Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls Matchup Preview (11/08/2021)
By Max Heering
This will be the most exciting game of the night. The 6-3 Brooklyn Nets and 6-3 Chicago Bulls are entertaining teams with electric offenses. The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a surprisingly close 96-90 win against the struggling Detriot Pistons. Kevin Durant led the Nets in scoring with 29 points. He also had ten rebounds and five assists. James Harden did not score a lot with 13 points, but he had a triple-double with ten rebounds and ten assists.
The Chicago Bulls are coming off a 114-105 loss to the Philadephia 76ers. In that game, Zach Lavine could not stop and led the Bulls in scoring with 32 points and added nine rebounds. DeMar DeRozan also had 25 points in 35 minutes. The Bulls played well but went 7/24 from behind the 3-point line compared to the 76ers, who went 13/26 from behind the 3-point line.
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Nets vs. Bulls Predictions
The Brooklyn Nets are still playing without the unvaccinated Kyrie Irving. The Nets are good without him but great with him. The Nets at full strength would beat this Bulls team eight out of ten times. Unfortunately, it appears that Kyrie Irving will not play this season, so we will probably not see this Nets team play at full strength this season.
The Bulls have two distinct advantages over the Nets. The obvious one is that they have a home-court advantage. The less obvious one is that they do not have a game the night before. The Nets, unlike the Bulls, are playing the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, so they will be playing on short rest. I am probably in the minority, but I believe the Bulls will win behind a strong team performance. This game will be close and come down to the wire, but the Nets will pull it out.