jones can PLAY – 8:15 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Looks like it won’t be a full house for #Bulls home opener tonight, but close to it. Fans at UC have to show proof of vax or negative COVID test this season. – 8:14 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls last opened with at least two straight wins in 2016-17. That team, coached by Fred Hoiberg, started 3-0 and finished 41-41. – 8:12 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Zach LaVine addresses the crowd on court pregame, tells fans they have a team they can be proud of and says how good it is to see them after last season. United Center is mostly full just before tipoff. – 8:05 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
The Bulls new-look bench mob wants an identity after kicking the “ass” of the first-teamers in scrimmages, high praise for Lonzo, and much more …
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/sports-saturda…7:58 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Danny Green with 2 triples to start this game. He went scoreless in the opener in New Orleans. Good start for him. #Sixers7:48 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Herb Jones has to be the only second rounder from this draft starting, right?
Hell of a compliment to him. – 7:28 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans starters:
Devonte’ Graham
Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Herb Jones
Brandon Ingram
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:26 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pelicans starters:
Devonte’ Graham
NAW
Herb Jones
Brandon Ingram
Jonas Valanciunas
First start of Jones’ career. – 7:25 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Malone said during the season he rarely had time to connect with Coach Pop, but he’s made sure he knows how much he appreciates the help he provided him. Pop helped Malone get a job in Cleveland w/ Mike Brown and later a job in New Orleans with Monty Williams. – 7:22 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Russell Westbrook ball possession stats, Ja Morant channeling Derrick Rose, Bulls D’ing up and Mavs shot quality metrics.
10 wild overreactions from NBA opening week… 👇👇👇
sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/nb…7:18 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Lonzo Ball getting some shots up before his first official game against his former team. pic.twitter.com/cptum8YoH86:54 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Willie Green on Josh Hart: “Right now it’s day to day. But that could change. If we get an update that he’ll be out longer, we’ll keep you guys aware of it. But right now, it’s more day to day. We’ll see how he feels.” – 6:42 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Willie Green says the team considers Josh Hart day-to-day as of now. But things could change if he doesn’t heal up the way they hope. – 6:36 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Daulton Hommes (Right Peroneal Soreness) is out for tonight’s game at Chicago. – 6:24 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Speaking pregame, Billy Donovan certainly made it sound like Troy Brown Jr. will be back in rotation tonight. – 6:21 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota @Minnesota Timberwolves Status Report in advance of tomorrow’s game vs. New Orleans:
No injuries to report – 5:03 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Last season, Jonas Valanciunas was the only NBA player to average 12+ rebounds and shoot 35% from three. The Pelicans acquired him and then gave him a two-year, $30.1 million extension.
The 29-year-old will be a key piece for New Orleans going forward: basketballnews.com/stories/pelica…3:42 PM
Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Lowe Post podcast: Around the NBA’s opening week with @Chris Herring: awards/MVP, predictions, Finals predictions, Russ fit, GSW looking good, Hawks, Heat, Mavs, Bulls, rapid-fire on much more:
Apple: apple.co/2XCJUnZ
Spotify: spoti.fi/2Zd7Bn83:27 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Finch noted today that “Houston is probably one of the teams in the league that’s smaller than us”.
Finch said New Orleans will be more of a physical challenge: “Valanciunas in the middle is a load, whether they’re posting him, rolling him, offensive glass.” – 3:22 PM
DeMar DeRozan @DeMar_DeRozan
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Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
NBA overreactions!
Westbrook regret, Warriors best in the West, Jason Kidd’s coaching, Bulls stifling D, LaMelo’s Matrix + highlighter + Dick Tracy fit and more.
Do I believe all of it? Of course… 👇👇👇
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Josh Martin @LonzoWire
7 prop bets for Friday’s Bulls vs. Pelicans game. lonzowire.usatoday.com/lists/bulls-vs…2:47 PM

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