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Chicago Bulls, Zach LaVine
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Chicago Bulls host Celtics opposite of Monday Night Football showcase

With the NBA tipping off less than a week ago, many teams are in full swing of the new season. After a brief road stint that had the Bulls playing in Miami and Washington, the Celtics are the second team to come into Chicago, including a home loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.

After missing the first two games of the NBA season, the Chicago Bulls welcomed back star shooting guard Zach LaVine on Saturday, and despite the loss, LaVine scored 23 points and recorded 4 assists after resting his knee to open the season.

The NBA season has certainly only just started and including tonight, the Bulls have 79 more regular season games to find their footing before hopefully making a run in the playoffs, but it is undeniable that the Bulls have struggled out the gate so far.

After beating the reigning Eastern Conference runner-up Miami Heat on opening night in Miami, the Chicago Bulls dropped two games to the Wizards and Cavaliers — two teams that will likely be in the running for the playoffs down the stretch.

In the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics seem to be the two teams to beat, and they will likely end up near the top of the East when the season is over. The Bulls are fighting for a more modest playoff birth, perhaps somewhere in the five to eight-seed range. If that goal is to be met, the Chicago Bulls have to be able to beat a team like the Celtics in the regular season.