NBA Preseason Bulls vs Rockets: New signings John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins shine as Rockets defeat Bulls

NBA Preseason Bulls vs Rockets: The Houston Rockets defeated Chicago Bulls 104-125.

Rockets’ Bruno Caboclo came off the bench to score the highest points for the team. But, it were the new signings, John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins who stole the show at the United Center.

John Wall almost secured a double-double as he managed 13 points, 9 assists, and 5 rebounds. While DeMarcus Cousins scored 14 points, gathered the board 5 times, and had 2 assists.

Point leaders

Bruno Caboclo was the highest scorer for the Houston Rockets. He scored 17 points, with a 5/11 FG, and scored 2/2 FT.

For the Chicago Bulls, Coby White scored 15 points, with a 5/11 FG, and scored 3/3 FT.

Rebound leaders

Bruno Caboclo led the rebound numbers in Houston Rockets as he grabbed the board 7 times.

For the Chicago Bulls, Noah Vonleh grabbed the board 8 times, 2 of which were offensive rebounds.

Assist leaders

New signing John Wall managed to give 9 assists, with 2 turnovers in 19 minutes for the Houston Rockets.

Coby White gathered 6 assists, with 2 turnovers in 23 minutes for the Chicago Bulls.

The Rockets defeated the Bulls 104-125.

The Houston Rockets will face Chicago Bulls at the United Center on the opening night of the NBA Preseason.

While the Rockets still try to figure out what to do with James Harden, the Chicago Bulls would want to use this opportunity to improve their form from last season.

Bulls vs Rockets highlights

NBA Preseason Schedule: Check out the NBA preseason schedule here.

Match Details: Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets

Time: 06:30 A.M.

Venue: United Center

Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets Match Preview

Match Preview – Chicago Bulls

Expectations are not high from the Chicago Bulls in the 2020-21 NBA season. The team is far from earning a playoff spot.

With no All-Stars on their roster, the team is anticipated to finish in the lottery spots again. Although, a preseason game is the team’s opportunity to strengthen chemistry and find a cadence before opening night on the 22nd of Dec. This could also be the Bulls’ chance to give their rookies playing time.

The Chicago Bulls drafted Patrick Williams with their 4th pick in the NBA Draft.

Match Preview – Houston Rockets

There is drama all around the Houston Rockets. The newly promoted head coach has had a lot to deal with in his first tenure. With both the star guards wanting to leave his team, he is in a difficult situation.

Although, he has kept his calm and has decided to do with what he has. The addition of John Wall is a major boost to their roster. But, he also has not played an official NBA game in almost 2 years.

While James Harden has not practiced with the Rockets even once, we can rule out the possibility of seeing him in the NBA preseason games for the Rockets.

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NBA TV coverage

Seven preseason games will be broadcast nationally across ESPN and TNT.

NBA Live streaming: Rockets vs Bulls Live Streaming

Every preseason game will be available live via NBA TV, while the nationally broadcast game will also be available via ESPN’s digital platforms.

Rockets possible starting 5:

John Wall, Eric Gordon, Christian Wood, PJ Tucker, DeMarcus Cousins

Bulls possible starting 5:

Coby White, Otto Porter, Zach LaVine, Patrick Williams, Wendell Carter