The NBA is a game of streaks, whether it’s winning or losing streaks. Once a team finds it’s rhythm anytime during the long season, they are hard to beat. The Chicago Bulls are finding that out in the first three weeks of the season. They started out very slow and sluggish, but now they are building some momentum to resemble a team we are accustomed to seeing.
The Bulls are starting to find all kinds of ways to win. Currently, they are on a five-game winning streak after starting the season 1-3. They have gotten back to what they are known for, a defensive-minded, hard-nosed and gritty team. Coach Tom Thibodeau has always preached defense as their bread and butter and they are obliging. The Bulls are swarming teams all over the court to frustrate and confuse offensive attacks. This is making Thibs smile proudly.
The biggest concern at the start of the season was the Bulls’ offense. But since this five-game winning streak, the offense is showing vast improvement. There’s been some continuity and consistency forming on that end of the floor. Guys are trusting each other and the cohesiveness has been on point. The starters are playing well together and building chemistry that goes a very long way for bigger things to come.
It’s still very early in the season, but the Bulls are continuing to get better and gain momentum each game played. There will be games where they look like strong contenders and other games they will have to scratch and claw to get a victory. At this point in the season, you have to like what you see from these Bulls. Superstar point guard Derrick Rose said it best, “winning takes care of everything-every category, every area.” That is true words spoken.