Chicago Bulls Fail Litmus Test and Other Tuesday NBA Takeaways

December 13th, 2016 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

This was the Chicago Bulls' big chance to prove their legitimacy. 

Playing in front of a packed United Center eager to cheer their team on to victory against former head coach Tom Thibodeau—and a national television audience—they had the chance to move to 14-10 against a weak opponent. The Minnesota Timberwolves are young and brimming over with upside, but their porous defense and unpolished offense have made winning a difficult proposition. 

The 99-94 Bulls loss had the opposite effect, especially because they blew a 21-point lead in the first half and allowed the 'Wolves to complete the NBA's largest comeback of 2016-17, per ESPN's broadcast.

Yes, the squad that has spent the opening salvo of this campaign falling apart in the third quarter used that period as a springboard to success against a veteran-laden outfit. 

This could be the beginning of a surge for the Timberpups. Karl-Anthony Towns (16 points, 12 rebounds, two assists) rebounded from a rough start by playing aggressively in the second half, while Andrew Wiggins (23 points, nine rebounds) had an efficient offensive night ...

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