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Bulls Nearly Capture Victory, Fall 131-127 to the Denver Nuggets

Despite a strong showing in the first half, the Bulls fell to the Nuggets in disappointing fashion on Friday night.
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The Summary

The Chicago Bulls came out hot against the Denver Nuggets, and it looked like they might keep it up for 60 minutes. They scored 30 in the first quarter, and led 55-47 at the half. Of course, because its the Chicago Bulls, they proceeded to spectacularly fall apart in the second half. While they kept the scoring up in the 3rd (34 points), they also gave up 34 points. Then, the 4th quarter happened. The Bulls attempted to blatantly not play defense and it surprisingly did not work out in their favor. They gave up another 35 points while scoring jut 27, and—on a Jamal Murray buzzer beater—went into overtime. At this point, you could have just turned the TV off and known the outcome. The Bulls lost 131-127.

The Setup

The Bulls haven't won in Denver since 2006, back when most of the current Bulls players weren't even teenagers yet. Patrick Williams was essentially a toddler. Okay, I may have gone too far back in my setup, but the point is it was difficult to project this as a win for a struggling Chicago team. After winning two straight against the Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder, the Bulls blew a big lead and lost to the San Antonio Spurs, and they decided they liked doing that so much, they would do it again.

Anyway, now for some passive aggressive headlines.

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