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The Bulls are off to a strong 18-6 record, despite losing to the 76ers tonight, but the thought occurred to me that this team hasn't beaten anyone decent yet.
They do have wins against the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics, and they've gone 1-1 against the Atlanta Hawks this season. The Lakers, Magic and Celtics are all struggling right now.
The Clippers game came at the start of the season, and Derrick Rose had that monster game with 29 points and 16 assists. Then, they split a pair of games against the Atlanta Hawks, with the one win coming down to the wire. However, they were blown out in the next.
The Bulls have since run into the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat and 76ers, who are all playing very well this season. And they've lost all of them.
This is a new season. Last season is already in the books. The Bulls have to go out and prove themselves every single night, and they need wins against quality opponents to do that.