With the NBA Schedule released last week, every team knows who they are playing in the 2017-2018 Season. There are a few games that stand out on the schedule, good or bad, for the Bulls.
Thursday, October 19th: Chicago Bulls @ Toronto Raptors
This is the season opener for the Bulls, and will a tough test right out of the gate. Toronto was a Playoff team last season, and have veterans DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry leading the way. There will be no learning curve for the young Bulls who get thrown right into the fire from the start.
Friday, November 24th: Chicago Bulls @ Golden State Warriors
Facing the reigning NBA Champions at the end of a four game, west coast road trip will be another bench mark game for the young Bulls. It will test the teams resolve at the end of a road trip, and be a good gage to see where the young team stands with the NBA’s elite. Kevin Durant and Steph Curry will give the Bulls all they can handle.
Monday, December 4th: Cleveland Cavilers @ Chicago Bulls
The first time the team to beat in the East visits the Bulls during the season. The Bulls always find a way to bring their best against their bitter division rival, and they will look to do the same. It will be a game just before the Bulls are a third of their way through the Schedule. With everything that has been coming out a Cleveland it will be interesting to see how the Cavaliers respond, and if it will affect them far into the season.
Friday, February 9th: Minnesota Timberwolves @ Chicago Bulls
Only a few words can sum up the importance of this game. Jimmy Butlers return to Chicago. It will be intense, on National TV, and emotional.
Friday, April 6th: Chicago Bulls @ Boston Celtics
This is a game right at the tail of the season for the Bulls, and it will be another bench mark game for the team. They will most likely be looking at a team with a top seed in the East, while they will most likely be looking at another long offseason. It will test them to see what they have left in the tank, if they have nothing to play for beyond the regular season.
There are 82 games, so it is hard to choose just five to highlight for the season, but these games are ones to watch in terms of the teams growth and development over the season, and everybody wants to see Butlers return to Chicago.